Owl Class 26th November

Date: 26th Nov 2020 @ 5:51pm

What a fantastic couple of weeks we have had in Owl class. I just love coming in on a Monday morning to 25 happy faces who are all so ready to learn. And goodness have we been learning.

In English we have been reading Troll Swap and I'm super impressed by everybody's writing! Not only have we been thinking about our finger spaces, our capital letters and our full stops, but also our choice of brilliant words, using because and creating super exciting noun phrases! Some of our favourite words have included: heebie-jeebie, troublesome and squelchy.

In maths we have been adding and subtracting some tricky numbers. Some of us have been using base 10, some of us have been using number lines, some of us have been making jottings in our book, but ALL of us have been thinking mathematically and not being worried to get it wrong! There have been lots of whoops from me as light bulb moments have been happening!

We have been historians this half term and have been thinking about how our world has changed since our grandparents were little. I think our favourite discovery so far has been the change in fashion. We had so much fun seeing what our parents and grandparents used to wear 'in the olden days' as said by Henry.

Continuous provision has stepped up a level this half term. We have introduced independent journals and must complete at least one of the suggested tasks when we are choosing. I have to say, I have been blown away by the children's independent learning. They are so excited to share what they have discovered and I have now lost count of the number of times we hear 'I'm so proud of myself' in the classroom.

On top of that our phonics and our reading is improving every single day. You can probably see the reason we are all very tired.

A quick reminder. In this horrible wet weather and with having to stay in our bubbles, it would be brilliant if all the children could have their wellies in school with them every day.
Also, we have reminded the children that their reading folders need to be in school every day so that we can listen to them read individually and see how they are getting on with the books they have.

Thank you again for your continued support. Even though it's only brief, it really is lovely to say a Quick hello at the gate. I'm very happy I've finally become an expert at recognising you with your mask on!

Miss Fray