Welcome to Owls Class!
Owl class is taught by Mr Armstrong and Mr Dennis.
Autumn Term 2022
Our topic this term is the Tudors. Through art, music, dance, and work in literacy, children will develop an understanding for the key features of the period. We will explore each Tudor monarch and investigate their effect on the country and their lasting legacy. As part of this topic, we will visit Bowes Museum where children will have the chance to see genuine Tudor artifacts, as well as take part in a variety of Tudor-themed activities.
Our topic in science this term is Humans and Other Animals. We will initially study the diet of different animals, as well as more specifically looking at the importance of a balanced diet and looking in detail at different food groups. We will then move on to investigating skeletons, muscles, and organs where we will draw on our earlier learning to consider what effects diet and nutrition have on different parts of the body.
During this term we will be focusing on portraits in our art lessons, with a focus on the Tudors. We will investigate how paintings, prints, photographs, and other images can reflect a historical period. Children will also use composition skills to make a portrait similar to those of the Tudor period.
We have PE on a Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure that PE kits are weather appropriate and are worn on PE days.
Home learning is set on a half termly basis and will take the form of 6 creative tasks on Seesaw.
KIRFS should be practiced weekly and will be assessed on Wednesday and Thursday each week,
Spellings are given out on a Thursday, practiced through the week, and tested again the following Thursday. The spelling activities are completed in class but your child will bring home their weekly words in the spelling book to practise at home.
Each class in school uses an online platform called Class Dojo. Dojo is a points system that allows us to reward effort, consistency, demonstration of our core values, growth mindset and kindness. As well as collecting points individually, the children are also collecting points for their newly allocated School House. The House with the most points at the end of the year will win the House Cup.
The Houses, and House Leaders are:
Mrs Love and Mrs Labbett
Mr Dennis and Mrs Gale/Miss Finlinson
Mr Armstrong and Mrs Wilby
Miss O’Kane and Mrs Wildey