Owls class is in the Lower School and is a Key Stage 2 class, the age of pupils range from 7-11 years old. In Owls class, we aim to deliver a stimulating, broad, and 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 pupils 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 Comprehensive Literacy Programme. We all take part in a range of reading, writing, and words, letters and sounds activities each day. We use a range of PODD books, Makaton signing and electronic devices to support a total communication approach. We encourage the pupils to reflect on their own learning and share in celebrations of achievement.
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 our creative curriculum and in particular our themed days and weeks. These can cover curriculum areas of English, Science, History and RE.
Here are some of the activities we enjoy in Owls:
RE Day - How a mosque can help us understand the Muslim Faith
Developing our literacy skills
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.
Part of the programme is our weekly swimming sessions. Swimming is an important life skill, which we really enjoy participating in. Pupils in Owls class have improved their swimming skills and many more are working towards swimming short distances independently.
We enjoy science as it allows us to develop our understanding about ourselves and the world around us. It also enables Owls class to work on scientific enquiry, using skills to observe, record, explore and investigate.
Pupils are given the opportunity to extend their learning into the outdoors during time spent in our outside area and on the playground. We also thoroughly enjoy attending Educational Visits. We love learning outside of school, communicating with the people we meet and engaging in fun activities!
Meet the Staff
Lorna Banfield Libby Spratley
Class Teacher Classroom Assistant
Megan Wright Nicky Barnes Eva Colomeda
SNCA SNCA SNCA
Francesca Gonfiantini Jackie England