Owls

Barn Owls teacher: Ms Sharon Cliff Barn Owls teaching assistant: Mrs. Sharon Powell

Snowy Owls teacher: Mrs. Corina Gamble Snowy Owls teaching assistant: Mrs. Tash Green

Welcome to our class page!

Important events

Parents' evenings: Tuesday 6th November, 4 - 7.00 pm and

Thursday 8th November, 3.30 - 6.00

Friday 2nd November - Spooky Disco; reception parents must accompany their children

Fireworks night: 16th November

Nativity play: Tuesday 11th December, 2pm and

Wednesday 12th December, 5pm

For more events, see Mr. Evans' weekly bulletins




One of the elves left us a Christmas tree before he went off to help at the North Pole!

Christmas - nativity music

Term 2

Celebrations!

We spend this term learning about ways to celebrate special occasions, at home and abroad. We started with Halloween and Bonfire night, and will go on exploring the Hindu festival of lights, Diwali, followed by Christmas!

Key stories:

Room on the Broom

The Guy Fawkes story

Ravana, Sita and Rama

The Elves and the Shoemaker

The Nativity Story

We are looking at ways different people celebrate events special to themselves, their lives and cultures. The children will learn to understand what we have in common as families, and communities, as well as the different ways in which people around the world celebrate things that are special to them.

The learning journey will culminate in our work around Christmas, and the Nativity play!

NSPCC fundraising event

For their challenge, the children created a Fireworks dance and played a Guy Fawkes and the Guards game

Enjoy the clips below!

Fireworks dance.MOV
Guy Fawkes and the soldiers



Term 1 mini gallery

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Owls curriculum letter terms 1 & 2.pdf

Curriculum letter

Term 1

We are learning about autumn and seasonal changes, through stories, visits and cooking activities: porridge, apple crumble, bread.

We explored autumn vegetables, fruit leaves.

Key stories:

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The Little Red Hen

The Prickly Hedgehog

Pumpkin Soup

We made porridge and tasted it, then continued to experiment in the mud kitchen. We made apple crumble and tasted it.

Making porridge in the mud kitchen

Footsteps in the crunchy, brown leaves


Harvest Festival - we are proud of our first assembly!


First days at school!

A very warm welcome to our first group today! It is a big day for children and adults alike. We had some fun, and started to create friendships, routines and to understand how school life works.

We hope that the photos will be starting points for your children to tell you more about their day.

Every day, we learn something new and at the moment, each day will be a little different. Below, a few words to help you, your child and us to make their day as smooth and happy as possible.

Arriving at school

Families are welcome into the class, on the first couple of days. If your child is having school dinner, please read the menu with them, and help them make a choice by putting their name in the correct pot (main, vegetarian or jacket potato). These pots are near the door. Also, help them hang their belongings on their hooks, and put book bags in the large boxes at the bottom of their tray units.

Finally, help your child settle down to a game or activity, and have a little play before leaving saying good bye.

On Thursday, (and each time there is a new group) please say good-bye to your child at the door, as they will know what to do. This way, there will be space for each group of new children to have their parents in the classroom, and help being settled in. We and our teaching assistants will continue to help all the children get in and ready for the day.

Feel free to stay and talk to us at the end of the day - but only after all the children have been reunited to their parents. This may involve a little waiting, but it is really important to make sure all the children feel looked after.

Photos

We have a number of children whose parents have not given photography consent, and others who have simply not completed the form. We will do our best to ensure none of these are included in photos of our class pages. The class teachers maintain the class pages - please let us (Miss Cliff and Mrs. Gamble) know as soon as possible if you see anything that you feel should not be published.

If you choose to give photo consent at a later date, please let the office have the consent form and let us know.

Cooking in our incredible new mud kitchen

Busy in the big playground

Big playground game

Busy in the big playground

Queing up for school dinners

Cutlery choices

Receiving our dinners

Eating together

The tyre challenge!

Mark making and imaginative play

Lunch together in the hall

First ever PE lesson

We played "Sticky bits" and took balancing challenges - it was great for listening to learn skills!

Big playground fun: "we are going to a wedding!"

Bean bag challenge!

Sizes and quantities - scooping up salt

Fun and self-challenge in the big playground