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This term, we are learning all about The Great Outdoors. We will be reading and exploring the story of Treasure Island and the adventure stories of Enid Blyton.
We will be developing our scientific understanding of plants, animals and their habitats.
As part of our 100 memorable experiences we will be visiting Redgrave and Lopham Fen, putting up a tent and writing to someone famous, hoping for a reply.
Maths homework will continue to be set using CGP maths books; with study guides to re-visit topics at home and develop clearer understanding.
Spelling rules and times tables are tested weekly and scores are recorded in the Home/School Diary.
Children are also expected to read regularly at home; this is an enormously important activity which improves understanding and helps our children to gain further insight into all reading in school. We ask that this is noted down in their Home/School diary, where children who read every day will be entered into a weekly draw in assembly, with a small prize.
Our Learning Log activities involve learning with others, independent research, creative constructions and sometimes a practical presentation (which can be nerve-wracking but rewarding!) Presentations are peer assessed and log work is marked with comments for the children. We are happy to discuss any queries you may have about homework, please call in and make an appointment. Thank you in advance for all your support with learning at home.
We will be keeping active this term on Monday and Friday afternoons, taking part in multi-sports and team-building games. Our P.E. kit is a white top, black shorts/joggers and trainers. Please ensure that all clothing is named clearly inside.
We aim to 'Work Hard, Play Hard' in Barn Owls and on Friday afternoon you could catch us having a few minutes of 'Golden Time’ if we're lucky (and only if we've earned it!) We also have a 'Star of the Week' awarded in assembly on a Friday, and an 'Oscar' in class to celebrate our successes.
The Barn Owls team all look forward again this term to working in partnership with you, as part of your child's education. We are always glad of the fantastic support, both in terms of volunteering help with trips, reading, art etc, together with the essential support offered to children to complete Learning Log Activities, maths homework, spelling and times table practice and making time for regular, quality reading.
Natale Andrew, Lucy Waller and our fantastic teaching assistant, Katherine Grottick.
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