Carpe Diem - Seize the Day
Welcome to the Owls' Class
Welcome to our class page
If you have any questions or concerns regarding anything, please feel free to write a comment in the home link book or pop into school and speak to any of us. Over the year, we will be using this webpage to post useful and important information, such as home learning, useful websites and photos.
The topic this term is ‘Fire! Fire! Fire!’ Children will look at the events that surrounded the fire in London. They will use a variety of resources (diary extracts, pictures, computer images, information books etc) to learn about the fire. There will be a focus on Samuel Pepys’ diary and how the fire spread. The children will learn about the dangers of fire and general fire safety. The Fire Service will visit to talk to the children about the dangers of fire and how to keep safe. In Music they will learn a variety of songs linked to ‘fire’, including singing in a ‘two part round’. They will have the opportunity to experiment and perform with tuned and untuned instruments to create ‘fiery’ sounds. In Art the children will create a sketch book to record and explore the theme of fire. They will investigate 3D structures and will design, make and evaluate a Tudor house. This term the children will visit a ‘real life’ bakery where they will have opportunity to see the process of bread being baked. They will use this experience to make their own bread.
Here is a useful list of our regular class activities. (Please note that these may change on occasions).
PE: Monday and Thursday - All children needs to make sure they have their P.E kit in school for this day. Please make sure that all of their P.E kit is labelled. Any children with earrings must be able to remove these for their P.E session or they may not be able to take part due to health and safety reasons. On days where children do not have P.E, they will be taking part in 'The Daily Mile' and will need appropriate foot ware for this.
Swimming: Spring Term only (Wednesday) - All children need to make sure they bring in their swimming kit for this day. They will need a navy swimming costume/ trunks and a towel. Again, please make sure that all of their swimming kit is labelled.
Homework: We always give out new homework on a Friday. To give us the opportunity to mark and look at their homework. We ask that all children need to hand in their homework by the following Thursday at the latest.
Spelling Test: Thursday - Children will be given 10 spellings to learn every week. They will follow the LOOK, COVER, WRITE, CHECK method to help them learn their spellings.
Homelink books: These must be handed in every morning so that we can receive any important messages or to record if your child has read.
Reading - If your child has read three times or more a week they will receive a stamp on their reading loyalty card. When a child has 6 stamps, they can exchange this for a loyalty prize. The prizes include colouring at play time, being helper of the day, playing on the pirate ship during lunch time, having an early lunch with their friend and many, many more.
Spellzone - To help encourage spellings, we have set the children up on a program called ‘Spell Zone.’ This is a fantastic program to help children with their spelling. There are lots of different games on spell zone that are set to your child’s ability. Their login and password can be found in the back of their homelink book. Each week, the child who has been on spellzone the most will be rewarded. The link is www.spellzone.com
Miss Liquorish and Mrs Wynn
At the bottom of the page I have added some useful websites for the children to play on. Please let me know of any websites that you would like me to add to this page. Enjoy!