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Class 4 Owl

Welcome to Class 4 Owl!

 

This year our class is a combination of Year 5 and 6 pupils. Our class team is: Mrs Law (Teacher, Monday – Wednesday), Mrs Sanderson (Teacher, Wednesday - Friday), Mrs McCully (Teaching Assistant, Monday – Thursday) and Mrs Holloway (Teaching Assistant, Tuesday - Friday).

Autumn 2 2017 (October – December)

This half term our whole school Christian Value has been ‘Peace’ and the curriculum theme was ‘Into the night’. In Class 4 we started the half term basing our work on Remembrance and linked our English, History, Geography and Art to the theme of World War 1. Our class reader was Warhorse.

 

In November we held a Remembrance Tea Party where our children presented poems by famous WW1 poets, poetry reviews written by themselves and their own compositions. Members of the community came to join us at this event and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

 

Other highlights of our learning in this topic include:

Making clay poppy pots

Writing and acting out our own play scripts for The Christmas Truce

WW1 related drama

Writing diary entries from the viewpoints of soldiers

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Spring 1 2018 (January to February half term)

 

This half term the whole school curriculum theme is ‘Around the world in 24 days’. To link to this topic, our class read is Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman. This is about a family seeking asylum from war torn Afghanistan and tells of their journey to Australia where they are hoping to start a new life. Where possible we are linking our learning to this topic. Further details will be given on our class newsletter.

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Homework

 

Spelling: The children receive 8 spellings on a Monday (listed in planners). These are practised at home throughout the week in preparation for a test on the following Monday.

 

Reading: Children are encouraged to read at least 3 times a week.

Maths: This is given weekly (Monday, returned the following Monday) and is linked to previous learning.

 

Times Tables Rockstars: All children have their own log on to this website and are encouraged to practise their times tables in order to become fluent and confident .

PE days:

To be confirmed for Spring 1.

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