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.

Key Stage One School Games Day

In Key Stage One we had an absolutely amazing morning doing our School Games Day. We paraded around the yard waving our banners and flags. Nursery and Reception opened our Games with a dance and then we all joined in. After that we were put into teams and competed in...

Science workshop in Key Stage One

This morning Key Stage One had a Science workshop with Mike. The workshop was all about friction. Mike talked to them about friction and got them to investigate friction using exercise books. The children had a lot of fun and thought it was magic!!!

Owls 100% attendance

I am so proud of everyone in Owls this half term for achieving 100% attendance. We celebrated with some juice and biscuits. Well done from Mrs Short :0

Owls Dinosaur model making workshop

We had so much fun inviting our adults into school to help us create some amazing dinosaur models.  Who would of thought that you could make some realistic dinosaurs from junk material.

Smartie pants!

Year 2 have been collecting and interpreting data this week during their maths lessons. Yesterday they spent the lesson recording the colours of smarties in a tube on tally charts and graphs. At the end of the lesson all of the smarties had vanished!

Measuring capacity

The children have had great fun in maths learning all about capacity.  They began be estimating how many 100ml cups different containers would hold then estimating how many ml's each container held.  They even began to measure in litres.

ICT creation

The children have been using their ICT skills to create a dinosaur poster.  They have had great fun learning how to log on, locate programs, use a tool bar, insert word art and text boxes, save and retrieve.

Making dinosaur fossils

The children have been looking at the role of a paleontologist so we decided to make our own dinosaur fossils.  The children used art clay to role into a ball then knead it into a flat circle.  Then they used a small dinosaur toy to press into the clay to make a...

Dinosaur eaters

Linking with our topic dinosaurs the children completed a sorting activity of what kind of eaters different dinosaurs were.  To help them sort the dinosaurs they used a Venn diagram.  This helped show carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Which eater are ?

To weigh or not to weigh that is the question?

This week in maths Owls have been learning about weight.  They have been using key vocabulary - heaviest, lightest, same as, balance, scales, gram, kilogram and many more. Throughout the week they have been using different scales.  One lesson they used bucket scales...

Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones!

As our topic had been all about dinosaurs the children have been creating a fossil bone picture of a dinosaur skeleton.  They have measured art straws to the same size of the bone cut them and then glued them on. Watch this space for the final unveiling!...

We’re Going On A Bug Hunt!

Today Owls and Robins worked together to go on a mini beast trail around the school.  We visited 4 key areas of the school grounds the sports field, KS2 yard and gardens, the wild life garden then to KS1 yard and gardens.  They had great fun discussing how the best...

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