My name is Miss Gratton and I am the Owls class teacher. Mrs Golden is the Teaching Assistant in our class. We work closely together to provide an engaging and safe learning environment. In the Owls class we try really hard to encourage and develop, mutual respect, tolerance and an independent working style.
What's happening this term in Owls?
This term our topic is 'Go Wild!' We will be having loads of fun now that we have finished our SATs. What a busy term we have! We've got lots of exciting trips and visits planned. We're going to White Hall for an adventurous activities day, we're off to the Goyt Valley for another fun day and we've also got the Derbyshire Wild Life Trust coming in to work with us. They will be taking us down to Fairfield Allotments, where we're going to look at animal's life cycles, the water cycle and also have a go at pond dipping! We are also going to be practicing for sports day which will take place on Monday 15th July.
We'll also be doing lots of different transition activities with the Junior School. We'll have chance to meet our new teachers and look round our new school. A letter about specific transitions events and dates will follow.
End of Year Assembly
This is something you will not want to miss! We're going to be workign really hard this term learning lines, dances, songs and creating things for our end of year show. We are going to do two performances for parents this year, they will be on Thursday 11th July at 9.15am and 2.00pm. Save the date. We are not ticketing the event, so please feel free to just come along.
For more information on our topic and the fun at home activities you can do, please read our class newsletter below. If you want to see what your child will be doing specififcally in Maths and English please see the Medium term planning attched below.
All the children had a fabulous time at Whitehall. They worked well in their teams taking part bouldering, orienteering, caving and the zip wire. We were really lucky with the weather and were able to stay outside all day.
A lady from the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust came in to talk to us all about the water cycle. We did a water audit of our school, looking at how we use water in different ways. We also came up with some good solutions for how we could save water in our day to day lives. Have you tried any at home yet?
As a special treat for working really hard on our SATs we went to the park and had lollies. We pushed Mrs Gratton really high on the basket swing and we accidentally knocked Mrs Golden off the balancing wheel. We had loads of fun!
We looked at how we could programme our Beebots to follow certain paths. It was tricky but we persevered.
This is a healthy competition in a supportive environment to support children with their mental maths fluency and rapid recall of number facts.
We've done loads of different activities for Healthy Living Week. We've done extra forest school sessions, had visits and talks by the Fire service and the PDSA, we've had a day of Zumba finished with a danceathon. We've taken part in cross country and learnt how to play rugby and finally we've baked a healthy apply crumble. Yum, Yum!
Wow what a busy week!
We had a very special treat this week, when a member of our class brought his bird into class for show and tell. We had a great time asking questions about the bird, which was called Batman!
We have show and tell every Friday afternoon, so if there is anything your child would like to bring in please feel free to let them bring it.