Wise Owls 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Wise Owls
My name is Mr. Peetoom, senior teacher, and the teacher of Years 5 and 6. In Wise Owls, we strive to achieve the balance of having high expectations for all children and managing to have a lot of fun along the way:
Fun activities outside the classroom to enhance the curriculum
Individual attention in a small-class setting
Positive learning environment for your child
Healthy lifestyles promoted through physical activity and sports
- Age range - Years 5 and 6
- Class Size - 24
- Teacher - Mr. Peetoom
- Teaching Assistant - Mrs. Showering (& volunteer T.A. - Mrs. Hughes)
This half-term, our topic is Survival! We are learning about inheritance and adaptation and how scientific ideas developed over the centuries into the theory of evolution. We will learn about Charles Darwin and write a biography of his life. In art, we will start developing a sketchbook with work based on animals’ skin and markings. In Geography, we will look at the world atlas and learn key geographical terms. We will start learning about some countries in Africa. Our harvest topic will focus on the history of the D.R. Congo and the charity work Toilet Twinning do there. We will have a big push on learning maths facts with the launch of our maths football leagues. All children will be able to earn ‘chance tickets’ by doing Live Mathletics homework. Our class novel is Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo – an animal adventure set in Indonesia.
Tuesday's PE lesson is athletics and Thurday's is outdoor activities and team-building. We will have a gardening/forest school session every other Wednesday.
Regular homework will start in October once the children are settled back into the routine of school. There will be a short maths black booklet homework every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, which is usually calculations practice. I am working on producing accompanying videos explaining the steps to success for all the objectives. They can be accessed in the top left tab above – Success Criteria Videos.
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Geography Day, by Miss Tither
Maths Week England at Westhead Lathom St James School, by Mrs Gardner
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