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Class 9 ------- Outstanding Owls

Welcome to Outstanding Owls. Our teacher is Mrs Stothert and our teaching assistants are Mrs Llewellyn, Mrs Holder and Mrs Howard. We're really looking forward to working hard and learning lots of new things in Year 2.

We are learning about healthy eating in Science and Literacy.

We have been enjoying working with the coaches from Derby County Football Club in P.E. We have learned lots of new skills and we now understand what happens to our bodies when we exercise.
We are learning about 2D shapes in maths. We could all find our own ways to sort the shapes based on their properties.
Thank you to all the parents who were able to make the Literacy Open Morning this week (11.10.16). The children really enjoyed the visit and they all made some fantastic plans for their innovated stories.
On Friday 21st October 2016, Year 2 had a brilliant spa day to celebrate all the hard work we've done this half term. We enjoyed food tasting, foot spas, nail painting, face masks, yoga and relaxation. The children behaved beautifully and we all had a great day.
On Friday 4th November 2016, Year 2 visited Cadbury World as part of our cross curricular topic 'Chocolate'. It was brilliant and we learned a lot about the history and geography of chocolate.
On Wednesday 16th November, we visited the book fair in the hall. It was really interesting because we learned lots about Australia. Some of us had the chance to play some traditional instruments and we listened to some traditional stories before spending ages looking at all the brilliant books. 
25.11.16 - This week we have been investigating whether different types of chocolate melt at the same rate. We had a great and very messy time comparing the results. The melted chocolate however, did not last very long!
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23.01.17. This term we're learning about the Great Fire of London so in D.T. we're designing and making our own tudor style purses. This week we've been practising different types of stitches and learning how to attach buttons and beads. It was quite tricky! 
On Thursday 26th January, Year 2 enjoyed a fire safety talk. Emily from the fire service taught us lots of ways to stay safe both in school and at home. We really enjoyed the activities and we can now answer lots of questions about keeping safe.
03.02.17 - This week we have been learning how to write algorithms. We loved planting our own carrot seeds and then we wrote some super instructions using bossy verbs.
14.03.17. A huge thank you to all the adults who were able to come into Class 9 for our maths morning. The children enjoyed learning about direction, using the Beebots and especially making their pirate treasure maps.
22.03.17 Last week we set a reading and model making task for homework. As you can see, the results were fantastic and the children have really enjoyed settling their dragonflies into our class pond.
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On Friday 24th March we invited parents and carers into school to celebrate Mothers' Day. The children made our visitors a tasty cake, we gave them cards and pictures and we also performed a special simile poem which we created for this event. It was a lovely end to a very busy week!
28.03.17 In science this week we have been investigating the question which micro habitat around our school contains the most mini beasts and why? The children observed 6 different habitats of the same size and for the same amount of time. The habitat under a log was the clear winner with 38 woodlice, worms, snails, slugs and spiders!

As we have been learning about life cycles, we now have chicken eggs ready to hatch in Year 2 and we're so excited! 

Tuesday 28th March - they're just beginning to crack (this is called pipping) and we can hear the baby birds tweeting from inside their eggs!

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Wednesday 29th March - we have 3 chicks! We've had a brilliant day looking after them and learning all about taking care of them.
Friday 31st March - Seven of our eggs have now hatched and the chicks are all doing well. They have already grown big and fluffy and we can see where they are starting to grow feathers. 
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Monday 3rd April 2017 - Y2 visit to Rosliston Forestry Centre. After learning so much about mini beasts and their habitats in science, english and maths we thoroughly enjoyed spending a day outside. We had the chance to visit a bird hide, to hunt for insects in the leaf litter, to identify different plants and even to investigate which creatures we could find on the forest floor. The children were very well behaved and we had a brilliant, if tiring day!
To start the new Summer Term, we have been learning how to write a non chronological report by studying different reports about dragons. On Tuesday (25.04.17) our classroom was filled with evidence which we had to examine. It was very exciting! 
In science we have been learning about how seeds germinate so this week (26.04.17) we used magnifying glasses to observe different seeds and to predict which plants we think they'll grow into.

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