OWLS CLASS

Welcome to Owls Class 
 
Owls is the home of Year 3 and Year 4. Miss Wakefield teaches on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Mrs Piper on Thursdays and Fridays. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Hart, Mrs Kelso and Mrs Clutton.
 
We've got an exciting half term planned for Owls, with our lessons and activities based around  our new topic - Water, Water Everywhere! 
 
PE continues to be on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Please ensure that the children have appropriate kit ,including footwear and a named water bottle. Children need both indoor and outdoor kits to allow for our temperamental weather. We will continue to participate in the Daily Mile therefore, trainers will be needed each day.
 
As a team, we work hard to ensure that a happy, safe and welcoming environment is provided for the children, in which they can learn and grown positively.
 
If you have any concerns, please contact us via the school office.
 

Miss Wakefield

Class Teacher

office@benwick.cambs.sch.uk

Mrs Piper

Deputy Headteacher/SENDCo/Class Teacher

Mrs Kelso

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hart

Teaching Assistant

Summer 1
 
We've got an exciting half term planned for Owls, with our lessons and activities based around our new topic - Water, Water Everywhere! 
 
In English, we will be looking at newspaper reports, focusing on the Cockermouth Floods. We will explore key features of newspapers and identify these in a range of articles. Children will be given the chance to develop their speaking and listening skills through drama and hot-seating activities. By the end of the unit, children will be expected to write their own newspaper report, recounting events of the Cockermouth Floods. In the second half of the term, we will be studying a short animation entitled 'The Lighthouse'. The children will examine, in detail, the main character's personality and look at how we can 'show not tell' the emotions of a character through actions. 
 
In maths, we will be learning more about properties of shape. This will include: identifying angles, lines of symmetry, 2D and 3D shapes, co-ordinates and describing movement of shapes as translations. Our second unit of maths will be money. This will involve the children adding and subtracting amounts of money to give change (using both £ and p in practical contexts) and solving simple measure and money problems (involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places).
 
In geography, we will begin by exploring longitude and latitude, focusing on various locations and what they are like, along with time zones.
 
In science, we will be investigating the different parts of a flowering plant and discovering the function of each part.
 
For DT, we will be looking at famous bridges around the world, their structure and function. In addition, the children will be given the opportunity to design and make their own bridge.
 
Athletics and cricket will be our PE focus for the first half term. Cricket will take place on Monday afternoons with Mr Milner, and athletics will be taught by Miss Wakefield on Wednesday afternoons.