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Term 2

Welcome back to term 2. We hope you have all had a good break.

This term in the Owls our topic is 'Toys' where we will be comparing our toys today to those our parents and grandparents used to have. We will be making our own puppets in DT and we will be investigating the different materials that toys are made from in our science work. Later in the term we will be visiting Rutland County Museum for their 'Christmas is Coming!' workshop. During this we will find out about  how Christmas was celebrated in the past and we will have the chance to make a Victorian Christmas card and a traditional toy. During the term we will also be busylearning and rehearsing our Christmas play!

 

Last term we didn't quite manage to earn enough fuel for Barry to travel to the next continent on his adventures around the world. This term we will be thinking about being RESPECTFUL and hopefully in the first week back we can all work hard on this and earn the fuel for Barry. During the term the focus is on Respect for others, Respect for our school and our equipment as well as Respect for ourselves.

 

PE lessons will continue to be on a Monday and Thursday this term so please ensure PE kits are in school on these days with plimsolls as most of the sessions will now be in the school hall. We are also lucky enough to have an introduction to Yoga in small groups this term. This will be on a Tuesday afternoon.

Term 1

 

Hello and Welcome to the Owls class. There are 27 children in our class. Mrs Howard is the Class Teacher and Mrs Cherry is the Teaching Assistant. Please follow us on Twitter  @Owlsketton

 

EPIC learning - Barry now has a completed 'Fishatron 3000' vehicle in which he plans to travel around our amazing planet. We will help him do this by earning fuel through our work on the 6 Rs -  being ready, resilient, responsible, resourceful, reflective and respectful. Our focus for Term 1 is being "ready for learning".

 

Our first topic is called "Marvellous Me" where we will be identifying and naming parts of the body and exploring our 5 senses in Science. We will look at how we have changed from babies to now and look at how our life is different to our parents and Grandparents. 

 

PE lessons will be on a Monday and a Thursday this year. Please can PE kits be in school on those days, with plimsolls for indoor PE and trainers for PE outside.

 

The very popular reading challenge will continue this year. Each time your child reads for 10 minutes - either their school reading book, or a book from home/the library - this can be recorded in their reading record book. When they reach 50 reads they receive a bronze star in a special assembly which parents are invited to. 100 reads earns a silver star and 150 reads earns a gold star! We find this really motivates the children in their early stages of reading, and your support with this at home is greatly appreciated. 

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