Y1 – Tawny Owls
Class Teachers: Miss Stephanie Robinson
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Ella Sansom, Mrs Katie Drummond, Mrs Helen Belcher
Welcome to Tawny Owls' Class page!
We have started with a busy first week to the summer term discussing and presenting all of our Big Science investigations. The Tawny Owls did fantastically!
We are now looking forward to delving into our summer topics.
In the first half of the summer term we will be exploring the topic ‘Let’s visit Australia’ and in the second half we will learn about ‘The Great Milton Way’.
In our Australia sessions we are going to go on an adventure by: looking at where Australia is in the world; the exciting landscapes you might see there and by seeing the differences between the UK and Australia. In English we are going to be looking at traditional Australian folktales and the story of ‘The Koala who could’ by Rachel Bright.
In maths we have started the term by recapping all of our place value knowledge. This long term we will also be covering: weighing and measurement; addition and subtraction; money; fractions; 2d shapes and multiplication and division.
In science we are exploring the outside world and will be looking closely at plants and trees. I am looking forward to showing the Tawny owl’s the different parts of a plant and the names of a variety of plants and trees.
In Tawny Owls the children are given 2-3 books a week to read. This is because it is important to read a book more than once to understand and build comprehension. Each child has their own reading record to be filled in at home and at school. It is advised for children to read every day. Books will be changed every Monday, but please ask if your child would like to change their book earlier.
Within the classroom we aim to read with each child once a week and we enjoy growing in our reading with; guided reading, phonics sessions, literacy lessons and within many other lessons too.
This term the children will be having PE on a Wednesday and Friday. For this they will need to make sure they have their PE kit in school with them. PE kit can stay on their pegs and will be sent home for washing when needed, as it is possible for the children to be doing PE on others days in the week as well. Don’t forget to pack socks where the children may be wearing tights in the day!
Tawny Owls receive one piece of homework a week in their homework books. The homework is based around a topic we have been learning about. This could be in any subject. Homework is given out on Friday and is due back in on a Wednesday.
I thoroughly look forward to a brilliant summer term with the Tawny Owls!
Miss Stephanie Robinson