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Term 6!


We hope you have all had an enjoyable half term break and have made some memories with your families and friends.


Well here we are, Term 6, it doesn't seem possible that we are about to enter our last term in Barn Owls!  I'm sure we will see even more white snowy owl feathers appearing over the next few weeks as you get ready to become Snowy owls.


We have planned some exciting events for this term including walks around the village, sports day and a school trip to MOX, the museum of Oxford, details will be sent out via parentmail soon.


P.E this term will continue to be on a Tuesday and a Thursday both sessions this term are with Mr Sykes. 


I will send out a copy of our planned learning for each subject on our first week back.


We are looking forward to completing the final part of our year 2 journey together with you.


Mrs Bennett, Mrs Hawksworth, Mrs Sansom and Miss Putt



Welcome back to term 5!


I hope that you all managed to have a wonderful Easter break and enjoyed a little bit of sunshine too.

This term is another fun packed term with lots of learning opportunties taking place.  P.E will continue to be on a Tuesday and Thursday, please continue to send your child to school in their P.E kits and trainers.  Mr Sykes will take the children for for an hour of P.E on Tuesday and then I will be teaching P.E for an hour on a Thursday. On a Wednesday Miss Wood will be teaching the children music for an hour before lunch. 

Details will be sent out to our families inviting you to attend a key stage one SATS information meeting via parentmail, the meeting will take place in Barn owls to share information with you about the key stage one SATS which take place during the week of 22nd May.  

The children have been really enthusiastic with the times table rockstars which is wonderful to see.  Please find links below for maths games to help  improve the children's fluency and recall of number bonds and division and mutiplication facts and literacy games to support spelling, punctuation and grammar too.


I always welcome you to ask me any questions about your child's learning and well being, please get in touch with me in person or via if you have any concerns.


Best wishes


Nicola Bennett


Term 4

I hope you had a wonderful half term break.  We are looking forward to some exciting learning this term with some local visits planned, further details to be sent out when dates have been confirmed.


P.E will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays this term and both sessions with Tom Sykes, please send your child to school wearing the school P.E kit or as close as possible.


We will be starting our whole class reading of, "The Owl who was afraid of the dark" this week, please get in touch if you would like to borrow a copy of this book.  


Home learning will be sent home on a Friday and collected in on a Friday.


Please see me if you have any questions, I am very happy to help.


Best wishes


Nicola Bennett


Welcome Back to Term 2


I hope you have had a wonderful half term break and are ready for new learning in Term 2!

This term our topic will be based around explorers, a topic grid has been included to give you an idea of what we will be covering in our subjects across the curriculum. 

We will start our new whole class guided reading on Monday 7th November, using the book, "The Hodgeheg" by Dick King-Smith. Each child will need to bring their named copies into school by then and keep them in school.

A new home learning grid will be sent home along with some new spellings from the year 1 and year 2 common exception word lists to learn.  

P.E days this term will be on a Tuesday and Thursday-P.E will continue to be taught by our P.E specialist, Tom Sykes.


I am so looking forward to a fantastic term of learning with you all.


Mrs Bennett


 Well Done Barn Owls!


Our journey together in year 2 has started very well and it has been fantastic getting to know the lovely Barn Owls all over again.


They have ALL been working really hard and we have seen some wonderful enthusiasm for learning from everyone along with many other wonderful examples of friendship, inclusivity, perseverance and kindness.


We very much look forward to welcoming you into our classroom in early October, as mentioned in our latest school newsletter and showing you around!


Our school has recently invested in a new phonics scheme that key stage one will be following daily.  Some information will be added at the bottom of this page and details will follow on a parents meeting about this.  The children have been very engaged with this interactive scheme which is developing their phonics knowledge further.  


We will be sending your child with a home learning folder today (16th September). Information will also be included at the bottom of this page.


We thank you for your continued support and as always if you have anything you would like to discuss please speak to me or drop me an email via


Many Thanks


Nicola Bennett

Monster Phonics

Information on Monster Phonics


We are delighted to start this academic year with the launch of our new phonics programme, Monster Phonics.

We are now using Monster Phonics as our main scheme for teaching phonics across the school. 

The children are enjoying highly engaging resources and lessons and joining in with the songs. You will be ale to support your children at home by using the free decodable ebooks.  If you have any problems or need some guidance then please let us know.



Introduction to Monster Phonics


We can't wait to see you on Tuesday 6th September and welcome you to your new classroom.  We have been getting lots of things ready for you to explore inside and outside of the classroom! We look forward to hearing all about your summer.



Dear Families,


We hope that you have had a wonderful Summer and look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Tuesday 6th September.  More information will follow soon about our year 2 curriculum.

During term one the children will be taking part in P.E with Tom Sykes each Thursday and should come to school wearing their outdoor P.E kits.  In addition the children will also be having Neil, our tennis coach, on a Friday and will require their outdoor sports kit too.


Please send your child with a named water bottle each day and an appropriate outdoor coats/sunhats.  Please name all of your child's uniform.


We are very excited to inform you that during this academic year we will be welcoming an associate teacher, Lauren Philp, to work with us in Barn Owls. Lauren has a degree in speech therapy and recently has enjoyed working in a specialist school. Lauren has taken the decision to train in Primary Teaching and we are delighted to support her in this journey.  Lauren will be sending three days a week with us in Barn owls with the remaining part of her week receiving training for her PGCE and QTS!


We are also delighted to have Nicola Hawksworth working with us each morning and Claire Putt and Michele Harris supporting us too.            


Best wishes


Nicola Bennett

 Welcome to the Summer Term.

Our topic this term is. . .

The Royal Owls


Hello Barn Owls, I hope you all had fun celebrating the

Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

This is the very last term of our year 2 journey together. We will be consolidating all we have learnt in preparation for flying off to the Snowy Owl's nest.


Barn Owls will continue to arrive at school from 8:45 to 9:00am,  via the main gate. At 3:30pm we will be waiting in the playground for our grown-ups to collect us.


Miss Woods will be in Barn Owls on a Wednesday morning. The children will be focusing on spelling and then Miss Woods will teach them music. 


This week:


Due to the extreme heat forecast over the next 3 days, the children may wear cool, cotton clothes and sandals. Remember to bring in your refillable water bottle


Over the next 3 days we will be using needles and thread to create designs on our tye-dye panels we made on Friday and completing our science work. These activities will allow us to stay sat down so that we are not using excessive energy. 


To help us keep cool, not only will we have our water bottles readily available but we will also have our sandpit container filled with cold water so that we can paddle our feet to keep us cool. 


There will be no PE this week.


Useful Information


During this term our PE with Mr Sykes on a Wednesday afternoon (athletics) and a Thursday morning with Mr Northway (throwing, hitting and catching skills). Trainers, jogging bottoms/shorts, T-shirt and a jumper will be needed. The children need to come to school dressed in their PE kits. Please send in another set of clothes if the weather forecast predicts a likelihood of rain. Hopefully the sunshine will reappear so sun hat, sun cream and a water bottle would be essential 

Please make sure that shoulder length hair is tied up, earrings are either taped or taken out and no jewellery is worn.



A piece of English or Maths homework will be given each week along with either a list of spellings or a spelling activity. For the first term, handwriting will be the English homework focus. Sometimes the homework will be connected to our Topic work to incorporate the creative curriculum. Spellings are individual to your child and are chosen by a diagnostic spelling assessment and through their written work. Homework will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned to school by the following Wednesday.


For more information about our learning this term, please see the newsletter and topic web above.


If you have any questions, please email the office or speak to me at the end of the day.


With kind regards

Mrs Green 


Mrs Hawksworth

Grinding the Oats for our Muesli

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Grinding the Wheat to Make Flour

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Our PE lesson

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Making strong movements in time to the beat of the drum.


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Gunpowder Plot, Bonfire Night and Remembrance Day.

Harvest Poems - In my basket I have...

Carroll Diagrams

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Barn Owls Extra Resources

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