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Owl Class





Welcome to Owl Class. We are a mixed Class of Year 4, 5 and 6  Pupils. Our           Class teacher is Mr Haynes and our teaching assistants are Mrs Havers, Mrs Muttock, 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 this term is the Mayas-we will be learning lots about their amazing culture and history. In literacy this term, we will be looking at the work of Shaun Tan, and writing stories based on his surreal worlds. We will then move on to writing about the Mayans. This will also include lots of work on punctuation and grammar.

In group reading, we will continue looking at Tom’s Midnight Garden, by Philippa Pearce, particularly focussing on how to infer information about the characters from clues in the text,

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

In science, we will be looking at all living things and their habitats, before moving onto looking at our own species in more detail, and what makes us work.

 In RE, we will look at the idea of resurrection in Christianity, and how that is central to belief; and then, after half-term, we will look at Humanism, and how Humanists find happiness and meaning without a god.

Homework this term will continue to be focussing on the maths skills taught each week, and for some pupils there will continue to be an emphasis on knowing the times tables. Up to the week of the SATs tests (beginning 13th May), Year 6 pupils will be given homework that covers a wide range of skills, especially in the area of problem-solving. Extra SPAG tasks will also be given out up to this time, as needed. Homework will be given out on Fridays, and books must be handed back in on Thursdays at the latest. Times tables and spellings tests will be on Thursday mornings.

 Brass instruments should be brought in on Mondays, and PE kits on Thursdays. There is no swimming this term.

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

In Re, Owl Class made origami lotuses. We learnt that Buddha saw the lotus as a thing of great beauty, that grew from mud and marsh; he used this to show how people can rise to achieve enlightenment.  As part of our science this term, investigating the  changing of the properties of materials, we investigated yeast's role in bread-making. We found that, without yeast, the bread would be flatter and harder, and not so appealing. Our recent Year 6 trip to London culminated in a very special moment- standing on the steps on Number 10, Downing Street!

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.