Welcome to Outstanding Owls!
Our teachers are Mrs Stothert and Mrs Llewellyn.
Mrs Edwards also works in our class each morning.
In maths, we've been partitioning numbers into tens and ones then using addition and subtraction to solve problems. We use practical apparatus and our own pictorial representations to add and take away 2 digit numbers.
In art, we're learning how to mix hot and cold colours so we can create a portrait of Florence Nightingale using our own shades.
In science we planned an investigation into hand washing. The children covered their hands in oil and cinnamon to represent germs, then tested the most effective way to clean them up. We discovered that warm, soapy water was the best whilst cold water was not very effective at all!
Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend our literacy open morning. We have been using Talk for Writing to learn the story Handa's Surprise and we all enjoyed performing our text maps with help from the adults. Now we're going to retell the story using all the great vocabulary we have learned.
On Tuesday 17th October, Year 2 had a spa day to celebrate everything the children have been learning about healthy lifestyles. The children were amazing and we had a really lovely, relaxing day.
First, Owls enjoyed making and tasting healthy fruit and vegetable kebabs with Mrs Cripps and Mrs Palmer.
Next, Owls enjoyed having foot spas, outdoor exercise and nail painting in Class 8 with Miss Asquith and Mrs Elks.
Finally, they returned to our classroom where they had face masks, gentle exercise and relaxation. Well done to all the children who were fantastic all day!
W/b 06.11.17 This week the children have enjoyed learning and reasoning about 3D shapes. We can now describe shape properties and use nets to make our own cubes.
On Tuesday 30th January we enjoyed a maths open morning. In Class 9 we are learning about position and direction so we all made treasure maps using our mathematical vocabulary. We can now describe whole, half and quarter turns to the left and right and we're beginning to use the terms clockwise and anticlockwise. Well done Owls!
We are learning all about the Great Fire of London in topic this term. Have a look at our art work - we've been making pastel and charcoal flames and Tudor houses.
28.02.18 In PE this term we've been learning how to spin, twist and turn using the large apparatus and floor mats. We're now really good at cartwheeling, rolling, balancing and doing the perfect landing in the 'magic chair' position!
Summer Term 2018.
This term we are learning how to write non chronological reports. We're beginning by writing reports about dragons and other mythical creatures. Today (10.04.18) the children enjoyed inspecting a host of dragon evidence and then using drama to hotseat each other as Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon.
Wednesday 11th April 2018.
Today Year 2 visited Rosliston Forestry Centre where we learned all about mini beasts and plants which live in our local habitats. We had a fantastic day and the children behaved beautifully! A big thank you to all the parents / carers who were able to come along and help!
23.04.18 Today we enjoyed visiting our library. It's a fantastic place to sit and enjoy books and stories together. We'll be visiting the library every Monday morning from now on so the children can change their books each week.
17.05.18 As part of our outdoor learning, today we investigated whether we could find any plants around our school which were growing in unusual places. We then returned to class and completed our investigation into which material is the best for germinating and then growing plants from seed.
04.06.18. The chicks are here! We have living eggs in year 2 this half term. The children have been so excited to watch them hatch and they are learning how to take care of the baby birds. All of the children are so kind and protective of our tiny visitors!
15.06.18 Fathers Day! Thanks to all the adults who were able to attend. The children had a fantastic time making World Cup stadiums.
26.06.18 The children have produced some fantastic pieces of art this week! Their Hare and Tortoise homework models look brilliant too!
29.06.18 This week has been Cultural week and Year 2 have been learning about Africa. Today we were visited by an artist who helped the children to create these super African masks. We really enjoyed cutting, sticking, painting and making a terrible mess!