Y2 – Barn Owls
Welcome to the Barn Owl class.
We are now refreshed from our half term break and are looking forward to continuing with our learning. Summer had now left us along with our beach hut, sand, buckets, spades and the seagull too!
Please, keep popping back to take a look to see what has landed in our role play area this term.
This term we will look at different explorers and what differences they made to our lives. This will also link into our geography as we will follow their journeys across the world and even into space. During this time, we hope to welcome some visitors into school to support our understanding and develop our knowledge.
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 songs ready for our Christmas performance later in the term, so listen out for us around school and at home.
Please note that an extra PE day has been added - Monday afternoon. 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. Indoor PE will continue on a Wednesday afternoon.
Don't forget 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.
Something has been happening in our classroom this week.
Read on to find out more...
We came in to find glitter and dead roses on a table and holly on our interactive whiteboard. In our vase were glittery, golden, flower decorations and an elf sat next to Mr Barn Owl. When we looked closer we found a letter from him. We all wrote a letter back to him after we found the answers to his questions.
On Tuesday, we found an advent calendar hanging in our window and Elf was sat on a tub of sweets. He had left us another letter explaining how our advent calendar worked. He also set us the challenge to find out the meaning of advent.
On Wednesday, we found Felix, the elf, curled up on a cushion fast asleep surrounded by our English books. He had used some of our felt tip pens to write us a letter. The challenge for us today was to show him how to write neatly. As a class, we wrote a letter explaining how the different letters are formed and how we write neatly. We then copied the letter out showing Felix our beautiful, neatly joined handwriting.
On Thursday, we found Felix and Mr Barn Owl sat around a Christmas tree.
On Friday, Felix was tucked inside a house. His house did not have a roof so we thought about the materials in our classroom and what he could use. We knew it did not need to be waterproof because it doesn't rain in our classroom.
Take a look at some of the photographs.
We can't wait to see how we can help him next week.
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 our big world.
Thank you for our warm, cosy houses.
Thank you for mummies and daddies.
Thank you for everything.
Thank you God.
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.