Welcome to Owls Class!
Owl class is taught by Mr Armstrong and Mr Dennis.
Autumn Term 2020
Our topic this term is World War 2- A Turning Point. We will be learning about life in Britain, and across Europe, during the War. We will explore the lives of children through historical fiction and examine how the events of this tumultuous period impacted on our locality. We hope to consolidate our learning with a visit to Tullie House and Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, later in the term. As part of this unit, we utilise our links with Penrith Museum and Library, participating in their 'WW2 in Eden' workshop. This year, we also hope to combine a visit to Herdwick School with our learning around self-sufficiency, 'Dig for Victory' and 'The Land Army'. This topic often sees the children sharing their own family experiences and, as ever, we encourage the children to explore their family history and bring any artifacts, pictures or stories they have to our attention. A knowledge organiser with key, topic-specific, vocabulary and information will be sent home for learner and parental reference.
Our topic in science this term is Forces. We will explore: magnetism, friction, upthrust, air-resistance and gravity. This unit is really practical and enjoyable. You can support the learning at home through provision of high quality scientific reference texts, forces glossaries or use of virtual experiments. A knowledge organiser will be sent home with the key facts learners need to know included.
This term our art will explore and celebrate the work of Henry Moore. We will also touch on Pop Art and Surrealism, when looking at Dali and Miro, Klee and Pollock. Our WW2 topic will also see us investigate Art Deco as a movement and repeated floral pattern.
We have PE on a Thursday 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- this year- of 6 creative tasks on Seesaw.
KIRFS should be practiced weekly and will be assessed on Tuesday and Thursday each week,
Spellings are given out on a Tuesday, practiced through the week, and tested again the following Tuesday. The spelling activities are completed in class but your child will bring home their weekly words in the spelling book to practise at home.
The whole school will be using Class Dojo this year. 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:
The House of St Peter- Mrs Love and Mrs Wilby
The House of St Cuthbert- Mrs Hay and Miss O'Kane
The House of St Michael- Mr Dennis and Mrs Gale
The House of St John- Mr Armstrong and Mrs Newman
The House of St Luke- Mrs Labbett and Mrs Wildey