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Owls class

Mrs Johns and Mrs Clarke

The children in Owls continued to work hard on returning in March and have continued to make pleasing progress. They approach all of their learning with positivity and curiosity and the work they produce is always indicative of a sound understanding. They are independent and reflective learners – keen to always improve upon their learning. 

Owls have enjoyed learning about climate change and researched Greta Thunberg – the discursive pieces they wrote showed such maturity. They enjoyed their Science themed day – I hope the cress they planted and brought home grew! In English, they have pushed themselves to make their writing the best that it can be and are becoming proficient at refining their work. In Maths, we have consolidated our work in number and calculation as well as carrying out work on fractions of numbers. We continue to be good at problem solving and reasoning and are confident in explaining our learning. 

During the Summer term, Owls will be learning about a variety of genres of texts, including narratives, non-chronological reports, instructions and poetry. All our learning will be linked to our class readers and will share the theme of our enquiry question for the term. 

Our Summer Maths will be a focus on multiplication, division, fractions, statistics and measure.  

Our new topic for the Summer term is ‘Around the world in 80 days’. Our enquiry question will be ‘Areall landscapes he same?’ We will be looking at geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a range of landscapes – mountains, rivers, coasts. We will look in particular atan area of India, comparing it to our own locality. As the Spring Term in school was shortened and the children have requested it, we will continue to think about the environment and ways in which we can be more ecologically minded. 

In Science, we will look at living things and their habitats, describing how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other. We will also look at nutrition, food chains and sources. We will learn about plants, observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants and exploring the requirements of plants for life and growth. 

The children will continue to enjoy learning Portuguese with Mrs. Gomes and Art with Mrs. Morton. They will also have RE lessons with Mrs. Stoodley. They will also be benefitting from PE and Health themed lessons from SASP. The children will have their weekly PE lesson on a Tuesday and Friday afternoon, so will need the appropriate clothing for these days each week. 

Please continue to support your child at home with reading – it is much appreciated. Homework will continue to be sent home weekly as well. If you have any enquiries or need support, please do not hesitate to contact us via the year group email; these emails are checked daily. 

We look forward to another term with your children. 

Ms. Johns and Miss. Clarke