Pond dipping in Bury Rangers
Pond dipping in Bury Rangers
Visiting the Lambs at a local farm
Painting mugs for the King's Coronation
Having fun on the bikes and scooters
Observational drawings of shells
Learning about beach safety
Little Owl Class
Welcome to Reception's class page!
Our teacher is Miss Webb.
Ms Rowland and Mr Gatrell are our joint teaching assistants.
Spring Term 2
Our topic for the second half of Spring Term is 'A New Start'. 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 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.
In Literacy, our key text for this half term will be 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. We will share our own ideas about the book and use props and role play to help us. We will begin to write some simple descriptive sentences.
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 3:00-3:15pm to share a book with their 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. We will also be exploring 3D shapes and measuring lengths, heights and capacity.
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 Spring and will get a chance to learn about the Bees we have at Bury school. We will also be doing some cooking.
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.
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
Changes that occur in Spring
Understand key features of a life cycle of plants and animals
Changes of state
Compare and contrast characters from stories
R.E. - Why do Christians put a cross in an Easter garden?
Expressive Arts and Design
Small world exploration
Drawing with detail
Role play area - Garden Centre
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 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.