Checkendon CE (A) Primary School

Checkendon CE (A) Primary School

Owl Class


Welcome to Owl Class

Owl Class is the home of pupils in Year 1 and Year 2 and is always buzzing with interesting activities. We really enjoy outdoor learning and take every opportunity we can to get outside! This term, we took our science lessons on tour first to a garden in Peppard to harvest autumn fruit and vegetables and then to the school grounds to find natural materials to make houses for hedgehogs. We love PE and we have these lessons together with Year R pupils - taught by sports specialists twice weekly. Our daily maths lessons (we use Busy Ant, White Rose, and Classroom Secrets) and phonics and spelling lessons (we use Phonics Play and No Nonsense Spelling) are in small groups. We do lots of writing, not just in English lessons but in other subjects too. We are enthusiastic researchers in our history and geography lessons. We love singing and we especially enjoy our music lessons with music specialist Mrs Davies. Our classroom has lots of things to help us learn: a class library with comfy cushions; lots of banded reading books, dictionaries and atlases; practical resources for maths; a trolley of laptops and all kinds of art and DT materials. We think Owl Class is great!

Teachers: Miss Watt  Mrs Hillier

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Griffin

Term 1, Week 8

In English we started our work on non-chronological reports.  We are going to be writing all about blue whales so first we wrote questions we would like to find out.  We the read the book ‘The Blue Whale’ by Jenni Desmond.  We learnt lots of amazing facts such as a blue whale’s tongue is as heavy as an elephant and its heart is the size of a small car!

We have all been busy adding and subtracting in maths.  Year two learnt to add 2-digit numbers using the expanded column method and Year 1 learnt to write subtraction calculations.

We had great fun traveling Stoke Row on the coach and taking part in the cross-country competition.

Miss Watt

Additional Owl Class Information and Resources


Owl Class Curriculum Newsletter Summer Term 2020-21

Writing Assessment Grids

Key Stage 1 Reading Vipers