Year 3 & 4 - Owls
Welcome to Owls!
Your class teacher is Mrs O'Driscoll supported by our wonderful teaching assistants, Mrs Emeny and Mrs Hussey .
This web page will give you lots of information about what we are getting up to in our class as well as general information about our topic, P.E. days and upcoming events.
Our Expectations and Routines
Reading is very important to us in Owls, it underpins everything we do and is a lifelong skill.
The children will have readings tasks throughout the week and we allocate time in our timetable to read for pleasure. We have a class library which the children are encouraged to pick a book from each week to read in the classroom. On a Monday, children will pick a home reading book from their relevant book band to support their fluency and comprehension skills. We ask that you listen to your child read at least three times a week and sign their diary to show they have read at home. Children who read at least three times a week are entered into a prize draw each month. Books and diaries must be returned on a Thursday so that reading books can be stored in an isolation box for 72 hours before being redistributed and diaries can be checked. We will return diaries on a Friday.
Children will be given two home learning tasks each week - one Maths and one English. In the current climate, this will be allocated through our online platforms such as Class Dojo, Purple Mash and Times Table Rock Stars. Homework will be set on a Friday and must be handed in by the following Thursday. Spelling lists will also go out on a Friday both on the Class Dojo and in reading diaries. Spelling tests will take place on the following Friday. Homework may be set in a range of formats to limit the amount of materials going between home and school.
Owl Class will have their P.E. lessons on a Monday and Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school in their P.E. kit on these days. We also ask that earrings are taken out on these days too. Long hair should also be tied back.
Please follow our class story for all up to date information and announcements relevant to the class. Children are also awarded dojo points for exemplary behaviour and fantastic work, which you can keep track of. Private messages can also be sent if you need to raise a query or concern as it is now more difficult to discuss these at the end of the day with the new protocols.
Autumn 2020 - Walk a Mile Down the Nile
This term we will be learning about Egypt and the Ancient Egyptians. Please take a look at our Curriculum Map.
Extra, Extra! Read all about it!
We have been learning about the British archaeologist, Howard Carter, who discovered the lost tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922.
The children turned into news reporters for the week to create a newspaper report recounting this amazing discovery. They took immense pride in their work and they have all done a fantastic job!
Howard Carter SOS!
Owl class recieved a very unusual video message from Howard Carter this week, asking for their help. He has asked the children to find out about the artefacts he has unearthed and then create a guide book all about the treasures of Tutankhamun for the Museum of Cairo. The children are very excited and have been busy coming up with ideas on how we can help and how we can put a guide book together. We look forward to sharing their journey to the end product with you.