It's the start of another exciting school year in Owl Class, and I would like to welcome back both our familiar faces from Year Five as our new Year Six pupils, and our new Year Fives who have just transitioned up. We have a rich curriculum in place at Aston Rowant, full of hands-on practical activities and learning opportunities for the children and I cannot wait to get started on our learning journey together.
On this Class Page you will find the PDF timetable for the 2023/24 school year, which will tell you each topic we learn, as well as which days are PE days, for example. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to talk to me.
Mr. Manning and the Owl Class team.
Our Whole School topic this term is 'Who Do You Think You Are?', and Owl Class will be interpreting this with a focus on identity and the self: in English, the children will be writing descriptively, using Andrew Beattie's historical novel 'The Secret In the Tower' to explore the Tower of London, and how its imposing styling represented Royal power and danger in Tudor Times. In Geography, we will think about our national identity as we use maps to explore our surroundings and plot journeys. Science focuses on the properties of materials, and how they can be changed and alters, sometimes permanently, completely changing the identity and use of that material. . Our Art unit will begin with self portraits and then spiral off into abstract-ism as the children create their own Picasso style portraits. Our RE topic will ask big 'Can we really know God?', whilst our PSHE units will cover relationships, emotional literacy and resolving conflicts amicably.