Welcome to Owls class page!
In owls we love to be creative and explore with our learning. Our class team is Miss Slipper, Miss Geraty and Mrs Bull. We help support and encourage the children to be independent and inquisitive with their learning. We love learning through using practical resources, the outside spaces and physically rehearsing stories. Often we do drama performances in class of our current story book and the children take turns performing. We also start all our learning of maths using concrete resources, this helps the children to visually see what they are learning and deepen their understanding before showing it pictorially. We do a full coverage of all the subjects in Owls but under different topics each term, our first topic this year (2020!) is 'Survival' therefore all our subjects are focused around humans and animals until the Easter holidays.
In maths this term, we will be focusing on addition and subtraction, time, fractions, geometry and multiplication and division. In science we will be exploring the human body and completing a range of fun experiments where we get to use all of our senses. For D&T and art we will be looking at the eat well plate and how to design a healthy smoothie fit for a superhero as well as designing and painting an animal print tile using different textures and colours. Then in geography we will be researching all about the continents and countries of the world, exploring the hot and cold areas and why the world has such extreme temperatures.
Each half term the children will be given a homework menu outlining some of the fun and creative activities they can do at home to build on what they've been learning at school. The children will then bring in and present all their amazing work to the class at the end of each half term. Parents are also welcome to a drop in session after school on the same day to see all the wonderful work the children have produced throughout the term. This terms homework is due in on Thursday 13th Febuary 2020.
A reminder that we have P.E. every Wednesday morning with Mr Hine and Friday afternoon with Miss Slipper. It is important that the children have their full kit in school, including a warm tracksuit and trainers to wear outside.
Reading is a big focus in Owls class, as well as throughout the school. The children have the opportunity to change their books on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. Any reading that takes place at home, the children are rewarded with dojo's which all works towards our house team points! So every bit of reading helps, even if it is just 5 minutes a day.
Times tables rockstars have also been relaunched this year! Each child now has a login for Times tables rockstars which has been placed in the front or back of their reading records. Knowing your times tables is so important and leads into all areas of maths therefore practising at home as often as possible is vital! I'll be looking each week to see who has improved!
The children have all been given a login for Mymaths as well. I will be setting homework on here each Wednesday for the children to complete. This is a brilliant and fun opportunity for the children to practise what they have been learning in school.
If you would like to come and discuss anything with me or just say hello, I am around Mondays and Wednesdays after school.
I am so excited to start another wonderful year with such a great Owls class!