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Week 4


In English, the children have planned and written their own Greek myths. They thought about an appropriate hero, villain, Greek gods they could include and a conquest that their hero must go on. They have written their Greek myths as their first Hot Task of the year, meaning it has been completely independent. They've been really enthusiastic about writing them!


In maths, Year 5 have begun their unit on addition and subtraction. We began the week looking at mental methods for adding and subtracting large numbers and have finished the week on written method for numbers with more than 5 digits.


Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Graves


In Year 6 maths, we have been looking at square and cube numbers, long multiplication, short division and long division - quite a week! Great tenacity demonstrated by the class!


In PE, we have been continuing with our striking and fielding games and in Art we have been creating some rather interesting self-portraits using charcoal!


In guided reading, we are continuing with our book 'Clockwork' which is becoming rather tense!


In spellings, we have been continuing to practise our silent letters (knight, thumb, solemn etc.)


Have a great weekend!


Mr Forster 


Week 3

In English this week, Owls class have finished our writing on Perseus and Medusa. The children have written some absolutely fantastic pieces and we can't wait for you to be able to read some of them at Parents Evening, coming up at the end of the half term.


In maths, Year 5 have finished their unit on place value by rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 and 10,000. We have spent quite a lot of time on this as it was quite tricky when rounding large numbers but hopefully, in the children's homework this weekend, you will see that the children now have a good understanding!


Have a fantastic weekend!

Mrs Graves

Week 3


In Year 6 maths this week, we have been looking at the rules of divisibility, common factors and multiples and prime numbers.


In guided reading, we have continued with our new chilling class book, 'Clockwork' by Philip Pullman.


In spellings, we have looked at words with silent letters and also revised our understanding of the word ending -ough.


In Religious Education, we continued on our journey of understanding "What is good?" by looking at the differences between Christian and Karmic outlooks. 


Have a great weekend!

Week 2

This week in English, Owl Class have been continuing to study the myth Perseus and Medusa. We have worked really hard this week on creating a piece of writing with suspense. The children have bee using a range of sentence type, figurative language and onomatopoeia. There writing has been fantastic! Next week we shall be moving on to looking at using dialogue in their writing and therefore their homework this week is to practise this in preparation!


In maths, Year 5 have continued to think about the place value of number. We have looked at partitioning numbers up to 1,000,000 and placing numbers up to 1,000,000 on empty numbers lines- the children have needed to work out the value of unlabeled intervals by finding the difference between the start and end number and dividing that by the number of intervals.


Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Graves

Week 2 - Year Six:


Here is our curriculum map of Class Owl's learning intentions for the Autumn term:


In Maths this week, the Year Six children have finished their unit on place value and subsequently completed an assessment! We have now started our new unit: addition and subtraction.


In Science, we learnt that light travels in a straight line and we demonstrated this in class. Great science learning Class Owl:


First week back!


What a fantastic week we have had getting used to the new Owls class members and routine! All of the children have settled in beautifully and it has been a pleasure working with them!


In English Owls class have begun our Ancient Greeks unit on Perseus and Medusa. So far, we have written the beginning of the story in our own words and have written some fantastic character descriptions of the three, grey ladies using figurative language. We are going to continue studying this myth next week.


All members of Owls class have been set homework today, it can come back into school as soon as it is finished but by next Friday at the latest please. The children also need to complete their TT Rockstars practise each week.


In maths, year 5 have been looking at the place value of numbers up to 1 million. We have been thinking about how to read the numbers, how to write them in words and digits and how to manipulate those numbers if a column is increased over ten. 


Have a brilliant weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday!

Mrs Graves


In Year 6 maths, we have been learning all about place value up to 10,000,000 (that's a lot of zeros!).


In the afternoon, Owl Class have started our new Art topic "Make my voice heard" and created their own graffiti tags. We also began our Religious Education topic "Why should we be good?" and investigated the philosophers Plato and Socrates. 


In Computing, we thought about how we can stay safe on-line and created our posters using Word.


Have a great weekend,

Mr Forster