Long Term Overview- Owl Class 23-24
Welcome to Owls Class!
Owl class is taught by Mrs Love and Mr Dennis. Learning is supported by Mrs Carruthers.
Spring Term 2024
Our topic this term is Central and South American Peoples. We will be thinking about where the Mayan Civilization sits in comparison to world history- on the broader timeline- as well as comparing Maya and Aztec experiences. This unit sees us enjoy lots of cross curricular work with our Spanish and English- exploring folk tales and the richness of language. We also undertake a short Geographical study of modern day Central and South America, with a focus upon Mexico and Argentina. Through our learning, we will come to understand the history of contrasting location as well as better understanding historical sources and cause and effect.
Our topic in science this term is Sound. We will explore how sounds are made, how it travels- from a source and through a medium to our ears- and how pitch and volume can be altered. through hands on practical investigation and theoretical study.
Through experimentation and research, we will learn to find pattern and design effective scientific enquiries.
During this term we will be focusing on portraying relationships through Sculpture. We will consider realism and abstract art, while exploring the tactile properties of different media.
How quickly Autumn Term flew by?! Our learners made a super start to the year, throwing themselves into our topical studies and School life generally. We had a fabulous visit to Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, which our learners absolutely loved. STEM Robotics came to support our learning in DT and Computing- helping us to built incredible lego machines that were activated by sensor... We read some fabulous fiction related to WW2 and thoroughly enjoyed Carrie's War most especially!
This term looks set to be just as exciting, kicking off with Dia de Los Reyes Mago in our very first week back. Check back in later in the term for our Pupil Posts and Guest Blogs!
We have PE on a Tuesday and Thursday. 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 4 creative tasks on Seesaw.
KIRFS should be practiced weekly and will be assessed each week on a rolling schedule.
Spellings are given out on a Friday, practiced through the week, and tested again the following Friday. Spelling activities are completed in class but your child will bring home their weekly words in a home 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
Mrs Hay and Miss Armistead-Burrell
Mr Dennis and Mrs Gale
Mr Armstrong and Mrs Wilby
Miss Houghton and Mrs Wildey
Learners also have the opportunity to earn individual rewards including: 'special mentions' in our Joy and Gratitude Worship, Learner of the Week awards and Polite Slip allocation.