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Welcome to Tawny Owls Class.



Welcome back everyone! We are ready for the our next term. We are going to do so many, new, fun things and of course lots of learning! We have had Mrs Kulin go off to her maternity leave and Mrs Vasquez will be teaching you on Fridays. We are looking forward to her starting. Our next topic that we are learning about is 'Celebrations'. This is a part of all our of lives and we were able to have a party for our School's 40th birthday and celebrate it altogether.






We will be learning about festivals such as Diwali and special stories and events that linked to the Hindu celebration and also our own Bonfire night, where we will be learning about 'How to keep safe'. Within this topic we will be learning about people who can help us and their important jobs.





Alongside our Literacy, Phonics and Maths we are practising our 'Nativity Play' and are really looking forward to sharing the performance and songs with everybody.




We will work continue to build on our confidence, independence and daily routines to enhance our learning.
We continue to 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 will continue to work through the 'Golden Rules' and each week there will be a particular focus.




Throughout this term we will be link a 'word of the week' to our vocabulary and this  will help us to develop key language that we have can use in our discussions and develop our communication skills even further. It has proven effective last year and  so we will be continuing with this beneficial aspect of our learning. In addition to this we are now using 'Talk for Colour' this is a visual resource that assists us in our Literacy skills and understanding of questions, which in turn will help us with our writing.



We will continue building on our number skills and focus on our 'Number of the Week'  This weekly focus helps us to understand that each number has a meaning as well as a symbol. We use Number-block characters and Numicon resources too, this helps us to develop our number skills even further and develop key mathematical language to enable us to talk through our thinking and develop reasoning skills. Our learning is to understand the mathematical words such as 'more' and 'less' we have been using number ladders to develop this skill too.




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: 

Mrs Murray, Mrs Vasquez and Mrs Brookes.