Owls – Year 5 & 6
The children have had a fun filled and productive first day at Flatford Mill today. Once arrived, we spent our morning/afternoon orienteering within the picturesque grounds of the Mill. The children learnt how to use a compass, read a map and locate specific places of interest on a map using 6 figure grid references. They then had to work in teams yo orienteer their way around Flatford Mill. Later in the day, the children then had the opportunity to participate in mammal trapping; making traps for small mammals and the children will check these tomorrow morning, looking for shrues, mice and voles. Tonight, the children have written their postcards which will be sent off tomorrow.
23:09pm: All children are in bed with 80% already asleep!
We are endeavouring to upload photos of our trip whilst we are away. Currently, technology is not playing ball so we will attempt to upload again tomorrow.
Welcome to Owls!
Miss Calder is the class teacher for Owl Class. She is supported by Mrs MacIntosh and Mrs Stedman.
As the oldest pupils at St Mary’s, the children in Owl Class seek to be good role models to others in the school community, as well as taking on a range of responsibilities. We will take the opportunity to study topics of interest, making cross curricular links where appropriate in order to connect our learning with the world around us. Transition will often be on our mind, as we look to the future, but we will always try and make the most of every chance we are given.
Take a look at our current Curriculum Overview to see what we are busy with this term.
Residential News: Flatford Mill
Owls Weekly Update -
The children have been working hard this week in school. We have begun this half term by learning about conversions in maths, with a particular focus on converting units of length (mm, cm etc.). In English, we have been writing dialogue to convey part of a narrative from our class text, ‘Eren.’
The children are looking forward to our residential trip next week; please make sure they have a restful weekend in readiness for a very busy few days!
This half term homework will continue to be issued on a Friday and due in the following Thursday. There will be no homework issued on Friday 7th June 2019 due to our residential trip the following week (10th-12th June). Homework will resume as normal on Friday 14th June.
The children will have PE on a Thursday this half term so please ensure your child has their correct PE kit in school on this day. At the moment, the children are also enjoying an extra PE lesson with an outside sports agency on a Tuesday. They will need their kits in for this day too until further notice.
Owl class are also going swimming every Wednesday this half term. Please ensure your child has the correct swimming kit in school on this day too. All children require a swimming hat, swimming goggles, swimsuit (girls), swimming trunks (boys), and a towel.
We had a fantastic time on our residential trip this week and the children returned to school on Thursday in high spirits as a result. Since we have been back, the children have produced a memory collage of their time at Flatford Mill. A copy of this will be sent home on Friday 14th June with them so the children can share these with their loved ones at home.
Homework will be issued on Friday 14th June as normal. This comprises of maths, spelling and a reading comprehension activity. This homework is due in on Thursday 20th June.
Next week, the children will be attending the KS2 district athletics on Thursday 20th June in the morning. Therefore, they will need their PE kit and trainers on Thursday and Tuesday 18th June. They will also need to ensure they have their swimming kit in on Wednesday 19th June.
Thank you for your continued support,