Welcome to Owl Class Summer Term (i) 2022
Please do look at the curriculum boxes below to provide a summary of what this half term's learning involves.
Our main Geography topic is 'Uk Changes Over Time' and we will also be focusing on 'Moving toys and Mechanical Systems' for our D&T topic. In Geography there will be opportunity to practise fieldwork skills outside with Mrs McNeil; hopefully we can enjoy the good summer weather! Please also find a general weekly timetable below.
SATS week for Year 6 children is from 9th May 2022. It is vital that every Year 6 child is in school during that week. Please do find the SATS information from the 24 01 22 under the 'Owl Class' tab. Year 6 should continue to use Monster SATs up until SATs.
Please contact me by email:
Contact me directly via the office if there is an urgent issue; emails to the teachers are unlikely to receive an immediate response. If you need a longer conversation, we will happily arrange a mutually convenient slot to meet after school.
Owl Class Structure
Below, you will find a typical weekly timetable for Summer Term. A summary of the areas of learning to be covered has also been added. Generally speaking, Mr Farrant will teach all week apart from Wednesday after Lunch. A Spanish teacher from CVC will teach Spanish on Wednesday afternoon for an hour and Mrs McNeil will be with us again this half term to teach Topic on a Wednesday afternoon.
Please send your child to school in full, named, uniform each day, with the exception of Monday and Friday when children should arrive in their PE kit. See below for a reminder of what a PE kit includes. Named water bottles are essential.
Each child will need their own pencil case from home containing a glue stick, writing pencil, colouring pencils, pencil sharpener and scissors. Please avoid biros and felt tips. Any children who do not have the necessary equipment will be supplied with their own from our classroom resources. Pencil cases will not go home again until the end of each half term.
PE will take place twice a week as usual. Children will come to school on their PE days dressed in their PE kit. As a reminder, PE kit should include suitable foot wear (e.g. trainers) a white T-shirt, black shorts or joggers and a sweat shirt for outdoor lessons. Typically, PE in Owl Class will happen on Monday and Friday. Named water bottles are essential. No PE bags in school.
We are hoping to begin swimming on our second session of each week (Friday). Please note that we will not be beginning these from the start of the term and that the day may be subject to change.
When swimming sessions begin, the children will need a named (one piece) swimming costume, named flip flops or similar foot wear, a named towel, named goggles (optional), a named waterproof swimming bag, a named towelling robe/fleecy sweat shirt or similar (optional) for warmth. Children will be in groups.
Please can your child bring their own snack in from home each day to have at playtime but this must be fruit or vegetable only. If you are sending it in in a plastic Tupperware please name it as they can easily get lost and often one pot looks very similar to another.
Please book lunches in advance, either by the week or the half term. You can also do this on the day, but it helps the kitchen to plan ahead and speeds up registration time if you have already booked. See Parent Information section on the website for the link. Lunches will be eaten in the classroom on cleaned tables after hands are washed.
Weekly spellings for children will be posted on Google Classroom on a Friday and will then be tested in class the following Friday. Your child will have been told which group they are in. If you require a paper copy of the spellings please let me know via email.
Homework: Home Projects
You will find a summary in the Home Learning Section of the website and on Google Classroom of suggested project ideas for this half term. If you require a paper copy please let me know via email. Pupils' individual presentations to the rest of the class will take place in the last week before half term.
All the books in school have been book banded for content and complexity to support your child to make informed and appropriate book choices according to their current age and ability. We assess each child early on in the term and allocate bands to suit their assessed level.
Reading to and with an adult is still vital in Years 5 and 6. Please read together where possible and try to find a time where you can ask your child questions about what they are reading. This is vital in developing their reading comprehension skills (a major focus of Years 5 and 6). Children who read well flourish in other areas of the curriculum.
Please see the home learning section of the website for ideas of questions to ask and optional activities for the children to complete. They should also be encouraged to enjoy books on their own. Children will continue to read with their class teacher every week in guided reading sessions. Individuals will also be heard whenever possible.
Our class reader this term is "Illegal" by Eoin Colfer.
Online work will be set on Google Classroom; this includes spellings and home learning projects. Please feel free to share any additional learning. We do stress that this a platform only for learning and communicating with the class teacher.
Children will be completing 99 Club Times Table Tests weekly. Please find the 99 club sheets below.