Welcome to Reception

Little Owl Class
 
Welcome to Reception's class page!
 
Our teacher is Miss Webb.
Ms Rowland and Mr Gatrell are our joint teaching assistants.
 
Summer Term 2
 
Topic
 
Our topic for the second half of Summer Term is 'The Big Blue'. We will be focusing different aspects such as sea creatures, submarines, pirate ships, the seaside long ago and beach safety. We will do lots of exciting activities surrounding this topic that cover each area of learning and development in the EYFS curriculum. 
 
  
Phonics
 
Here at Bury we follow the Sounds Write phonics programme. We teach 30 minute daily sessions and the children will start to bring home a phonics reading book for them to read to you later in the term. Please try to listen to your child read to you every day, even if it is just a page or two. 
 
Literacy
 
In Literacy, our key texts for this half term will be 'The Snail and the Whale' and 'The Big Book of the Blue'. We will share our own ideas about the books and use props and role play to help us. We will write some simple descriptive sentences and will also create our own version of 'The Big Book of the Blue'.
 
 
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.  
 
'Everybody read' sessions take place every Friday afternoon. Grown ups are invited to come into the hall from 8:40 - 9:00 to share a book with their child.
 
 
Maths
 
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. We will also be introducing Rekenreks. Little Owls will also be focusing on exploring mass, volume and capacity and recognising simple money. 
 
 
 Bury Rangers
 
On a Tuesday afternoon we do Bury Rangers. Bury Rangers is similar to forest school but we also learn lots of other things. This half term we will be learning all about shadows, sundials, creating hapa-zomes and doing lots of pond dipping!
 
Please send your child to school wearing their 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. 
 
Music and Computing
 
On a Thursday afternoon, we do music and computing with Mr Mott. 
 
P.E. 
 
 On a Wednesday morning we do P.E.
 
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
 
Vehicles from the past
 
Compare and contrast characters from stories
 
R.E. - How can we care for our wonderful world? 
 
 
Expressive Arts and Design
 
Small world exploration
 
 observational drawings
 
 
Role play area - under the sea
 
Invent, adapt and recount stories and narratives with peers
 
Learning and remembering entire songs
 

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 ensure only water is in the water bottles.

Please bring book bags with reading records and books in 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 now join the rest of the school in coming through the side gate onto the main playground. The gate is open from 8:35 - 8:40. At the end of the day, please wait on the playground and I will send your child to you at 3.15. Please let Mrs Clark know if someone else is picking your child up and write it in the 'going home book' that can be found in the front office. 

 

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.