Hello and welcome to the Owls!
We are a class of 30 children. Our teacher is called Miss Hatton and Mrs Cherry is our teaching assistant.
This year promises to be an exciting, fun filled year. To keep up to date with what is happening in the classroom you can follow us on Twitter. Send a follow request to @Owlsketton to see what we are up to! If you don't already have a twitter account and would like some help in setting one up so that you are able to follow the Owls then please pop in to see Miss Hatton and she will be happy to help you with this! Also if your follow request has not been accepted please come and see her so that this can be rectified.
Reading takes many forms in the Owls. To enable us to progress with our reading we will have opportunities to do whole class, group, paired and individual reading activities across the curriculum. The Owls will continue to bring books home to enjoy and discuss. Please listen to your child read as often as possible and record this in their reading record. The Owls take part in our reading challenge and start to collect their reading stars this year. Every time they read at home, this read will count towards their 50, 100 and 150 reads! Reading books will be changed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. If you have finished your book and it isn't one of these days then it is ok to reread it. Doing this will help you to improve your sight reading and reading fluency. To speed up the process of changing reading books, please sign your child's reading record indicating the pages that have been read or to show that the book has been completed.
In the Owls our P.E. days are Monday and Friday. Please make sure you remember to bring your P.E. kit to school on these days. When the weather is nice we will try to be outside for our lessons as much as possible so you will need to have your trainers. Bring your plimsolls too, just in case we are inside.
In the Owls we are Ready, Respectful, Resilient, Resourceful, Responsible and Reflective learners. Each term we will focus on one of our Rs. In term 4, we will be thinking about what it means to be 'resilient'.
This term we will be starting with a locality study in Geography. Our lessons will be focused on what our village is like. In English we will continue using The Naughty Bus and this term we will be writing a sequel to the story - "The further adventures of Naughty Bus". These stories will be set in locations around the village. In Maths we are starting by looking at place value in the numbers 11 to 20. We will be thinking about partitioning these numbers into tens and ones before ordering and comparing amounts. Once our place value work is done we will be revisiting addition and subtraction but this time we will be using the numbers up to 20. We will look at adding and subtracting numbers that require us to bridge ten (e.g. 9 + 8 or 11 - 6). The Owls have also signed up to take part in a competition to grow a garden in a wheel barrow so part of our learning this term will help us to prepare for this. I will add further details about the when I have them. It promises to be another busy term in the Owls.
This term we will be carrying out some winter themed activities to continue our seasons work. We will be returning to this topic throughout the rest of the year as we move through Spring and Summer. We will finish the term by focusing on Flight and answering the question How did the first flight change the world? This will involve learning about the Wright Brothers.
Term 2 promises to be a busy term culminating in our Christmas production. This year we will be joining up with the Kingfishers. How exciting! Further details will be sent out once we get started. Before we start to think about Christmas though we have lots of other activities planned. Our learning this term will begin with a mini topic linked to linked to autumn. In English we will finish our block on poetry by writing some autumn poems and then we will complete a fiction unit based around the stories of Percy the Park Keeper. This will link in with our seasons work. In Maths we continue with our number work. We will be using part whole models to partition numbers and find number bonds and related facts. We will then move on to looking at addition and subtraction within 10.
See you all on Monday 4th November, ready and raring to go!
We will start the year with a topic entitled "Introducing Me!". This topic will have a mainly Science based focus but it will incorporate some Art work as the term goes on.
In English we will start by looking at writing lists, labels and captions. We will be focusing on writing simple sentences with capital letters at the start and full stops at the end.
In Maths we start off with a number block and we will be revisiting and recapping our work from Flamingos by focusing on the numbers up to 10. Within this unit, we will be sorting objects, counting objects, writing numbers, counting forwards and backwards, comparing amounts and ordering numbers. We will also look at representing numbers in lots of different ways, using lots of different apparatus.
I can't wait to get started! See you all on Tuesday 3rd September!