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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 eager explorers! We will be using maps and atlases to explore different parts of the world. Our Talk for Writing Story this term is 'The Bog Baby'. We will be using this book to help us create our very own discovery stories. We will also be looking at the life of Ellen MacArthur and using the information we find out to write a fact file about her. If you have any information books about the world, maps, atlases or items from other countries, please feel free to bring them in and share them.   


For more information on our topic please read our class newsletter below.

Class News Letter

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

Our Classroom 1

This Weeks Spellings (12.10.18)

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

Number Bonds to 10 Championship!

This term we are holding a class competition to see who will be the number bonds to 10 champion. The children have 1 minute to solve as many number bonds to 10 questions as they can. We will crown the winner when everyone has had a go. 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.  

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. 

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.