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 and Mrs Wortley

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Griffin and Mrs Thomas

Term 5, Week 2

Owl Class began the week as palaeontologists! We looked carefully at a range of fossils, finding clues as to what they came from or were made by.  There were dinosaur footprints, dinosaur claws, a fossilised turtle skull and a shark’s tooth to name a few!  We then had a really interesting session with one of the curators from Oxford Heritage Museum.  We learned all about the formation of fossils, saw some enormous fossils from the museum and had all our dinosaur questions answered by an expert!  Following on from this in English, we read the book ‘Stone Girl, Bone Girl’: the story of Mary Anning.

Next week, we will learn more about Mary Anning in order to write a biography about her life and discoveries.

Miss Watt

Additional Owl Class Information and Resources

Owl Class Curriculum Newsletter and Letter from Miss Watt September 2020

Owl Class Curriculum Newsletter Summer Term 2020-21

Writing Assessment Grids

Key Stage 1 Reading Vipers



  • Checkendon Church of England (A) Primary School
  • Checkendon
  • Reading
  • Oxfordshire
  • RG8 0SR
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 01491 680693
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