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 Edhouse.
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.
This term our new topic is ‘Africa’. The children will be finding out all about the different countries that make up this huge continent, and the different kinds of biome that are found in the various regions. Of course, we will discover many of the animals and types of flora that are found throughout the continent, and even ‘visit’ Madagascar, to see its unique wildlife. In human terms, we will look at the traditions of the Maasai tribe, and go back in time to see how all our human origins can be traced to this amazing continent.
After half-term, we will be looking at the topic of Healthy Me, to discover the importance of exercise, a good diet, and other ways to keep healthy.
In literacy we will be looking at some popular African myths and tales, and writing our own myths based on these old oral traditions. We will also look at some of the real-life stories about humans protecting and re-habilitating big cats for reintroduction into the wild, such as the story of Tony Fitzjohn, and Christian the lion.
In group reading, we will study Journey to Jo’burg, by Beverly Naidoo. This is a real account of her life as a black child living under apartheid in South Africa, and her desperate search for her mother.
In maths, we will work through the broader curriculum, beginning with place-value, and then on to the four main operations.
In science, we will be looking at electricity before half-term, in which we will discover what makes good conductors and insulators, and using our knowledge to build working circuits, and then after half-term we will study sound and insulation.
Homework will focus on the maths skills taught each week, and for some pupils there will an emphasis on knowing the times tables. 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.
|Last term's play, Pirates of the Currybean, was a hilarious jaunt across the high seas. Owl and Kingfisher Class pupils really performed to the highest standards.||The recent Year 4/5 trip to Thorpe Woodlands. We enjoyed a day of canoeing, teamwork activities and climbing.||As part of our geography curriculum, we learnt map-and-compass skills. We then used these skills in the field, on a walk in the local area.|
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.