Welcome Owl’s 2019-2020 


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Welcome to our class page where we share all the exciting things we do in and out of class.

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.

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Polar Regions Spring 1 topic web

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.


Forest School

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.





























































Challenge Week

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!

The Halle

 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.


French Café

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 2Our 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!

May 2019

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!

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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!

Chocolate Topic Web

Eyam Book Day!

February 2019

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!


January 2019

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.


Spring 1

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!


                                                                                                                                              December 2018  

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!


Autumn 2

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!


Memory Games

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!

The Victorians

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!

March 2018

This term our topic is The Stone Age. Find out more by looking at our topic web.

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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.

February 2018

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.

January 2018

Our topic this term is about Space. Have a look at our topic web to find out more.

Owl Class Topic Spring 1 Space

Owl Class Spellings Term 3

December 2017

We are getting ready for Christmas. Merry Christmas to you all!

November 2017

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

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November 2017

This year owl class are learning to play the violin. Here we are tightening our bows.


October 2017

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.

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September 2017

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.

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We talked about the importance of reading, wrote book reviews and made our own book marks.

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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.

June 2017

This year year 3 and 4 have been learning to play the trumpet. It was our end of year concert on Thursday and we were fabulous!


This half term our topic is based on our village. Have a look at our topic plan.owl class Topic Summer Term 2 2017 Eyam

May 2017

This half-term Owls have been enjoying going to Forest Schools.  We have taken part in lots of exciting activities such as den building and balancing on logs.  We made owls out of clay and used the kelly kettle to make hot chocolate.  We built a fire and toasted yummy marshmallows.

Here are some pictures of us enjoying ourselves in Hollowbrook Wood.

We are enjoying working in our new outdoor learning area.

We looked at Roman standards and designed and made our own.

This half term we are learning about the  Romans

Yesterday, The History Van came for a visit and we had a fantastic day finding out all about life in Britain in Roman times.

Here are the spelling lists for the summer term.

Red and Blue





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red group Spellings Term 4 2017

owl class Topic Spring 2 2017 grand designs

Our focus was mysterious tales. We enjoyed reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes and we made a life sized Iron Man for our wall.
We had a great day with local author Caryl Hart who read us lots of her stories and gave us ideas about how to write fantastic stories of our own!



This year we have been learning to play the trumpet.

January 2017 – Happy New Year



We were learning to work as a team and be resilient during our marshmallow challenge!


This is our topic web for the second half of the Autumn Term

Here are the new spelling lists for the term starting 31.10.16



Owl Class visit to the Gyaltsabje Buddhism Meditation Centre in Sheffield. September 2016

Welcome to our New class page for 2016-17

This term we are learning all about China. Take a look at our topic web for this half term. owl-class-topic-autumn-1-2016-17-china


Here are the spelling lists for this half term.




PE will be Monday and Friday. Please come dressed in your PE kit on those days. You will also need to wear trainers on Thursday for our whole school run. Please remember to bring spare shoes, socks (and jogging bottoms if the grass will be wet.)


We will update it regularly to help us share the exciting things we do in and out of class!

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19 April 2016 – Street Dancing

19 April 2016

Click on the link below to find out what exciting things we will be learning during this Summer term

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Visit to Lea Green

2 March 2016

Click on the link below to find out what exciting things we will be learning during this Spring term

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January 2016 – First Aid Training

January 2016 – Paper Mache

January 2016 – Marshmallows and Spaghetti

11 January 2016

Click on the link below to find out what exciting things we will be learning during this Spring term

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December 2015

Our Owl Display

Children in Need

Learning about Electricity

11 November 2015

Click on the link below to find out what exciting things we will be learning during this Autumn term

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16 October 2015

Key Maths Skills – Y4

October 2015

What a fun time we are having at Forest School!

October 2015

Owl Class Homework parent letter

22 September 2015

MOSQUE report – by Jess

September 2015

Click on the links below to find out what exciting things we will be learning during the Autumn term, as well as what our Long Term Plan is.

Owls Long Term Plan 2015-2016

Owls Autumn 1 Topic Web 2015-16

July 2015


Welcome to our class page. We will update it regularly to help us share the exciting things we do in and out of class!

We learned about having RESPECT for others

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June 2015

We will be learning about Eyam’s local history this term.

Click on the link below for more exciting information

Class 3 Topic Web Summer 2

April 2015

Our new topic is ‘Ancient Eygypt’

Click on the link below to find out what exciting things we will be learning during the summer term

Class 3 Topic Web Summer 1 2015

February 2015

As part of our Amazing Animals topic, Class 3 have written persuasive letters to Sir David Attenborough. FANTASTIC NEWS – he has sent a hand-written reply, answering lots of our questions!!

Thank you SO much, David.

January 2015

Happy New Year! 

Our new topic is ‘Amazing Animals’ 

Click on the link below to find out what exciting things we will be learning during the Spring Term.

Class 3 Amazing Animals Topic Web Spring 1 2015


November 2014

Autumn 2 2014

Welcome back to another exciting term!

Click on the link below to find out what we will be learning in Class 3 this half term.

Class 3 Topic Web Autumn 2 2014

October 2014

What a busy half term it has been in Class 3! We learned all about materials and states of matter in Science, making a Harvest loaf to share in church and finding out how the yeast helped it to rise. In DT we designed and made paper mache volcanoes which we shared with Class 1, explaining how vinegar and bicarbonate of soda reacted inside to make them “erupt”!

September 2014

Welcome to a brand new term and a brand new school year! Class 3 has expanded to include Y4 and Y5 this September, and we have a beautiful new classroom, too.

This term our Topic is “Our World”, and we will be learning all about volcanoes, weather, materials and landscape art. Have a look at the Topic Web below to find out about some of the other things we will be doing- also included is a Long Term Plan, which outlines some of the other exciting learning opportunities we will have this year.

Class 3, Our World Topic Web

Long Term Plan 2014-2015


June/July 2014

It has been a very busy term so far in Class 3. As part of our Superheroes topic we have been learning about Moving and Growing, thinking of ways to keep our super bodies healthy. We have written comic strips about our own characters, created detailed self-portraits and carried out different science experiments. We have also had one last Forest School session;  great fun in the sunshine- check out our homemade catapults!

May 2014

We are all ready for the summer term in Class 3!

April 2014

This term we have been learning about the Christian story of Easter, and this week we had a lovely trip to church where we looked at the stations of the cross and reflected on the thoughts and feelings of Jesus and his desciples during this time.


March 2014

It has been an action packed week in Class 3! As well as experiencing life as a Viking warrior on Wednesday’s school trip, we have also been celebrating World Book Day by discussing our favourite stories and dressing as memorable characters.
On Fridays we study music, and at the moment we are lucky enough to have special fife lessons. Have a look at the pictures below, where we are practising whilst wearing our World Book Day costumes!


January 2014

At Forest School we have fun learning all about teamwork, co-operation and caring for our beautiful environment in the woods. Have a look at the pictures we took at a recent session, where we were playing Capture the Flag, building dens and learning to light fires safely!

January 2014

With a brand new term comes a brand new Topic- Vikings

December 2013

More fabulous news in Class 3. We returned from the holiday to find that another envelope filled with exciting things had arrived- Julia Donaldson, author of the lovely “Gruffalo” books has personally replied to Joe and Samuel!

We have had our first response from an author/publisher! The team behind Lauren Child’s lovely children’s books have written letters to Mary and Beatrice, answering some of their questions about life as an author.

We will display copies of these letters in our classroom.

October 2013



We have been make sustainable sculptures, using materials from the field and playground. Captions to follow!

Harvest Time…

Capturing the natural colours and textures of tasty fruit and vegetables.

As part of our Topic work on Materials, we have taken part in a whole class debate this week, arguing “for” and “against” the opening of a new quarry in Eyam.

We also really enjoyed the visit from poet Andy Tooze this week, who inspired us to write our own verse on the theme of friendship in just ten minutes.

September 2013

We have been very busy again this week. In Literacy we wrote letters to our favourite authors and illustrators.

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