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 Ancient Greece and we are very excited about it! We will be learning all about the city states, their history and their defining features, as well as discovering what daily life was like in the Greek Empire. This unit links strongly to our Literacy and we will be exploring a number of Greek myths and creating our own move-able Greek monsters! No Ancient Greek topic would be complete without learning about the Olympics and we will be hosting our own in Summer 2! As part of our learning, we will be visiting Bowes Museum to explore Greek Pottery. We'll also be cooking up and tasting some delicious Greek food! Lucky us!
In our science lessons we will be 'Helping Plants to Grow Well'. We will be investigating different seed types and exploring seed dispersal whilst experimenting with our own growing projects throughout.
This term our topic is Pattern. We will be using technology to create repeating patterns, exploring pattern in nature and developing our own tessellating art. We will also be creating pottery and exploring collage.
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!
Our Class Blog- Summer 1
Where is the year going?! It seems hard to believe that we are two thirds through the year, but haven't we got a lot to show for it?! A huge congratulations to our Year 4 on a brilliant run of Ye-Ha the musical, we were all so impressed with your confidence! A big well done also to our Eco-House design winners from Spring 2; it was so difficult choosing a winner and so heartening to see such amazing attention to detail; our environment is in safe hands with Owl class. A wonderful time was had by all at Robinwood and we were really proud of those Owl class members who pushed themselves beyond their fears- great job! We loved learning about homes through the ages and are so excited to see what this final term brings!
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 Rounders,Cricket, Athletics and Cycling. Friday's PE will be cycling, a letter is available outlining the cycling routines and what pupil's need- please collect a copy from the office or pop in if you are unsure.
Home learning is set on a half termly basis- 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.