Owl Class have been very busy throughout terms 5 and 6. We have enjoyed learning about local History by visiting our local Friends Meeting House, exploring where familiar landmarks are on a local map and interviewing a local resident. We have also learnt lots about the Queen and enjoyed celebrating her Platinum Jubilee with the whole school.
Another highlight has been our Science where we have been learning about habitats and minibeasts. We have done lots of exploring around our school grounds to look for microhabitats and have written reports about bees- we are now experts! We also enjoyed a visit to Noah's Ark Zoo where we got to hold some different animals and look at the habitats they live in.
Finally, we have been exploring music throughout the decades since the Queen came to the throne and got to learn some of the songs (and actions!) our grandparents and parents might be familiar with such as Rock Around the Clock and YMCA.
You can see some photos of our learning below.
This term our theme is:
How has life changed since the Queen's coronation?
In History, we will be learning about the life of the Queen and seeing what life was like when she came to the throne compared with now. We will link with this in our Music lessons where we will learning about some of the music that has been popular during the 70 years of the Queen's reign. In Art, we will explore different styles of portrait painting and choose our favourite style to create our own representations of the Queen.
Our Geography lessons will be focused on maps and we will learn how to read maps, use compass symbols and create our own simple maps of the school grounds.
In English, we will be reading some stories and non-fiction books about Queen Elizabeth II and writing our own narrative stories starring the Queen.
In Science, we will be learning about living things and food chains. We will explore some microhabitats around our school and write our own non-chronological reports about minibeasts.