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What an exciting week it has been in Owls Class! 


On Thursday, a golden ticket mysteriously appeared in our classroom, inviting us to visit a secret location.  We hurried over to the junior school where we crawled through a chocolate tunnel and into Willy Wonka’s office!  Mr Willy Wonka explained that his oompa loompas have run out of ideas for new chocolate bars and he asked the children in Owls to help! This inspired the children to learn all about chocolate, so that they can design and create their own chocolate bar and wrapper.  


If you would like to read more information about the learning that will take place during this topic, please see the integrated learning unit for ‘Golden Ticket’, which can be found further down on this page.


As always, if you have any questions or concerns, or would simply like to discuss your child’s progress with me, I am available at the end of the day and am always happy to help. 


Keep up the super work Owls.  I can’t wait to taste your delicious chocolate creations! 


Miss Dyer


Ahoy there! 


This afternoon the children in Owls were delighted to receive a washed up message in a bottle!  The message asked us to go on a treasure hunt.  After reading the map and finding the clues on the nature trail, the children found the hidden treasure and revealed the title of our new project, “Ahoy There!”  


If you would like to read about the learning that will take place during this unit of work, please view the integrated learning unit, found further down on our class page.  


If you have any questions, queries or concerns about anything, please remember that my door is always open.


Keep up the excellent work Owls.  I am very proud of you.


Miss Dyer


Wow, I can’t believe that we are in the summer term already!  It has been lovely to welcome the owls back to school and hear all about their adventures over the Easter break.  Well done to the children who have completed their Easter holiday homework.   


I am looking forward to sharing your child’s progress with you at parents’ evening.  If you have not yet returned your form but would like to meet with me, please come and see me at the end of the day to book an appointment.  


Thank you. 


Miss Dyer



Fire! Fire!  The children in Owls have travelled even further back in time, to 1666.  We had a fantastic time on Monday at our Great Fire of London workshop.  Thank you for your contributions and brilliant costumes. The children behaved very well, acted the story out confidently and learned a lot.  


In class, the Owls have been producing some excellent pieces of work recently and they are currently working hard to create their own non-fiction books to inform others of the events that unfolded in London, 1666.  We can’t wait to show these to you at celebration of work! 


If you would like further information on our current project, please see the integrated learning unit that can be found further down on this page.  If you would like any other resources to support your child’s learning at home or if you have any queries or concerns, please come and see me at the end of the day.  


Keep up the super work Owls! I am very proud of each and every one of you.


Miss Dyer


What a super half term we are having! I have been very impressed with how enthusiastic the Owls are in their learning, about the Titanic. They were a pleasure to take to SeaCity Museum and behaved very well at all times.  I am grateful to the parents who volunteered their time, to help make this trip possible.  Thank you for your support.


I am looking forward to seeing many of you at parents evening, if you haven’t already done so, please return the form or see me for an appointment. In the meantime, if you have any queries or concerns, please don’t hesitate to see me at the end of the school day.


Miss Dyer


Welcome back and happy New Year!


What a fantastic start to the year we have had! It has been great to hear all about the lovely things that the Owls have done during their Christmas break. After a visit from a relative of a local survivor, the children have been well and truly launched into their new topic – Who’s Aboard? For details about this topic please see the Integrated Learning Unit, found further down on this page.


Well done to the many children who have completed their Christmas holiday homework. I am very proud of you.


This week your child will come home with new spellings. For some children, these will be a different colour to those sent home in the Autumn Term. This is due to my recent regrouping of some children, to ensure that the spellings your child is learning are appropriate for them. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to see me after school.


Thank you for your on-going support and I wish you all a very happy New Year.


Miss Dyer



Wow! I am incredibly proud of the Owls!


Not only was I impressed, Timothy, the elf, was thrilled with how well the children followed the school and class rules this half term.


As I am sure you will agree, the children performed very well in their Christmas production. Thank you to the audience for coming to watch the children’s final performance. Thank you to all of the parents and carers who helped their children learn lines, practise songs and kindly provided their children with costumes. We couldn’t have done it without your support.


In the lead-up to Christmas, every child worked very hard to produce excellent information, comparing the New Forest to the Amazon Rainforest. Thank you Owls, Barnaby Bear was very grateful for your help. I would also like to thank all the grown-ups who attended Celebration of Work. The children really enjoyed sharing their leaflets and posters with you.


I hope you all had a safe and happy Christmas and I am looking forward to welcoming the Owls back to school in the New Year for our next exciting project! Details to follow…


Miss Dyer



This week we have sent home the first set of spellings.  Your child will need to practise these for two weeks, as we will test them on the words next Friday 21st September and will test them on the same words in given sentences the following week, on Friday 28th September.  The children will be able to bring their spelling test book home with them each week so that you can see their score, however, please ensure that these are back in school every Friday. 


If you have any questions or would simply like to pop along and find out more about life in Owls' Class, please join us for our parents' welcome meeting on Thursday 20th September.  If you are unable to attend, I will send an information sheet home with your child.  I look forward to seeing many of you there. 


 Miss Dyer



Wow! What a brilliant first week we have had in Owls!  


I have been so impressed with how quickly the children have settled into their new class, new routines and new responsibilities.  The children really have been fantastic.  I have enjoyed hearing about the children's summer holidays and it has been lovely to get to know each child better.  I am looking forward to spending the rest of the year learning together.  Well done to all of the children who completed the summer reading challenge.  I am very proud of you. 


On Monday, we are going to explore the nature trail so if you haven't already done so please would you send your child in to school with some wellies.  Thank you.


Please remember that I am available at the end of every day if you have any questions, queries or concerns.


Miss Dyer



Welcome to Owls’ Class.



Welcome back to school and welcome to Owls' Class.  This year the children in Owls will be working with myself (Miss Dyer), Mrs Wallace, Mrs Fairbairn, Mrs Chiverton and Mrs Card.  We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the children during transition days.  Their behaviour was very good and we are excited to embark on a new adventure with the children as they enter year two.


Lower down on this page you will find the Long Term Curriculum Plan for the year 2018/2019.  You will also find a copy of the Integrated Learning Unit for our first topic - Animals in Art! 


I will endeavour to keep our class page up to date with a range of resources to help you further support your child’s progress at home, however, if you can think of anything else you would like to have access to, please come and see me at the end of the day.  I am available daily and I am more than happy to help.  Thank you for your support.


Miss Dyer

Year Two Curriculum - Long Term Plan 2018/2019

Word Classes Quiz

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