Owls class is in the Lower School and is predominantly a Key Stage 2 class. The age of pupils range from 6-10 years old. Most pupils in Owls class are full time, although there are a few pupils who we share with their mainstream link school.
In Owls class we aim to deliver a stimulating, exciting curriculum, which is tailored to meet the needs of the individual pupils in the class. We work hard on Literacy and Numeracy skills and continuing to develop the communication skills of all our learners is our top priority.
We have a different topic to learn about each half term and our activities are themed around this. Owls class focus daily on developing literacy skills through a Balanced Literacy Programme. We all take part in reading, writing and words, letters and sounds activities each day. We use a range of PODD books, Makaton signing and high tech devices to support a total communication approach. We work hard to encourage the learners to reflect on their own learning.
Here are some of the activities we enjoy in Owls:
We are a happy and energetic class who enjoy interacting with our peers. Our curriculum caters for this by encouraging us to be independent. We enjoy many activities, including horse riding on Friday mornings. We have made great progress in Horse riding and it is one of our favourite lessons of the week.
Developing our literacy skills
Our weekly swimming sessions. Swimming is an important life skill, which we really enjoy participating in each week. All pupils in Owls class have improved their swimming skills and many more are working towards swimming short distances independently.
As part of our curriculum we have weekly PE lessons. These allow us to practice getting changed independently and to develop key physical skills such as balance, gross motor control and our coordination.
We enjoy science as it allows us to explore the world around us and develop a curiosity about both the man made and natural world.
Meet the Staff
Lorna Banfield Gemma Le Brun
Class Teacher Classroom Assistant
Sally Thompson Jenny Edwards Donna Wood
SNCA SNCA SNCA
Jaye Jordan Libby Spratley