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Owl Class Year 2 & 3

Welcome to Owl Class!


Here you will find lots of information about our projects. Each term we will add information about what we are learning in class as well as some useful resources for you to use to support with your child at home.


In Term 4, we are doing a whole school project called Our Family Tree, about our school family and our home families.  We are also creating a whole school St Nics Favourite Recipes book, which will be collating, printing and selling later in the term.

Owl Class Term 4 Home Learning Resources

Our Family Tree Whole School Project


Term 4 Week 2 Owl Class Home Learning Resources - All Resources are contained within two zip files, but I have uploaded separately too. Art powerpoint is on Class Dojo Story from last week

Term 4 Week 1 Owl Class Home Learning Resources Our Family Tree - The Zip File is all you need EXCEPT for the two Art powerpoints, which are too big so are uploaded only to Class Dojo and Teams

Term 2 Artwork. Hundertwasser inspired clay house fronts and watercolour urban landscape paintings of Bethlehem

Information on Accelerated Reader (AR)

Class Reading Book System for Parents of Year 3 Children


When children are in Year 3 at St Nics they move from Book Bands to the Accelerated Reader (AR) reading book system.  This system accurately assesses their reading level via a short online AR Star assessment, which ensures they are reading books that are enjoyable and provide enough of a challenge, without being too difficult (AR calls this their ZPD.  I call it their Goldilocks Zone)  The assessment gives each child a reading level range and they choose their reading books from within that range.


After they have read a book, they take a short online comprehension quiz on it, which builds on the reading skills we teach in our reading lessons and assesses their comprehension of the text, which helps us to spot gaps and ensure all children are making really good progress with their reading. 


To get a complete idea of the AR system and how we teach Reading for Meaning at St Nics, click on the Introduction to AR Powerpoint below.

Term 1- Heroes and Villains

Term 2- Street Detectives