Owls

 

Class Teacher : Mr Knapper

We are a very hardworking mixed year 4&5 class with 29 fantastic pupils. Each week our learning includes: reading; writing; maths and topic. Alongside this R.E, P.E, Spanish and computing make up our busy weekly curriculum.  

Homework will be given out each Friday. Pupils will be given a book to complete this work, the book should be returned by Wednesday in order for feedback to be given.

Weekly homework includes:

-      Class spellings

-      Recap of maths

-      Short literacy activity 

-      Some topic research

We expect pupils to complete homework every week, if not completed by Wednesday pupils may be expected to do the work during break times.    

P.E. (curriculum map) takes place twice a week on a Monday and Thursday.  Pupils are expected to bring in appropriate P.E kit which should include a t-shirt, shorts/jogging bottoms and trainers or daps (no football shirts, skirts, vest tops).

Reading is a key focus in Owls class with many opportunities to read for pleasure throughout the day. Class guided reading takes place every day with the aim of building pupils’ understanding of a variety of texts. We will regularly read with pupils ensuring they have a fresh supply of books to promote a love of reading. 

We need you: Our pupils enjoy learning and we love inspiring them to learn more, but we can only do that with help from home.  Please listen to your child read at least three times a week and encourage them to complete their homework and bring PE kit to school.

For a complete overview of the school curriculum click here. For the Key Stage Two curriculum map for 2017-18 click here. 

 

Term 1: 'Bright Sparks'

The subject focus for this topic is science and design and technology. (Topic Web.pdf) Children will be introduced to the topic through a trip to @Bristol where they will attend an electricity workshop. We will be planning, designing and creating our own ‘Billy goats Gruff’ bridges as well as making an electrical circuit to eliminate it, making it safe for night crossing.

 

Class book for term 1: The Iron Giant

A mysterious creature stalks the land, eating barbed wire and devouring tractors and plows. The farmers are mystified—and terrified. And then they glimpse him in the night: the Iron Giant, taller than a house, with glowing headlight eyes and an insatiable taste for metal. The hungry giant must be stopped at any cost.

 

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