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    Autumn

    Next term, Term 3, Owls will have PE on a Tuesday and a Wednesday (so they need PE kit), and Forest School on a Friday (outdoor gear).

    17/12/20 - Last month, we entered a Christmas card design competition which was set up by a local MP. Today we found out that Oscar in our class has won (out of all the children from across Stroud schools who entered). What a phenomenal achievement - plus, his Christmas card will be received by the Prime Minister at Number 10 Downing Street, as well as local businesses, schools and other community champions. We are so proud!

    15/12/20 - We had a completely wonderful Circus Skills workshop today and had so much fun learning how to juggle and using a range of equipment! πŸŽͺ

    10/12/20 - Today we were visited by reindeers. It was such a wonderful surprise and really added to our festive excitement! 🦌

    10/12/20 - Palaeontologists at work learning about different types of fossils, how they are formed and the work of Mary Anning πŸ¦–

    04/12/20 - 'See you soon, Mrs Booker'. This is not goodbye - we have loved having you in our class and thank you for all of your work and dedication! What a wonderful day we have had opening our lovely presents, sewing and having a fun Geography lesson on tourism!

    03/12/20 - We have started a new unit of work in English, based on Michael Foreman's book 'Stubby'. Today we read his book and then compared it to an alternative version by Blake Hoena. We then watched a question and answer session with the author 🐢

    01/12/20 - Happy December! Christmas has arrived in our class and we have had a wonderful day with a range of Christmas-themed learning - including Father Christmas BIDMAS, and an afternoon listening to a story, watching a film and drinking hot chocolate and marshmallows! πŸŽ…

    27/11/20 - WOW. We all produced a new front cover for a book called 'Time Train to the Blitz' by Multi-award-winning author Sophie McKenzie πŸ”₯

    24/11/20 - A wonderful trip to SkillZone. We learnt lots about safety in a range of contexts 🦺

    19/11/20 - Last week, we met Mrs Booker's dog, Molly 🐢 She is a friendly and caring animal, and we all had the opportunity (if we wished) of getting to know and pet Molly!

    11/11/20 - We learnt about war medals and the significance of these throughout History and then designed our own πŸ₯‡

    11/11/20 - For Remembrance day we made war planes (Design and Technology focus)

    10/11/20 - Remembrance Blackout Poetry based on an extract of 'Goodnight Mister Tom'

    09/11/20 - This week in Owls, we will be learning and practising Roman Numerals. If your child would like an extra challenge, they could practise these at home, or even write some of their own sums for somebody else to solve!

    05/11/20 - We had an amazing afternoon producing art and sculptures inspired by nature! πŸ‚

    Happy Autumn Term 2! 

     

    I am very much looking forward to the term ahead - we have planned lots of highly exciting and creative activities linked to our WWI and WWII topic, and in December, we will be undertaking lots of fun Christmas-themed learning across the curriculum. I cannot wait for all the fun and learning opportunities ahead! Please keep checking this page for weekly updates and pictures about school life in Owls. 

     

    One of our focus areas this term (Science and PSHE) will be learning about sleep. By December, we will be able to:

    • list some benefits of good quality sleep.

    • explain how sleep can affect wellbeing.

    • describe actions a person can take to help improve
    their quality of sleep.

    In our sleep unit, we will be finding out lots of Scientific facts, and relating these to our own lives and experiences. Here are a few 'did you know' facts that will form the basis of our learning😴

    Owls have worked so hard this term and I am exceptionally proud of each and every child for how they have settled back into school and done so with enthusiasm, determination and positivity.

     

    I would like to wish you all a happy and healthy half term break, and look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces when we start back for Autumn 2. 

    22/10/20 - Hello Yellow Day happiness! πŸ’›

    20/10/20 - Lots of fun in the last week - including Geography (identifying different countries using Atlas skills and flags), learning about Mary Seacole, dressing up day and a visit from local police officers to learn about online relationships and safety!

    19/10/20 - Don't forget that this Friday is Hello Yellow day to raise awareness about mental health and how we can look after ourselves! πŸ’›

    Black History Month 

    October is Black History Month in the UK, an event that has been celebrated nationwide for more than 30 years. Its purpose is to recognise the contributions that black people have made to the UK over many generations. We have discussed in class how black people have always been present in the UK throughout history, but that there has been a lack of representation in the history books.

     

    To help learn more about this month, I would like you to find out more about a black person from the past or present, who has made an important contribution to British or world history. You can present your research in any way you like - it could be a poster, PowerPoint, timeline, mini-book or leaflet, biography etc. 

     

    Please bring your finished work into school by 4th November so that we can share what you have found out. 

    13/10/20 - Thank you so much to the PTA for organising such a brilliant Fun Run. We all put in lots of effort and had a lot of fun!

    13/10/20 - Word of the Week fun!

    13/10/20 - Our new class reading book is called 'The Victory Dogs' by Megan Rix. Rix is a hugely popular author of animal adventure books set in the modern day and key periods of history. Here are a few more of her titles in case you would like some inspiration for some half term reading fun!

    12/10/20 - Amazing Harvest artwork produced by Owls, inspired by the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo who was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish and books.

    07/10/20 - Fantastic work this week so far, including History based on WWI tanks and RE linked to our Christianity topic.

    05/10/20 - Happy October! πŸ‚ We have been undertaking lots of challenging maths related to Prime Numbers #MathsIsFun πŸ“šπŸ“πŸ“

    28/09/20 - This week, we will be applying our spelling knowledge to words ending in 'cious' and 'tious'. Here they are if you would like some extra consolidation!

    28/09/20 - We produced an AMAZING piece of collaborative art! Pictures also featuring brilliant coding work using 2Code πŸ’»

    22/09/20 - Another Head Teacher's award has been earned by a member of our class. What an amazing achievement!

    22/09/20 - Mr Men and Little Miss inheritance and variation work for Science πŸ§ͺ Also featuring Word of the Week and SPAG fun!

    In Science, we have learnt that: 

    • A characteristic is a feature of an organism.  It can be something we can see (like hair colour) or something we can’t see (like blood group).
    • All humans have different combinations of characteristics, meaning we all look different.
    • This difference in our characteristics is called variation.

    15/09/20 - The first Head Teacher's award of the academic year has been awarded to a member of our class, what a fantastic achievement πŸ† We also had an extra fun maths lesson undertaking real-life money problems

    15/09/20 - Reading for pleasure - why not take part in a Reading Bingo Challenge? See if you can tick all of these off by the end of the year! Not only will your reading improve, but you will also gain a wealth of new knowledge, and it will ensure that you are reading a varied range of texts. Reading is fun! πŸ“š

    14/09/20 - In Owls, we love to read! We have been set the challenge of seeing if we can read each of these Top Ten books (high-quality texts recommended by former Y6 pupils) over the course of this year. We also have a list of over 50 books suggested for our year group on display so that we have lots of inspiration for our next reading book (a digital copy of this is available on the class information page)πŸ“š

    11/09/20 - As Historical Detectives, we already know so much about World War One, and it is only our first full week of learning. Imagine how much knowledge we will have by Christmas time #HistoricalExperts

    09/09/20 - Look at the amazing work across the curriculum that we have produced so far!

    08/09/20 - It has been an absolutely FANTASTIC start to the school year ⭐We have worked so hard and have already produced much work to be extremely proud of! We are also really enjoying our new story book 'Letters from the Lighthouse' written by the queen of Historical fiction, Emma Carroll, which we are reading daily as a class πŸ“š

    Looking forward to welcoming all families back on 8th March. Last two weeks of Home Learning! Enjoy and keep well.
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