Welcome to the Barn Owls page for this Summer term.
Our whole school topic is The Great Outdoors and in Barn Owls we are focussing our learning around The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graeme. We will use the story to write detailed descriptions of settings and characters; developing our sentence structure work. We will also be finding out more about British wild animals and using this knowledge to develop our writing.
In Maths we will learning about time, measures, shape and statistics. We will be doing lots of reasoning and problem solving around these maths topics too.
We will continue to find out lots of historical details about Ancient Rome, looking at evidence and asking questions about how archaeologists have discovered our past history.
We will be developing our scientific understanding of living things and their habitats and states of matter.
In PE we will be doing outdoor adventurous activities creating obstacles courses, working in a team and developing some basic orienteering skills.
Maths homework will be set using CGP maths books; with study guides to re-visit topics at home and develop clearer understanding.
Spelling rules and times tables are tested weekly and scores are recorded in the Home/School Diary.
Children are also expected to read regularly at home; this is an enormously important activity which improves understanding and helps our children to gain further insight into all reading in school. We ask that this is noted down in their Home/School diary, where children who read every day will be entered into a weekly draw in assembly, with a small prize.
There will also be optional activities for further learning at home, which involve learning with others, independent research and creative constructions. We are happy to discuss any queries you may have about homework, please call in and make an appointment. Thank you in advance for all your support with learning at home.
We will be keeping active this term on Wednesday and Friday afternoons, taking part in gymnastics and outdoor adventurous activities. Our P.E. kit is a white top, black shorts/joggers and trainers. Please ensure that all clothing is named clearly inside.
We aim to 'Work Hard, Play Hard' in Barn Owls and on Friday afternoon you could catch us having a few minutes of 'Golden Time’ if we're lucky (and only if we've earned it!) We also have a 'Star of the Week' awarded in assembly on a Friday.
The Barn Owls team all look forward again this term to working in partnership with you, as part of your child's education. We are always glad of the fantastic support, both in terms of volunteering help with trips, reading, art etc, together with the essential support offered to children to complete maths homework, spelling and times table practice and making time for regular, quality reading.
Please check our Class blog here, which has lots of information about different activities in class.
Natale Andrew, Rebecca Paterson and our fantastic teaching assistant, Katherine Grottick.