In Owls' Class our topic for the Spring Term is ‘On Your Marks, Get Set, Go!"
The children will be learning about and participating in a variety of different sporting activities and learning about the positive effects that exercise has on our bodies and minds.
We will investigate the different types of equipment used in sports and how these have changed over time. We will also look at the history of sporting events such as the Olympics and World Cup, as part of this learning we will be finding out about the London 2012 Olympics and seeing how preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio are progressing.
Owls Class will also learn about about significant sports people such as Jessica Ennis-Hill, Mo Farah, Andy Murray and many others. We will find out why rules are important in sports activities and use the gymnastics equipment to create our own circuit of activities. In our music lessons we will listen to a range of music inspired by sports and movement and use these scores as inspiration when composing our own music.
As well as our topic Owls Class will complete a variety of different learning activities during our International and Challenge themed weeks. We will be studying the country and culture of Japan for this term's International focus.
Homework will continue be set every Thursday and will include an activity linked to our 'Big Talk' and 'Big Write' focus for the week. Please take some time to talk with your child about their learning as this will really help them to get the most out of their Big Writing session on Friday morning. Please speak to Miss Farrow if you need clarification or help with any homework tasks.
PE days in Owls Class are Mondays and Tuesdays. Please make sure your child has their full PE kit in school as these will be needed in order for your child to participate in all activities. For health and safety reasons we ask that children do not wear earrings to school on these days or that children are able to remove their plain gold studs independently before the lesson begins.
Our Cooking day is Thursday. If your child has a named container with a lid in school they will be able to bring home their tasty treats. With some cooking activities it may be that the children's handiwork is eaten in school on the day for their snack.
Our class DB page will be updated every Friday with information about the learning we have covered during the week, including photographs in the gallery as appropriate. Please encourage your child to check the DB page and leave a comment on the blog.
We look forward to sharing our learning with you as the term progresses and we add photos of our work to our class page.