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.

Speaking and Listening

Owls have been enhancing their speaking and listening skills by retelling the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.  Their choice of vocabulary was fantastic as well as their expression.

Character Building

The children listened to the story Jack and the Beanstalk.  They then worked in their talking partner groups to use key words to describe the characters - Jack his mum, the giant and the old man.

Green Fingers in Owls

For this half terms topic The Scented Garden the children have been planting their very own sunflower seed.  They correctly followed step-by-step instructions on how to plant their seed.

Properties of 3D shapes

Today we looked at the properties of 3D shapes.  We used blu-tac to help us count their faces, edges and vertices.  We had great fun counting them all.

A feast fit for a King!

Owls had an amazing time having a Norman feast.  They had the opportunity to taste food that would have been ate during the Battle of Hastings time in 1066. On the menu was bread, cheese, apples, plums, pears and a drink of Mead.  They also made crowns to wear whilst...

A Royal Portrait

The children have spent time during Art lessons creating a portrait of themselves as a King or Queen.  They had great fun mixing paint to match their skin tone as well as adding face features.  They also created sparkling crowns too.

Being Internet Smart

This week we had a workshop on how we can be safe using the internet.  We had great fun finding out how to be safe by not giving out our personal details and how to report.

Let battle commence!

As part of our history topic 'King of the Castle', which is all about The Battle of Hastings the children made shields and took on the role of a Norman or Saxon soldier. We re-enacted The Battle of Hastings on the school yard with William of Normandy leading the...

Safety First!

The fire service came to visit Year 2 to talk to them about being a firefighter and keeping themselves safe. The children found out about the equipment the firefighters use, dressed up in the uniform and had great fun!

Gruffalo Fun

Our English lessons this week have been about the Gruffalo.  The children used super adjectives to describe what he looked like as well as describing the setting he was from.  Then they thought of some questions to ask him if he came to our school.

Mixing Face Tones

For our topic this week we have been mixing paint to match our skin tones.  We painted them into a paint sentence to add them together.  Then we used the mixed paint to paint a face outline. Can you guess what we will be painting?

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