Wise Owls 2017 - 2018

Mr Peetoom

Welcome to Wise Owls

My name is Mr. Peetoom and I am the teacher of Years 5 and 6.  In Wise Owls, we strive to achieve the balance of having high expectations for all children and managing to have a lot of fun along the way:

  • Fun activities outside the classroom to enhance the curriculum

  • Individual attention in a small-class setting

  • Positive learning environment for your child

  • Healthy lifestyles promoted through physical activity and sports

  • Age range - Years 5 and 6

  • Class Size - 27

  • Teacher - Mr. Peetoom

  • Teaching Assistants - Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Showering

  • Specialist Science Teacher - Mrs. O'Connor

Class News

In the Autumn term our topic is called ‘A Kingdom United’.

The main areas of learning include Geography and History. We will begin by learning about Scotland and the concept of ‘rewilding’ – bringing back large mammals (that are extinct in a region) in order to return balance to an ecosystem. The children will read maps and answer questions about them to develop their knowledge of geographical terms and understanding of economic land use. In English, the children will learn about the myth of the Loch Ness monster and the Anglo Saxon story of Beowulf, and they will write narrative based on the stories. They will also research a city in Scotland and create an iMovie presentation promoting their chosen city as a tourist destination. In history, the children will find out about settlers and invaders in the Anglo-Saxon period. In Science, we will be learning about plants and life-cycles – they will grow a plant from seed and make models to learn about the stages. We will learn how to use spreadsheets to create charts and graphs and use their calculating functions to work within a budget.

As part of our commitment to a balanced curriculum, one of our morning sessions on a Tuesday will be a forestry lesson with Miss Glover & Mrs Showering.  I'm sure that Wise Owls are looking forward to getting stuck into some serious outdoor learning.

Our P.E. coach, Julie, will teach athletics every Tuesday, and we will go to Park Pool every Wednesday for our swimming lessons. The children get one whole hour in the water and I can guarantee that every child will be stretched to achieve their very best. Wise Owls will continue to get active every day, either by doing the Daily Mile or with a Born To Move exercise routine. This year’s sports programme will kick in and there will be High 5 netball and tag-rugby after-school clubs every week. We will also be competing in a football league and at the High 5 netball, tag-rugby and cross-country tournaments. By mid-October, every child in the class will have had the opportunity to represent our school at an inter-school competition.

Homework

Every child is expected to read at home 4 times per week, with comments and a signature in their reading record.  Reading records are checked every Monday morning.  Wise Owls Reading Challenge is underway, with a fantastic selection of some of the best children's fiction.

Homework is given out every Thursday.  This year we are alternating between a creative art homework one week and a reading comprehension the next.  These homework tasks will be handed in on the following Tuesday.  I also do a very short maths or grammar homework on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  This should take 5-10 minutes to complete.

Class Timetable

Please click on the link below to view our current timetable.

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Contact Us

Westhead Lathom St James

C of E Primary School

School Lane

Westhead

Ormskirk

Lancashire

L40 6HL

Phone: 01695 574 078

bursar@wlsj.lancs.sch.uk