Welcome to the Little Owls Class Page



The Way Back Home

This is a wonderful story about a boy who goes to space and meets a friendly and helpful alien.

We have been watching this video and writing the story.

We are learning about what sentences must have:

Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops.

These are the steps to writing a super sentence:

1. Decide what the idea is for your sentence.

2. Practise saying it out loud. (We do this with a partner)

3. Use a green pencil to write the capital letter.

4. Write the rest of the sentence.

5. Use a red pencil to write the end punctuation.

6. Read your sentence to check it makes sense.

As a challenge, we have talked about using conjunctions like 'and' or 'because' to join two ideas together. Children can also identify verbs, nouns and adjectives.

I'm really enjoying reading all these super sentences!

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Reading and Phonics

We are really enjoying reading new and more challenging books with the children. You might notice that children have moved their book colour band. If you think that your child needs a more challenging text, please let us know!

Reading fluently

Fluent reading is our goal! Reading with fluency is essential for building the skills of comprehension and inference.

When we read with children, we encourage them to read and re-read a text until they can read it 'like an actor would do it!'


Phase 3 - COMPLETE! 

We have now learned all the sounds in phase 3. Practise these at home - the children love being phoneme detectives when they are reading. 

What is phase 4?

There are no new sounds in phase 4. Instead, all our learning time is spent blending sounds together to make children's reading even more fluent.

To help at home, you could practise all the phase 2 and 3 sounds from the images on the right by looking for them in the reading books children are bringing home.

Don't forget to also practise the 'Common Exception Words' - those that have to be recognised on sight. (link coming soon)

This series of videos covers all the phonics letters and sounds from phase 2 to phase 5.

They are easy to follow, and great for short practice!




This week we have been learning to tell the time. We have learned o'clock and half past. Next week we'll be learning quarter past and quarter to, and playing lots of time games.

This website is useful  - an online clock.

Keep using all the interactive resources below!

The interactive 100 square is a great resource for practise at home. You can look at multiples of different numbers, and practise that all important counting! We have learned to count in 2s, 5s and 10s!

The interactive bead string is brilliant as well. We use bead strings all the time in class to help us count. It's great for counting on and back in ones.

The interactive place value page is very useful too. You can 'build' a number, and see how many tens and ones it has. We haven't looked at hundreds much yet!

Finally - any dice games you can think of are great for promoting number fluency. Shut the Box is a favourite in our class, and can be played with just two dice and a pen and paper!

There are loads more to be found on the nrich website - games and fun activities for two or more players that require very few resources and involve loads of mathematical thinking!

We have been really busy in computing this half term!

In digital media, we have used photoshop to edit pictures. We looked at Andy Warhol's portraits and used the colour and texture tools to create some amazing effects.

Check it out at home - photoshop online editor.

We have also been looking at some coding! 

The children have been introduced to code using J2E. On this site you can explore programs like paint, animate and logo. 

We would love to see any work the children have done - please email or print out and send in any creations!


Homework - Christmas 2020

Here is the presentation that has also been emailed that contains the home learning activities for the holidays.

Please don't feel that you have to do all the activities - there are ten that cover reading, writing, handwriting, phonics, maths, Computing and art & craft.

I'm looking forward to seeing any work that you bring in or send in over the holidays.



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