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Friday 16th October 2020

 

The children have worked very hard this week for various different rewards. In the end it was their show of kindness that shone through. 

We have been learning about poems this week with a focus on similes. Owl's knowledge in this area have wowed many different adults and earned the class marbles towards their reward. Well done Owls for being great role models!

In maths there has been a lot of times tables revision and multiplication recap. The children have persevered and the lessons have been great fun :) In PE I look forward to our lesson next Friday which will be competition matches. Allowing every person to show off their skill in Hockey.

Owls continue to amaze. Moving into our final week of this half term we hope to have more fantastic lessons and fun filled learning. 

 

Home Learning challenge this week is to learn a poem. A poem of your choice..... feel free to add actions! We will share them on Friday 23rd October!!

 

Have a lovely, well rested weekend, 

 

Mr Jones

Multiplication and times table practise on the playground :D

Sketching from observation this week!

Friday 9th October 2020

 

This week in Owl's class we have been working towards a 'hot' write. The children came up with their own chapter for the story Varjak Paw. Using different literary techniques, the children wrote amazing pieces of learning. Using lots of rich description, short sentences and rhetorical questions, the children created suspense and drama to their writing. 

In Maths we continued to review multiplication and stretched to working with three digit numbers. HTU x U. We used the column method and although many children found this a tricky concept, they persevered. Some children really benefitted from practising more sums at home so discuss the concept with your child please.

The children also researched Black History Month and what it means to us. They learned about many amazing people and impressed myself and Mrs Green with their knowledge. Well done Owls!!

 

Check out the pictures below- the children created artwork in the style of Hundertwasser. A forward thinking architect who loved bright bold colours and thinking outside the box. 

 

Home Learning- TTRockstars- there are times tables assigned every week, please focus on this for Home Learning.

 

Thank you again for all your support at home,

 

Take care,

 

Mr Jones

 

 

Hundertwasser pictures!

Friday 2nd October 2020

 

In Owls this week we were rounding to the nearest 10 and 100 in Maths. Using number lines to help us as well as the 'stair' method. Remembering that when we get to 5 the only way is up. Ask the children for context...

 

We continued reading Varjak Paw and the children wrote a story about an animal that was set free for the first time. Remembering to write with the theme of suspense. Short sentences, ellipsis, questions and rich description are all features of a suspense piece of writing. In Art we researched the artist Hundertwasser. How he came to be an artist and the great things he did for the environment. The children will be creating a piece in his style over the next couple of weeks. Exciting! The children's hockey skills are improving with every week!

 

*Times tables are still a big focus as we begin multiplication next week. Any extra practise for the children will help them out hugely :)

 

Home Learning- MyMaths tasks have been set. Please make sure your child is up to date with all the homework, thank you.

 

Have a fantastic weekend. Hopefully the weather forecast isn't true!

 

Mr Jones

Friday 25th September 2020

 

This week in Owls class, the children recapped formal methods for adding and subtracting 2/ 3 digit numbers. Although tricky to begin with, everyone persevered. In English we read more of our class novel 'Varjak Paw' and tried to get a more in-depth understanding of Varjak's character, thoughts and feelings. 

In computing there was some tricky coding to be done but I am happy to say that we accomplished our task as a team! In Geography the children learned more about time zones and in Science they completed some great learning related to circuits. Very impressed how quickly everyone understood the difference between a closed circuit and an open circuit. 

 

Each week is making a huge difference to the children and we are having lots of light bulb moments. Many thanks again for all your efforts during home schooling as this has helped immensely!

 

Have a lovely weekend, 

 

Mr Jones

 

Home Learning

 

Complete the MyMaths task set. It will recap this weeks and last weeks learning in class.

Friday 18th September 2020

 

Well done for another amazing week. Everyone has adapted well to the change and I have to say I am very proud of them this week. The children concentrated and did their best with the different papers. They have been learning about Electricity in Science, non-renewable and renewable sources, and how to build a complete circuit. In Geography they have been learning about time zones, including latitudinal lines and what they mean. For computing the children have recapped on coding. Some very impressive creations! 

Lots of fun and plenty of laughter this week. Have plenty of rest, ready for another busy week!

 

Enjoy your weekend, 

 

Mr Jones

 

Home Learning

 

- Log on to PurpleMash and complete the 2DO- It is practise for the coming weeks computing- Thank you!

The children used charcoal to sketch from observation. A very relaxing afternoon :)

Role play during RE! The children acted out a scene from the Garden of Eden.

Friday 11th September

 

What a fantastic week. The time has flown and we have completed our first week back at School! Owls have come back brilliantly and have taken everything in their stride! Really well done!!

 

  • Please don't forget to have a look at our class meeting PPT on the other Owl's page. 

 

  • Although no Home Learning has officially been set, the children do have tasks on TTRockstars to have a go at!

 

It has been so great to see the kids back and having fun with friends. They're resilience and perseverance have been super. Lots of discussions and making sure feelings are shared to make sure there is no worry in the classroom. 

 

I am  sure they are all ready for a good rest this weekend. I look forward to seeing them again on Monday :) 

 

Mr Jones

Welcome back Owls!

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