Owls (Year 5/6)

Welcome to Owls class. Owls are taught by Miss Sam McDonald with TA support from Mrs Emma Sexton (mornings), Mrs Karen Allen (afternoons) and Mrs Zoe Woodward (afternoons). Mrs Allison Shaw and Mr. Simon Horleston teach the class whilst Miss McDonald has her PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment) and Leadership release time. Owls has our 21 Year Five children and our 12 Year Six children in it. 

The expectations of Upper Key Stage 2 are very high, but we find our children always rise to the challenge. We believe it is extremely important to support our pupils with the pressures they will face in their last few years of primary school and beyond, and so we offer opportunities to practice relaxation strategies and secondary transition support throughout the year. We also support and prepare our Year 6 pupils to sit their end of Key Stage 2 SATs in May, and kindly ask that you support and take interest in your children’s education and progress. We kindly ask parents to help their child with home-learning tasks that are set.

To enhance the experiences for our Upper Key Stage 2 pupils, there are many opportunities for them to take on additional leadership responsibilities across the school including House Captaincy, buddies for younger children and Play-Leaders. We also want to offer the chance for every child to participate in an inter-school sport competition or festival. 

We have an ‘open door’ policy and are happy to listen and support any questions that you have. We enjoy celebrating any achievements your child makes so please continue to share these with us. 

We encourage our pupils to engage positively and enthusiastically to their learning and are looking forward to the year ahead

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