A Small School with a Big Heart, guiding our children to becoming kind and courageous citizens.
Friday 15th March
What a great week we've had! This last two weeks we've been building up to writing our own versions of The Gingerbread Man and have done ourselves proud! Our stories were full of interesting story language and amazing adjectives. We also remembered to use capital letters, full stops and neat handwriting. Make sure you look in our book bags for a copy of our stories!
We squeezed in a quick trip to Australasia yesterday and learnt about the animals and birds that can be found in Australia and New Zealand. While we were there we used our art skills to create our own piece of Aboriginal artwork and representation of the Sydney Opera House.
We will be heading off for a three week trip to our final continent, Europe, next week! If the children have any photos or memories from a European holiday they are welcome to bring these in on Thursdays to share with the class.
Next week our tricky words are - out, laugh, laughed.
Friday 8th March
Another week has flown by! English lessons have been all about The Gingerbread Man this week! We've re-told the story, drawn story maps, designed our own gingerbread men and used adjectives to describe the characters and settings. Next week we will be writing our own versions of the story!
We had fun day yesterday celebrating World Book Day. Everyone looked great in their costumes and enjoyed sharing their favourite traditional tales.
We've been growing our brains in Maths lessons too; recognising, reading and writing numbers to 40 in both numerals and words and representing numbers a tens and ones in a place value chart.
Next we will be re-capping all tricky words learnt so far this year. Please keep practising reading and writing them at home.
Friday 1st March
Owl class have returned from their Half Term break with so much enthusiasm to learn. We are so impressed!
They were very excited to find a postcard from Sunny the meerkat whilst reading Meerkat Mail at the beginning of the week. He was thinking of moving to Antarctica and wanted them to let him know if it was a good idea! Owls took on the challenge and found out lots of facts about The Kalahari Desert, Antarctica and Meerkats. Following a quick trip to both continents they wrote letters to let him know that it was most definitely NOT a good idea! Make sure you ask them why, they'll love to tell you!
Our tricky words next week are - what, call, called
Next week we are starting a 4 week unit of traditional Tales in English lessons. If your child has a favourite tale they would like to bring in to share with the class, they are welcome to.
Friday 8th February
What a busy few weeks we've had!
We continued our travels around South America, exploring the Amazon Rainforest and Machu Picchu. We learnt about the artist Henry Rousseau and focused on his painting 'Tiger in a Storm' in English and Art lessons. Make sure you check out our gallery by the entrance to Year 1! We also wrote our own verses for the animals in 'Rumble in the Jungle'.
We had a very quick visit to Antarctica and investigated how penguins keep dry.
We were so inspired by Sebbie R's research on Pangolins that we decided to travel to Asia on Friday! We learnt about Chinese New Year and how to write our names using the Chinese alphabet.
Thank you to those who took the post its for cooking ingredients, it's very much appreciated!
Our tricky words next week are - oh, their, people
Friday 25th January
This week we traveled to our second continent, South America and enjoyed exploring the Amazon Rainforest! Ask us what we saw there! Next week we will continue to explore the Amazon during our English and Topic lessons.
Our common exception words next week are - house & our
Friday 18th January
Owl Class have loved reading The Snow Bear! Lots of role play, oral re-telling of the story and discussion about the characters last week has meant they were able to confidently write their own versions this week. Have a look below at some of their fantastic stories!
Our common exception words next week are - put, push, pull, full
Friday 11th January
Our first full week of 2019 has been a busy one! We've started as we mean to go on by doing lots of brain growing.
In Maths we have been learning about 'place value'. In English we have been reading The Snow Bear and can't wait to write our own versions next week. Yesterday we started our journey around our 'Wonderful World'. We investigated how animals living in the areas around the Arctic Circle keep warm. Please ask us to tell you what we are doing in the pictures below and what we found out!
Our common exception words next week are - friend & school
Friday 4th January
Happy New Year!
We've had a great first few days back! The children have returned enthusiastically and are clearly ready to take on new challenges this term!
Our common exception words next week are - one, once, ask
Friday 7th December
What a busy few weeks we've had in Owl Class! We've been following and writing instructions in English lessons, solving addition and subtraction problems in Maths, designing and making shields in Topic lessons and then yesterday we attended a Medieval banquet followed by trike jousting! We're all in need of a relaxing weekend now!
Our common exception words next week are - some, come.
Friday 23rd November
This week, Owl class have been working hard on sequencing sentences to re-tell The Knight and the Dragon story! They are looking forward to sharing these with you at our topic finale in a few weeks!
Our common exception words next week are - by, my, love
Friday 16th November
Another week has flown by in Owl Class. We've learnt various ways to help solve subtraction problems, found out about William the Conqueror and his impact on castle building in England and discussed properties of different materials used in castles. We've enjoyed reading the book 'The Knight and the Dragon' and today we helped Mrs Banks grow her brain to draw a story map! Next week we'll be writing sentences to re-tell the story so make sure you ask us over the weekend to re-tell it to you!
Our common exception words next week are - no, go, so.
Friday 9th November
Another great week in Owl class! Please do make sure you look at the fantastic recounts on the windows!
Our common exception words next week - be, he, me, we, she
Wednesday 7th November 2018
We had a fantastic day trip to Windsor Castle on Monday. All of the children learnt so much! We found out lots about how to become a knight, we dressed up and got knighted, and even saw the Duke and Duchess of Sussex' wedding outfits! Have a look at some photos of our fun day....
Friday 2nd November
What a great first week back following the half term break! Owls have been busy learning about the features of poetry and solving addition problems, using their number bond knowledge. 'Curious about Castles' is our topic this half term and Owls already have lots of interesting questions related to this!
Our common exception words next week are - you, your, they.
Wednesday 31st October 2018
This week we are learning about Poetry in English. The children have been working extremely hard creating a word bank of words associated with castles, out topic for this half-term. They have been investigating rhyming words too. By the end of this week they will have created an acrostic poem about castles - how exciting! Please share and enjoy some poetry books together at home, or from your local library.
As you know, the children are visiting Windsor Castle on Monday. Over this week-end, please could you and your child write a question that they would like to find out the answer to, and bring this into school on Monday morning. We will attempt to find out the answers to all questions during our time at the castle!
Thursday 18th October
Today we completed our Astronaut training and heard from The European Space Agency that we have all got what it takes to be future astronauts!
What a fantastic first half-term we've had in Owl class! The children have all settled so well and we're looking forward to the year ahead.
Our common exception words for the first week back will be - his, has, I.
Wednesday 17th October
This week we have been busy completing tasks as part of our training to become astronauts. We now have four stamps in our log book. So far we have created a planet fact book, completed a fitness test, tried to write imagining there is no gravity, tasted some space food, and walked using sponge space boots to mirror what it may be like in space! We are having fun and here are a few photos........
Friday 12th October
We're loving the Space topic in Owl Class! This week we have enjoyed reading The Darkest Dark by astronaut Chris Hadfield, applied to be astronauts and made moon buggies! We're hoping to hear back from the European Space Agency soon to see if we have been successful with our applications! Finger crossed!
Our common exception words next week are were, was, is.
Friday 5th October
What another great week we've had in Owl Class! We've whizzed around Space, painted Picasso style portraits and created our own board game in English!
Next week it's Space week! The children are welcome to bring in any Space themed books or resources to share with the class.
Our common exception words next week are - says, said, are
This week we are learning about number bonds. The children are exploring how to make a given number using two different numbers. We are using Numicon, tens frames and our fingers to do this. We are having lots of fun . The children are learning a rhyme to help them remember number bonds to 10, and it has actions too! Please practise this at home.