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Autumn Term 2 – We’re going on a Quest Part II
Our overall topic continues this half term focusing on World War I in particular a local history focus. The children will continue to learn about this area through QUEST time as well as a class trip to the Stories of Lynn Museum. During science we will continue to develop our knowledge of Earth and Space looking at how beliefs have changed over time due to scientific evidence.
A curriculum overview has been sent home but an electronic copy is also available under the curriculum information tab. If you have any other queries or questions please do not hesitate to speak to me (Miss Harding) and keep on eye on our weekly blog.
Thursday 6th December
This week we have focused on our Christmas performance ‘Christmas 1914’ and we are really looking forward to the performance next week but we still have some practise to do. Even with the play practise happening we’ve been able to learn about co-ordinates, complete our Christmas plates for the village hall competition and some of us are even participating in a swimming gala today.
This time of year is so busy but we’ve been really lucky in Owls class as we have a very special book advent calendar – some children have already had their turn and everyone else is looking forward to seeing what book they receive. Ask your children about this – they are all really excited by it!
Look forward to seeing you next Tuesday at our performances at 2pm and 6pm
Thursday 29th November
The last week in November – doesn’t seem possible that we can begin our advent calendars on Saturday! This week has been full of lots of different learning activities. On Tuesday we were able to consolidate our fraction learning by solving a range of different problems all linked with the decoration of a new classroom. This week we’ve also been working really hard to write out hot-write articles based around the Christmasaurus (our class text) – Isabella was even awarded the Wall of Excellence for her story.
Next week will see us really focus on our Christmas play – don’t forget the performance will be on the 11th December at 2pm and 6pm.
Thursday 22nd November
This week we started reading through the Christmas play script – I know it seems a little early but our performance of 11th December will be here before we know it. The Christmas play this year relates to our learning of World War I and follows the story of different families and their roles within the war.
Yesterday we went swimming and we were able to continue to work on our front strokes – some of us will be competing in the up and coming swimming gala in early December too. Meanwhile today we continued being active during our sports coach session which focused around key athletic skills, again for an up and coming event.
Next week sees our Christmas Fair and a Yr6 trip to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Thursday 15th November
Yesterday we had our second swimming session but for some it was their first due to previous sporting events. We also started designing our Christmas cards (I know, not even December yet!) which will be sent off and then parents and families will be able to order them online – details to follow.
We’ve continued our learning around fractions and used our recent learning on newspaper articles to write our own news scripts linking with the terrible fires in California (children’s choice). Children also went home this week with letters for log-ins for a new PiXL timestable app to support their times table knowledge – the school ID is MG5884
Thursday 8th November
This week has been another busy week, but the highlight has definitely been our trip to the Stories of Lynn Museum focusing on World War I. We learnt all about the trenches, the uniforms soldiers had to wear, looked at letters from the soldiers and we even marched to the World War I memorial at Tower Gardens. Keep your eyes peeled for photographs of the trip in the next week or so!
Thursday 1st November
Welcome back to our blog – first of Autumn Term 2. This week we’ve started learning a new text in English ‘Aliens are coming’ which is a newspaper article which links with our learning from last half term. We’ve also had our first swimming session and have started our learning around fractions in mathematics.
New home-learning has also gone out for this half term so please ask if unsure! Next week we go on our school trip to the Stories of Lynn museum and look forward to sharing the day with you.
Autumn Term 1 – We’re going on a Quest part I
As we are now running Quest Time all day (please ask your children or a member of staff if you would like to know more), this means that children will be able to be immersed in their learning around the topic. This half term we are focusing on World War I and the reason it started. Children will be able to learn about the local impact as well as learn about remembrance and take part in the British Legion Poppy Display competition.
Our English and Science lessons focus around Space and the children will have opportunities to complete a range of lessons to enhance their knowledge of our Solar System. Please find the curriculum overview under the tab ‘Curriculum Information’. If you have any other queries or questions please do not hesitate to speak to me (Miss Harding) and keep an eye out for our weekly blog.
Thursday 11th October
The weather this week has been just glorious and fingers crossed it will last especially for the Academy KWEST Event tomorrow at Lynnsport. The children have been working hard and rehearsing different scenes which we will then perform in front of the other schools within the Trust – we are all very excited and look forward to sharing some pictures from the event.
In maths this week, we’ve focused on division and using multiplication facts to solve problems and many of us were able to apply our reasoning skills. We’ve also been practising for the Harvest festival and are looking forward to that next week. Lots of things happening so keep on eye on the website and don’t forget the newsletter!
Thursday 4th October
Another week nearly completed. Well done to all children in Owls, as they have worked really hard all week completing a range of assessments – we will use these assessments to look at the next steps and areas for development. Each and everyone should be very proud of themselves for trying their very best.
Also during this week,we had our first practise for the KWEST event next week and continued our learning around World War I. Home learning has been rather impressive as well – Vitor built a rather impressive solar system. As an extra activity this week (remember an extra 2 prize tickets) can you write down two of your favourite books and what happens in each book and why you like them – I can’t wait to find out what books you like!
Thursday 27th September
We’ve nearly completed another week and it has been a week full of lots of learning ranging from looking at adverbs to using our knowledge of inverse to solve subtraction and addition problems. During QUEST time children have been able to develop their knowledge of World War I and some children have even started creating models of trenches. Today, we’ve continued learning about the solar system and hope to finish our posters soon.
Thank you to those children that returned the home learning activities this week – it is always a pleasure to see your learning that you do away from school. For some extra prize tickets this week can you write down 10 number sentences that make 100 with 3 numbers per number sentence e.g. 55 + 33 + 12 = 100
Thursday 20th September
We are now firmly into the swing of learning in Owls Class although this week we’ve had a classroom move due to an unexpected situation involving the school conservatory. Despite this, we’ve been able to transfer all furniture and displays to our new classroom and no learning time has been affected.
This week we’ve also started our QUEST Time, and children are enjoying independently learning about World War I while also having opportunities to work in small groups when learning Maths and English.
Thank you to those parents who came to the ‘Parent Welcome Meeting’ – if you missed it please just come and speak to me about any queries.
Home learning, reading records and spellings will be going home tomorrow and again if there are any queries please do not hesitate to come and see me. This weeks bonus home learning focuses on our Science topic and is worth 5 points: Research NASA and Cape Canaveral try and include at least 7 sentences/facts – Good Luck!
Thursday 13th September
Welcome back to Owls’ Class Blog – we have now been back at school a week and have already been very busy with our new learning. Our new topic this term is ‘We’re going on a Quest’ which links with World War I. Things have changed as we have moved classrooms and as Magdalen Academy has gone to three classes we now have Year 5 and 6 in Owls.
Tomorrow is Roald Dahl Day so we are looking forward to seeing all the fantastic costumes associated with books by the famous author. Parents are welcome at 2pm tomorrow for our first Reading Cafes and we’re looking forward to seeing you. Next week we have our parent welcome meetings as well to discuss the learning for the term. Keep your eyes peeled for reading records and new home learning.