Welcome back to Term 2 in the Owls.
This term our topic is 'Festivals and Celebrations'. We will begin this by making cakes for our own 'welcome back to school' party! This will lead us to think about why and when we celebrate different occassions. We will think about Divali and Hannukah and how they are celebrated and we will also look at ways in which Christmas was celebrated in the past. We will, of course, also be busy this term rehearsing our Christmas play which we hope you will enjoy watching!
Our whole school focus this term is being Respectful and the Owls will be thinking how we can be kind to each other everyday. Mrs Howard will be keeping a careful eye out for children showing respect and she will be awarding Dojo points for this.
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Hello and Welcome to the Owls class. There are 30 children in our class. Mrs Howard is the Class Teacher and Mrs Cherry is the Teaching Assistant. We are also lucky to be joined by Miss Hughes this year, a student teacher. Please follow us on Twitter @Owlsketton
Our first topic is called "Superheroes" which we are starting with a come to school dressed as a superhero day on September 5th. During this topic we will be thinking about ourselves as super and identifying and naming parts of the body as well as exploring our 5 senses in Science. We will also look at how we have changed from babies to now. We will think about real life superheroes such as Doctors and Nurses, and this will lead us to look at the life and work of Florence Nightingale in History. In DT we will design and make our own superhero vehicles and we will think about healthy eating by making healthy snacks to enjoy at the end of term.
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.