An introduction to Owls
Moving into Owls is a huge step for the children (and the parents!)
After mastering the school routine, the children return for the second year of their school journey looking taller, wiser and ready for a challenge. The Owls class teacher is Miss Harris. Mrs Rizzo joins us to help us with our learning.
Although our typical day will be more structured, we incorporate different and creative ways of learning and we encourage students to explore and discover independently. We do lots of practical lessons in Owls and we like to learn new concepts by being hands-on, taking part in practical experiments, problem solving and being creative. We learn lots of new mathematics skills and make huge improvements in our writing. A big part of Owls is Phonics. We will develop our reading skills through daily phonics lessons and lots of interactive games. We will learn ‘tricky words’ and spelling rules, but we will often be encouraged to “sound it out!” There is a Phonics Screening Test in the summer term to see if children are secure in their phonics knowledge.
Throughout the year, we learn about different topics that are based on themes. These include ‘Victorian Schools and Toys’, ‘Poles Apart’ and ‘Flight’. We also do a short block of lessons based on Local Studies at the beginning of the year and a mini topic based on a theme relevant to that year, at the end of the term! Please explore our website for examples of the exciting ways we learn!