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Welcome to Tawny Owls' Class.




Welcome to our classroom.





In Tawny Owls this week, we have been very busy with our settling into our class and new routines. Everybody has tried very hard and through excellent listening skills, have been able to follow instructions to make our transition into Reception class as smooth as possible. You have all had a 'Super' week and we are very proud of you all, well done smiley

Mrs Murray, Mrs Turvey & Mrs Brookes.



Autumn 2


This term we have started a new topic 'Travel with me.' In Literacy we are linking stories to our transport theme. We will be reading books such as Mr Gumpy's Outing and The Jolly Postman. We are also having great fun using puppets to retell Traditional tales. In our phonics we will continue working through phase 2 jolly phonics and learning our tricky words, this will assist our writing and reading skills. As part of our learning we now have a 'Word of the Day' too! this is helping us to build up our vocabulary, linked to our topics.

In our Maths learning we are still consolidating our number skills, this part of our learning relates to numerals and links to quantity. We invited parents/relatives into class to work with us and experience the fun ways of learning Maths in Reception. Everybody involved had great fun.




Autumn 1


We are looking forward to a busy term where we will work towards building confidence, independence and routines that will enhance your child's learning . We enhance a language rich environment and we will be talking lots and sharing our ideas. It is important that all of our children feel safe, happy and secure in their learning environment.

We are working through the 'Golden Rules' and each week there will be a particular focus. This week we are looking at Zelda Zebra, she likes us to be gentle with each other. Tawny Owls are working hard to develop this skill and lots of stickers have been given out, so well done everyone!




Tawny Owls team, we would like to say a huge “Well done!” on your first full week so far, especially at lunch-time and how you are developing independence. We are very proud of you all, you are trying hard throughout the day with your fantastic listening skills. Our learning has been through free-choice activities, but we have been busy focusing on our daily routines. This helps us to build relationships and work together.

We have also began to focus and learn about our 'number of the week' during our Snack-time. This week it is Zero. This weekly focus helps us to understand that each number has a meaning as well as a symbol. A Number blocks learning scheme will help us to develop our number skills even further.



Don’t forget….

Child initiated learning takes place Outdoors throughout the year, regardless of weather, so please ensure that your child is suitably dressed for the ever changing British weather. Please could you bring in a pair of wellies for your child in a named bag so that they can be left on their peg should they need them for outdoors.

Water is provided at snack time and is freely available throughout the day. Children can bring a labelled water bottle but we remind you that we are only allowed plain water because we are a ‘Healthy School’.

We politely remind you that children are not to bring personal toys into school, unless asked by a teacher.

We are friendly team so if you have any worries or would like a bit of advice please pop in and speak to one of us: