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HELLO and welcome to Owls class page! 

Welcome to our KS2 class


We are a lively and happy little class who work really hard and also enjoy making lots of mess! You can look at our timetable to see what we get up to each day. Each half term we focus 1/2 different stories and do lots of reading and writing activities around its theme. We also do lots of hard work on numbers, shape and problem solving. We look at a different topic each half term and have lots of fun engaging in sensory activities linked to the topic! This year we are going to start working at our own workstations and following visual prompts for activities.


Our favourite activities are reading, sensory phonics, number songs on Education City, outside play, Science and Theme! All of the activities that we enjoy are activities where we get to explore using all of our different senses – especially if we get to taste something nice!
We are all excited to be back at school learning lots of new things and hope you will enjoy looking at photos of all of our adventures - so keep checking back on our page as we will update it as often as possible!

 

Owls Timetable 2017-18

Summer 1

 

We hope you have all had a lovely Easter and would like to say a big 'HELLO' to Alex who is our new student teacher! She will be wirh us until the end of the year and will be teaching Owls lots of exciting new things.
 
•    Before we broke up for the Easter holidays Owls class were given a choice of what story they wanted to read next; they chose Jack and the Beanstalk - what a great choice!! As well as reading the story we will look at sizes (things that are GIANT and things that are small), we will plant our own beans to see if we can grow a magic beanstalk and we will act out the story using giant feet and big booming voices
•    As well as continuing our Maths target work we will also be learning about Money. We will be exploring different coins, matching them to each other and sorting them in to the different colours. We will also play shop and use the coins to but different items, seeing if we can count out the correct number of pennies.

•   In Science we will learning about Growing. Owls class will look at how babies change in to children and then adults and will think about all of the things that they can do that a baby cannot. We will explore practical resources linked to babies and will practise caring for a baby. We will also look at animals and baby animals. 

•    This half term, in Theme, we will be learning about Europe. Our friends Donald and Dora the dogs will be taking us all over Europe on a plane visiting different countries including Italy, France and Spain. We will learn all about the different countries, where they are, what we can see there and what food they eat. Afterwards we will look at either some art from the country or make some food from each country - we can't wait to make pizzas!
•    In RE we will be looking at families and how they are important and special to us. We will start by looking at our family in school and will then talk about our families at home.

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Fencing

 

This half term we are lucky enough to have worked with Peter from Little Musketeers learning Fencing! Peter taught us how to walk by guiding us along a ladder on the floor and then demonstrated how we hold the fencing sword. We all had a go of trying on the masks and using the swords. We have had a great time!! 

Spring 2 

 

Can you believe it's nearly Easter?!

 
•    In Literacy we will are going to be reading stories all about dinosaurs as they are one of our favourite choice toys at the moment! We will be reading 10 Little Dinosaurs and will be practising counting and recognising numbers to 10. We will also be reading Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs, learning the names of different dinosaurs and using new words to describe how they look. All of Owls class will be working hard on their writing targets as well by writing key words and sentences linked to each story.
•    In Maths we are going be working on lots of different targets linked to Number, Geometry and Measurement. Each pupil will have a box filled with lots of exciting practical activities including sorting coloured items, number rhymes with puppets, shapes to explore and money to match and sort! We will also 

•    This half term we will be learning all about Lights and Shadows in Science. We will have lots of fun exploring all different types of lights and using switches to turn them on/off and change colours. We will look at how shadows are made and make shadow puppets and silhouettes of our own faces! Every week we will play a game called 'Light or not a light' where we have to guess if different items are lights or not lights using symbols.

•    We will be learning all about the Queen in our theme lessons. We will look at photographs of her as a little girl when she was a Princess, photographs of her houses and of her dogs!! We will learn about where we can see the queens face and design our own stamps! Owls class will also have a little tea party and will make sandwiches to eat.
 

Spring 1 

Happy New Year everybody!! 

 

We are all ready for 2018 and excited for this half term!
 
•    In Literacy we will start looking at fairy tales, we will start with 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. We will practice doing the signs for key words in the story and seeing if we can join in with the parts of the story that we remember. We will use masks and small animals/figures to act out the story. The troll likes to eat goat curry, we're not sure that we would like it but we are going to make one and see!

•    In Maths we are going to start working on data handling. We will need to practice recognising and writing our numbers. We are going to have lots of fun sorting different coloured beanbags in to hoops and will be looking at eye colour and hair colour. After counting them we will practice making different charts as a group.

We will also do our target box work.

•    Our topic in Science is Plants and Animals. We are going to be looking at all of the plants and minibeasts that live in our school environment. We will start by going on a plant and bug hunt to see what we can find and then will look at the habitats of the animals.

•    This term, in Theme, we are jetting off on a plane to Brazil!! We will learn all about the country and the people and animals that live there. We will use Google Earth to explore the city of Rio de Janiero and visit the statue Christ the Redeemer. At the end of the topic we are going to have our own Rio Carnival; we will make masks using feathers, sequins and glitter and practising dancing the Samba!
•    In PSHE we will be talking about making healthy choices and will be looking at different foods and exercises.

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Autumn 2

This half term our student teacher Dan will be teaching us lots of new things!


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•    In Literacy we will be reading ‘10 Little Monsters’ and ‘Squirrels Busy Day’. We will be using symbols to answer simple questions about what is happening and how the characters are feeling. We will also be practising our handwriting, writing key words and sentences from the story and matching objects and symbols. During Literacy we like to explore a sensory tray linked to our stories and to do some sensory mark making! 
•    In Maths we are going to be working on shape. We will be exploring shapes, matching them, counting the number of sides and playing shape bingo - I wonder who will win?!
•    In Science we will be learning all about 'magnetism'. Our friend Mickey the Magnet is going to be testing whether things stick to him or not. We will be identifying what does stick to him and then sorting them in to groups. We will also be using the magnets to go on a treasure hunt!
•    Our theme this term is 'Ancient Romans'. We will read about Romulus and Remus, look at what people wore and ate in the Roman times, make Roman shield and mosaics. 
•    In PSHE we will be talking about making healthy choices and will be looking at different foods and exercises.

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•    In Literacy we will be reading ‘Wow said the Owl’ and ‘Owl Babies’. We will be writing key words and sentences from the story, drawing pictures, matching words and copying writing patterns. We will also see if we can remember what happens in the story by sequencing picture cards and using puppets to act out the story.
•    In Maths we are going to be working on number and size. We will be engaging with number songs, counting and identifying numbers. We will also be looking at the difference between big and small objects/pictures and then sorting pictures of object into big and small. 
•    In Science we will be learning all about 'moving and growing' and looking at skeletons and different parts of the body. We will try to find different parts of the body and will make our own skeleton pictures!
•    Our theme this term is 'Treasure Hunts' and we are going to exploring maps, identifying key features and using these skills to find the hidden treasure - just like Pirates!
•    In PSHE we will be talking about making healthy choices and will be looking at different foods and exercises. 

General Information

We ask parents and carers to return the home / school diary each day as this will enable the class teacher to provide comments and information about your child's day in school. If there are particular things that you wish to be informed about, please speak with me.


Reading Books
All children and young people are encouraged to engage in reading and develop a love of stories. We have a wide range of reading books, sensory books and big books to support the learning styles and levels for each child. Every Friday your child will receive a new reading book. please encourage your child to engage with the characters and stories.


Individual Education Plan
This plan sets out educational targets that your child is working on for the term. There is a section in the plan that provides parents and carers with activities or tasks that you can do at home to support your child's learning. Plans are updated each term and sent home.


Class Funds
We kindly ask that you send in £2 each week. This contributes to snack and cookery ingredients that we use each week.

 

PE
PE sessions take place each Wednesday. Please ensure a full PE kits is brought to school and that items are clearly labelled to avoid confusion. Our topics this term in PE will be sensory PE where we access workstations that are set up to meet the different senses of bodies.
Swimming sessions take place each Friday. Please provide appropriate swim clothing and swim nappies if your child uses them. 

 

Enterprise
All pupils in the class take part in an enterprise activity each term. Enterprise supports children and young people to use their numeracy and literacy skills in a different context. This term we will be making crafts to sell at the Christmas fayre.

 

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