Welcome to Owl Class!
A stunning Tawny Owl
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 1 2021-22!
Welcome back to school, we hope you have had a lovely summer break. We are all very excited for you to join Owl Class and Year 6! This year Owl class teachers are Mrs Horne and Mrs Lansdell along with teaching assistants Mrs Poyner, Mr Bull and Miss Rowlands. We are all looking forward to a fun and productive year ahead.
Our English is linked to our topic 'Fallen Fields' which you can learn more about below. We are basing our learning on WWI including 'Private Peaceful' and ‘War Horse’ by Michael Morpurgo. WWI poems will also be studied this term. We will be analysing ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ and ‘In Flanders Fields’ and comparing them, in preparation for writing our own poems from the perspective of an object during WWI. We will also be writing newspaper reports using Operation Dynamo as our focus.
In Maths, we are learning all about place value. This includes: Numbers to 10,000; Numbers to 100,000; Numbers to a million; Numbers to ten million; Comparison of and ordering of any number; Rounding of numbers to 10, 100 and 1,000; Rounding any number and Negative numbers. We will continue to apply mastery learning of Maths using White Rose.
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.
Our topic is 'Fallen Fields'. All of our subject studies will be based from this topic. Here is a brief overview:
The Sun sets on the battlefields of France and solitary bugle sounds the Last Post. Known as 'the war to end all wars' the First World War was a conflict that had a devastating effect on millions of people across the world. What started this global tragedy? What was life like for families on the home front as they waited for news of loved ones who were 'missing in action'? How did the soldiers endure the terrible conditions in the trenches? How was a fragile peace finally achieved?
We will always remember the fallen.
Our Big Question for this term is, ‘Creation or Science: Conflicting or Complementary?’ Our RE Knowledge Organiser will be uploaded soon so you can see what we will be learning about.
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 afternoon). Mrs Lansdell (Wednesday morning, Thursday, 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