Welcome to Owls Class!
Owl class is taught by Mr Dennis and Mrs Pugh. Learning in Owl class is supported by Mrs Feddon.
This term our topic is The Tudors and we are already really enjoying learning about this fascinating period in history. We will be learning all about the Tudor monarchs, Tudor houses and what life was like for everyday people in Tudor times. This unit feeds into our Literacy and we will be creating newspaper articles, non-chronological reports and biographies of some key characters from Tudor times. As part of our learning, we will be visiting Bowes Museum to for a Tudor immersion day where we will make a Tussie Mussie, learn a Tudor dance, help a maid prepare for a banquet as well as create some Tudor art.
In our science lessons we will be ''Humans and other animals". We will be investigating skeletons and the key bodily systems of animals. We will be comparing the similarities and differences between humans and other animals.
This term our topic is Portraits. We will be looking at the individual features of our face before combining them to create self portraits and then portraits of some of our Tudor monarchs from our topic. We will be using a variety of different mediums to create our art including watercolour paint, chalk and charcoal and various pencil techniques.
It's been a fantastic start to the year and we've learned so much already across all areas of the curriculum. In English, we have started to create our non-chronological reports on the Tudors as well as looking to write autobiographies and biographies of Tudor monarchs We can't wait to head off on our trip to Bowes museum for our Tudor immersion day. In Maths, we are learning all about place value and the number system, Roman numerals and negative numbers. We are developing lots of new skills and techniques which are helping us with our problem-solving and reasoning skills.
We have PE on a Tuesday and a Thursday. Please ensure that PE kits are weather appropriate as this half term we will be learning a mixture of different games skills which will take us outside. After half-term we will be doing orienteering which will have us exploring the school grounds as we develop our map reading skills.
Home learning is set on a termly basis - we love seeing each other's long term and creative tasks, especially when they are edible!
Spellings are given out on a Friday, practiced through the week and tested again the following Friday. The spelling activities are completed in class but your child will bring home their weekly words in the spelling book to practise at home.