Year 2 - Owl
Welcome to Owl Class!
We have 24 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.
You will find everything you need to know about life in Year 2 in the documents below – the ‘Year Ahead’ Booklet, Weekly Timetable, Curriculum Overview and our Topic Map in addition to our current Homework Activities.
Click on the link below here to hear more about the Year 2 SATs tests which will be happening in May. We will send more information home about this at the beginning of the summer term.
Our visit to Woburn Safari Park - November 2019
We had a fantastic time at Woburn Safari Park and learnt so much about animal habitats around the world and adaptation.
We saw a huge variety of different animals including rhinos, lions, zebra, giraffes, sea lions, meerkats, wallabies, bears, penguins, tigers and monkeys. We also particularly enjoyed meeting Woburn’s two new lion cubs who we saw in their outdoor enclosure with their mum Zuri!
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 in particular and how they adapt to their African grassland habitat. The children learnt that a giraffe has seven bones in their neck – the same as a human neck! They looked at a giraffe skull and teeth and asked some fascinating questions. Emma was very impressed with how well the children asked and answered lots of her questions .
Here are some photos from our adventures, including one animal who attempted to join us on the road safari – trying to escape out of his enclosure!
Spring Term 2020
All the Way to Buckingham Palace…’ and ‘A Step Back in Time…’
The children are very excited about our new cross curricular theme this half term - ‘All the way to Buckingham Palace……’
We will be focussing 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.’
After half term our focus will move to a historical one when we travel back in time and explore what life was like in London at the time of the Great Fire of London of 1666.
We will explore the different ways we can find out about life in the past (within our living memory and beyond). We will be looking at the life and works of significant figures in our history as part of this research. These individuals will include our present Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Victoria, Florence Nightingale, William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee.
‘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 are looking forward to welcoming our first visitor into the class – Otto the Barn Owl and her handler Jenny. This will give the children a fascinating insight into how Barn Owls survive in the wild and also in captivity.
Otto decided it would be fun to explore the hall and she needed some persuasion to leave the windowsill where she had an excellent view!
We learnt lots of facts about why Barn Owls are under threat in the wild …. you can find out more information about this by visiting the following website…
Otto came back a second time to visit us in our classroom and we all enjoyed stroking her feathers!