Clipston Endowed VC Primary School

Welcome to Owls Class

Owl ClassWelcome to Owl Class! We are a mixed aged class of Key Stage 2 pupils. Our teacher is Mrs Smith, who is supported by our school teaching assistants, Mrs Randall, Miss Barlow and Mrs Stevens.

Throughout each week we will be studying a number of different lessons, ensuring the children enjoy learning from every area of the curriculum. The day will begin with regular spelling and grammar practice, followed by English, then mathematics. In general, afternoons will be as follows:

All children will be able to choose a reading book from our school library which they may take home to read in the evenings. They are also welcome to bring in their own book from home to read, if they prefer, which should be appropriately matched to your child’s reading potential. We ask that children read to an adult (or if in Year 5 or 6 read independently and then discuss with an adult) every evening to build fluency and comprehension skills; please record this in your child’s reading log. Please make sure your reading books are brought to back to school each day.

Homework is set on a Friday, to be completed and returned to school on Wednesday. A variety of homework styles are used, including CGP question books, creative homework, spellings and times tables. Spelling is a particular focus given its prevalence in the new curriculum therefore we strongly encourage you to help your child learn their spellings each week ready for an in-class quiz every Friday morning.

During the last academic year, we enjoyed studying a range of topics including: Myths and Legends – in which the children organised and ran a dragonology exhibition for friends and family to enjoy; Invaders and Settlers where we were visited by Erik Eriksson, a Viking warrior; and Water, Water Everywhere! with a ‘super starter’ class trip to Rutland Water. Elsewhere, throughout the year, the children had the opportunity to partake in a number of events: a music day at Spratton Hall School; our annual pantomime visit at Christmas time; Bikability training; skiing and sledging at Snozone; and a Mad Hatter’s tea party in school. All these experiences created a valuable, exciting and engaging curriculum in which the children thrive, learn and make excellent progress.

This year began with a bang and a visit from Zoolab to tie in with our topic on rainforests. Children had the opportunity to learn about different exotic creatures – and a brave few even handled them!

We are all looking forward to another amazing year to come in Owl Class!

Owls News and Homework 2017-2018 week beginning:
13th November 2017    
5th September 2017 11th September 2017 18th September 2017
25th September 2017 2nd October 2017 16th October 2017
30th October 2017 6th November 2017  
     
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Our Curriculum - Autumn 2014 Our Curriculum - Spring 2015 Our Curriculum - Summer 2015
Our Curriculum - Autumn 2015 Our Curriculum - Spring 2016 Our Curriculum - Autumn 2016
Our Curriculum - Spring 2017 Our Curriculum - Summer 2017  

 

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