Welcome to Owls!
Teachers: Miss Francis
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Knight
Welcome to the Owls class page where you will find out all about day to day life in our class.
A typical day in Owls starts with a phonics or spelling session where the children learn all the sounds they need to read and spell. This is followed by handwriting, where we focus on strengthening finger grip and letter formation with the year 1 children and beginning to join letters in year 2. The children then apply all of these skills in their English lesson before break. Next, we have a daily maths lesson before the children make their way down to the lunch hall. In the afternoons, we get chance to learn about science, geography and history through our current topic. On Tuesday, the children will have a weekly PE lesson (swimming in the summer term) and will also benefit from working with our fantastic art teacher Mrs Walker once a week in the autumn term.
Year Two homework books will be handed out on a Friday, to be handed in the following Friday.
Our class owl (Oscar) will be given out on a Monday, to be returned the following Monday with some writing and pictures about how he has spent the week at home with your child.
We have PE every Tuesday afternoon and all children need to have a PE kit in school at all times.
We ask that children read at least four times a week at home as this makes a huge difference to their progress. We will read at least once a week with your child in school and they will have the opportunity to change their book each day.
On Monday afternoon, the whole class will visit the school library where they will have chance to choose a book to bring home. Their library book is for sharing at home and not necessarily for them to read themselves, therefore it may not match their usually reading level. The idea behind this is to encourage their love of reading by giving them chance to enjoy a range of texts that they can't necessarily access themselves. This could include non-fiction books, picture books, poetry books, atlases, encyclopedias and anything else that peaks their interest! Please make sure your child's library book is in their new library folder in school each Monday so that they can change it for a new one.
To see more about what we have been up to each week, take a look at our blog page where you will find photos and weekly updates!
Any questions please feel free to come in and ask.