Welcome to Reception

Little Owl Class
Welcome to Reception's class page!
Our teacher is Miss Webb.
Ms Rowland is our joint teaching assistant.
Summer Term 1
Our topic for the first half of Summer Term is 'The Big Blue'. Each week we will base our learning around a book that is all about a different aspect of the sea. We will do lots of exciting activities surrounding this topic that cover each area of learning and development in the EYFS curriculum. 
Here at Bury we follow the Sounds Write phonics programme. We teach 30 minute daily sessions and the children will bring home a phonics reading book for them to read to you. 
In Literacy, we will be focusing on 'The Snail and the Whale' and 'The Big Book of the Blue' as our key texts this half term. We will share our own ideas about the book and use props and role play to help us. We will then write some simple descriptive sentences and will change different aspects of the story to assist with our writing. 
The children will 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 be focusing on counting, ordinality and cardinality, composition, comparison and subitising. 
 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. This half term we will be doing some planting, making our own Bee gardens, learning about and using different tools with different types of wood and doing some cooking. 
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. 
 On a Wednesday afternoon we do P.E. This half term we will be focusing on invasion ball games.
Please send your child 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
 People who help us.
The seaside long ago. 
Similarities and differences of life in this country compared to others.
R.E. - What makes every single person unique and precious? 
Expressive Arts and Design
Small world exploration.
 Join different materials together and explore different textures.
Role play area - Submarine. 
Invent, adapt and recount stories and narratives with peers. 
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 drop your child off at the main playground gates.  At the end of the day, please wait on the playground and I will send your child 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.