Owls (Y1/2)

Mrs Short


Welcome to Owls

Hi and welcome to Owls. Our teacher is Mrs Short.

In Owls we love to have fun and learn lots of new and exciting things. We always try our best in everything we do.


Must Reads KS1 master copy



Important information:


Is every Friday. Please make sure your child has a full P.E. kit; a white t-shirt, black shorts trainers/plimsolls with their name on.

Home Reading Books

Your child’s book will be changed every Thursday.

Reading books are changed by the child with guidance from teaching staff. Each child is expected to read regularly at home (at least 3 times per week).

Maths and English Homework

This will be given out every Thursday to be returned to be returned on Monday. It will alternate – one-week Maths the following week English.

RWInc. Phonics

This will be given out on a Thursday to be returned the following Thursday.

Spelling Test

Your child will receive new spellings on a Friday to be tested the following Friday.


In Owls we encourage the children to be as independent as possible. It is their responsibility to ensure they take their books and homework out of their bags and place them into the correct baskets. If your child does not complete or return their homework they will miss their Golden Time reward on a Friday afternoon.

Super Science Festival

Today, was a special day in school. Our Science week culminated with workshops from Mike Fletcher, from Sunderland College. We then took our learning outside and participated in a science festival. We show cased our experiments, took part in a playground challenge an...

Royal wedding preparations

              Year 2 have been busy preparing for the Street party this afternoon. They have decorated crowns and paper plates ready for the party food. They have found out lots of facts about the bride and groom to be. Article 13:...

Repeating Addition

During maths Owls have looked at repeated addition. They used resources to help see patterns. Article 1: Everyone, under 18, has the rights of the UN Convention Article 2: All children have rights. No child should be treated unfairly. Article 12: you have the right to...

I predict…

Owls have been predicting what they think might happen next in digital literacy for Something Fishy. They worked in groups to share their thoughts and ideas. Article 1: Everyone, under 18, has the rights of the UN Convention Article 2: All children have rights. No...

Repeating Patterns

Owls have been looking at repeating patterns during maths. They used an app on the ipads to create some great 2D repeating patterns with their partners. Article 1: Everyone, under 18, has the rights of the UN Convention Article 2: All children have rights. No child...

Bridge Builders in Owls

What a fantastic afternoon was had by all in Owls today. We invited our parents to help build a bridge using only 3 newspapers and 1 roll of tape. It became very competitive - and that was just the parents! Article 1: Everyone, under 18, has the rights of the UN...

Estimating capacity

Owls worked outside in groups to estimate how many cups it would take to fill different containers. hey took it in turns to fill up a container with water whilst their partners counted. Article 1: Everyone, under 18, has the rights of the UN Convention Article 12: you...

Mini beast hunt

For our topic this half term, Animal Habitats, Owls went on an investigation around our school grounds to see what mini beasts we could finding setting up home. We with our talking partners to record the different types of mini beasts using a tally chart. We then...

How full?

Owls have been investigating capacity outside during their maths lessons. They worked with their talking partners to take turns reading different amounts empty, full, nearly empty, half full, nearly full, half empty for their partner to pour into a container. Article...

What makes a good leader?

As part of our RE lessons this term we are learning about the story of Moses. We have all decided that Moses was a good leader. We thought about a leader that we know, Mrs Forrest, and we decided to interview her. This is a list of questions that the children asked...

Year 2 Times Tables Fest!

Year 2 have been taking responsibility for their own learning and can now use lots of different strategies to learn their times tables. Ask a Year 2 to show you their times table rap! Year 2 need to know the 2, 3, 5, 10 times tables facts (including related division)....

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