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!
Welcome back to school after such a long time away. We are all very excited for you to join Owl Class and Year 6! Please take a moment to view the Transition Video below if you haven't done so already. It gives you a brief overview of what you can expect from Owl Class this year.
Our English is linked to our topic 'Fallen Fields' which you can learn more about below. We are basing our learning on WWI including, ‘War Game’ by Michael Foreman 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, Compare and order any number, Round numbers to 10, 100 and 1,000, Round 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 have started to use our Guided Reading sessions in a different way this year. We are now embarking upon whole class reading sessions every Friday. We are using reading ‘VIPERS’ to analyse each text we focus on.
Class Teacher: Miss H Gare
Teaching Assistants : Mrs C Poyner
Miss S Cooper
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