Owls 5/6 2022 - 2023
Welcome to the Owls Class
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Welcome to the Owls Class.
Term 3 Spring 2023
Happy New Year.
The Owls are a Y5 and Y6 class with 33 children. The class teacher is Mr Reeve and each day Mrs Thorpe is our teaching assistant. Mrs E Burnett joins us for part of Tuesday morning and on Friday afternoons. Our PE coach is Ben (from Premier Sports) and he is with the Owls on Tuesday mornings. On Thursday afternons, half of the class go swimming and the other group take part in outdoor games. Don't forget to wear your PE kit, bring your water bottle and wrap up warm if you need to on these days.
On Monday mornings (from 10.00 until 10.45 in Term 3 and Term 4) the Owls will have whole class brass and woodwind lessons with Mrs Benson. Pupils will be allowed to take their instruments home to practise once the trumpets, trombones, clarinets and saxophones have been allocated. The ukulele group and choir will continue to practise and perform regularly- it's never too late to join if you haven't yet!
On Monday afternoons the Owls will continue to learn French with Mrs Lievesley.
We are now starting Term 3, which takes us through January and into February.
In our first week, we had a fantastic trip to Lincoln New Theatre Royal to watch "Cinderella".
We will study a range of topics in English including narrative writing, poetry, arguments and debates, reports and news stories. Our class novel is called "Journey to Jo-burg," by the author Beverley Naidoo. This novel will support history lessons (about Nelson Mandela and Apartheid) and geography skills. We wil also investigate the question: "Where does the food and energy come from for the people of the world?"
Each day we will develop our mathematical calculation and reasoning skills with a strong focus this term on place value, decimals and fractions, calculations, time, data handling, measures and units.
As well as lots of practical science investigations involving mixtures and materials, we will learn about food chains, food webs and life cycles.
In Art and DT lessons, we will explore the art of Esther Mahlangu and the designs of the South African Ndebele people. Also in our topic, we will design and make our own moving animal models.
Our RE theme this term is Christianity. We will investigate what "Salvation" means and why it is so important to Christians.
In our ICT lessons, we will be creating and using concept maps to support our English and Topic work.
As well as our regular PE lessons, we will continue to develop our health and fitness by taking part in regular "Golden Mile" activities.
Our next sporting event is the swimming gala (taking place on Saturday 28th January at Gainsborough Leisure Centre). On Monday 30th January, the school football team will take part in the Lincolnshire Small Schools Final, taking place at Carres Grammar School in Sleaford. Good luck, everyone!
We have now begun our "Walk to School" programme. Our Junior Road Safety Officers, Oliver T and Mia have introduced the daily register and have been busy awarding badges. The Owls have already taken part in two "walk to school" events and nore than half of the class were able to attend these events. Thank you so much for supporting these events, we appreciate that it is not always easy for everyone to take part because of work commitments.
Our "Achievement Assembly" takes place on Friday afternoons and parents are invited to attend.
Please click on "Curriculum Overview" and the "Owls Long-Term plan," to find more details about our topics and things that will be happening throughout the year.
Don't forget to look at our class photographs. I update these pages regularly.
Here are some useful websites to look at to help you with this term's learning:
You have your own Log in for this site. You can develop your ICT skills here.
Thank you to Harry and Scarlett who have emailed in lovely PowerPoint presentations that they have made at home about Africa Animals, to share with the class.
We have begun to use "Scratch" this year to learn about Coding. Can you create your own Sprites, animations and games?
The "dkfindout" site is full of interesting facts to support many topics. This link will help you to learn about Nelson Mandela:
This is a helpful site for Mathematics, with lots of games and ideas. You can choose different games and practise your maths skills.
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