Welcome to Owls!
Welcome to Owls class page. Here you will find our about our learning journey for the year and important dates for the diary.
Spring 2 - Amazing Explorers
This half term, our intent for the children is to develop their spoken language in order to discuss and perform a story . Through a talk for writing approach, we have learnt and rehearsed 'Ruby's Worry' and we will be writing our own version from the worries perspective.
As Historians, we will be learning about the life of Christopher Columbus. We will identify who Christopher Columbus is, why he is a significant person, how his actions change the way we do things today and recall interesting facts from his sea voyage.
As Geographers, we will be learning about the Caribbean. We will identify human and physical features and compare a farm with the seaside.
As Scientists, we will be learning about animals including humans. To do this, we will:
- identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
- identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
Our approach to learning phonics is through using Letters and Sounds: Principles and Practice of High Quality Phonics.
Letters and Sounds provides us with games and resources to support our teaching of phonics. It aims to build pupils’ speaking and listening skills, as well as prepare pupils to learn to read, by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed programme for teaching phonic skills, with the aim of pupils becoming fluent readers.
Please can reading books and reading journals come to school every day. When reading with your child, ask questions about their book, ask what they liked about the book and write a comment in their journal to let us know how they are getting on.
Enjoy reading some free eBooks here - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Enjoy reading some phonetically decodable books here - https://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html
Spellings and Homework
Homework and spellings are given out on Wednesday and are due in on Monday. Please work together to complete the homework and practice spellings. Children will be tested on their spellings on a Tuesday.
In Owl class, P.E is on Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure P.E. kits are in school every day as lesson times might change.
We have outdoor P.E. You must ensure you have your outdoor P.E. kit for this day. Kit includes a plain shirt that is your team's colour, shorts/tracksuit bottoms and trainers.