A stunning Tawny Owl
Welcome to Owl Class!
This year, as last year, all classes are named after woodland creatures. Being the wisest in the school, we are named after the majestic, mysterious and magnificent owl!
Welcome to Term 5 2021-22!
Welcome back to school, we hope you have had a lovely half term break. This term, the Owl Class teachers continue to be Mrs Horne and Miss Gare along with teaching assistant Mrs Poyner. We are all looking forward to a fun and productive term ahead.
Our text for this term is ‘Skellig.’
The blurb reads:
Michael was looking forward to moving house. It was all going to be wonderful.But now his baby sister’s ill, his parents are frantic and Doctor Death has come to call. Michael feels helpless.
Then he steps into the crumbling garage…
What is this thing beneath the spiders’ webs and dead flies? A human being, a strange kind of beast never been seen before? The only person Michael can confide in is Mina. Together, they carry the creature out into the light, and Michael’s world changes forever…
We will be be writing diary entries, poetry, using persuasive techniques and much more.
As always we will be emphasising the importance of unpicking key features of writing, drafting, editing and then creating a final published piece.
This term we will be learning about:
-Properties of shapes;
-Revising previous Year 6 content.
We are also focusing on embedding arithmetic skills through Numeracy Ninjas and short arithmetic tests. Your child’s Numeracy Ninja tests are sent home weekly for you to track their progress and help support them where necessary.
This term our Connected Curriculum topic is ‘Darwin's Delights’.
We’re off on an exciting expedition with Charles Darwin and his crew on HMS Beagle.
Can you trace his route across the vast ocean? Stop at the magical Galápagos Islands to see the amazing species that helped Charles Darwin to develop his theory of evolution by natural selection. Do you know what’s so special about a lava lizard, or why the blue-footed booby has blue feet? See how animals adapt to their environments over time and meet some of the world’s greatest explorers and naturalists. Imagine how humans will evolve in millions of years. It’s a scary thought. Ready to trace the origin of species? Let’s set sail.
Our big question for this term:
Is it better to express your religion in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity?
This investigation enables pupils to learn in depth from two different religions about why their holy
buildings and works of art matter to them as expressions of devotion to God and worship, and about how
they practice generosity and charity.
Whole Class Guided Reading
We will be undertaking Whole Class Reading Sessions using our VIPERS system throughout the week. We hope to read engaging texts that will encourage a love and interest of reading along with demonstrating our comprehension and understanding.
Class Teacher: Mrs Horne (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday morning). Miss Gare (Thursday and Friday).
Teaching Assistants : Mrs C Poyner Mr D Bull Miss C Rowlands
Knowledge Organiser Information
Star Reader Website Link
Useful Web Links
Times Table Rockstars
Top Marks Maths Games
Year 5/6 Word List
Top Marks Spelling and Grammar Games
BBC WWI Information
BBC WWII Information
Water Facts NHS
Arctic Animals Active Wild
Arctic Animals DK Find Out
Cool Arctic Animals
WWF Arctic Animals