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Owls 2020 - 2021

Summer Term 1 - The Dangers and Delights of the Sea!


This term, we are exploring all of the delights and the dangers of the sea. We will be exploring the world underneath the sea and learning about the different animals we can find including sharks. We will be using maps to track the journey that hump back whales make along the coast of Australia. We will be learning about the different wildlife we can find in the Great Barrier Reef and comparing these to the animals we can find off the coast of Scotland. We will explore our topic through a range of subjects. 



 Spring Term 2 - Fairy Tales


This term our topic is 'Fairy Tales', we will be exploring a range of fairy tales including Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Gingerbread man and Alice in Wonderland as part of World Book Day. We will be exploring the fairy tales in order to create our own characters and write our own stories. In History, we will be learning about castles and who lives in a castle? We will be learning about the structure and parts of plants in Science and creating our own castle in Design and Technology. 


We are looking forward to our journey through our fairy tales and World Book Day!


Parent and carers guide to pronouncing phonemes

Letters and Sounds for home and school guide for pronouncing phonemes.Watch to find out how to pronounce the sounds we use in the lessons.

Reading in Early Years and Key Stage 1

Exploring in the Snow!

Hello Owls! 


We're so excited to welcome you back after the Christmas break, both online and in our classroom. We are looking forward to seeing all of your smiling faces, ready to learn! This half term, our topic is called 'Crime and Punishment' we will be exploring the life and adventures of significant pirates including the female pirate Anne Bonny during the golden age of piracy. We will be investigating and exploring materials by grouping, manipulating and testing the suitability of these materials in order to build a pirate ship. 


We're really excited to meet you all and join you on your journey of learning!


Miss Robertson and Miss Marshall



Spring Term Maths Overview

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Welcome to Owls Class! 


Hello Owls Class,


We hope you've had a lovely October break and that you are feeling well rested and ready to continue your learning journey!  

This half term our new topic is called 'Things That Go Bump in the Night'. We will be exploring different habitats and nocturnal animals, using different sources to take a journey back to 1666 (where we will learn all about the Great Fire of London), and will be beginning our Christmas festivities (yes, that includes the Christmas Nativity)! 


We look forward to spending this half term with you! 


Miss Bridges and Mrs Stokes. 

Little Owls (Reception) 

During the children's time in Foundation Stage, the curriculum is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage. This curriculum focus on play and exploration; active learning; and creating and thinking critically. The EYFS is based upon four main principles, each of which build the foundations for the learning, development and care of our Little Owls: 

  • The unique child;
  • Positive relationships;
  • Enabling environments;
  • Learning and development.


Barn and Tawny Owls (KS1)

Whilst these principles continue into KS1 and play-based learning still features heavily, our aim is that by the time children enter Year 1 they have developed skills that enable them to embrace and flourish in a more structured approach to learning. By Year 2, open-ended play becomes more project-based and challenge orientated in order to meet the learning that is expected in the Year 2 National Curriculum. Whilst the staff in Owls Class work hard to ensure each year group maintains their group's identity, mixed-age teaching creates a greater focus on individualisation and greatly supports the differentiation within the areas of learning. Children are taught in small, mixed-age groups throughout the day, enabling staff to effectively tailor teaching and learning to the needs of the group. 

Come and explore our classroom!

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Continuous Provision - Learning through play and exploration

In Owls Class, we strongly believe that young children learn best through play and exploration. Therefore, our classroom is organised to promote and develop continuous provision. Owls' classroom and outdoor learning environment is set up so that children have freedom over their own learning, whereby they learn through personal interests and natural curiosity. Whilst out Little Owls are provided with large chunks of child initiated learning throughout the day, our Barn and Tawny Owls access continue provision through carefully planned daily/weekly challenges that promote the application of previously taught skills and to ensure progression. 

Learning through play and exploration

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