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Maylandsea Primary School

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Owl Class

Welcome to Owl Class


Mrs Crowhurst is the class teacher


About us

In Owl class, we are a mixed year 5 and 6 class.


Our teacher is called Mrs Crowhurst. We also have Mrs Beer and Mrs Hughes who work with us throughout the week.

If you need to contact us, please use the message system on class Dojo or phone through the office. 


Our topics for the year are:


Autumn term: The Ancient Egyptians

Spring term: Material Madness

Summer term: Mountain High


Our guided reading books:


Autumn: Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll

Spring: Race to the Frozen North by Matthew Henson

Summer: The Brockenspectre by Linda Newbery





Homework is obviously the best way for you to support your child at school.


Reading with your child regularly, discussing and asking comprehension questions about what they have read is essential.  Please make sure your child reads with you at least 3 times a week and that you record this in their reading diary.


Children will be set weekly spelling activities. We learn one set of spellings over two weeks with a dictation and spelling test to assess.   


Children will be set a times table to practise each week in their personal times tables book. This will be based on assessment from the weekly times tables test in class. Maths homework may sometimes be set to consolidate learning from class.


We set a Homework Heroes a project termly or half termly. This is an opportunity for children to explore their topic though an extended project. This will be due in at the end of the term or half term and will be displayed in the classrooms so that children can celebrate each other's work. Homework Heroes is not compulsery for year 6.


Our year 6 children are set work from their CGP revision books each week. This helps them embed their learning in maths and English in preparation for SATS. 


Homework will be given out on a Friday and needs to be returned on a Thursday. Children will be asked to write a list of their homework in their diary each week.  Children will be rewarded for completed homework by gaining team points and taking part in reward time. We celebrate exceptional homework; children can share their outstanding work with the class, receive extra dojos or share their work with a member of senior leadership.



Our P.E. days for the spring 1st half term are Thursday and Friday. Children can come to school in P.E. kits on these days. Maylandsea P.E. kit is as follows:

  • Light blue t-shirt
  • Black or navy shorts
  • Plain black or navy tracksuit (no large logos, no hoodies)
  • Trainers
  • No jewellery, including earrings



We supply most of the equipment the children will need in class, but feel free to send your child with stationery if you wish. We ask that they bring a named refillable water bottle each day. It is also a good idea to send a healthy snack in for playtime. 


The children have access to a wide range of books here at school, but if they are reading something from home, they are welcome to bring it into school to enjoy during our daily OTTER (our time to enjoy reading) sessions.


Phones are not permitted at Maylandsea Primary School.


Home time

School finishes at 3.10pm. Children are asked to wait by the classroom until they see the adult who is collecting them. If you would like your child to walk home on their own, you will need to fill out a permission slip. 

Useful links

Emergency home learning:

Below are some home learning tasks that you can use if you find yourself needing to self-isolate. We recommend you do these alongside daily reading and times tables practice.