Welcome Owls 2019-2020
Welcome to our class page where we share all the exciting things we do in and out of class.
Home Learning during school closure
July 6th 2020
June 29th 2020
June 22nd 2020
Worship from Mike “Rain & Shine”
Monday 22nd June 2020
Free Online Reading Books
Harper Collins are offering free online books, go to Collins Connect and click on the Teacher portal and enter:
and click Login to view the books
Dance Around the World
Active Derbyshire and the Derbyshire SGO Network have worked in partnership to develop a series of free dance resources that are aimed at KS1 pupils (although KS2 and foundation children may also enjoy taking part). “Dance Around the World” resources comprise of a video of approx. 10 minutes which includes a warm up, dance routine (linked to a country) and a simple worksheet to accompany each dance.
They have been designed so the routines can be undertaken while adhering to social distancing i.e. with a limited amount of space. Most of all they have been designed to get young people moving and having a bit of fun. Each week two more resources will be uploaded to the website and will be accessible on a Monday for the next 3 weeks. We really hope that you find the resources useful and the children enjoy taking part.
June 15th 2020
June 8th 2020
Celebrities leading learning through BBC bitesize! https://blog.kidadl.com/articles/bbc-bitesize-celebrity-learning-scheme
Get ready to get SILLY! It’s almost time for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge – click here to read all about it
Active Derbyshire have some great ideas to keep fit fun – Derbyshire School Games – Athletics Primary
A hello message from our Rector Mike especially for YOU!
Hi Owls. I really hope you are all fit and well. I have devised some balloon fitness challenges for you all to do at home. Maybe you can do them with your family. I have created a YouTube channel so you can see the video (it is too big to load onto seesaw).
Click here for the Balloon Challenge video and join in the fun …..
Let me know what you think and send me some of your own fitness inventions for the next video…
Musical brass challenges – please upload a sample of your playing to See saw so we can show Mr Burge! Well done Owls 🙂
Hi Owls! Miss Tann here, hope you are all doing well. Here is an update with some additional activities for you. I have attached an ebook resource from Twinkl below called ‘The Wyrmstooth Crown’ which I think you will enjoy. There is the online story then plenty of activities for English and Maths as well as Art and Design technology so it should last you until June. I would recommend doing the BBC Bitesize daily lessons in English and Maths as well as continuing with your maths workbook and weekly times table test as well as regular reading and daily exercise. I have attached new weekly spellings to take you up to half term and I will continue to update them after half term. I will also continue to update Seesaw weekly with new activities.
Remember to keep calm, always try your best and have fun!
I am thinking about you and missing you all!
Love from Miss Tann 🙂
There will not be a Newsletter this week as we make plans to reopen school in line with the new announcements. There is a County Lead Strategic Group who are meeting later in the week and we’ve been requested to wait for their instructions before making any more local decisions.
Thank you for contributing to our recognition of VE Day – the union hearts look lovely fluttering in the breeze.
First News is being emailed to you as usual.
4th May 2020
Derbyshire County Council have updated their links for parents and suggest here a range of activities including computing, wider reading and art prompts, online puzzles, musical activities and links to the National Geographic and EYFS apps AND a 30 day lego challenge – activities for children and young people
Active Derbyshire have some Football themed challenges this week to have a go at Derbyshire School Games Football Primary
Super physics ideas to try at home….. with a fun explanation! (sent from one of the Governors!) DO try this at home!
Click here for this weeks newsletter 04.05.20
Picture News VE Day – see the poster below then they have set some challenges Picture News Special Resource – VE Day 75th Anniversary 2020
This week its a special one about Captain Tom who has just celebrated his 100th Birthday whilst raising millions for the NHS here are the links along with an opportunity to design your own newspaper report and sen d it in to Picture News Picture_News_-_Captain_Tom_Moore_Special_and_newspaper_challenge!
There are also online Assemblies each week from Picture News – we will be trying this one in School this week!
You may have heard about the Oak Academy which has just launched online learning – the invited the Archbishop of Canterbury to lead their first Assembly – he is part way through
Well that’s a lot of pictorial updates – the hyperlinks have turned into pictures like this now, I think Picture News have tried to make them easier to upload?
Seesaw continues to be popular with the children and staff – we are very impressed with your contributions.
Keep up with the Maths and Literacy on Bitesize or Mastery or the books we’ve sent home – as well as your exercise and with helping Mum and Dad at home too!
29th April 2020
This weeks newsletter dated 27th April 2020
To all my lovely students and their families.
Miss Tann here, I hope you had a lovely Easter break and managed to enjoy some of the wonderful weather we have been having. All of Owl class (Year 3 and 4) learning will now be posted to this page. I will update it weekly with a variety of activities, some can be completed online and others are practical activities. Mr. Rignall will also be uploading Spanish work for the children to complete. You can upload pictures of your children’s work and activities in response to the work set and this way I can view the work and leave comments. Please continue doing the weekly times table test that is on Twinkl- if you go onto Twinkl and type in the search bar- KS2 Ultimate times table challenge it is the 1st one. Please also make sure your child is familiar with the spelling of all the non negotiable spellings that are attached on the website and encourage them to read daily. New weekly spellings should be posted below. New maths work books and reading books will be ready to collect from school from tomorrow (22nd of April). This is all very new to us all so please don’t worry if it takes a bit of time getting used to it. To all my students, I am missing and thinking of you all. School has been very quiet without you! Please try and stay calm, be resilient and enjoy spending time with your siblings and parents.
Any problems please let school know. We are all in this together and we will support you as much as we can.
Home learning work
I know some of you are struggling to access Seesaw. Please do not worry. Continue to do regular reading, times table rock-stars, the weekly times table test– Twinkl- KS2 ultimate times table test and practise the non negotiable spellings that are attached below. New weekly spellings are below. Maths workbooks and new reading books are at school ready for parents to collect. Focus on addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions. For writing, it would be a good idea to do a creative piece of writing each week. I have found that it helps to give the children a picture to inspire their writing. Pobble 365 has a new photo each day with story starters and questions so I would use this as a starting point. Use the success criteria below to go through with them what to include before writing and then check off after finishing what they have included. Children should then spend some time editing and improving their work to meet all of the success criteria. BBC Bitesize will also have daily lessons covering maths, English and other core subjects from 9am on Monday 20th. They are new every day and are presented by some famous faces. There are also ideas for art, PE, Spanish and Science. It would be a great idea to look at life cycles and reproduction as this links to habitats that we have done previously. That will be plenty to keep you busy so please don’t worry 🙂
Writing Success criteria
Y3/Y4- Spell all non-negotiable words correctly- correct them if not.
Y3: 1. Make sure sentences are not longer than 2-3 lines. 2. Use an exclamation mark and a question mark. 3. Use inverted commas “ ” for direct speech. 4. Use a range of adjectives and adverbs.
Y4: – 1. Use fronted adverbials- First, That morning, On the spaceship. 2. Use connectives- however, because, therefore. 3. Use inverted commas “ ” for direct speech. 4.Use a simile and/ or metaphor. 5. Use commas and apostrophes. 6. Use a range of interesting adjectives and adverbs.
Home learning spellings
I have attached 3 weeks worth of spellings for Year 3 and 4 below. Please encourage children to practise for 10 minutes each day and test them at the end of each week. Please also continue to practise the non negotiable spellings as these are words all children need to be spelling correctly.
School Newsletter 20 April
Please do send in your Seesaw permission so we can send you the invite! and remember books can be collected and swapped from Wednesday this week.
If you fancy a change or a challenge – parents can join in too!
STEM website – this has just been updated to include activities for learning at home
…. and finally all your fabulous eggs Owl Class Eggs
April the 13th 2020
Here is the most recent Newsletter which was emailed to families last night
We hope you are out enjoying the fresh air! Do send in some pictures of what you’ve been up to at home.
This weeks sporty ideas from the Sports Partnership HVC Activity Adventure Guide
Enjoy singing? – This is alink to POP UK Kids at home
March 30th update
Can you write a letter to a relative you can’t see at the moment or friends of the family to share what you are doing at home.
First News this week is a whole child friendly newspaper with activities – see website for links
This book about the virus is in the form of a poem https://www.flipsnack.com/CSKidsBooks/what-s-going-on.html
A wonderful resource for ALL of you – online magazines and books with interactive quizzes and articles – many non fiction! https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
Daily story time with David Walliams
Take a tour of a famous museum https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
Join over 1 million people who are starting the day with Joe Wicks’ daily work out
We are using this at school and many children in the Peaks are using this as their daily wake up task!
OR use go noodle.com for exercise routines – Mrs Gaywood recommends these as they really get you thinking too!
End your afternoon with some yoga or relaxation
Smilingmind can be downloaded or played from computers or as an app – it’s a daily relaxation session https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/
Here are some ideas about how to keep fit – from Mrs Gaywood PE -Eyam home-activity-challenges week 2
NEW Monday 23rd March
First News have given all pupils access to the Newspaper – the same one that we get into school each week – so please read it! There are also the comprehension and some quiz activities that will be uploaded each week. First-News-718Paper Four-Stories-718 L1-Crossword-718 L2-LOOK-CLOSER-718 Mystery-News-718 News-Pics-718
We will up load this each week once we’ve received it.
Oxford Owls have a library full of online books – happy reading! You will need to log in as a parent and its free. https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/
To support families during school closure our teachers are planning a range of material for you to use at home.
Initially we have put together ideas that will take you to the end of the Easter break including lots of lovely Easter activities.
Note- you do not have to print the worksheets off. Do the working out and write the answers in homework books.
Twinkl LOG IN
Twinkl are offering all families free membership for 2 months so children can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption.
Setting this up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS
Picture News is a wonderful resource with a topical photograph/picture prompt and fabulous discussion topics for the whole family!
Here are some ideas for activities to do at home. Please encourage lots of reading, creative writing/ diary keeping, and regular times table practice.
Use www.twinkl.co.uk/offfer Code- UKTWINKLHELPS
SPAG/Writing KS2-Twinkl recommends- School closure home learning- English workbooks.
Encourage creative writing and/ or writing a diary as well as the reading comprehension activities you can find on Twinkl.
Spellings Non-negotiable spellings (see link) Non negoitable spellings all children need to learn so please test and practice. If your child uses Nessy phonics their username and password is written in the front of their homework book. I would suggest for them to be using Nessy at least 5 times a week for 10 minutes-15 minutes each time.
Reading- Daily- discuss the story- summarise what has happened so far and what they predict will happen next. Use dictionaries to find the definition of words they are unsure of.
Multiplication and Division KS2-Twinkl recommends- School closure home learning- LKS2 Twinkl- home school learning-math’s workbooks- Year 3 Multiplication and Division workbooks or Year 4 Multiplication and Division home learning activity booklet.
Times Tables KS2-Twinkl recommends- School closure home learning- LKS2 Twinkl- home school learning- Times stables- KS2 ultimate times table sheet. 10 minutes independent then mark. Practice ones they got wrong and see if they can improve on their score the following week. (x1 weekly).
Times Table rock stars – log in written in front of homework book. Ring school if you cannot find it .
Y4- Times table books- 10 minutes per page.
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ This is a great website for maths games that I use a lot in the classroom. I would suggest Daily 10, coconut multiples, hit the button and Super Maths Bowling multiplication.
Vikings See link. Choose one activity per week. We have done lots of work on Norse Mythology and longboats so I would suggest activities linked to these. vikings home learning
Try to keep fit – set your self some daily challenges and get out into the fresh air!
Staff will be updating this page for the new half term – good luck with learning at home!
Spring 2- This term we are learning about the Vikings! Keep posted for our updates. Below is this terms spellings and an overview of what we are going to be learning.
To start our Viking topic off, we learnt what BC and AD means. We know the Vikings era was from 793 AD to 1066 AD so they were around after Christ was born. We made a timeline all the way from the Dinosaur era to Modern day- that’s a time span of around 250 million years!
Today we found out that the Vikings had their very own alphabet! We enjoyed writing our Viking name and decoding secret Viking messages!
We looked in atlases and in maps to find out where there homelands were and where they settled.
We had so much fun making our very own Viking longboat in the playground! Did you know longboats were 18 meters long and could fit over 40 Vikings in them!?
Today we started off our new Science topic of Rocks by looking at various different rocks and thinking about how we could describe them. We had to describe the rock to our partner in lots of detail so they could draw a picture of it without seeing it. We were very impressed with the final results!
World Book day!
What an amazing day celebrating the joy of reading. We created our own book cover, talked about our favourite books and read with the Squirrels and Hedgehogs.
Spring 1- This term we will be learning all about the Polar Regions. See the links below for this terms spellings and for an outline of everything we will be learning.
Doing some research on the North and South Pole to start out Polar Regions topic!
For our science topic of ‘Living things and their habitats’ we looked for habitats in the school grounds. We found that our school is home to many habitats and animals.
Testing our multiplication and division knowledge with a board game.
What a performance! Playing the trumpet and trombone in front of the whole school and parents.
Having some fun with maths!
In Design and Technology we created our very own habitat: a bird box!
We had so much fun and they all looked great.
Read all about our topic for this half term and find out what we are going to be learning! Plague topic web final
Autumn 1- Plague. This term we will be learning all about the Plague in Eyam.
Our Science Topic this term was healthy living. We loved making fruity, delicious snacks!
In maths this term we have been learning all about place value, addition, subtraction and multiplication. We enjoyed doing lots of active maths.
Our human number-line!
Making Roman numerals with our bodies!
We had to be quick to get the factors of our number.
Working as a team to build a raft.
Autumn 2- This term we will be learning about Inspirational Women.
Today we met Eleanor a professional belly dancer! She told us all how important it is to follow your dreams and do what you love. We even had a go ourselves!
Today in art we painted poppy landscapes to remember all those who died in WW2.
Today we had to use our maths problem solving skills to discover who stole our mascot Arty the Owl. We then had to figure out where he was. Thankfully we found him and returned him to his rightful spot in the reading corner.
This term we took part in a football and basketball tournament at Hope Valley College. We loved learning new skills and working together. GO TEAM!
This morning we were feeling very festive making our Christmas decorations. We made a pom-pom bauble, a reindeer and a Christmas tree card.
In RE we have been discussing the Story of Noah. Today we worked together to build our very own ark. We had to think carefully about how we designed our ark as it had to float,be waterproof and carry the animals safely.
During PSHE this half-term we have been talking about challenging ourselves and setting goals. As part of this we participated in a challenge week, where each day Miss McGloin set us a different challenge encouraging us to ‘challenge ourselves’ and work well as a team. The challenges included raft making, seeing who could make the tallest Eiffel Tower out of newspaper, an Owl class Escape room, a treasure hunt; and that was just the start!
We had great fun challenging ourselves!
Making French Toast
As part of our European Study we have had a go at making French Food. As a class we all had a turn at preparing the ingredients to make Parmesan and Garlic French Toast. The recipe was a hit for most of the class! If you would like to try the recipe at home, then just ask as we have a range of recipes for you to follow, written by the children!
East Midlands Aeropark
During our recent school trip, we went to visit East Midlands Aeropark. Whilst we were there we had the opportunity to watch planes taking off from East Midlands Airport, visit the cockpit of an aeroplane and explore the buttons that the pilots have to use to fly the plane, look onboard a Spy Plane (some of us even had the chance to be spies and have a go on the spy computers!), look at a rescue helicopter (and we had a go on the harness that has previously saved lots of people’s lives) and that was just the beginning!
Last week we had the opportunity to visit Derby Arena to watch and perform with the Halle Orchestra. During our Fife lessons we have been learning a series of songs to perform all linked with the topic of ‘Space’, to celebrate 50 years since mans first landing on the moon. We had lots of fun and we were very inspired by the amazing musicians performing in the orchestra. Here are some pictures of us having fun, playing our fifes.
In Owl Class we have been learning all about France. Last week, our classroom turned into a French Café and we tried lots of different French foods, including: croissants, brioche (with custard and raisins), baguette, pain au chocolate, hot chocolate and orange juice. Although, before we were allowed any of the food we had to ask for it in French! Please quiz your children to see if they can remember the names of the different French foods!
Summer 2– Our European Neighbours
This term we are really looking forward to learning about ‘Our European Neighbours’. We going to be learning all about Europe, by finding it on a map, identify its countries and their popular landmarks.
We will also be learning about France and their culture and be continuing to learn French with Mrs Pritzlaff. So far we have had lots of fun learning French including lots of fun songs and games. Thankyou to Mrs Pritzlaff for giving up her time to come and help us!
We will be very busy this half term with lots of enrichment activities including a trip to the Aeropark, where we will have the opportunity to look inside aeroplanes and a helicopter and get to see the planes take off on East Midlands Runway, a trip to the Halle where we will be performing what we have learnt during our weekly Fife lessons, a ‘Challenge Week’ where we will be challenging ourselves in a range of activities and our French morning where we will be trying some foods that children would eat for breakfast in France.
Have a look at ‘Our European Neighbours’ Topic Web to see more about what we will be learning about!
Look at our new reading books!
Aren’t we lucky!
This week we were lucky to have a delivery of lots of new exciting books by a range of authors including, David Walliams, Darcey Bussell, Tom McLaughlin, Phillip Pullman, Rachel Renee Russel, P.G Bell and C. S Lewis. We would like to thank the PTFA for their donation.
We are definitely going to have fun reading them!
Summer 1- The War Against Plastic
This term we are going to be learning about the important topic of ‘The War Against Plastic’. We are going to be looking at the size and impact of the problem, how much plastic we create in an average week, how we can recycle and upcycle our waste efficiently and what we can do to help the big problem.
Have a look at our ‘The War Against Plastic’ Topic Web to see more about what we will be learning about!
Spring 2- Chocolate
This term we will be learning about chocolate including the journey chocolate takes from bean to bar, the impact buying Fairtrade chocolate has on the farmers, where chocolate comes from, how chocolate is made and writing about all things chocolate. Click here to have a look at our topic web to see exactly what we will be learning about!
Eyam Book Day!
We had a fantastic day celebrating ‘Eyam Book Day’ dressed up as our favourite book characters. Also, we were lucky to have a visit from author Angela Cottle who inspired us to have a go at writing our own poems, stories and reports all linked to the theme of water. Children are encouraged to type their work up at home, as there is the opportunity to have their work published as part of a young writer’s competition. Further details will follow in a letter that will be sent home.
Have a look at our amazing outfits!
Welcome back, and a Happy New Year!
We have had a brilliant start to the new term in Owl Class. We have been reading Fairytales and have even had the opportunity to write our own, with a twist! Also, we have been designing and baking ginger bread men just like the little old lady and little old man in the ‘Ginger Bread Man’. Here are some pictures of us at work.
This term our topic is ‘Fairytales and Myths’. Click here to view our Fairytales and Myths Topic Web to have a look at what we will be learning about!
This month we have been busy getting ready for Christmas. Merry Christmas from us all in Owl Class!
Our Trip to Manchester
We had a fantastic day in Manchester. Whilst we were there, we were able to go on a tour of the city allowing us to see lots of different places including Manchester Victoria Train Station, Manchester Cathedral, Manchester University Library, the Christmas Markets, the Peoples History Museum and even got to walk across the glass bridge and see out across Manchester.
Mrs Ridgeway worked out that we walked over 6 miles on the day!
Have a look at our pictures to see what we got up to!
This half term our topic is ‘Magnificent Manchester’.
Click here to have a look at our topic web to see exactly what we will be learning about!
Over the last half-term we have been singing with Mr Tinker on a Tuesday afternoon. Last week we performed for Hedgehogs and some of our parents. We have had lots of fun learning new songs, especially Funky Chicken!
Thank you Mr Tinker.
Our Finished Victorian Toys!
The Big Reveal!
This week we had the exciting opening of our outdoor area!
In Owl Class we have been playing a range of games to help us develop our memory skills.
This week in our science lesson we have been learning about our teeth and their functions. We enjoyed modelling clay to mould our own teeth.
It was clear that we had some budding dentists and sculptors amongst us!
In topic lessons we have been learning about The Victorian era. We have been researching what toys Victorian children would have played with and have had fun playing with and making replicas of the Victorian toys.
We are currently designing our own toys and games using our design and technology skills.
Keep your eyes peeled for the final product!
The Digestive System
In science we have been learning about the digestive system. We had fun drawing around each other, labelling the digestive organs in our bodies and explaining their functions.
Welcome to Miss McGloin our new Class Teacher and all the children who are in Owl Class.
Autumn Term 1
This half term our topic is ‘The Victorians’.
Click here to have a look at our topic web to see exactly what we will be learning about!
This term our topic is The Stone Age. Find out more by looking at our topic web.
Spelling Lists TERM 4
We were very fortunate to get tickets to see the Hallé orchestra play at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. The theme was nature. We listened to lots of beautiful pieces of music and had the opportunity to sing with the Hallé too!
World book day this year has been eventful, with visits from illustrator Martin Olsson and author Angela Cottle. We have also been sharing our favourite books and writing to authors and publishers.
Owl class had a visit from PCBoswell who talked to us about road safety and from MrPoke of Bradwell bowling club who taught us how to bowl. We learnt a lot and had fun too.
Our topic this term is about Space. Have a look at our topic web to find out more.
We are getting ready for Christmas. Merry Christmas to you all!
Our local history topic this term has been a lot of fun and we have learnt a lot from local historians and manufacturers about shoemaking now and in the past in our local community.
We visited a local shoe factory and saw how shoes are made now.
and we visited Eyam hall and learnt about boot polishing, rug making and washing day in Edwardian times. We also had a visit from a local historian who talked to us about the shoemaker’s strike in 1918.
We have our very own parents guide to encouraging motivated and independent readers – Reading Booklet 2017
Suggested reading books for Year 3
Suggested reading books for Year 4
This year owl class are learning to play the violin. Here we are tightening our bows.
Our topic for this half term is about shoes and shoemaking now and in the past. Take a look at our topic web to find out more.
Hello and welcome to the start of our new school year. We have only been back at school for two weeks and already so much has happened! Our new topic this half term is Africa and we will be writing to a school in Burkina Faso. In science we are learning about bones and muscles. Find out more by looking at our topic web below.
We talked about the importance of reading, wrote book reviews and made our own book marks.
We have even had a visit from Valley Park School – Mr Wright’s new school. Owl class children were super guides, taking the children and their teachers around Eyam School and telling them all about it.