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Year 2 - Owls

My name is Miss Gratton and I am the Owls class teacher.  Mrs Golden is the Teaching Assistant in our class. We work closely together to provide an engaging and safe learning environment. In the Owls class we try really hard to encourage and develop, mutual respect, tolerance and an independent working style.  ​


This term we are going to be learning all about Knights, Castles and Dragons! We will be having a go at creating our own George and the Dragon story. We will be designing and making shields in art and looking at the physical features of a castle. 

In maths this term we will be working really hard again, looking at fractions and shape. Please don't forget to keep going with our mental maths challenges on 'Hit the Button'. 

We need to know our 2's, 3's, 5's and 10 time tables. 


For more information on our topic and the fun at home activities you can do, please read our class newsletter below.

Who works in the Owls class

Who works in the Owls class 1 Miss Gratton - Class Teacher
Who works in the Owls class 2 Mrs Golden-Teaching Assistant

Our Classroom

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What a fantastic time we had at the Making Space dance festival. The children practiced and performed at the Opera house where seats were sold out. They performed brilliantly and were very excited to be involved in the festival. A huge thank you to all the parents who were able to join us. 

This Weeks Spellings

Here are some websites that you can use to support your child's learning at home 

Doubles Championship!

Last term we held a doubles competition to see who was the doubles champion. The children had 1 minute to solve as many doubles questions as they could. A very well done to our winner Maisie Wicks.

This terms championship will be on multiplication facts. 

Click on the title or the picture to practice at home. See how many you can do! 


This is a healthy competition in a supportive environment to support children with their mental maths fluency and rapid recall of number facts.  





Meet Arnie - Our class pet

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Arnie is a fluffy owl who perches next to Miss Gratton's whiteboard all week watching to see which child he wants to go home with for the weekend. Every Friday Arnie tells Miss Gratton who he'd like to go home with and what they've done that's made him choose them. He often chooses children who have worked really hard or who have done something fantastic that week. Sometimes he chooses children if they have been a good friend, or someone who has followed the golden rules really well. Arnie loves his adventures and we love to hear about them too. So please feel free to write stories, draw pictures or add photos to Arnie's Adventure book when you take him home.  

Healthy Living Week

We've done loads of different activities for Healthy Living Week. We've done extra forest school sessions, had visits and talks by the Fire service and the PDSA, we've had a day of Zumba finished with a danceathon. We've taken part in cross country and learnt how to play rugby and finally we've baked a healthy apply crumble. Yum, Yum!

Wow what a busy week!  

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Forest School 

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Show and Tell 

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We had a very special treat this week, when a member of our class brought his bird into class for show and tell. We had a great time asking questions about the bird, which was called Batman! 

We have show and tell every Friday afternoon, so if there is anything your child would like to bring in please feel free to let them bring it. 

Being Eager Explorers 

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We have had  lots of fun in our topic afternoons, looking at the world map. We've been finding different countries and labelling the seven different continents. 

Art from around the world 

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We have had a go at different styles of art from different continents. Here we are having ago at African art, Aboriginal art and Japanese art. 

Exploring what is living, dead and has never been alive in Science!

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Keeping Safe in Our Community

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We had two PCSO Officers come and talk to us about how to stay safe in our community. We discussed what we might see on the floor as we walk to and from school and what we should do about it.