Next week will be the last week of lessons that the children will be doing at home, well done parents! You made it! I am so happy with all of the effort you have been putting in at home, some of you have sent me some fantastic things and your children are all keeping up so well.
Some people have asked me for some extra work over the summer and I have uploaded 4 weeks worth of English activities for you, I will not be uploading work to fill the 6 weeks because you and the children need a break.
These lessons are not mandatory and you are more than welcome to enjoy the 6 weeks summer break, you have more than earned it and so have the children.
The following are other suggestions to further your children's work at home over the break;
1) Reading, as much as they can.
2) Keeping a diary (keeping their writing going)
3) Times tables, by year group.
Children going into Year 2 need to know their 2,5 and 10 times tables, count in these multiples and be able to recognise odd and even numbers.
Children going into Year 3 need to know their 3,4 and 8 times tables , count in these multiples.
Children going into Year 4 need to know all of their times tables and be able to count in multiples and solve division number sentences using times tables.
Again, this is all optional and only there for people who have requested things to do, please remember to enjoy this well earned break and take some time to enjoy the sun (hopefully)
Have a great SUMMER and we'll see you in September!
Welcome to Owl Class
Welcome to Owl Class Home/School Learning
Due to the recent school closures, I have created this learning space for the parents and children to access over this period of uncertainty. Please set out 2 hours each day to complete Maths and English tasks which will be uploaded weekly, 1 hour in the afternoon to complete a topic task which will be uploaded weekly, and 20 minutes for phonics.
I will also upload a suggested timetable for you to follow at home, please note that this is just a suggestion and can be changed to suit your individual circumstances. Some useful websites are listed below for you to explore and use at your leisure.
The first website is Twinkl, which is offering free access for parents and has a fantastic range of activities for home schooling. It is very useful for 'comprehension activities'. There are also word searches and other fun activities for the children to do.
Each week I will upload a new phonics sound for the children to revise and this can be supported with Phonics Play website which is full of fun games and activities for the children to complete. It is advised that children spend 20 minutes each day on Phonics, so I have timetabled in 20 minutes for the lesson I will upload and then, 10 minutes for phonics play. Some children will be working through 'Pobble', these children will have a separate folder in 'phonics', look for your child's name within this folder. 'Pobble People' can then enjoy phonics play as a re-cap, after completing their Pobble.
Year 1- begin with phase 3 and work upwards
Year 2- begin with phase 5 and work upwards
Year 3- Phonics Play will be more of a fun re-cap activity to consolidate their learning.
Many of the Year 2s and 3s often ask me to print them out sheets of addition and subtraction number sentences for them to complete, which I never have an issue doing, the link below is to the website I get these from. If you have not got access to a printer then you can copy out these number sentences into their maths books for them. Please mark their work for them after they have completed each sheet to check for accuracy.
Joe Wick is saving the day by uploading a P.E. lesson each morning for children to take part in. People from all over the world are tuning in each day and enjoying keeping active during this time indoors. The link below takes you to one of his episodes, but from there you can pick and choose which lessons you would like to do.
For a healthy heart and muscles, follow this link:
For a healthy mind and brain, follow this link to Harold the Giraffe activities:
Finally, a times tables website for children to use before their maths lessons. 9:30-9:45 every day (see timetable below)
If you have any questions or concerns about anything, please feel free to give me an email at the following address,
I would LOVE to see how everyone is getting on at home, so please feel free to bombard me with pictures of the children and what they're getting up to.
Stay safe and carry on everyone. :)
A picture book for children who are worried about Coronavirus
We can finish each day with our lovely School prayer:
“Now that school is over,
Evening will soon be here,
Help us to remember,
You are always near,
We have designed a creative, topic based approach to delivering a broad and balanced curriculum which together with a holistic approach to educating the whole child will support pupils at Hindon School to:
Have age appropriate curriculum knowledge and skills
Become kind, caring and responsible Global Citizens
Develop a Growth Mindset in order to embrace Lifelong Learning Skills
Be inquisitive and excited at the prospect of learning something new!
Have curriculum enrichment opportunities in order to promote ambition and aspiration
Understand that hard work, healthy lifestyle choices and sound economic practice support lifelong wellbeing.
We have designed a broad and balanced curriculum which aims to support pupils to.......
Investigate the Past
Explore the Present
Create the Future
Owls Class consists of Years 1 and 2. Children are taught in a bright, modern classroom with access to a secure outside learning area. Mrs Muelchi is the class teacher and Mrs Drake supports pupils with any additional learning needs.
Children are taught through topic based cross curricular themes and enjoy a wide range of curriculum enrichment activities both in and out of school.
Outside learning is a strength of our school and we are situated in an idyllic setting, with extensive outside space, including a dedicated Forest School area, with a purpose built outside learning shelter, that can be accessed by children at all times.
Wellingtons and old clothes are part of our school uniform!
Swimming every Friday morning is at 'Port Regis' School Facilities
PH Sports coaches teach Games on Friday afternoons.
Early Years provision is Good-Ofsted 2014.
"The leadership of Early Years is Good. The children are quickly learning classroom routines and cooperate well togethr. This is due to the calm, caring approach of the teacher, together with a well planned classroom and exciting activities" Ofsted 2014.
"Pupils settle quickly to tasks and are keen to complete them to a good standard" Ofsted 2014
"Relationships throughout the school are effective and based on mutual trust and respect. Break and lunchtime are harmonious because pupils thoroughly enjoy the extensive playground, field and wild areas.They all bring old clothes and wellington boots so they can build dens and play football in all weather conditions, which boost their personal, physical and social skills." Ofsted 2014
Ofsted 2018 reported....
Pupils I spoke to take great pride in their school and appreciate the care that they receive from staff. Parents and carers are very positive about the school’s community spirit and supportive ethos. One parent’s comment was typical of many: ‘Our children are extremely happy and do well because of this safe and nurturing environment.’
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!
Please click on a folder to view the many and varied learning opportunities and curriculum enrichment activities enjoyed Owl Class as part of our broad and balanced, topic based curriculum.