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Spring 1

 

This half term our topic is Frozen Planet.  We are going to think about what we have to do when it is cold, learn about how water can freeze and melt, look at animals that live in cold places and read the story Lost and Found. Later in the half term we will also learn about Chinese new year.

Autumn 2

 

This half term we are thinking about Autumn and fireworks. So far we have learnt the story of Guy Fawkes, and looked at the different shapes fireworks make. We have made our own firework pictures and our own firework sounds (which were quite noisy!) When learning about Autumn we have been on a scavengers hunt to collect autumn items, we have made leaf prints and been counting autumn leaves. 

 

 

Fireworks and Autumn

Owlets are now starting to think about Christmas! We have learnt about the Nativity story and have had lots of fun acting out the story in the role play area. We have been thinking about Christmas traditions and making Christmas crafts. We are also very busy practicing for our Christmas Sing-a-long and we look forward to seeing you there on the 14th! 

Autumn 1

 

Owlets have made a great start to the school year. They have really enjoyed playing with their new friends and they have been doing some super learning too.

 

 

Playing outside is fun!

Our first topic this half term is dinosaurs. We have enjoyed reading Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs, making up dinosaur dance moves, measuring dinosaur footprints, counting dinosaurs and making dinosaur biscuits. Thank you to all of the parents that joined us for a dinosaur biscuit and a story.
Our second topic has been Robots. Owlets have loved dressing up as robots in the role play area. They have been following instructions and giving instructions in a robot voice and have been designing their own robots from Mobilo and the pattern blocks. 

Phonics

 

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

Things to remember

On a Wednesday morning Mrs Alexander teaches in Owlets.

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

PE lessons will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. 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!

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 have received your log in information but if you are unsure what this is then please speak to Christine in the office. 

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