Welcome to the class page for Barn Owls and Tawny Owls. Here you will find our newsletters, information about upcoming events, our reading challenge and photographs of our learning.
Please come and speak to your child's class teacher if ever you have any questions about our learning in school and ways you can support at home.
Tawny Owls: Mrs Williamson (Monday-Thursday), Mrs Whiteman (Friday)
Barn Owls: Mrs Smith
EYFS Teaching Assistants: Miss Stanton (Monday - Friday mornings, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday afternoons), Mrs Robinson (Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoon)
In Reception, we are thinking about how we learn. We use the Learning Dinosaurs to help us do this. Each of the Learning Dinosaurs is linked to the Characteristics of Effective Learning. The children think about how they like to learn and what skills they are developing.
A clear understanding of phonics can really help your child when learning to read and write. It is important to know how to pronounce the phonemes (the sounds the letters make) correctly. Click on the video below to have a look at this useful guide.
Windmill Hill City Farm
Reception children went on their first school trip to Windmill Hill City Farm in Bedminster. Whilst the weather could have been warmer, the children had a fantastic time and were praised by the staff for their excellent behaviour and good manners. We were able to hold and feed animals like guinea pigs, sheep and chickens. We collected eggs from hens were able to taste different plants and flowers that were growing in the allotment. We even found Stick Man!!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
We have been learning all about the very hungry caterpillar. We have been thinking about halving and quartering when sharing the food he eats. It has been nice and sunny so far this term and we have been getting ready for planting outside. We have spent lots of time in our digging area.
Our learning has been based around the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We have been measuring our feet and the giant's foot and comparing sizes. In our number learning we have been grouping objects into 2's, 5's and 10's and have been ordering numbers.
In out outside area, wee are growing our own beans, potatoes and tomatoes. We have been taking care of the plants and are watering them daily.
'Stay and Science'
Lots of adults came to our 'Stay and Science' session on Friday morning. We talked about sunflowers. We learnt about the life cycle of a sunflower, we talked about what plants need to grow. We also planted sunflower seeds and predicted what we thought it would look like when it is fully grown.
World Book Day!
We celebrated World Book Day sharing our favourite stories and dressing up as our favourite characters!
We share lots of Pete the Cat stories in our classes and the teacher's all dressed up as Pete the Cat!
Our first week back has been filled with lots of Pancake themed activities. We have shared the story of The Runaway Pancake and have made and eaten pancakes. We have a role play cafe where we ordered and paid for pancakes. The children used numicon and money to find their totals and have been learning all about counting on.
The weather has been unseasonably sunny and we have been cleaning and preparing our outside area. We are going to be planting and growing a variety of vegetables in the next term.
Welcome back to Term 2!
We started our learning this week by thinking about Remembrance day. Our Arts Week creations were all linked to Poppies.
Reading and Phonics Workshop
We had a workshop for our parents explaining how we teach reading and phonics in school. We also suggested ways to support at home.
Please click on the link for the PowerPoint for more information.
After sharing the story ' Pete the Cat, I love my White Shoes', the children made their own playdough Pete's!
We also explored colour mixing and made Pete the Cat number lines after finding and ordering numbers in the sand.
This week we have been counting out beans for the Little Red Hen to plant. We picked numeral cards and counted out the beans to match. We counted how many we had altogether by counting all of them.
Reverend McFarlane came to see us and talked to us about harvest. Some of us collected onion seeds and have taken them home to grow.
We invited in our Grandparents to celebrate Grandparent's Day. We showed them around and talked to them about our learning.
Thank you to everyone who came and made the afternoon a success.
It's been all about Autumn in Reception recently! We have been on an Autumn walk and investigated all the signs of changes to leaves we could find. We have loved sharing the story of Leaf Man and created our own leaf men out of the leaves collected.