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Teacher: Jenny (Monday, Tuesday), Natalie (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
Early Years Practitioner: Katrina
SNTA’s: Sam, Kim, Charlotte, Natalie
We have children in our class at different levels in their journey with phonics. We use Letters and Sounds. We do a lot of work around our environmental sounds and through our music activities especially with rhythm. We have access to letters and music throughout our continuous and enhanced provision.
We use a lot of sounds in our play and during our Intensive Interaction session. We have lots of games with letter, animal and object sounds in.
Reading in our class will show in many different ways. We enjoy looking at books - both on our own and with adults, some of us use symbols to communicate and read our own sentence strips out, we track lights, images and other objects as part of PE, Outdoor play, Light and Sound activities and ICT to name a few. We participate in Sensory Stories, we have access to books in areas of continuous provision and we look at photos of ourselves and others. We have a Reading Room, where we have a range of books and a listening centre. We also have a reading area outside. We have story sacks that go home as part of our homework to look at with our families.
You will see us taking part in lots of different Maths related activities in our classroom. We have access to numbers, shapes and sizes in our continuous and enhanced provision. We do lots of counting as part of our play and in routines - such as counting children. We have access to different sized containers and participate in lots of pouring and filling activities whether this is in the sand, water or other messy play. We are learning to follow routines and anticipate what is going to happen next. We have a designated Maths area within our classroom, but this doesn't mean this is the only place we access our learning in Maths, there are lots of opportunities throughout our classroom - both inside and outside.
We go swimming every Tuesday. Please make sure your child has a swimming kit and towel in school.
Here in Owls we like to play and learn outside every day. Please make sure that your child always brings a coat to school.
Every Friday your child will bring home a book bag to share with you at home. Each bag has a story or rhyme and a toy for you to explore together. When you share the book with your child please record this in the Homework Diary.
Each week you will receive a star in the Home School Diary, it is for you to record your child's achievements at home. We love to celebrate what your child has done at home.
Autumn Term 2
Our topic this half term is 'Hidden Treasure.' Our theme is 'Pirates' and we started this with a WOW Pirate Day.
Throughout this half term we will explore the musical story 'Port Side Pirates.' We will be dressing up as Pirates, finding and exploring hidden treasures, singing songs and making our own Pirate swords and parrots.
Autumn Term 1
Our topic this half term is 'Busy Bodies.' We will name and explore using body parts to the song 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.' We will use our different senses to investigate different activities.
This half term we have welcomed our new children into Owls class. They have all settled in really well and are enjoying exploring their new classroom.
At the end of the half term we invited parents to join us for our 'Busy Body activity day.' We made smiley face biscuits, played pass the parcel, painted on body shapes and enjoyed showing our parents our indoor and outdoor classroom.
2016 - 2017
This half term our topic is 'On The Farm.' We are learning to identify different farm animals and the sounds that they make.
We visited Ponderosa and had a fantastic time looking at different animals and exploring the environment.
We have started our topic by doing lots of gardening, even planting our own bean, just like Jasper in our story.
Look at our fabulous artwork and some of the things we can enjoy in Owls class.
The children in Owl's class came into a 'WOW' of weather in different areas of the classroom this week.
We are really enjoying sharing our story, 'Happy Birthday Spot'........
and made some beautiful pieces of artwork for our classroom display. We have been very busy.
We are have been counting birthday candles in the party cakes.
Our exit 'WOW' was a party with our mums, dads, grandparents and friends. We played party games, danced and had lots of party food. We were all very excited when Santa arrived and ended our morning.
An exciting start to our year with 'Tiger Who Came To Tea' story.
What an exciting afternoon at our 'Tiger' tea party. Lots of our families came to look at the exciting things we have been doing this term. We iced our own party bun before playing pass the parcel and sharing tiger shaped sandwiches.
Here are some photo's from our party.
A big thank you to all our families who came to our party today, from the Owls team