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 Ancient Egyptians and we are already really enjoying learning about this incredibly interesting period in history. We will be learning all about the Ancient Egyptians including their gods, ceremonies and what life was like for everyday people in Egyptian times. This unit feeds into our Literacy and we will be looking at stories from other cultures and. As part of our learning, we will be visiting Tullie House Museum to for a Egyptian immersion day where we will be meeting an Egyptian, handling artifacts from the period and learning all about the mummification process.
Our topic in science this term is focused around 'Solids, Liquids and Gases Around Us' and 'Changing States of Matter'. We will investigate the difference between solids, liquids and gases by looking at particle behaviour. We will become experts on some gases around us and their uses. We will also investigate reversible and irreversible changes- touching on solubility and molecular change.
This term our art will be focused around sculpture. We will be creating Egyptian cats and canopic jars, as well as pharoah's head-dresses. Our DT will see us making bread.
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.