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Summer Term 2 Homework

This year the theme for mental health awareness week is 'Connect with Nature'.

 

Connecting with Nature is not just about being outside, it's about noticing and becoming sensitive to what is around us. We use our senses to do this whether it's looking for shapes in the clouds, smelling flowers, listening to birds chirp or digging about in the soil. Connecting with Nature helps us feel happier, improves our concentration, increases our self-esteem, helps us sleep better and helps us become more environmentally aware. 

 

     

 

At school we have been planting sunflower seeds to brighten up the school environment. A mindful activity we enjoy at school is sitting still outside and naming 5 things we can see, 4 things we can hear, 3 things we can touch, 2 things we can smell and 1 thing we can taste.

 

How will you Connect with Nature today?

 

                                      Home Learning Timetable – Owl Class

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Phonics / SPAG

Phonics/SPAG

Phonics/SPAG

Phonics/SPAG

Phonics/SPAG

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

Maths

Geography

RE

Science

Art

PSHE

Monday 1st March

 

Hello Owl Class,

 

This week is Book Week. We hope you enjoy our text for the week, The Magic Paintbrush by Julia Donaldson. We have some lovely activities planned for you. 

Join me on Teams at 2.30pm Wednesday for a special Book Week Quiz. 

 

Thursday 4th March is World Book Day. Please share you photos with us of you dressed as your favourite book characters.  

 

Have fun guessing who is behind the mask in our Masked Reader Competition. 

 

It's going to be a magical week!

 

From Mrs Dobbin 

Tuesday 9th February

 

Owl Class have been enjoying themselves in the snow making snow bears as part of

our teddy bear focused week. 

  

           

Children's Mental Health Week 1st to 5th February

Hello Owl Class,

 

We are so impressed with the learning you are doing at home. Our gallery is full of wonderful work. You really are amazing.

 

It is so important to keep our minds well during this time, so look out for our Express Yourself activities throughout the week and don't forget to take part in our calendar activities.

 

We are starting the week with the number 3.

 

From Mrs Dobbin

Thursday 7th January

 

Good afternoon Owl Class.

It is great to see how many of you have managed to log in to Teams. This is a new way of learning for all of us and there are bound to be some teething problems but I am sure we will soon get used to it. Mrs Hall has sent home a letter about home learning expectations and we are here to support you with this. 

 

As well as completing your home learning activities I wanted to remind you about the Useful Links page. There are some excellent free resources available for you to use including e reading books from website such as Oxford Owl. Don't forget that there is also a link on the Reading Page for online reading books. 

 

From Mrs Dobbin

Tuesday January 5th 

 

Good morning Owl Class. This morning has not begun in the way we expected and we have all been asked to stay at home for a little longer. However we are still your teachers and this is still your school and whilst we will miss your smiling faces, we will continue to support you with your learning journey.

 

Today we are busily ensuring you all have logins and access to Teams, and are organising your home learning. Please be patient as this will take us a little while as we tweak and twizzle things.

 

In the meantime there are some fun homework activites above that link with our new topic, new spellings to practice using spelling bee acitivites will be emailed to your parents later this morning and there is a link on the Reading page of the website for online reading books. You could also write us a letter sharing all of your Christmas holiday news.

 

We are so proud of you Owls and we know that your adapted brilliantly before and will adapt brilliantly again.

 

From Mrs Dobbin, Mrs Ambrose and Miss House 

 

 

January 1st 2021

 

Happy New Year Owl Class! We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas with your families. We are looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday 5th January and hearing your news.

 

A new year is always a time to reflect on the past year, and what an unusual one it has been. It is a time to appreciate the positives, acknowledge the negatives but also a chance for new beginnings and to continue to grow. We were all so impressed by your positive attitudes and super progress last term and we are excited to share lots more fun activities with you this term, to build on the areas we find tricky and to continue our learning journey together. 

 

From Mrs Dobbin, Mrs Ambrose and Miss House

 

       

   

       

Autumn Term 2 2020

                                                   Happy Christmas from Owl Class!

 

Well done Owl Class - you have been amazing this term. As well as adapting to the new way of working, you have made excellent progress in your learning, Our Gruffalo and Brrr topics have been so much fun and our homework galleries show just how hard you have continued that learning at home.

 

Owl Class would like to send everyone a special Christmas message. Please enjoy the film below. 

Christmas Photo Booth 2020

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Zoom with a Scientist

 

'What animal group does the platypus belong to?'

 

Who better to ask than Super Scientist, Emily Fowler, who very kindly zoomed Owl Class on Tuesday to help us answer our question. The platypus breaks lots of our animal group rules. They have fur, they have a beak and they lay eggs! So what sort of animal are they? See if your children can tell you the answer.

 

From Mrs Dobbin

 

 

Thursday 3rd December

 

 

Hello Owl Class, can you believe that December is here already?

We have had such a busy term and in the next few days we shall being putting together a gallery of photos to share with your parents to show them some of the wonderful things you have been up to.

 

Until then, take your parents on a virtual tour of the school by clicking on the link on the website. You'll find it under the About Us tab. 

 

We have also uploaded some phoneme films to help you and your parents learn the correct pronunciation of the phonemes. We hope you enjoy looking at them.

 

From Mrs Dobbin, Mrs Ambrose and Miss House

 

 

Phase 3 phoneme film

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Phase 5 phoneme film

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Owls in the snow!

Friday 20th November

 

Good afternoon Owl Class. 

 

You have been spending time working on your handwriting and letter formation in class and we are very proud of the progress you are making with this. Well done Owls - keep it up!

 

Above are some letter formation models to help you to continue practicing your letter formation at home. The booklet contains the correct formation with the rhymes and the letter mat models the entry lead which we are encouraging you to use once you have formed your letters correctly. 

 

Our wall of wonderful work is getting filled up with your beautiful handwriting. Let's see if it can be full by Christmas.

 

From Mrs Dobbin, Mrs Ambrose and Miss House

12th November

 

Good afternoon Owl Class.

 

Year 2 have been lucky enough to take part in some Zoom maths sessions this week led my the Maths Hub. They had great fun finding odd and even numbers, and multiples of 5. 

 

Mrs Radhamma has created some wonderful maths links on the Curriculum Maths page of the website for you all to enjoy, including maths games for the whole family. You will find them under the tab 'Maths at Hockham: 2020-2021'. Have fun!

 

From Mrs Dobbin

2nd November

 

Good morning Owl Class, we hope you had a wonderful week with your families. We are very excited to start our new topic 'Brrr!' this half term. Hopefully we won't get too chilly! 

 

Above you will find the home learning activities to accompany the topic. Any you complete can be emailed to us in the usual way. We have created a new homework gallery in anticipation for your amazing work!

 

From Mrs Dobbin, Mrs Ambrose and Miss House

Autumn Term 1 2020

21st October 2020

 

Hello Owls,

 

Wishing you all a wonderful half term. You have been amazing! We are so proud of the way you have come back to school with such a positive attitude and a super attitude to learning. You've all done some amazing work for our Gruffalo topic and we cannot wait to start our 'Brrrr' topic next term. 

 

Don't forget that Mrs Radhamma has set an exciting Autumn Maths Challenge for you all called Straight to the Curves. You can find it under Key Information, Curriculum, Maths, Beyond the Classroom. Keep emailing your photographs of your reading at home too for the Reading Gallery on the Literacy Page. 

 

We hope you enjoy the pumpkin trial around the village and that you have a Happy and safe Halloween.

 

From Mrs Dobbin, Mrs Ambrose and Miss House

 

  

 

Look at Harriet and Walter's amazing Straight to the Curves!

 

           

 

 

 

7th September 2020

 

Hello Owl Class,

 

Welcome to our brand new page for our brand new school year. Welcoming you all into school this week has been wonderful and the way you have all embraced the changes to our usual school day has been amazing. You really are outstanding owls! The classrooms is full of chatter, giggles and lots of lovely learning - just as it should be. 

 

Below are the links to some class information and we have created our new homework gallery. We are excited to see what activities you complete. 

We are also excited to update this page regularly so we can show your parents what you are getting up to at school. So lets get busy ...

 

From Mrs Dobbin and Mrs Ambrose 

 

  

 

 

Exciting news!

We are thrilled that Miss House will be joining Owl Class to support the teaching of phonics, reading, writing and maths in the mornings. We already have a few new faces in Owl Class and I know you will all help them to settle in. 

 

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