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Owls Class 2021/2022

What an amazing day we had at the zoo! The children had the best time at Twycross Zoo looking at all of the different animals! The class certainly made me proud by showing me how we can stay safe in a busy zoo and look after each other. We loved seeing the children's faces light up when they saw some of their favourite animals! They even turned into meerkats! 


Super proud Owls! 

Week Beginning 25.04.2022

Owls have become artists this week! Using foamy paint the class created their own 3D painted planets. The children loved experimenting with this type of paint as it was a different texture and figuring out how they could build up their art. 

Week Beginning 18.04.2022

As our topic this term is Save Our Planet we spent the whole week exploring our planet and different countries. Today we solved the world jigsaw puzzle by using our geographical knowledge and problem solving skills! 

Week Beginning 28.03.2022

This week was filled with fun because we had our first trip to the park! The class had such a great time! We were very impressed with how sensible they were walking down to the park and being careful to stay safe next to the road. We discussed about how to safely cross the road. The children loved playing on the park together. We then came back to class and reflected on our day. 

Week Beginning 28.03.2022

During our Topic of Magic Box we have been exploring things from old and new. Today we explored different wallpapers and how the inside of houses has changed over time. We then experimented with with wallpaper to create our own prints!  Owls really enjoyed mixing the colours and seeing what patterns they could create. 

Week Beginning 14.03.2022

This week we have been pattern making in class! From creating tile patterns, to beading and potato stamping we have been exploring different ways to create a 2-colour pattern. The children have been working hard to identify the pattern and to make a prediction about what colour would come next! 

Week Beginning 07.03.2022

This week in English we have been following our theme of Magic Box and we have studied the Magic London Bus poem! The children have loved exploring all the different landmarks in the poem from The Shard, to The London Eye and The London Tower! Our class particularly enjoyed learning about Big Ben and they created their own 3D model as a class!

Amazing team work and awesome artistic skills!  

Week Beginning 21.02.2022

Now we are diving into our new topic, Magic Box this half term, we made potions in Maths! This week we explored measurements and how to carefully pour into different sized containers. We could compare which container would hold the most water and why. We also explored whether a container was full, empty half full, nearly full and nearly empty! 

Owls had an awesome time mixing up their potions in our exploration lesson! 

Week Beginning 24.01.2022

This week in English we have been exploring the book Supertato! The children have loved creating their own super hero potatoes, they all have awesome names and individual powers! The class have also created a story board of their own adventure story of their super hero! Awesome work Owls!

Week Beginning 10.01.2022

Though we couldn't go to our off-site Forest Schools lesson, we had so much fun during our school grounds Forest school lesson! Miss Winsor read 'We're going on a Bear Hunt' and after each page the children ran out onto the field to get some natural materials! The children were so good at find the right amount of materials and listened to Miss Winsor's instructions so well! Afterwards the children explored their materials and turned them into artwork! It was such a good day! 

Week Beginning 03.01.2022

This week in English we have been studying the book 'My Mum' written by Anthony Browne. At first we discussed the book and learnt about this particular mum in the book. The next few days we started to talk about our own mums and what they do for us and what they are like. The children brainstormed their ideas and then created some beautiful sentences which described their mums. They were so lovely we just had to share them! 

Week Beginning 15.11.2021

As we have dived into our new topic of Frozen Planet, on Monday Owls become Arctic Explorers! We immersed ourselves into the Arctic exploration by camping, dressing up, sledging, cooking and looking through binoculars! This week we have been learning about the activities Arctic Explorers do. Next week we will start to put our knowledge into practice and write a diary extract as if we were in the Arctic ourselves.

Week Beginning 01.11.2021

This half term we have a very exciting topic; Frozen Earth! We have so many exciting and immersing lessons planned with Owls this half term and we can't wait to dive straight in! Please have a look at our curriculum map to see what we will be getting up to! laugh

Our Owls turned into palaeontologists this week and found some dinosaur fossils! 

We put on our lab coats and first observed fossils. We talked about what they felt like, the colours and the patterns they had. We discussed how they were very old and we started to wonder how they were formed! Our palaeontologists put on their safety goggles and went digging in the excavation site! They had to be very careful and use brushes to remove the soil so they didn't ruin the fossils. They then gave them a good clean and used magnifying glasses to classify the dinosaurs. 

What a super time Owls! 


Week Beginning 13.09.2021

I am super proud of the Owls' class this week! Not only did we be really brave and investigate a dinosaur, but we also designed our own posters! I love how each poster is different and they have all thought very hard about what the posters will look like and what information will be included! Owls has warned the rest of the school and now Bracken Hill can take a deep breath because we are safe from the dinosaur! 

Week Beginning 06.09.2021

During our English lesson, a dinosaur had caused chaos in our play ground! It had knocked over our favourite water play and made such a mess! We found the dinosaurs footprints and started our investigation! At first we were really scared but we really wanted to solve the case. We looked where the footprints lead up to and we realised the dinosaur had jumped on the roof! 

Now in our English lessons we are going to be exploring different dinosaurs and working out which kind it was. Then we shall create a poster to warn the rest of the school! 


Week Beginning 01/09/2021

This term we are jumping into the Jurassic and exploring Dinosaurs! In art, we found these huge dinosaurs! We explored pictures of dinosaurs and looked at their colours and patterns on their skin. Owls then mixed paints and used different mark making to make patterns on the dinosaurs! We had so much fun! 

Curriculum Map

This half term will be learning all about dinosaurs! Here shows our curriculum map of what we plan to learn over this half term! Dinosaurs are one of my favourite topics and I am excited I get to teach Owls this awesome topic!

Week Beginning 28/06/2021

Well done to all of the Owls for having such a fantastic year! The children have gelled so well as a class and have formed some fantastic friendships.


It has been a tricky year to say the least and once again the Owls have shown incredible resilience with everything that has been thrown at them.


We had a lovely last day all together and celebrated our 'Mr Men' and 'Little Miss' awards with lots of smiles!


Good luck in your new classes - we know you will all be amazing! smiley

Owls have had an absolutely incredible time throughout sports week! We are so proud of the effort and enthusiasm all of the children brought to each activity and how well they coped with such a big change to their regular timetable. 


I can not pick a single activity that the children enjoyed the most as they were all full of smiles all the time! Some things that have stood out though are the climbing wall and the bravely and resilience the children displayed on that, how much fun they had when exploring the forest and topping everything off with some fun on the bouncy castle. 


Have a lovely, restful weekend. 😊



Week Beginning 14/06/2021

Week Beginning 07/06/2021

What a tasty week it has been in Owls Class! As part of our PSHE work on 'Keeping Healthy' we made and tasted some delicious fruit kebabs. There were so many colours it looked like a lovely rainbow.


We have also made the best of the glorious sunshine and had a fantastic PE lesson out on the field. The children showed off their great batting and fielding skills and worked well in their teams which was wonderful.


Owls Class Star of The Week this week is LJ for coming back to school with a big smile.Well done!


Have a lovely weekend. smiley

Week Beginning 24/05/2021

The Owls have worked so hard again this week. In maths we have been learning about directional language and focusing on left, right, forwards and backwards. The children had a great time playing games to support this learning.


The writing that the children have produced this week has been absolutely incredible! They all engaged so well with our story 'Grandad's Island' and wrote a letter from Grandad to Syd from the story.


Owls Class Star of The Week this week is Logan for his amazing independent writing.


Have a lovely half term. smiley




Week Beginning 17/05/2021

The practical maths has continued this week with our focus being on capacity. We had a great time exploring different ingredients for our magical potions, from dragon's blood, to unicorn wee, to troll snot! The children were able to recognise the different capacities of each and then had a great time mixing them to make their own potions.


They children continue to work extremely hard on their phonics skills to support their reading and writing.


Owls Class Star of The Week this week is Chester for being a super star helper. Well done!


Have a lovely weekend. smiley

Week Beginning 10/05/2021

We have had lots of fun this week in Owls class. Especially on Friday when we celebrated ‘pyjamarama’ and wore our pyjamas to school and enjoyed some lovely bedtime stories. 


In maths we we have been learning about weight and mass and what better way to learn about weighing than doing a bit of baking?! The Owls. Ade some delicious cookies and Leary about how to weigh ingredients at the same time. 


In PE we have continued to build on our basic skills. This week we focused on throwing in different ways. We used targets, Boccia balls and even bean bags to help us. 


Owls Class ‘Star of the Week’ this week is Thomas for his positive attitude. Well done Thomas. 


Have a a lovely weekend. 😊

Even though it has been a shorter week this week, Owls have still managed to pack in lots of learning and lots of laughing. 


We celebrated Evie’s birthday on Tuesday and loved sharing the chocolate cake and party bags. Thank you Evie!


All of the Owls are enjoying our ‘Land Ahoy!’ Topic. This week we have been learning about Christopher Columbus and we had a lovely time making some ships together. 


The writing that the children have have done this week has had us all feeling very proud! 


Owls Class Star of the Week this week is Lucy for her amazing independent work! Well done. 😊

Week Beginning 26/04/2021

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Owls have got creative with their English this week and have made these fabulous videos to bring Jim Lad from The Pirates Next Door to life!

It has been lovely to be back in Owls Class this week after a long Easter break. The children all came back full of smiles and eager to learn!


We have started our new topic, Land Ahoy! This week and of the children have all been excited about this. We made some key items for our 'explorer toolkit' and even went on an adventure around the school using our map skills.


We have read the story 'The Pirates Next Door' in English and all of the Owls wrote some lovely sentences about the story.


In maths we have been working on our counting skills and have been practising counting in 2s.


Owls Class Star of the Week this week is LJ for his amazing maths work. Well done LJ!


Have a lovely weekend. smiley

Welcome back!


We hope you had a fabulous Easter!

We are looking forward to having everyone back in school .

Our topic this half term is Land Ahoy which we are really looking forward to.


Land Ahoy!

It has been a very practical week in Owls Class this week. In maths we made our very own clocks to help us with our learning about time. The children were able to discuss different activities that we do in the day and at night time and have been enjoying singing the Days of The Week song.


In topic we have been learning about Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria. We learnt that Queen Elizabeth's dad (Henry VIII) killed her mum (Anne Boleyn) which was not kind. We also learnt that trains were invented when Queen Victoria was Queen. To celebrate this we made our own trains.


Owls Class Star of The Week this week is George for his excellent reading and writing! Well done George.


Have a lovely weekend. smiley

Week Beginning 15/03/2021

Owls had a great time on Red Nose Day. We had lots pf amazing Superheroes in class with big smiles all day!


In maths we have continued to work with money, recognising and counting different coins and then on Friday we used our coins to buy different treats from our 'shop'. 


We are loving our topic on Rocking Royalty and all of the children made their own sword and shield this week to protect their country from enemies trying to invade! 


Owls Class Star of The Week this week is Henry AND Thomas for settling so well back into school. Well done boys.


Have a lovely weekend. smiley

We have been so happy to all be back together in Owls Class this week! It has been such a long time since we have all been in the classroom together, and it was wonderful to see all of the children playing and interacting so positively!


We have been learning about different types of coins this week in maths and have been counting our pennies and pounds. The children worked really hard on this even though it was very tricky.


In English the we read the story 'The Queen's knickers' and had lots of fun looking at all of the fancy knickers the Queen has. At the end of the week, we even designed a pair for her ourselves!


Topic afternoon was such a lovely afternoon this week with the children bringing in lots of family photos to create their own family trees. The conversations around the classroom were so amazing and it was heartwarming to hear the children speaking so positively about their family.


Owls Class Star of The Week this week is LJ for his great talking. Well done!#


Have a lovely weekend.


This week has been based around the story 'Owl Babies.' We didn't want to only celebrate a great book for one day so we celebrated it all week!


The children created their own owl masks, painted some beautiful owl pictures and even made some tasty chocolatey owl nests!


To top it all of we all dressed up to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday.


Owls Class Star of The Week this week is Lydia for coming back to school with such a positive attitude. Well done!


Have a lovely weekend.

This week we have had some very royal visitors in Owls Class! To kick start our new topic 'Rocking Royalty', we have been learning all about what makes Kings and Queens special. We even turned ourselves into Kings and Queens. 


In English we listened to some fantastic news reports from The Fairy Tale Times, and leant about what different Kings, Queens, Princesses and Egg had been up to. In maths we have been focusing on 2D shapes this week and using them to decorate some beautiful crowns. We then challenged ourselves to find different shapes using their properties (colours, sides, corners).


On Tuesday (a week later than most people) we made some delicious pancakes. The children tried lots of interesting toppings including chocolate and honey! There were some lovely discussions about what we liked and what we didn't like and the children all did some wonderful turn taking.


Owl Class Star of The Week this week was Lydia for coming back to school and working so hard! Well done Lydia.


Have a lovely weekend. smiley

After spending a few weeks learning about the disaster of The Great Fire of London, this week we started to learn about the disaster of The Titanic. The children had some excellent questions about this disaster and made some wonderful models of the ship.


In science, we looked deeper into rocks and found something called fossils. Fossils taught is lots about dinosaurs and the fact that they were real! We used some of our toy dinosaurs and salt doh to create our very own fossils.


A big big thank you and well done again to those children working from home (and their parents). It is amazing to see how much hard work is taking place and I am extremely proud of you all! 😊


Owls Class Stars of The Week this week were LJ for his amazing writing about The Gruffalo and Thomas for his incredible work that he is doing at home! Well done LJ and Thomas. 🌟


Have a lovely weekend. 😊

The Gruffalo, or should I say lots of Gruffalos came to visit us in Owls Class this week! We had a great time listening to and engaging with this wonderful Julia Donaldson story and even taught The Gruffalo how to make jam sandwiches so that he wouldn't try to eat us if he got hungry.


In science, we continued our work on rocks by making our own rock pets. There was lots of scientific vocabulary taking place including hard, smooth, rough and heavy which was lovely to hear.


The children did some incredible art work this week using marbles to create the background of Great Fire of London images.


A big big thank you and well done again to those children working from home (and their parents). It is amazing to see how much hard work is taking place and I am extremely proud of you all! 😊


Owls Class Star of The Week this week is Connor for finding lots of example of our sound of the week in his reading book! Well done Connor. 🌟


Have a lovely weekend. 😊

Week Beginning 18/01/2021

This week in Owls, we really started to explore some rocks. We talked about different types of rock and whether they were found naturally or they had been man made. The children were fantastic at recognising that bricks and status had been made and could find lots of rocks I pictures of different environments. There was some lovely vocabulary being used in this lesson to describe the rocks! πŸ” 


As a bit of extra topic work this week, we decorated some cakes from Thomas Farriner’s bakery that got caught in The Great Fire of London πŸ”₯ 🧁. All of the children enjoyed eating them and they said they didn’t even taste burnt. 


A big big thank you and well done again to those children working from home (and their parents). It is amazing to see how much hard work is taking place and I am extremely proud of you all! 😊


Owls Class Star of The Week this week is Lucy for her fabulous Tudor house with Great Fire flames! Well done Lucy. 🌟


Have a lovely weekend. 😊

Week Beginning 11/01/2021

Another crazy week in Owls Class this week. There has been lots of learning in school and lots of learning at home.


We have been learning about The Great Fire of London this week and the children made some beautiful collages to represent The Fire. We learnt that The Fire started in Thomas Farriner's bakery on Pudding lane and that it burnt from 2nd - 5th September 1666.


In maths The Owls continued to build on their knowledge and understanding of numbers. They were able to help me to read, say and order numbers because I got very confused.


To continue our learning on rocks, what better way that to make some delicious rock cakes. The children listened to and shared their ideas about different types of rocks before making their tasty treats.


This week also saw the return of Joe Wicks which had all of in school very sweaty and very tired! And of course Thursday brought the fantastic snow that the children enjoyed playing in!


A huge thank you again to all of the parents that are supporting their children who are learning from home.


Have a lovely weekend. smiley

Week Beginning 04/01/2021

It has been a very strange start to the New Year but Owls Class have once again shown their amazing resilience and have produced some outstanding work.


Seeing all the lovely photos of the children working so hard, brought huge smiles to all of the Owls staff. We have seen some amazing volcanoes as part of science experiments linked to our new topic on rocks and we know the children had some super discussions about disasters with their families when looking at pictures of The Great Fire of London and The Titanic.


Although this is not how we would have liked to have started the term, there have been so many positives to come from this and it has been wonderful to see all of the children engaging so well with their learning at home.


Have a lovely weekend. smiley

This week Owls have had to journey to two continents, Europe and Australasia! This half term they have become so confident with their map and atlas skills and it has been lovely to see their confidence and independence blossom.


We stopped off for a selfie at the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Sydney Opera House in, you guessed it, Sydney. The children did some fabulous art for both of these landmarks and for the animals we met along the way.


Owls have worked so hard on their writing skills this term and it has been a pleasure to see the independent work they produced this week.


Owls Class Star of the Week this week is Evie for her excellent use of Numicon when adding! Well done Evie.


Have a lovely weekend.

Owls have done some excellent learning all about the Jewish religion this term. This week we learnt about Hanukka and the Menorah.


Our travels this week took us all the way to Antarctica. It was very snowy and very cold! We had a great time playing in the snow and met lots of lovely penguins.


On Friday we had a lovely surprise when it started to snow! We got very excited and had a lovely play outside.


This weeks Star of the Week is Lydia for doing some excellent work at home.

Week Beginning 23/11/2020

Owls are getting so confident with their BeeBot skills! All of the children can programme the toys to follow different instructions and Connor is fantastic at creating his own maps for the BeeBots to travel on!


In maths we have moved on from measuring with cubes to measuring with rulers and it was a bit tricky! The children tried so hard to remember to start at 0 and did some super counting.


In topic we continued our journey around the world. This week it was the turn of South America where we spotted lots of snakes when we got lost in the Amazon Rainforest.


This weeks Star of the Week is Chester for having some amazing fact finding! Well done Chester.


Have a lovely weekend.

We are really loving our new topic in Owls and are having a great time jetting all over the world! This week we stopped off in North America where we saw the beautiful Statue of Liberty and lots of little beavers!


The children have continued to develop their atlas skills and have loved finding the different countries.


In maths we had a special visit from PC Bill who joined us in our measuring. We used cubes to find the lengths of different objects around the classroom.


Owls Class Start of the Week this week is George for his amazing measuring! Well done George.

Week Beginning 09/11/2020

The Owls have been doing some fantastic number work again this week. The children have been using number squares to find lots of numbers and have helped me to order them from smallest to biggest.


In topic we journeyed to Africa where we saw some beautiful deserts and a spotted lots of ostriches. George was very happy!


Owls Class Star of the Week this week is Henry for making some really good choices! Well done Henry.

Week Beginning 02/11/2020

It has been a lovely first week back in Owls. The children have been super smiley and working really hard!


We have started our new topic this week and will be travelling all around the world this half term. This week we took a trip to Asia, where the children explored the Great Wall of China, made some lovely elephants that we spotted, and decorated some beautiful blossom trees that we saw on our trip.


This week has also been our enterprise week and the children have worked so hard on making our 'Santa Cups' to sell at our virtual Christmas Fayre (head over to the page to get your order in).


Owls Class Start of The Week this week is Connor for some lovely sharing with his friends. Well done Connor.


Have a lovely weekend.

Week Beginning 12/10/2020

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This week we got a very special message from some of our favourite singers 'Music Alternative.' We listen to the boys every morning and every afternoon as part of our daily routine and the children absolutely love them so receiving this was fantastic. What an amazing way to end a very busy first half term!

Have a a lovely two weeks Owls 😊.

Week Beginning 05/10/2020

Happy Birthday Logan! This week we had a lovely time celebrating Logan turning 10. We might not be able to get together and celebrate how we normally would but Owls certainly made up for that in class. smiley


This week the children have done some excellent work in maths exploring, matching and naming 3D shapes. Who knew you couldn't make a tower using only spheres? They just kept rolling, rolling, rollling.


We also celebrated World Mental Health day this week and the Owls showed their support by wearing some lovely bright colours. We played some lovely games and spoke about lots of things that we do that make us happy.


Have a a lovely weekend everyone 😊. 

Week Beginning 28/09/2020

This week there was an alien invasion in Owls Class! surprise We managed to stay safe though because all they wanted was our underpants. The children made some fantastic underpants for our new alien frieds and reenacted the story brilliantly.


Have a a lovely weekend everyone 😊. 

Week Beginning 21/09/2020

We have had lots of astronauts in Owls this week! πŸ¦‰ πŸš€We learnt about Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin being the first men in the moon and decided that we would quite like to be astronauts 😊. We then had a trip around the earth to look at the different phases of the moon. This was very tasty πŸͺ. 


The Owls have been working so hard in maths too this week with lots of addition work. 


In English we have started to read all about those cheeky aliens πŸ‘½ that come to earth to take our underpants! πŸ™ˆ The children have engaged so well when reading ‘Aliens Love Underpants’. 


Owls Star of the Week this week is Thomas for his amazing maths work. Well done Thomas. 🌟 


Have a lovely weekend. 😊

This week it has been Owls turn to play on the new, improved top hard at playtimes and lunchtimes! The children loved running, climbing and balancing. There was lots of fantastic playing taking place 😊. 


We have continued our learning based on the story ‘Whatever Next’ and the children worked together to make their very own rockets to take us to the moon for our lovely picnic. πŸš€πŸ§ΊπŸ»πŸ¦‰πŸŒ‘


In our topic session, we learnt all about the first satellite Sputnik 1 and talked about the things we use that need satellites; the internet, TV, phones and then we made our own satellites. 


Have a a lovely weekend 😊. 

Week Beginning 07/09/2020

It has been fantastic to have a full week with The Owls πŸ¦‰ this week! They have all been super stars 🌟. 


We celebrated George turning 10 on Wednesday and Miss Gibbons turning slightly older on Friday! Thank you George for sharing some lovely sweets and Miss Gibbons for sharing some tasty cakes 🧁 🍬. 


The Owls have been focusing on the story ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy. The children listened really well to the story and loved acting it out!


We have also had a fab time exploring Jewish artefacts in RE this week and the children were so good at matching the artefacts with the correct picture. They took great care when handling the artefacts and asked some great questions throughout the lesson. 


Have a a lovely weekend everyone 😊. 

We’re back!! It has been lovely to welcome back some familiar faces and to welcome some new children to Owls. 


We we have had a wonderful few days getting to know each other and playing together in the classroom and in our beautiful outside area. 


A huge well well done to all of the children for adapting so well to the new routines in school and for taking it all in their stride 😊. 


The Owls have enjoyed getting stuck back into their learning this week. We have been exploring different shapes and using them to create some great rocket pictures. We even made some amazing 3D rockets which all of the children (and staff) are very proud of. 


Have a a lovely weekend Owls πŸ¦‰. 

Welcome to Owls Class! πŸ¦‰

The Owls Class Team this year is Mrs Bramley, Mrs Tomlinson, Miss Gibbons, Miss Hobday and Miss Gilbert.


We are also very lucky to have Miss Price helping on certain days and Mrs Gladwin and Miss Windsor will also be spending some time teaching Owls 😊. 


We we are all looking forward to this school year and to working with our 10  ‘outstanding Owls’ πŸ¦‰. 


As you scroll through the pictures you will be able to see the Owls Team as well as a timetable to show what we will be focusing on each day. PE will be on Mondays and Thursdays and we will keep kits in school until the end of each half term. 


I hope you are are as excited for this year as we are!



It has been a very strange time recently and I would just like to say a big well done to all of the Owls for continuing to work hard and a huge thank you to all of the Owl parents for staying so positive and just being amazing through such challenging times πŸ’•. 


It it has been great to see pictures of what the children have been getting up to at home and it has been lovely to work with some children again in school recently. I have selected some of our best pictures to share on here that show just how incredible the Owls are! 😊


It has been great to see so many Owls getting involved with the daily challenges! The children have been getting very creative with fruit. You can see the beautiful pattern created by Chester and the fabulous fruit faces by Evie, Logan and Miley. πŸŽπŸ‡πŸ“πŸŒπŸπŸ₯πŸ₯‘πŸ₯¦πŸŒΆπŸ₯’πŸŒ½


George would like to introduce everyone to Frank the tortoise 🐒! 
He wanted to share his lovely ‘Bear Hunt’ photo and his fudge making with all of his friendπŸ¦‰. Keep up the good work George! You are a superstar 🌟.

Henry is really loving showing us his new found cooking skills! What a superstar 🌟. We are hoping he starts delivering soon! πŸ˜‚

Chester, Evie and Logan have also been cooking up a storm in the kitchen with their fantastic baking skills. 🍫 🧁


I am so proud of you all Owls, keep up the good work! πŸŒŸπŸ’• πŸ¦‰

Owls have had a great time investigating the water cycle this week. We have been listening to the 'Water Cycle song' by Music Alternative and had a big focus on precipitation (rain) this week. Jack, Logan and George really impressed use with their singing of the song. Miley, Evie and Chester did some super talking about the rain coming out of the clouds when they got too full. 


In science we kept with our theme of water investigations and made our own lava lamps using oil, water, food colouring and Alka Salsa tablets. The discussions and vocabulary that took place during this lesson were absolutely fantastic and the children had so much fun. Henry and Thomas loved creating their own bubbles with different colours and and playing with our new bubble machine.



Week Beginning 02/03/2020

This week The Owls have been shape sorting! We were so proud of George and Logan for remembering so many names of 2D and 3D shapes. Thomas and Chester were fantastic at grouping the shapes in the tough spot into 2D and 3D and talking about different properties.


The children made some lovely 3D water cycle models this week. Miley, Evie and Henry could name the different parts of the water cycle and talk about what was happening throughout. 

Week Beginning 24/02/2020

Who doesn't love a good pancake?! All of the Owls had a great time this week helping Mrs T (our resident expert) making lots of tasty pancakes! The children did really well with tasting different toppings including bananas, strawberries and grapes but the firm favourite was of course... CHOCOLATE!


All of The Owls took part in Forests Schools this week, and they were so excited! The made some amazing hammocks and had a great time exploring, learning and playing in the woods!

Week Beginning 10/02/2020

Oh the weather outside is frightful! Who know the Owls could be so accurate when throwing snowballs at their teacher?! Thanks everyone!  We had such a fun time playing out in the snow. Although I think its safe to say Chester and George should not take up ice-skating as they spent more times falling on their bottoms than running on their feet.


The Owls also chose their favourite book from our book corner this week and posed for our new reading challenge display. Remember each time your child reads at home with you and you write in their reading record, they will get a stamp. Every 20 stamps is worth a certificate and your child will jump up a star on our display. Happy reading!

Week Beginning 03/02/2020

This week has been my favourite week so far with The Owls. We made chocolate! And yes, we got to eat it too! All in the name of science of course. The Owls were investigating what happened when chocolate was heated and then cooled. There were some very interesting fillings added to these bars. I think we might have some future chocolate makers on our hands.


This week wasn’t only about chocolate though, The Owls also did some great topic work learning about the different continents and oceans. George, Logan and Evie worked really hard to paint and label a map of the world using an atlas and Tommy make a fantastic shark that likes to swim through the oceans.

Week Beginning 27/01/2020

This week we have been learning all about capacity in Owls Class. As well as looking at different capacities in a range of measuring jugs off all different shapes and sizes, the children all enjoyed pouring some liquid into a measuring cylinder on the interactive whiteboard.


We welcomed Thomas into Owls Class this morning and he will be joining us full time after half-term. All of the children made him feel very welcome. It was great to see such lovely, positive interactions and social skills, well done Owls.

Week Beginning 20/01/2020

Happy birthday Henry! The Owls Class had a lovely time celebrating Henry’s birthday with him. Thank you for bringing in such lovely things to share with your friends! We eat some lovely party food and played some lovely party games.


We have also done some super learning this week in Owls Class. We have been investigating and comparing length. The children loved making towers as tall as their friends and it turns out there is not much difference between the length pf my shoes and the length of George’s shoes!


We also took a trip under the sea this week and made some lovely sea creatures using Mrs Tomlinson’s amazing play-doh.


In science we investigated the temperature of water and enjoyed watching what happened when we boiled the kettle.

Week Beginning 13/01/2020

Can you catch a Mermaid? The Owls Class can. We have been reading the story this week and the children have produced some beautiful art work and writing to go with in. Chester decided that his Mermaid would be Natalie from reception and compared her eyes to rainbows. We are so proud of all of their writing this week, well done!


In science we have been doing more learning about solids, liquids and gasses and yes, you guessed it we found some fabulous songs to sing to help us to remember these.  There was some great teamwork from all of the Owls when sorting objects into solids, liquids and gases.


Tommy had a great time visiting the beach this week.

Week Beginning 06/01/2020

Welcome back, we hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas! The Owls have been straight back in to working hard and showing off their fantastic learning.


We have been focusing on number bonds this week and Henry did some great painting with the numicon to make number bonds to 10. Miley and Jack had an extra challenge to think of different pairs to make 20. And we all loved singing the number bonds to 10 song, especially Chester, Logan and George.


In science the Owls had a fantastic time melting chocolate with Andy!


Week Beginning 16/12/2019

What an amazing week this week has been in Owls Class. We have had so much fin engaging in a range of Christmas celebrations! heart


We visited Santa, we traveled around the world to learn how Christmas is celebrated in different countries, we watched the staff Christmas pantomime and we eat a delicious Christmas dinner!


Have a lovely Christmas, from the Owls Team!


Week Beginning 09/12/2019

Owls have continued their work on shapes this week, having a big focus on sorting and grouping their shapes based on their properties. Somebody made a big mess of our shape draw so it fell on Miley and Tommy to correctly sort the 2D shapes into our shape cases! They did a fantastic job at finding lots of different shapes and did some lovely talking throughout.


George, Chester, Logan and Evie helped me to sort out the mess in the tough spot by grouping objects based on their colour which saved me a big job!


We have also had a lovely time in PE this week facing fears of height by jumping from the big apparatus. 


Week Beginning 02/12/2019

What a lovely week we have had in Owls this week learning lots about 3D shapes!


Miley and Chester displayed great teamwork when investigating how to connect different 2D shapes together to turn them into 3D shapes and George, Logan, Evie and Henry worked really hard to join sticks together using magnets to make lots of different 3D shapes.


We had a lovely time visiting St Thomas' Church this week and the children all made a beautiful Christingle to take with them. Although, suprisingly, not all of the sweets made it back! surprise

Week Beginning 18/11/2019

This week has been ‘Active Maths Week’ in school and the Owls have planned and thrown a party of The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s birthday. The children were very excited to celebrate with him!


We had a lovely walk down to Morrison’s to buy some delicious party food for our guest of honour and he loved his party! πŸ›πŸ₯³


We have also been investigating the best materials to protect our eyes from the sun. I’m sure you’ll agree that all of the Owls look super cool in their home-made shades. 😎 


The Owls Class ‘Star of the Week’ this week was Miley for Doing lots of sharing and being a good friend. Well done Miley! 🌟 

Week Beginning 11/11/2019

It has been a great week for Owls this week.


We have been learning all about rememberance day and the children loved doing some Beautiful poppy art work. They were very creative making some great poppy paintings and beautiful poppy wreaths. 


The children loved children in need Day. Dressing up in yellow, wearing there pudsey costumes and taking part in our pudsey breakfast and lots of other fun activities.


Owls Class ‘Star of the Week’ this week is Chester for always making us smile- especially with his fantastic Mr Tumble impressions. Well done! 🌟

Week Beginning 07/10/2019

The Owls had a great time celebrating Logan’s birthday this week! Thank you for bringing in some sweets to share with your friends!


The children have been doing some excellent sorting and grouping in maths. Logan, Jack and Henry spotted my mistakes when I was grouping incorrectly and George and Evie names and sorted using a range of colours and shapes. 


Baking apple pies pies was a big hit with the Owls. Tommy was super at mashing the apples and Miley and Chester worked hard to make sure we completed each step on the recipe. 

Week Beginning 30/09/2019

Owls have done some fantastic habitat exploring this week. We compared the polar regions to the jungle and helped to put the animals in their correct homes. George rescued the penguins and Miley and Chester became super jungle explorers. 


In maths, the Owls have been creating some beautiful patterns using shape and colour. Logan impressed us all by using the same colour but having a big, small, big, small pattern. 


Evie and Henry have been doing some great sharing and turn taking this week and Tommy baked some delicious cookies. He even wrote some instructions to help his friends!


Owls Class Star of the Week this week was Jack for his super swimming. Well done!

Week Beginning 23/09/2019

Owls Class have been busy making their very own clocks this week! We have used them to help us with our o’clock time telling and Miley, Jack and Chester were even having a go at half past times! Tommy impressed us all when he was showing us the times on his clock. 


The habitats that we were looking at this week were the polar regions. Evie, George, Logan and Henry had a fantastic time exploring our polar sensory area and all the children made lovely habitats for the penguins to live in.  


Owls Class ‘Star of the Week’ this week was Henry for settling really well into Owls. Well done!



Week Beginning 16/09/2019

Owls Class have had another action packed week. 


In maths we we have started to do some work on time. George, Logan, Evie and Henry had a fantastic time playing the ‘Days of the Week’ game and Chester sang the ‘Days of the Week’ song beautifully. 


The habitat that we focused on in our science lesson this week was the desert. Jack and Miley had a great discussion about the different animals that live here including meerkats and camels and reminded me that it is not the habitat of sharks!


Tommy made some delicious cornflake cakes on Thursday with Miss Gibbons. 


Owls Class Star of the Week this week was Logan for trying really well with his reading. Well done!

Week Beginning 09/09/2019

It was birthday week this week. We celebrated George’s birthday and Miss Gibbons’ birthday. The children enjoyed playing some party games and loved eating some cake!


We continued our work on numbers and Jack and Miley did some great ordering of numbers to 100. 


This is Week we made some cherry Bakewells and Tommy did a fantastic job of icing and putting the cherry on the top. They were sooooo tasty!


logan and George really enjoyed making their ocean boxes to show us all the habitats of different nimals and they even taught me that elephants and ostriches don’t live in the sea. Thanks boys. 


On Thursday, Owls Class welcomes Henry and all of the children were very welcoming. Evie and Chester helped Henry to find the shells in the sand which was lovely to see. 


Owls Class Star of the Week this week is Chester for telling us all the his fantastic version of ‘Meerkat Mail’ staring Tracey the Pussycat. Well done!



Week Beginning 02/09/2019

What a wonderful first week back it has been in Owls Class! It has been great to see so many happy, smiley faces in the classroom. 


We we had a special visit from Sunny the Meerkat who shared his story ‘Meerkat Mail’ with us. All of the children were fantastic at joining in with the story, especially Tommy and Chester. 


In maths, it was great to see the children working together to practise their numbers. Evie was ordering her numbers to 10 all by herself and Logan and Miley had to fill in missing numbers on a 50 square and a 100 square. They all worked really hard. 


Jack and George impressed us all with their knowledge of different animals and the habitats that they lived in during our science lesson. 


Owls Class Star of the Week is Miley for doing some excellent standing. Well done Miley!

Week Beginning 08/07/2019

It has been a very busy week in Owls Class this week. Chester is back with us which has been fantastic and we celebrated Lydia’s birthday!


The children have been showing off their shape knowledge this week in maths and Logan and Lydia really impressed us with the shapes that they know.


We have been invited to the Queen’s party and she has asked us to take a special animal with us. Miley, Jack, Charlie and Chester did some lovely writing about the animals that they wanted to take. 


In science the children made made their own phones this week. George, Evie and Tommy made beautiful phones and everyone enjoyed investigating how they worked!


Owls Class Star of the Week this week is Logan for his amazing independent maths work! ⭐️

Welcome to Owls! Week Beginning 01/07/2019

Welcome to all of the new Owls this week! George, Logan, Lydia and Tommy Lee have joined us from Squirrels Class and Evie has just started at Bracken Hill. 


It has been great to see new friendships forming already!


All of the Owls have showed great counting skills this week in Maths and enjoyed listening to the story ‘The Queen’s Orang-utan’ in English. 


In cooking the children decorated biscuits with British flags and in science they investigated how to make circuits. 


Owls ClassStar of the Week this week is Evie for settling really well in to her new school. 


Sports Week! 10th - 14th June 2019

The Owls have had a fantastic Sports Week, completing so many different activities and doing a fantastic job, even with the terrible rain.  We begun the week by tasting some lovely fruits and making healthy omelettes and climbing on the climbing wall. The children were so brave and all gave it a great try.  Later in the week the children had a go at golf, went to Portland College for some sports such as wheelchair Basketball, played football with a footballer from Mansfield Town and even had a go on the bouncy Castle.  We're already looking forward to next year, hopefully with a bit more sunshine :) 

Week beginning 20th May: Transport topic trip to Crich Tramway Museum

This week we had the most fantastic trip to Crich Tramway museum.  After a cool start to the day, the sun came through and it was beautiful.  The children really enjoyed riding the trams and using old pennies and half pennies to pay.  We had a good look around the exhibition of old trams and how they worked throughout history.  At lunch time we went for a lovely woodland walk and ate our picnic on blankets and tables in the sun.  The children loved exploring the park and spending their money in the old world town.  The children were so fantastic and it was a brilliant day!


Our community in PSHE

Week beginning 13th May

This week we’ve been focusing on Grandad’s Island in English, and 2D shape in maths, especially ways that can help us remember shapes such as hexagons, pentagons, heptagons and octagons.  In our topics we ve explored some significant flights in history including the wright brothers, Amelia Earhart and the miracle on the Hudson. The children re really enjoying the transport topic. 

Our trip to East Midlands Airport

Week beginning 7th May 2019

This week we have been to East Midlands Airport, and the children had a great time exploring the arrivals and departures and a super role play area.  And on the way back, we even filled up the mini bus with petrol all as part of our transport topic.

Week beginning 29th April 

This week in English we’ve been looking at the features of a non-chronological report, starting to learn about Titanic and beginning to write our own reports about it.   In maths, we’ve started taking tally’s and the comparing our results.  As part of our transport topic, the children have had a great time this week creating pictures of transport with tissue paper. 

Week beginning 24th April 

Welcome back after the Easter break, hope you all had a lovely rest and we are so happy to see everyone back.  This week we’ve had a great PE session led by our occupational therapist on sensory circuits which the children have really enjoyed and we will be doing much more of. 

Lots of estimating and checking!

Week beginning 1st April

This week we’ve been looking at card layouts and making and writing our own Easter Cards and in Maths we’ve been estimating objects and pictures. Busy busy busy

Amelia’s starfish

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Miley’s Turtle

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Chester's fish

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Lewis’ Crab

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Jordan’s fish

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Nicholas’ Octopus

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Week beginning 25th March 

This week we’ve been very busy looking at how far we’ve come with our learning! Our phonics assessments have shown we’ve been listening and trying really hard with our work.  And had a go at creating our own animation videos in computing.

Animating our own characters

Week beginning 18th March 2019

For our animation computing sessions this half term we are going to make and animate our own clay characters, and having designed them last week, this week we made them. Wallace and Gromit here we come 😍

Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day - Clothes that make us feel happy 😊 15th March 2019 

For Red Nose Day, Owls have been wearing clothes that make us feel happy. You might notice that we’ve got extra large smiles today! 


Our Race For Life Book Day Fun Run

Week beginning 4th March

As our kitchen slot is a Monday, we made some fantastic pancakes with lot so of yummy healthy toppings!  The children really led the way, doing most of the mixing, pouring, flipping and definitely tasting. Fantastic skills! 

Active Maths!

Week beginning 25th February 

Welcome back to the second half of the spring term! This half term our topic is Costa Rica and we’ve started it off by looking into the differences between Costa Rica and our local community.   In maths we’ve been looking at sorting and patterns, and making our learning as active as possible.  Have a o9k for yourself 😁


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Week beginning 11th February 2019

This week we had a very exciting trip to the cinema to finish off our Myths and Fables topic.  We've been doing lots of writing about dragons and the perfectly timed release of How to Train a Dragon 3 seemed a perfect opportunity for a green screen film review.  Enjoy!

Week beginning 4th February 2019

This week we have done lots of writhing about heroes and thinking about describing words in English. And maths, we been looking at grouping and money.    On Wednesday afternoon the children tried lots of different foods in DT and looked at what part of the EatWell cycle they fitted into and how our body needs differenttypes. 

Week beginning 28th January

This Monday we had a very exciting visit from Zoo Lab.  The children were so brave and loved the giant snail, gecko, scorpion, snake and millipede that they got up close to.

Making healthy toast toppings!

Week beginning 21st January 2019

This week in English we have started to look at Dragons.  Today, we pretended a Thunder dragon had been seen flying near school and then drew pictures of the dragon.  They did a great job.  In Maths, we are focusing on problem solving, focused on sorting, patterns and word problems.  Today, in D&T food, we've made some toast with different healthy toppings and looked at healthy food using the Eatwell Guide.



Week beginning 14th January 2019

This week we're continuing with The Tortoise and The Hare in English and size/ measurement in Maths.  The children have enjoyed using laptops this week to explore different search engines such as yahoo, bing, google and kidrex.  To help keep them safe, we've been adding 'for kids' to our searches.

Week Beginning 7th January 2019

Happy New Year and welcome back after the Christmas break.  We hope you've all had a wonderful break with your loved ones.  This half term our topic is Myths and Fables.  This week, we've been learning about The Tortoise and The Hare in English and the children have really enjoyed it. In Maths, we been comparing size and looking at tall and short.  We did this by building lego towers and comparing them and searching around school for objects than can be measured with a ruler or a metre stick.



Our wonderful Christmas show

Hope all of you that managed to come, enjoyed our show.  Thank you to everyone that managed to be there, the children really enjoyed it and we thought the children did a fantastic job! Next year, no straw! 

Our fantastic Wise People (The Guys with the Camels) and Mary and Joseph!

Week beginning 10th December

This week we've started to think about Christmas, with our Christmas dinner and preparing for our Nativity next week.  We've decorated our sanctuary room into Santa's Sanctuary and made some lovely star decorations to put on our tree. We've also taken some photos and made us look Christmassy!

Children in Need - 16th November 2018

We had a great day on Children in Need.  The children really enjoyed the healthy breakfast and the ramble around the local community.  Then children also completed a Teacher Hunt around the school looking for filtered faces.  The children enjoyed these so much, they wanted to make their own filtered selfies! Can you spot who's who?


Week Commencing the 14th October 2018

This week in topic, we've been looking at Dinosaurs and their teeth! We've looked at the different shapes and what they were used for, and then made some from salt dough.  

Week commencing 1/10/2018

This week we have been very busy, as usual.  In English, we are using a new method to help the children decide what they want to write using a method called Rainbow Grammar where children used coloured cards to build their sentences.  Initially the cards are ordered green (the predicate - what the sentence is about), amber ( what you are telling me about the predicate) and red (the punctuation) at the end of the sentence). The children have really grasped the concept and it is increasing their independence really well!

Week Commencing 23rd September


Sorry for the lack of updates so far.  We've spent lots of time focusing on getting everyone settled in and into routine in these first few weeks.  This half term our topic is Dinosaurs and the children are really enjoying it so far, I hope they are starting to communicate all the new vocabulary they've been using.  Many of the children have really enjoyed playing in our new role play area, palaeontologists lab ( and so have we!) - photos to follow.


A big thank you to all those who sent in photos of their child 'getting caught reading'.  They sure have made us chuckle.




Our Palaeontologists Lab!


Bracken Hill's Got Talent

We had two wonderful acts in this year's Bracken Hill's Got Talent and one of those acts came third! The majority of the class joined in and we could not be more proud of them. So brave to stand up in front of the whole school and perform. A fantastic start to our year!

Welcome to Owls 2018/2019


Hello everybody! My name is Miss Clerkin and I am the new class teacher in Owls.  I am so excited to be back after my maternity leave and get to see all the children again.  Many of the Owls already know me, and I've been so impressed to see how they have grown and progressed in the past year.  Helping us in Owls this year is Mrs Tomlinson, Miss Birch and Mrs Campbell, and we're really lucky to have them.  Parents are welcome to come and meet the team on Wednesday 11th July, at 3.45 pm and have a look around our learning environment.  Hope to see you there!



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