Welcome to Owl Class!
Teacher: Mrs Faye Cooper
HLTA: Mrs Lisa Clarke
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Karen Aspinal
On behalf of the team, a huge welcome to Owl Class! We are really looking forward to working with you and your child this year, and helping them to grow and learn.
We will try and ensure that these class pages are updated regularly with photos and information about the children's learning journey. However, if you need any more information about the learning we are doing or have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
Week Commencing: 22.1.18
This week it is Owl Class assembly. Have a practise of this song and actions if you get chance, Owls!
Week Commencing: 15.1.18
Ahoy shipmates! We are really enjoying our pirate topic in Owl class at the moment and since we have come back to school we have read two Jonny Duddle books - The Pirate Cruncher and The Pirates Next Door. We can't wait to find out what happens to the Jolley Rogers in The Ghostly Galleon!
We are learning a story called 'Kassim and the Greedy Pirate's Treasure' for our class assembly and are using oral storytelling and actions. We have been practising our writing this week too and have been describing pirates in special WANTED posters. Here is some of our shared writing:
Week Commencing: 4.12.17
This week has been yet another busy one. We have spent some time practising for our Christmas production of 'Lights, Camel, Action!'. We have been learning to deliver our lines, thinking about stage directions and dancing and singing! Thank you for all of your support with this special learning.
We are also currently trialling ClassDojo! This is a positive reward system and the children are very excited about the prospect of earning points for demonstrating values, attitudes and skills such as hard work, perseverance, kindness and super spelling (to name but a few).
This week has been 'Assessment Week' across school and the children have been showing off what they can do! Well done everyone. We demonstrated our reading and comprehension skills, completed arithmetic and reasoning papers and were inspired to write own stories. We watched a short video clip called 'Bubbles' about a special journey that one little girl embarked on. What a lot of creative and imaginative children we have in Owl Class!
We have been also been thinking about how our bodies change after exercise in our science lesson and we have also been using wooden mannequins to develop our sketching skills in art.
2D and 3D Shapes
This week we have been thinking about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, and also symmetry.
Perhaps you might like to try playing games from these websites? They will help you to revise and remember key information.
As part of our special 'Friendship Week' this week, Owl Class has been thinking about how we are all different but all equal.
We decorated our own individual 'All about Me' jigsaw pieces. We added important names of our family, friends and pets and jotted down our favourite foods, hobbies and subjects. We thought carefully about the things that we have in common with our classmates and the things that make us unique. We then managed to put all the pieces together - they fitted perfectly! We considered how one person is like a single piece of the jigsaw but when we join together we become a very special community.
We have also read the book, 'You Be You', by Linda Kranz. We learnt all about Adri who swam through the ocean meeting fish of different colours, sizes and shapes. It taught us that, "we all have something special that only we can share." It's important for everyone to be themselves!
Just Keep Reading!
We have started a new reading incentive in Owl Class this week and the children have responded so enthusiastically! Well done on reading at home with an adult everyone! By practising reading at home, you will become more confident, improve your fluency and develop your understanding too. Plus there are some amazing prizes up for grabs! Just keeping reading!
As well as making a beautiful poppy wreath this week, pupils in Owl Class thought about all of the people who have fought and died in war. We listened to the story 'Poppy's Day' and watched a BBC animation called 'Poppies'. We wrote an acrostic poem together called 'Remember' too (below). The children were very thoughtful and came up with some beautiful poems of their own.
Clap, Clap Game
We have been revising our number bonds (addition pairs) to 10 and 20 this week e.g. 7+3 = 10,
16 +4 = 20. We are getting much quicker! The children have enjoyed the 'clap, clap' game to practise their mental maths skills and might want to play this at home too. For bonds to 20, it might look like this:
Adult: Clap, Clap, 11
Pupil :Clap, Clap, 9
Adult: Clap, Clap, 5
Pupil: Clap, Clap, 15
Adult: Clap, Clap,17
Pupil: Clap, Clap, 3 etc
This week we are learning the 5 Times Table (multiplication facts) in class. We have thought about how the multiples of 5 end, in a 0 or a 5, and that the 5 times table is half of the 10 times table. Children might want to play the game below at home to help them to practise: