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Owls Class - Year 3 & 4

Welcome to Owls Class!


In Owls class we love to learn inside and outside of the classroom.  Over the course of the year we get to explore a range of different topics, such as The Rotten Romans, Our Capital, Ancient Egyptians, The Terrible Tudors and many more. 



Within our writing we use immersion, imitation and innovation to guide our own learning journey linked with our class topic.  We explore fiction, non-fiction as well as poetry and many more styles of writing. We expand our vocabulary with our love of reading.  We independently read everyday as well as enjoying our class text.  Alongside a shorter guided reading session each day to support our children’s reading comprehension and understanding. 


Our love of Mathematics is developed continually throughout our time at Petham, where we use the White Rose maths program.  We challenge ourselves each morning with our Fantastic 5 questions.  In Owls class we focus a lot on our Times Tables and quick recall of these multiplications, and we are Times Table Rockstars!


We expand our scientific knowledge with a range of different topics that we cover each year, we enjoy experimenting in different ways and recording our data and results.  We build our scientific knowledge by questioning and researching.  Each afternoon we explore a range of different subjects including Geography and History linked to our class topic, as well as Computing, French, Religious Education and Music.  We become budding Artists in Owls combining Art and Design Technology and expanding our skills.  We love to take these skills outside of the classroom to our Forest School are where we get to be incredibly adventurous and explore. 


In Owls we are incredibly lucky and as part of our Physical Education we get to go swimming.  Alongside learning team sports, independent skills and build physical stamina. 


Across the school we use a program called Jigsaw to support our children’s wellbeing and learning of PSHE.  The programs aim is to prepare children for future and current life, helping them to value themselves and others around them.

Here is a list of Common Exception Words (CEW's) your child should know by the end of the year:

We set termly homework, which consists of a range of activities linking to the current class topic. In addition, spellings will be set weekly for a test each Friday.   We encourage our children to read daily at home and keep up their timetable practice. 


In Owls class we encourage our children to become independent and resilient learners who engage with their learning through a number of different 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 in our classroom. 


Miss Aylott and Ms Cassy