Little Owl Class 18-19

Welcome to Little Owls!
Times Tables
In KS1 we work really hard to learn the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and know them by heart for the end of year 2. Here's a link to a really fun video that will help you learn them. 
Reading High Frequency Words
Reading is an important part of all children's education and we are using many different strategies to develop this skill. One strategy is to build up sight recognition of words which are most commonly used in a text. 
The link below will take you to a game which promotes this skill. At the moment we are working on the first 100 High Frequency Words. Start off with the phase 2 words and then if your child can read these quickly and fluently then move onto phase 3. Once your child can read the phase 3 words move onto phase 4 etc.
Friday 15th September
What a fabulous first week back. We have had a great time getting to know each other. We are beginning our work on place value next week and continuing to look at number rhymes. Please check out the homework booklet and newsletter on the website.
We will be sending home a list of 10 spellings which are linked to the phoneme that your child is learning every Friday. The children will be tested on the spellings the following Friday. This is just an opportunity for us to check your child's understanding of the sound but we would appreciate your support at home to learn these. Please note that this is for Mr Ormiston and Mrs Swan's phonics group only. 
During the term we will be working on the children's writing targets alongside the curriculum. These have been stuck into their learning journals. We will up date them when necessary. Please click on the link below to the glossary of terms for clarification of any terms.
Thursday 27th September
Thank you to all the parents that were able to make the phonics workshop last night, I hope we were able to answer any questions that you may have had. I will send home a copy of some useful websites that you may like to use to help your child with phonics and spelling.
Thursday 27th September
Mrs Carter will be sending home some banana facts for a few children to learn for the school Harvest assembly next week. Please try to encourage your child to practice over the weekend (they do not need to remember them off-by-heart) ready for Tuesday 2nd October. Thank you.
Friday 28th September
What a fab week. The children have all been working hard to understand number and place value. They have also enjoyed learning about onomatopoeia and reading the story 'Peace at Last' by Jill Murphy. Here are a selection of photographs of our busy week.
I have attached a useful video that demonstrates the 42 phonemes and how they are pronounced just for your information.
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Rapid Number Recall
Your child will have their rapid number recall step stuck in their learning journal. This will help you to see what areas this will test so that you can help them to practice at home. The year 2's have all started on 1.8 although I know many where on a different level. They will be moved on more quickly if they are finding it too easy but we felt we wanted to get the children used to the time limit they have.
Wednesday 24th October
We really enjoyed experiencing a bonfire today ready for writing bonfire poems on Friday.
Friday 9th November
Thank you to all the adults that were able to help walk to the church for the WWI exhibition. We are very proud of our work and pleased that it has been enjoyed by everyone.
Wednesday 14th November
What a great performance of Pinocchio. The children loved watching the theatre performance and have used it to help them understand traditional and classic tales.
Thursday 15th November
All the children have had a wonderful time dressing in brown and yellow ready for Children In Need tomorrow. We have managed to raise over £200- Well done everyone!!
Friday 23rd November
During Anti-Bullying Week the children have been thinking about respect. They made Respect Rainbows to help them think about how to show respect.
Thursday 6th December
During the week the children have been learning about money. We have been ordering money and combining amounts.
Friday 21st December
We all enjoyed our Christmas Craft morning and made lots of different Christmas things.
11th January 2019
Check out our outdoor learning in Phonics!
Monday 14th January
We have been learning to find out the answers to questions using web pages. Feel free to help your child to practice this at home using which is a great website with lots of interesting topics.
Don't forget to check out our internet safety leaflet when allowing your children to use the internet.
15th January 2019
This week in maths, we have been using arrays to help us solve multiplication calculations.  For more information, visit
Friday 18th January
We have been busy this week learning how to multiply using arrays. Remember to logon on to (see your child's Learning Journal for username and password) for some fantastic online maths resources and games.
22nd January 2019
This week we have been learning our 2x, 5x and 10x tables.  The children have been using the videos below, you may enjoy sharing these at home.
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Tuesday 22nd January
Nothings stops us enjoying some outdoor learning- not even the rain!
Thursday 31st January
We had a fantastic time learning about how exercise keeps our body healthy. We observed what happened to our bodies when we were at rest. We then took part in an exercise class and observed the changes.
Friday 8th February
We have had a great week learning about internet safety and Chinese New Year. Just look at our artwork!
Monday 11th February
We enjoyed designing our healthy meals.
Tuesday 12th February
We have had lots of fun having a Soccar Stars Taster session. We are Team LO!!
Wednesday 13th February
We have been describing fruit and drawing sketches of a variety of fruit.
Friday 15th February
To celebrate Nelson Mandela Day we have been designing and making fruit salads.
Spelling Shed
Please use the link and the passwords and usernames in your child's learning journal to log into Spelling Shed. This is a new online resources that we have signed up to as a school to help children practice their spellings and common exception words. It has fun games and the children can look at how well they are getting on by checking out the league tables.
Book Week
Don't forget book week next week! We are really excited about the story we will be focusing on 'Journey' by Aaron Becker. Please log back in to see pictures and up dates.
Thursday 7th March
We have had a fab week for Book Week. Well done to all the children that came dressed as their favorite book character
Thursday 21st March
We have been measuring and comparing weights. We went outside and compared the weight of different objects that we found.
Week Beginning 25th March
This week, we did some maths problem solving outdoors.
Monday 25th March
Enjoying some outside learning- doing a capacity treasure hunt!
Tuesday 2nd April
The children were really excited to see a dragon in the playground today! This has begun our work on instructions. 
Wednesday 3rd April
We had a great time writing letters to the newly hatched chicks. 
We are holding a planting workshop on Friday 12th April starting 3:00pm to 3:30pm. Parents and carers are warmly invited to come and join us.
If you have any yogurt pots and/or vegetable seedlings please bring them along for us to use.
We look forward to seeing you.
Please see below for some websites that will support your child with maths and writing. 
Wednesday 10th April
We had a lovely time at the Easter church service. The children drew some flower art work to share with the congregation. Thank you to everyone that was able to attend.
Thursday 11th April
The Little Owls were really excited to have some very cute, fluffy visitors in class today. The children learnt how to hold the chicks carefully and then learnt how to clean them out ready to write their own instructions.
Friday 12th April
The children finished their science topic on habitats with a session of pond dipping in the pond. The children found a range of wildlife including frogs, frogs spawn, great diving beetle, water boatman and pond snail.
Sunday 19th May
We are all very proud of the year 2 children that took part in the Maypole Dancing at the weekend. Thank you to the talented Mrs Appleton for working with the children to create a great dance.
Mrs Swan and Mr Ormiston's Phonics Group
As we will be busy with 'quizzes' this week we have decided that we will be working with the children to revise the common exception words. There will be no formal test on Friday however we will spend some time checking the children's spellings of these words. There is a copy of the words attached for your reference.
Tuesday 22nd May
The children had a fantastic time learning French during languages day. They enjoyed yoga outside created some wonderful pictures and descriptive sentences of animals they would find in the rainforest.
Wednesday 13th June
The children have been working really hard to solve word problems together.
Monday 1st July
The children loved creating a seaside mural on the window. The work looks fantastic! Thank you to Emma Bailey for taking the time to work with the children, they enjoyed every minute.
Tuesday 9th July
Little Owls Got Talent! Well done Rosie and Eleanor you sang beautifully we were all very proud.