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Owl Class – Year 6

Welcome to our class page, Owl families!

Firstly, we would like to say welcome to Willow Park. We are very much looking forward to the year ahead.
At Willow Park we will be continuing to follow our Light up Learning curriculum. This is an enquiry-based curriculum which focuses on people, places and stories which challenge the children with their learning in the local area.


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Key information

In Owl Class this year, you will find:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Teacher Claire Jones Linnea Strand
TA Kate Mercer-Gaunt Rob Browne

Please send your child to school with a reusable water bottle. If you wish, the bottle can be kept in school, refilled daily by your child and brought home for cleaning at the weekend. We are very keen to avoid single use plastic bottles.

Take a moment to ensure all your child’s clothes are clearly labelled. It saves so much time and worry (and potentially money).

Your child is welcome to bring a small, healthy snack to eat at playtime: fresh fruit which they can peel themselves if necessary or dried fruit in a small pot or bag.

Reading and spelling

Your child will now be able to take books home from school and we encourage them to read aloud to you. Please record their reading in their Reading Record and sign to say you have heard your child read. Frequent reading to an adult brings so many benefits to your child’s reading. Reading Records will be checked in school every week.

Your child will get a Weekly Spellings booklet with a set of spellings to learn each week. Spellings will be tested in school each week, day of the week to be confirmed.

PE and swimming

Your child will be doing PE on a Tuesday afternoon, so will be expected to arrive at school in their PE kit on Tuesdays.

On Friday mornings, Owl Class will go swimming. In the interest of hygiene, we ask that children do not wear their swimming costumes or trunks underneath their school clothes throughout the day, but use the changing rooms as directed to change into their swimming clothes before the session.

As your child’s teachers, we are available to speak to parents in the playground after school. Should you wish to speak to either of us more privately concerning a confidential issue, do not hesitate to speak to the office to arrange a time.

Linnea Strandh and Claire Jones