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Welcome to Tawny Owls' Class.





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 1

Tawny Owls, we would like to say a huge “Well done!” on your first full week, 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 and familiarising ourselves with our 'Golden Rules' in school. This helps us to build relationships and work together.

We have also began to learn our Phonics songs, actions and sounds, this has been great fun. 

You have all been 'Super.'





In Tawny Owls,  we have been busy 'superheroes' and we have learn't two phases of our Phase 2 sounds already in Phonics. We have also been sharing the book 'Supertato'. We have really enjoyed it and have been identifying initial sounds of the vegetables in the book. Please check into our BugClub reading site too and share the books that are allocated weekly.


In our Maths we have been working on our number recognition with our TenTown Characters. We have also been using our Numicon resource, this is giving us greater understanding into how numbers work.


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.

Water is provided at Snack-times 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 are friendly team so if you have any worries or would like a bit of advice please don't hesitate to speak to one of us:

Mrs Murray, Mrs Turvey & Mrs Brookes.


Autumn 2 

Welcome back after half-term, we have settled back into our school routine and are working very hard to meet learning challenges set. We are now looking at 'Real Life Superheroes', this will include people in our families, and professionals such as Doctor's, Nurses, Fire-fighters and people who help us. 


In Literacy we are continuing to learn Phase 2 phonics and using skills to segment and blend simple words.  We are having good fun identifying rhyming strings too. In Maths this term we will continue working through Ten Town and using skills to identify amounts and continue to develop our understanding of numbers in greater depth. We will also be learning about is 2D shapes and linking it to shapes all around us.

As we move through the term we will be  practising our Nativity play and we will be sending out character parts and lines during the coming week. Please can we ask that you help your child to learn their lines at home too, ready for our performance.

Many thanks for your support smiley


We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you all, ready for learning in the New Year.