Y2 – Barn Owls
Welcome to the Barn Owl class.
Although summer is nearly over, we have a beach hut, sand, buckets, spades and even a seagull in our classroom!
This term we are learning about how holidays have changed since the Victorian times. We are also developing our knowledge of the world, by using an atlas to find the countries we have been lucky enough to visit.
In science, we will be identifying the different types of materials we would find at the seaside and exploring their properties. Barn Owls will also be investigating how different materials can be moulded. We will be learning to ask questions to support our understanding and how we can make our investigations fair.
Barn Owls will be learning lots of seaside songs and exploring how to accompany them using body percussion, so listen out for us around the school!
You can read our Autumn newsletter to find out more, or come back soon and check out our page for photographs and examples of our fantastic learning.
See you soon
All the Barn Owl children,
Mrs Green, class teacher.
Miss B, teaching assistant.
On Mondays after half term, Barn Owls will be learning lots of new skills outside with Mr Sykes. They will all need to have a pair of trainers, jogging bottoms and a warm top.
Please make sure you bring in your PE kit on the first Monday back.
Thank You Prayer
Every day for one week, before we go out to lunch, we will be saying a thank you prayer written by one of the Barn Owls. Below is this week's prayer.
Thank you for all the amazing flowers and the brilliant teachers who
Thank you for all the wonderful jewels in the mines.
The world is so big, I can't be more thankful.
National Smile Day - Friday 5th October 2018
Barn Owl's class discussed how we look after our teeth and what makes us smile. During the week we have been writing about what makes a good friend and how we can help people, so we decided to colour a butterfly and write on it what makes us smile. Before lunch we all stood in a circle, around the tree near the path to the playground, and took turns to read ours out. Mrs Green then attached our butterflies to the tree.
We were full of smiles when we saw the other children reading our butterflies and smiling too!
National Poetry Day - 4th October
The Barn Owls have been writing their own 'Recipe for a Friend' poem.
Here are some of the lines the children have written:
A Recipe For a Friend
A litre of happiness,
A 1000 jugs of love,
A cup of hugs.
A bag of laughter,
A bowl of hope,
3 splashes of respect,
A pinch of helpfulness
First add splashes of respect into a pan.
Then add love, hugs and laughter.
Stir it up.
Finally add happiness, hope and helpfulness.
Mix it altogether and enjoy time with your friend..
Poetry Patrol Competition
To celebrate National poetry Day this year, Great Milton would like all children to enter a poetry competition run by Young Writers.
This week the children will be bringing home an entry form to plan and write their poem. There are some Top Tips for writing a poem on the Young Writer's website - www.youngwriters.co.uk. Click on Poetry Patrol KS1, Then scroll down to Writing Tips.
The homework hand in day will be extended until next Friday, giving children time to write their poems.
If of course your child would rather not enter their poem then just let me know.
In English we are learning how adjectives tell our reader more about the character/object (noun). To celebrate harvest time we chose different fruits and vegetables and applied adjectives to describe them. We also learnt that a comma is needed to separate our adjectives. We then followed instructions to make a basket and coloured in our fruit and vegetables to place in them. On the back of each one we wrote the line from our poem.
Here is our class Harvest Poem:
In my basket I have . . .
One yellow, bendy banana
Four roasted, sweet, red peppers
A dark green, crunchy, bumpy broccoli
Three yellow, juicy, sour lemons
One gigantic, orange pumpkin
Six mouthwatering, ripe strawberries
And two crunchy, bright orange carrots.
Take a look below at our baskets.