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Welcome to Owl Class!



 Owls class is made up of 27 year two children.  My name is Mrs Rutherford and along with Mrs Bradford we will be supporting both your child and you through the next year.   In the meantime if you have any queries please do not hesitate to speak to me or any adult on the door.  



What an amazing 2 weeks we have had.  Your children have been amazing and you should be very proud of them.  I am incredibly proud of each and every one of them and how they have approached the Government work. 

We are now finished and they are all very tired.  Please take time to relax and enjoy some family time over the weekend.


On Monday we will be going to The Rec at 1:15pm for a picnic celebration of all their hard work.  If you are able and willing to help please let me know.  Even if you can only pop along for a little while that would be good too. 


 I have set some mathletics homework for your children to help them review some of the areas that they may find a little trickier.



The Colour Run

World Book Day! We loved being authors, illustrations and sharing stories

Team Super Skills

We made vanquishing potions to get rid of the dragon


Still image for this video



Next half term we will be introducing our new topic of "Magic".  This is in line with the Wargrave festival. 




SATS Information Evening

Maths Parents Workshop Presentation

Castles Homework

Learning Week commencing: Monday 20th May 2019





We will be learning and innovating the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.


We will looking at investigations and using our maths skills to help solve these.





Summer Term Notices


Owls Class timetable for this term is stored above.  It highlights the general plan for the next half term, however this is flexible and can sometimes change if special events arise.


PE will be on Tuesday afternoon and will be focusing on Games.  Please ensure that your children have their PE kits in school all the time and that all their clothing is named. 


Keyrings, Please can we ask that your child only has one key ring on their bag for identification purposes. With too many key rings on their bags the children find it hard to fit all their bags in their individual tray.


Many thanks

Mrs Rutherford, Mrs Bradford



Show and Tell

Show and Tell will be "Sharing our favourite books".  Children will be chosen in register order.   They will bring their favourite book to school and talk to the children about it.  Things to think about when they are preparing for their turn:

  • Why is this book your favourite?
  • Is it a fiction book or non-fiction?
  • If fiction
    • What happens in the beginning, middle and end?
    • Who are the main characters?
    • Where is the main setting?
    • Who is you favourite character and why?
    • What is your favourite part of the story?
    • Are there any parts of the story that you didn't like?
    • Were there any parts of the story that the author wrote really well?
  • If Non-fiction
    • What is the book about?
    • Is it easy to find what you are looking for in this book?  If so why?
    • What features of non-fiction writing did you find in the book?
    • What is the most interesting fact that you found out in this book?
    • Would you like to read more about the subject?
  • Would you recommend this book to your friends?
  • Have you ever read any other books by the same author?


Mathletics club

Held on a Thursday after school for 30 minutes. 

  • As this club is very popular we have to restrict the number of children who attend to 15, 5 per key stage 1 class. 
  • A sign up sheet will be placed on the classroom doors on a Monday morning for that week.  If your child attends breakfast and you are not their on Monday mornings but would like your child to attend mathletics please email via the office.  
  • We hope that all children will have the opportunity to attend this club at some point throughout the term.




Weekly/ Daily homework

  • Reading, daily reading really has a huge impact.  Reading a few pages and then discussing these is the most important strategy to ensure your child has understood what they have read.


  • Spellings, The children will be given a set of weekly spellings, this term they will be focussing on the sight words your children need to know.  Each week when I test the children we also cover a random selection of spellings from the previous weeks covered.  This informs me of whether the children are retaining their spellings and whether they should be able to apply this skill when they write. (Strategies, look, cover, write, check.  Sounding out can be useful but only as a last resort.  Please encourage your child to look carefully at the words once they have written it and think to themselves does that look right?


  • Mathletics, the website is always available for children to practise their skills.  Each week I will state the topic of maths that we will be focussing on for your child to log on and practise.






Articulation of phonemes


Phonics play