Year 2 - Owl Class
Welcome to Owl Class!
We have 31 children in our class and our teachers are Mrs Luebcke and Mrs Daniels. Mrs Luebcke teaches on Mondays and Tuesdays and Mrs Daniels teaches on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Mrs Brown is our Teaching Assistant who works with us each morning and some afternoons. Mrs Miller, Mrs Hannah and Mrs Barbour also work with us on Wednesday afternoons.
You will find everything you need to know about life in Year 2 in the documents below – the ‘Year Ahead’ Booklet, our weekly timetable, our Curriculum Overview and our topic map in addition to our current homework activities.
- Year 2 Year Ahead Booklet - 2018-19.pdf
- Year 2 Curriculum Overview 2018-19 .pdf
- Year 2 Timetable updated 21-01-19.pdf
- Year 2 Topic Web Summer 2019 - A Step Back in Time.pdf
- Year 2 Homework Activities - Summer Term 1 2019.pdf
Our new cross curricular theme this term will be ‘A Step Back in Time……’
We have constructed a Time Machine in our classroom and our travels have begun. Our first journey will take us back in time to 1666 where we will look at life in London at the time of the Great Fire of London. We will learn about how we can find out about events that happened so long ago. We will be making links to our current Science work which will look at the materials the houses were made from and how this affected the scale and spread of the fire. We will of course be looking at the diary of Samuel Pepys and baking our own bread in the kitchen in our ‘Steeple Bake Off!’
After half term we will be travelling back in time to look at the lives of lots of significant figures in history – Kings, Queens, inventors and explorers – watch this space!
Date for you diary:- Our Class Assembly will be on Wednesday 26th June at 10.00am.
The children are very excited about our new cross curricular theme this term - ‘All the way to Buckingham Palace……’
We are focusing on London as our capital city to begin with and exploring all of the well-known landmarks that can be found there. We have been practising our geographical skills by studying maps and plans and devising our own maps with keys. We have tested out our geographical skills in the classroom, around the school grounds and will soon begin to compare the village of Steeple Morden with the city of London!
We have created a Tourist Information Office in our classroom and the children are looking forward to learning all about the role of a ‘Tour Guide.’
Autumn Term 2018
‘A Walk on the Wild Side...’ is our cross curricular theme this term and we will be travelling around the world to find out about how different animals have adapted to different habitats. We have already welcomed our first visitor into our class – Otto the Barn Owl and her handler Jenny. This gave the children a fascinating insight into how Barn Owls survive in the wild and also in captivity.
We are all looking forward to a visit to Woburn Safari Park later this half term to learn more about different types of animals.
We are in the process of creating a role play area in the classroom which resembles an animal park/jungle area and the children will shortly be enjoying lots of imaginative adventures in there!
We all really enjoyed performing our nativity for you – acting, singing and dancing! We hope you enjoyed looking at the photos and film over the Christmas holidays.
Our Visit to Woburn Safari Park – 17th October 2018
We had a fantastic time at Woburn Safari Park and learnt so much about animal habitats around the world and adaptation. We were all mesmerised by the giraffes and particularly Sandy the gorgeous baby giraffe who we viewed from our coach when we went on our ‘Road Safari.’
We saw a huge variety of different animals including rhinos, lions, zebra, giraffes, sea lions, meerkats, wallabies, bears, penguins, tigers and monkeys.
We also really enjoyed our session with Emma one of the Park Rangers, who had lots of information to share with us about animal habitats and adaptation. We learnt about cheetahs and zebra and even had the opportunity to touch a Bearded Dragon lizard! Emma was very impressed with how well the children answered lots of her questions about different habitats and how different animals can adapt to suit their habitat.
Here are some photos from our adventures!