Welcome to Owls Class!
Owl class is taught by Mrs Love. Learning in Owl class is supported by Mrs Feddon, Mrs Carruthers and Mrs Whitfield.
This term our topic is Homes and Houses. We will be investigating how homes have developed and changed over time, as well as how homes around the world compare to each other. Towards the end of our topic we will also be designing eco-friendly homes of the future! As part of our topic we are hoping to build our own forts and work with Penrith Museum to explore Eden through the ages. Images, plans and any fun facts about the pupil's own homes are gratefully received and will be displayed in class.
In our science lessons we are learning about 'Keeping Warm' and 'Keeping Cool'. We will be investigating different materials and experimenting with their properties in order to understand thermal insulation.
This term our topic is Perspective. We've already started learning how to draw three-dimensional houses and buildings. We will be exploring the work of Lowry as part of our unit.
We've learned so much together in this first half term. In English, we've written biographies of Alexander Graham Bell, as well as our very own imaginative invention stories! Our inventor characters are all unique, and we were inspired in our planning by our class novel, The Imagination Box by Martyn Ford. We were incredibly excited when Martyn 'retweeted' our Home Made Imagination Boxes to the world! In Maths, we've become experts in addition and subtraction, working really hard to show off our brilliant problem-solving and reasoning skills. As part of our topic learning, we looked at lots of old cameras, ordering them chronologically, and even made our own pinhole cameras too! In our learning reviews for the first half term we reflected on all the successes we've already met with, and then set our sights on where we are heading next... Autumn 2, we are coming for you!
Our Class Blog- Spring 1
We have so much to celebrate from our first term together and so much to look forward to in this one! A huge well done to all our Year 3 class members on a stellar performance of Straw and Order. It's the turn of our Year 4 learners now, who are about to begin rehearsals for Yee-Ha! It's an absolute delight to see how confident our pupils are on stage and we can't wait to see the whole upper school knock another performance out of the park in March. Elsewhere on the calendar, we have Creative Day, Robinwood, a number of sports tournaments and hopefully an exciting visitor or two for our topic. Slime Club is due to start soon and our learners are fundraising for it with a cake sale! We'll be continuing to develop our Growth Mindsets and considering our Christian Value of 'Hope' together as we go...Happy New Year to us all!
We have PE on a Wednesday and a Friday. Please ensure that PE kits are weather appropriate as this half term we will be doing a mix of Dance,Gymnastics and Invasion Games- both indoors and outdoors. Friday's PE will be swimming, a letter is available outlining the swimming routines and what pupil's need- please collect from the office or pop in if you are unsure.
Home learning is set on a Tuesday and due back on a Friday- we love seeing each other's long term and creative tasks, especially when they are edible!
Spellings are given out on a Monday, practiced through the week and tested again the following Monday. Super spelling is rewarded with a Spell-Jitzu Belt and our Speller of the Week Award.