Welcome to Reception

Little Owl Class
Welcome to Reception's class page!
Our teacher is Miss Webb.
Ms Rowland is our joint teaching assistant.
Bury Rangers
On a Thursday we do Bury Rangers with Miss Webb and Mr Gatrell. Bury Rangers is similar to forest school but we also learn lots of other things. In the first half of the Autumn term, we will be learning about rain and puddles and exploring our outside areas. Please come to school wearing your Bury Rangers kit. This must be suitable shoes such as wellies or walking boots, long trousers (no jeans please as these take too long to dry), a long sleeved top, a jumper and a waterproof coat. Waterproof trousers are also recommended. 
On a Thursday morning, we do music with Mr Mott.
Our topic for the first half of Autumn term is 'All About Me'. We will be finding out lots about ourselves and will begin to learn the classroom rules and routines. We will build new relationships at school and will start to talk about our feelings. 
We will also be learning about farms as part of our Brilliant Bury topic. 
Here at Bury we follow the Sounds Write phonics programme. We teach 30 minute daily sessions and children will begin to bring home a phonics reading book for them to read to you. 
In Literacy, we will be focusing on 'The Colour Monster' as our key text this half term. We will share our own ideas about the book and use props and role play to help us. 
We will also be reading 'Jack and the Jellybean Stalk' and will follow Jane Considine's 'The Write Stuff' to assist with our early writing. 
The children will begin to bring home a school library book for you to share with them at home. The children have a yellow reading record where their reading must be logged everyday. This can be logged with a comment or just a signature. Dojos will be rewarded for children who read at home on five separate occasions.  
On Friday mornings from 8:40am - 9:00am, parents are invited to 'Everybody read'. This is a chance for you to come into the classroom and share a book with your child. 
In Maths we use Mastering Number, aimed at strengthening the understanding of number, and fluency with number facts, among children in the first three years of school. This half term we will also be using lots of counting rhymes to assist us with our number skills. 
Autumn term 1
Multi-skills including: listening skills, travelling/movement and small equipment games.
On a Wednesday, the children will have PE and will need to come to school wearing PE kit including jogging bottoms or leggings, their green P.E t-shirt, their school jumper and sports trainers or plimsolls. 
Understanding the World
Ourselves and our family members.
Exploring the natural world - what do we see, hear and feel?
Differences in countries from our own experiences.
R.E. - Why is the word God so important to Christians?
Trip to Bury Church. 
Expressive Arts and Design
Small world exploration.
Use drawings to show emotions.
Colour mixing.
Role play.
Music with Mr Mott.

What to bring to school

Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in the classroom everyday. We are unable to provide water bottles for the children who are missing one.

Please bring book bags everyday so that children can read their books during the school day or change them for a new one. 


 When to arrive

Little Owl class will start school at 8.40 - please bring your child to the learning garden gates by the front entrance to drop them off. At the end of the day, please wait by the gates and I will send the children to you at 3.15.


Class Dojo
Class Dojo is a reward system we use alongside another behaviour system called Good to be Green. Class Dojo is an online platform where parents can be involved and notified when their child has received a dojo for something positive in school, and what they have achieved it for. In Little Owls we also use Class Dojo as a way of parents being able to see some of the things the children are doing at school during the week via the class story section. Please let me know if you need any help accessing this. 
Good to be Green
Good to be Green is a behaviour system in which all children begin each day with a green card. The children are given 2 verbal warnings about their behaviour if appropriate. If they continue to disrupt or break a school rule, they will be given a yellow card. The consequence of this is that they must spend part of their next play time reflecting on their choices either verbally or written. If a behaviour continues, the child will be given a red card. This means they will be asked to see Mr Moore and a phone call will be made home.