Welcome to Tawny Owls Class.
Well done to everybody in our class. The children have worked very hard over the last Spring Term, building skills to help them on their learning journey through the Reception year.
Our topic was called ‘What’s Hatching’ and as you know from your curriculum page we were learning about dinosaurs.
Towards the end of last week, we shared our knowledge on Dinosaurs and also the aspects of what our favourite parts of the topic were. This included researching different types of dinosaurs, finding out what they ate, how they became extinct and what fossils are. We also really enjoyed our P.E sessions that linked to Dinosaurs.
Throughout this term we have been linking a 'word of the day' to our vocabulary and this has helped us to learn more about key words that we have been able to use in our discussions and also our writing. It has been great fun!
This half term we also had a book focus – Jack and the Beanstalk. This is something that will regularly occur over the half terms. Next term we will be learning about a new traditional tale, 'Chicken Licken.'
We have also began to focus and learn about our 'Number of the Week' again and are now into teen numbers. This weekly focus helps us to understand that each number has a meaning as well as a symbol.
Number-block characters and Numicon pieces are helping us to develop our number skills even further. A really exciting area of Maths has been beginning to use addition through doubling numbers to 10. We are getting really good at using our fingers to do this.
We will also continue to 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.
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:
Mrs Murray, Mrs Turvey and Mrs Brookes.
Have a safe and restful half-term.