Wilby Primary

Wilby CE Primary School
  • Being part of the Wilby family is the best thing ever. You know there's always someone caring for you.
    Reuben - Age 10
  • Wilby school helps you to be the best you can be so you can reach your dreams.
    Reece - Age 10
  • Everyone at Wilby is caring and giving - we learn to be responsible for our actions and to put others first.
    Mya - Age 10
  • We have amazing trips out and our performances are awesome.
    Tommy - Age 8
  • Singing and music are part of every day at Wilby and we are brilliant at sport too!
    Mollie - Age 8
  • We have the best teachers who make learning fun.
    Elodie - Age 7
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Owl Class

Welcome to Owl Class. We are a mixed Class of Year 5 and 6  Pupils. Our Class teacher is Mr Haynes and our teaching assistants are Mrs Havers, Mrs Muttock, Mrs Samson, Mrs Walpole and Mrs Kirkum.

We are also taught by Mrs Ryan for Brass on Monday afternoons, and on Tuesday afternoons, Mrs Pickess teaches art. PE is on Thursday afternoons, and is taught by Mr Chapman. 

Our topic the term is China.We will be finding out all about China’s location, some of its rich and varied history, what China is like today, and what special and unique wildlife lives there. We will also find out about Chinese writing, cuisine and the Chinese New Year festivals.

In literacy lessons, we will be looking at the Chinese zodiac: how it came to be, how it works, and what the meanings of the different animals are. We will be writing non-fiction texts about this. Towards half-term, and the Chinese New Year, we will begin looking at dragons, and how important they are in Chinese mythology; we will also be making our own dragons and writing about how we can keep them. We will work on plenty of grammar, punctuation and spelling, as the Year 6 SATs approach.

In maths, we will work through the broader curriculum, covering every topic this term, to help prepare the year 6 pupils for the SATs, and help consolidate all these areas for the Year 4s and 5s.

In science, we will be looking at the classification of animals before half-term, and then move onto the subject of evolution and inheritance.

 In RE, we will be looking at Hinduism, and the concept of Moksha, which is all about finding a good pathway through life. We are looking forward to welcoming Dr Sushil Soni (from the Ipswich Hindu Samaj) to our class on 19th January, to talk to us all about Hinduism.


 Please refer to our class newsletter and/or diary dates on the website to find out more about special events and trips.

Owl Class enjoyed the trip to Ringsfield Hall this term, as part of our Keen to be Green topic, where we learnt to build dens and make fire.. As part of out Australia topic, we have been learning all about the original inhabitants of the continent, and learning to play the didgeridoo.

Class Information - things to remember!

  • Monday        Brass Instruments for lesson P.M
  • Thursday      PE kits needed for P.M.
  • Thursday      Homework to be handed in. Times tables and spellings tests.