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Owl Class (Year 5/6)

Owl Class

Year 5/6 Teacher:

Mrs Deverson

Learning Support Assistants:

Mrs Green

Mrs Windebank


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Watch this video to help you set up and use Google Classroom

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Things to look forward to this year..

Our topics: Children in World War 2, Incredible Earth and Being Human. Lots of new things to learn and fun activities!

Making new friends and seeing your old ones again.

Supporting your new buddy! (socially distanced at first)

Mersea Residential 24th May. (tbc)

Science and cooking lessons at the Anglo- European School. (tbc)

More responsibility in the school. We will choose house captains, sports leaders, assembly monitors and school council leaders from Owl Class.


Things you will need in Owl Class:

Please only bring necessary items to school. If you can manage without a bag, please do so.-otherwise bring a small bookbag only.

  • Reading book and reading journal
  • Water bottle
  • Healthy snack for playtime (fruit or cereal bar only)
  • A small pencil case containing necessary items only - pencil, sharpener, rubber, ruler, handwriting pen, colouring  pencils, felt-tip pens. If you do not have any of these items, we can provide them from school. This will need to be left in school.
  • A pair of headphones (if you have a spare set.) This will enable you to use the voice features on the computers.


Important info: PE

PE is on Friday mornings.— Come to school in your kit.

All PE lessons will be outdoors.

Make sure you have the correct kit—green shorts and green school t-shirt with plain coloured trainers. Black jogging bottoms and black hoodie are needed for cold days. You cannot wear any jewellery, including earrings, and long hair must be tied back.


Our first class book will be

Goodnight Mr Tom

By Michelle Magorian.


This is a beautiful story about World War II in which a grumpy widower living in a small village takes in a nine-year-old evacuee from London.


You will read this book as homework and answer questions about it, and we will use it as the basis of our English lessons in class.


Some of you may also like to watch the excellent film version.


You will find it easier to have access to the book, but if you are unable to get hold of a copy, you can read it online here