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Welcome to Snowy Owl Class

As of the week commencing 21st January, our PE time with Coach Evans will be on Wednesdays from 10:45-12:00 pm.   Please ensure your child's PE kit will be in school for Wednesday.

Snowy Owls Spring Term Notices

 

  • Starting in January, Snowy Owls will be taught all week by Mrs Etheridge supported by Mrs Morin.
  • Please use the red books to record your child's reading and to communicate with Mrs Etheridge. Children should read for 20 minutes for at least three times a week. They should be brought to school every day.
  • Spellings have been given out for the entire term. They will be taught several times a week and will be tested on a Thursday.
  • Times Table Olympics will be tested on a Thursday.
  • Maths homework will be given each week through the Diagnostic Questions website.  If you encounter any problems, please contact Mrs Etheridge.

We travelled back to the Stone Age with Andy Coleman.

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Snowy Owls Autumn term notices

  • Swimming will run from Monday 17th September to Monday 22nd October inclusive. The bus will leave school promptly at 9.10 and return in time for lunch.
  • Spellings will be given out and tested on a Thursday.
  • Times Table Olympics will be tested on a Thursday.
  • Maths Homework will be Times Table Rocks Stars in the Autumn term. If your child has lost their password please let me know.

Autumn Teaching structure:

Snowy Owl Class a mixed Year 3 and 4 class, they are taught by Mrs Challis (SENDCo) and Mr Rutland (Head Teacher).  Mrs Challis teaches on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Mr Rutland will teach on Thursday and on Friday Mornings. Mr Phillips will be taking the class on Friday afternoons for PE. They are supported by Mrs Morin.

 

Class ethos:

We believe that all children have the ability to achieve their aspirations through developing a 'can do' attitude and a growth mind-set through engaging in a stimulating and challenging learning environment.  Our aim within this is for the children to become confident, resilient and self-assured learners who are proud of theirs, and others, achievements.

 

Within the classroom we have a Maths zone, English zone and a Reading zone and much, much more.  Each area has a designated working wall to help scaffold the children's learning and to ensure that all learners are challenged to suit their individual needs.

 

This year's learning...

In Snowy Owls we follow maths, writing and reading plans designed by the staff and bespoke to the school, that match the needs of our learners. We encourage independent learning in Snowy Owls, whilst ensuring all children are challenged and supported according to their needs.  To support all other areas we follow Creative Learning plans, a skills based curriculum that supports cross curricular links. This year we have a wide range of topics that will be complemented with enrichment opportunities.

Topic

Autumn - Blue Abyss 

Spring  - Tribal Tales

Summer - Flow

Science topic - Potions

Trips and Enrichment

Autumn Term - Plymouth Aquarium, Swimming lessons 

Spring Term - Artefact handling, Art work shop, Lambing visit    

Summer Term - Kingfisher Project and  Farm Visit, KS2 summer performance

The National Curriculum

In Snowy Owls all children access the following subject areas:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Science
  • Computing
  • History 
  • Geography
  • Art and Design
  • Design and Technology
  • Modern Languages
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Religious Education

 

In the Autumn term you are invited to attend our Curriculum Evening where we will explore the above areas and what it will look like for your child.  However, if you have any questions as the year progresses please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Challis. 

To ensure that you feel well informed about your child's attainment and progress you will receive a half termly report that details your child's attainment,  targets for the following half term and individual achievements. In Summer 2 you will receive a comprehensive report explaining your child's progress in all areas of the curriculum; you then have the opportunity to discuss the report in the Summer Parent Consultations.

 

Partnership with Parents

We understand that transitions can be exciting and daunting for parents and children and this is why we try to do everything we can to make transitions as smooth and as enjoyable as possible.

 

In the Summer term we have transition days for the children so they can get to know their new teachers, teaching assistants, classroom environment and routines. 

 

After the transition days we hold transition Parent Consultation sessions with your child's current teacher, you and the 'new teacher' to ensure that together we are striving to achieve the absolute best for your child.  We hold follow up consultations in the Autumn and Spring term to ensure that we are continuing to work together as a team and do everything possible to support your child achieve short and long term aspirations. You are also invited to make appointments with Mrs Challis.
 

Working closely with parents is very important to us at Lydeard St Lawrence.  In Snowy Owl Class we have many events throughout the year to encourage this.   If at any time you have concerns please either catch Mrs Challis at the end of the school day or make an appointment via Mrs Ellis, the school secretary.

 

How can I help my child learn?

Hear your child read daily

Support them learning their weekly spellings

Support them with times table and division facts

Enable you child to have a go at new concepts and challenges

 

Everyday in school I must have...

  • A water bottle
  • Book bag 
  • Lunch box
  • PE kit
  • Reading book
  • Red Book
  • Homework Diary

 

Twitter ...

 

While this class webpage will be updated termly please follow us on twitter at @lslsnowyowl. The twitter page is updated on a more regular basis. We find twitter to be an invaluable resource that not only promotes learning and celebrates work but also allows parents to see the days 'events' and allows us to celebrate the children's achievements both in and out of school.

If you would like help to set up your own twitter page or just simply need help to access our page, please do come and see Mrs Challis at the end of the school day.

 

Please note that only the class teacher can grant access to the class Twitter page.  To read the school's E-Safety Statement please click on the link below.

Topic overviews

Afternoon with Louise from the Kingfisher Project

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Farm trip to see the lambs

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Science - learning about how forces affect our play

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Science week - trip to ‘ We The Curious ’

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Maths week - symmetry

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The new Times Table challenge game!

This terms spellings (Term 1)

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