Welcome back to our second term. We hope you had a good break.
Key information this term:
Our topic: is 'Let's Celebrate' and we're going to be looking at the symbol of light in different celebrations around the world.
As well as some great art projects, we're going shadow hunting and investigating sources of light. In history we're finding out more about Guy Fawkes and electric lightbulbs (not at the same time!).
PE: is still on Thursdays. Please ensure full PE kit is in school every week.
Reading: All children will read to an adult in school at least once a week. They will also be doing phonics for decoding and Guided Reading activities to boost comprehension every day. However, nothing boosts a child's progress in reading more than reading to a grown up at home. As a working parent, I know it's not always easy, but even 10 minutes a few times a week and chatting about a story at bedtime will have a HUGE impact.
Bug Club: offers online books for your children to read (and listen to), whatever level they have reached (check your log-in works) and you can also try Oxford Owls for even more books.
Show and Tell: This ever-popular event is important to our class, but it can take up lots of time, so we now have a rota AND a rule that the show or tell must be something that links with our current topic.
However, if your child has achieved something outside of class/school, has a favourite book that they want to share, OR has written a story themselves, then they can bring it in on any day and I will do my best to make time for them to share it.
Term 2 Rota:
Group 1: Friday 3rd November: Max, Ollie, Molly, Thomas, Daniel and Elliot.
Group 2: Friday 10th November: Tilly, Samuel, Erin, Elijah, Isla and Willow.
Group 3: Friday 17 November: Tobi Shakira, Alfie, Darwin, Kieran and Devon.
Group 4: Friday 24 November: Summer, Georgia, Lilly, Olivia, Skye and Sophie.
Group 5: Friday 1 December: Jaxon, Artur, Mason, Noah, Logan and Florence.
Parent/Teacher meetings: Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th November.
Christmas performances: Tuesday 5th December - 9.30-10.30am
Wednesday 6th December - 1.45-2.45pm
Thursday 7th December - 4-5pm.
TV stardom!: Last month, six Year 2 children went along to the Sylva Foundation in Long Wittenham for a filming session with BBC One's Countryfile! Remember, remember the 5th of November if you want to watch us playing in the forest and chatting to presenter, Matt Baker.
Finally, thank you for your continuing support. And a specially big thank you to the volunteers who kindly come in to give extra 1:1 reading time to our children. We all really appreciate and benefit from the time you spend with us.
As always, let us know if you have any concerns or ideas. Have a good term
Sally Jarman and Debs Mahmoud.
Welcome to Owls Class page
One thing you need to know about Owls is that we always try to be polite,
kind and respectful to each other
and try our best in everything we do.
You'll be pleased to know that Owls children this year
have made a good start with all of these things.