Welcome to Snowy Owl Class
Snowy Owls Spring Term Notices
Snowy Owls Autumn term notices
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Hear your child read daily
Support them with times table and division facts
Enable you child to have a go at new concepts and challenges
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.