Friday 18th December 2020
Well, we made it. How a year and a half has flown!! All I can say is thank you! What an amazing class of kids and a credit to all of you. We have been through a lot together and made it to the other side. All the phone calls and support you have given has been amazing.
I will miss everyone a lot but hope to see you all again some day soon.
Have a lovely Christmas with families and friends,
Thank you again and take care,
Friday 11th December 2020
Happy Friday everyone! I cannot believe we are going into our final week of this half term. Owls have wowed us this week with their talents. Dancing, singing and acting. Everyone has had an important part to play in the Nativity.
Please have a look at some of our pictures from this week! The wire and buzzer games are so impressive.
Thank you for all the sponsorship donations for Uganda. The children were so speedy on the run :)
Home Learning- Quite simply, perform an act of kindness every day this week. Spread the joy of Christmas!
Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing everyone for our final week,
Friday 4th December 2020
Another great week in Owls! Lots of preparation for Christmas, Owls created their own decorations for the classroom and learned how to make paper snowflakes. They also wrote a letter to Santa and posted it in his special post-box today....
A grammar focus in English this week, looking at embedded clauses, fronted adverbials and prefixes. In Maths we continued to learn about fractions and in particular, equivalent fractions. E.g. 1/2 = 2/4 = 3/6
Home Learning- There will be another times table quiz next week on all the times tables! Please can you practise with your child and on TTRockstars :)
Check out the pictures from today! (see below)
Enjoy your weekend, take care,
Friday 27th November 2020
This week, the children learned more about fractions. The difference between unit and non-unit fractions, ordering fractions with the same denominator, as well as adding and subtracting fractions!! Lots to remember. We will be revisiting fractions again next week :)
In English, the children have been learning how to write suspense pieces. Using all the features they know for suspense! For spellings the children have been looking at homophones (seen, scene). Learning that the words can sound the same but have different meanings.
There has been photos added below of the children's DT project!
Please see the attachment below to review the knowledge mat for this topic!
Continue to revise times tables as there will be a quiz in 2 weeks time :)
Have a lovely weekend,
Friday 20th November 2020
Happy Friday! What a fun marble treat. Well earned by everyone. All of the displays of talent were amazing! The children were very fair with their scoring and the results were extremely close. Each child had a TGT score card, taking care to judge fairly. We even had hot chocolate and marshmallows on our interval.
To finish, each score card was added into a total score for each performance. Mrs Green then gave out the certificates to our winners!
Again I am so pleased with every child's effort today and repeat Mrs Green's words that they, "are all stars in our eyes!"
For this week, MyMaths has been updated with some new tasks. Please try and complete the tasks for next Friday :)
Have a fantastic weekend!
Friday 13th November 2020
Another great week for Owls. In maths the children recapped time in all its forms (e.g. 24 hour, analogue, digital). Please take a look at this with your child at home. Telling the time is learned through practise!
In english the children finished their newspaper reports. They were based on an Egyptian tomb found in Verwood!
Thank you all for your time on Wednesday. It was great to catch up and share how the children are getting on :)
Home Learning- Research hieroglyphics and learn how to spell your name!
Have a fantastic weekend and I look forward to seeing you all again on Monday,
Friday 6th October 2020
Welcome back! Although these are tough times, the children are showing great resilience and having a lot of fun in School. Take a look at some of the pictures taken this week :)
We have started our new topic Egyptians. The children have found it very interesting and have a lot to share on the topic. Everyone is looking forward to investigating this!
Home Learning- Research Ancient Egypt and record your findings on the PurpleMash factfile. This has been set as a 2DO. As an extra activity for the next couple of weeks can you ask your child about the bus stop method for division. We will be continuing the new method next week, so it will be useful to revisit the learning at home as well.
Friday 23rd October 2020
Happy half term everyone! I have to say a big thank you to the kids for being so resilient to the new changes but also for everyone at home. Our attendance has been great and it really does make all the difference :)
Please have a good rest and recharge, ready for the coming half term.
Home learning is attached below! Owls are great artists so I look forward to the result. Thank you for practising the poems with the kids from last week. They were amazing in class!!
Stay safe and take care,
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,
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,
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!
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,
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,
- Log on to PurpleMash and complete the 2DO- It is practise for the coming weeks computing- Thank you!
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!!
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 :)