The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Welcome to Owls Class!

We have amazing fun in Owls Class, we cover the lower KS2 curriculum, focusing on the year 3 and 4 national curriculum objectives. We have 3 topics across the year which we focus our learning on each term. These topics include

  • Ancient Achievements
  • Off With Their Heads
  • Eco-Warrior

We aim to create an exciting and engaging curriculum which fosters young children’s love of learning. We are very lucky to have such beautiful grounds at Petham and we use many opportunities across a range of subjects to learn outdoors and enjoy our Woodland Wilderness area.

Curriculum  Information

In Owls Class we follow the KS2 Primary National Curriculum. 

We teach English and Maths each day, along with shorter Guided Reading sessions each day to support our childrens' reading comprehension and understanding. We also teach spellings which are set at homework each week. We also cover a range of different subjects each afternoon, including science, RE, topic lessons which cover our history and geography objectives, art, DT, computing, French, music and PE. We are also very lucky as part of our PE curriculum that we go swimming in terms 1 and 2.

We work closely with families and other professionals to ensure that all children are given the best opportunities to achieve their fullest potential.

Our curriculum map for the academic year: 2020/2021 

Our topic web for the term: Off With Their Heads

Here is a list of Common Exception Words (CEW's) your child should know by the end of the year:  Years 3 and 4 common exception word list

Here are the KIRFs for Year 3 and Year 4.

In Owls Class, we encourage our children to become independent and resilient learners who engage with their learning using a number of practical activities. We aim to develop and encourage the children’s ideas, explorations and new friendships. Our main aim is to ensure our  children are happy and have a positive and exciting learning experience at our school.

 Take a look at our class photo gallery for more pictures of our wonderful learning.