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Welcome!

We have been really busy in Little Owls, having lots of fun in our Learning Through Play. We have been reading lots of stories about Harry and the Dinosaurs and enjoying exploring lots of different dinosaur activities alongside our continuous provision play in exploring time. Thank you to all the parents and carers that joined us for our dinosaur biscuit and book sharing session!

 

In our maths learning we have been really enjoying Numberblocks and finding out all about numbers, counting, adding one more and exploring different ways of making numbers. We have also been investigating shapes and learning lots of new vocabulary to describe their properties.

 

We have become super listeners in phonics time and are enjoying being sound detectives, listening to lots of different sounds both around us and in words.

 

Please take a look at some photos below to see just how busy we have been.

We have been doing some great learning through exploring a giant pumpkin - thank you Sam's Grandad!

Working together is fun!

After reading 'Harry and the Robots', we have been exploring being robots in Little Owls

 

Important Dates

Tuesday 16th October Parents evening

Thursday 18th October Parents evening

Friday 19th October PD day

Week beginning 22nd October - Half Term

 

Tapestry

We use an online Learning Journal call Tapestry to communicate between home and school to share achievements and offer a window for you to see what your child has been busy learning at school. You will shortly receive information about how you can access this at home ... watch this space!

 

 

Useful information

 

Please make sure that your child has a water bottle and one healthy snack every day.

PE lessons will take place twice a week - we will let you know on which days and please could you ensure that earrings are removed for these sessions. PE kits need to be named and are best kept on your child’s peg in a named bag. Please note that we will not yet be doing PE outside and so your child will NOT need plimsolls or trainers. 

 

Don’t forget, school dinners are free for everybody in Reception, if you prefer, however, you are welcome to send in a packed lunch for your child.

Your child will be offered free milk each day.

Even though we are hoping for some sunshine, please can you ensure you child has a NAMED coat in school every day as we will go outside whatever the weather!

 

 

 
Phonics and Reading

It will not be long before we embark on the learning of phonics to support reading and writing and you will be invited to join us for a phonics information session later this half term.

You can find information on how we teach phonics and reading here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and ask.

 

Here are some helpful websites for phonics information, videos and games.

www.mrthorne.com/category/phase-2/  – here you will find videos of the first sounds we introduce and their actions

www.phonicsplay.co.uk – you can find lots of helpful information for parents, and games to play

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