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Snowy Owls

Welcome to Snowy Owls Class!

Snowy Owls is for the Year 3 and Year 4 children who are taught by Miss Oaten. Snowy Owls are also supported by Mrs Saxby, Mrs Duggan and Miss Smith.

Class Ethos:

We believe that all children have the ability to reach their full potential 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 their own and each other's achievements.

The School Day:

The children will arrive at school at 8.30am where their teacher will be waiting to greet them. At 8.45am they will line up with their teacher before going into class. During the school day, children will enjoy a broad and balanced curriculum which is carefully designed to build upon and extend their knowledge and skills. The school day finishes at 3:15pm. Children will be dismissed from the top playground by their class teacher.

 

Field School: 

On Thursday Week B, Snowy Owls Class will have an enrichment day led by Mrs Morin, our Field School Leader. The children will have PE with Mr Hooper, Field School with Mrs Morin and their weekly spelling tests, handwriting practice and library time. On alternate weeks the children will have a normal day in class with a PE session led by Mr Hooper.

This year's learning:

 

English 

We teach writing through the 'Talk for Writing' approach, developed by Pie Corbett.  Talk for Writing is an exciting, creative and rigorous approach based on the principles of how children learn. It enables children to read and write independently for a variety of audiences and purposes. 

 

Maths 

In order to develop mastery in mathematics, we use the White Rose Maths materials to support our planning and teaching.  

 

Foundation Subjects

To support other areas of the curriculum, we follow Cornerstones Imaginative Learning Projects; a skills based curriculum that supports cross curricular links.

 

This year our topics are: 

Autumn A - Traders and Raiders

Autumn B - Road Trip to the USA!

Spring A - Potions

Spring B - I am Warrior!

Summer A - Scrumdiddlyumptious

Summer B - Scrumdiddlyumptious  (Key Stage 2 Play)

The National Curriculum

In Snowy Owls Class, all children will access the following subject areas:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art and Design
  • Design and Technology
  • Computing
  • Music
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French)
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)

Enrichment Opportunities: 

During the school year, children will enjoy several visits and visitors to support their learning. These will be linked to our topics and will give children first-hand, exciting experiences outside of their normal working environment.

 

Further Enrichment:

In Spring Term children will be taught how to play the ukulele through weekly sessions.

 

During the Summer Term, children will take part in weekly swimming lessons to develop their water skills.

A Typical Day

Please see the timetable for Snowy Owls Class at the bottom of this page. Please note that this is a working document and may be subject to changes.

Everyday I must bring to school the following:

·       A water bottle

·       Lunch box (unless I am having cooked lunches)

·       Book bag

·       Home school diary

·       Reading book

·       PE kit

Partnership with Parents:

In the Autumn Term, parents are invited to attend the school's Curriculum Evening where we will share the new expectations, systems and routines. We will discuss these areas with you and what each will look like for your child. This will be followed by the first Parents' Evening in October which will focus on how your child has settled in, their attitude to learning and organisational skills. If you have any questions as the year progresses, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Ellis to arrange an appointment.

 

To ensure that you're well informed regarding your child's progress, you will receive a termly report that details your child's attainment, targets for the following term and individual achievements. In the Spring Term, there will be a mid-year Parents' Evening. During Summer Term 2, you will receive your child's end of year report. This will cover your child's progress and attainment in all areas of the curriculum. If you have any queries, there will be the opportunity to discuss these at a parents' drop-in towards the end of the Summer Term.

How can I help to support my child's learning?

  • read with your child on a daily basis 
  • encourage them to update their reading log as often as possible
  • assist your child with their weekly spellings by practicing and testing them.
  • help your child learn their times tables up to 12x12

Twitter

Lydeard St Lawrence Community Primary School now has it's own Twitter page. You can request to follow this to see what your children have been up to in class. You can find the page by searching for the following Twitter handle: @LSLschool

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