Welcome to the Tawny Owls Class page…
Mrs Waller teaches Tawny Owls Class on Monday and Tuesday; Mrs Andrew teaches on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, Mrs Gudde teaches the Year 3 group.
Our topic for this term is World War 2 – please see details below. We are sure that it will provide lots of memorable experiences for our pupils.
Curriculum Information for Parents:
Our memorable experiences this half term will include:
Explore an aeroplane (Duxford)
Learn to tie different knots
Learn to knit
Learn from an older person
Dress up and take part in a historical re-enactment (VE Day party)
Play Autumn games
|Topic||World War 2|
|English||Our English will include narrative analysis and descriptive writing, instructions, non-fiction recount writing and whole class guided reading activities. Our learning will include: word reading, spoken language and comprehension, spelling, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, handwriting and composition.|
|Maths||In Maths, we will work on: number, measurement, geometry and statistics, including arithmetic, reasoning and problem-solving and investigation activities.|
|Science||In Science, we will develop our scientific skills through the topics of States of Matter and Electricity.|
|Computing||Some aspects of computing will be learnt by application throughout the curriculum, via use of the Internet, communicating and recording, but also sometimes through specific learning activities around programming and control skills. The specific area of learning for this term will be internet safety and coding.|
|Art||In Art, children will explore sketching and recording in response to the work of WW2 artists; considering tone, composition, purpose… They will develop their initial studies in a variety of materials.|
|Music||Children will develop their musical skills through singing and performing, listening to different styles of music and learning to play an instrument.|
|Personal, Social and Health Education||We follow the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) curriculum to promote self-expression and confidence. During this term we will investigate the themes of New Beginnings and Getting On.|
|History/Geography||Children will find out and discuss life as a child in WW2. We will use world maps to understand the theme of war to conquer different countries.|
|Physical Education||PE sessions are on Monday.Please could children have an indoor and outdoor PE kit available (location is dependent on weather) Swimming sessions will be on Thursday at Diss Swim and Fitness Centre. We also regularly exercise mid-afternoon.|
|Religious Education||The current Norfolk Agreed Syllabus provides the framework for teaching REin our school. This term we will find out about Christianity: Christian Beliefs and Christmas. Parents have a right to withdraw their children from RE lessons; please let us know if this is something you are considering.|
|Languages||Children will develop their understanding of spoken and written French.|
Spelling and times tables are tested on Friday.
Team spellings are tested on Thursday.
PE kits are needed on Monday, swimming kit on Thursday and PE shoes will be needed every day.
Homework is an opportunity for parents to share learning with their children, whilst revisiting or extending classroom learning; it helps the children to move on.
- Reading- daily reading, with a child reading to an adult and/or an adult reading to a child, and discussing the text (at least 5 times per week)
- Spellings- weekly tests on a Friday- words based on a spelling rule (or rules) that the children learn and words from the common exception words lists
- Spellings- individual spelling lists learnt to earn points for a team competition- to be tested on Thursday
- Times tables are tested weekly on a Friday
- Occasionally, Home Learning tasks will be set to explore the topics studied in school, for example, constructing a model of an Anderson shelter
We are always ready to talk through homework with children or parents; please pop in to make an appointment.