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Welcome to Owlets!


Class Teacher: Mrs Estlea

Learning Support Assistants:

Miss Foster, Mrs Bartholomew and Miss Hankova

Wiggle Time Exercises: 5 basic shapes

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Wow! We can't believe this is the final half term of this academic year! The children have grown into wonderful students this year and are definitely Year 1 ready.

Our new topic is Commotion in the Ocean. The children will be learning about animals under the sea and pirates. The children got to examine a Rainbow Trout and look at the different parts of a fish. We will be also doing story writing about the Rainbow fish, labelling a fish, and continuing to secure our word decoding. In maths, there will be focus on counting accurately, subtraction, measuring and shape.

The children are looking forward to their next school trip to Birdworld! We will be walking around the aquarium and seeing all the animals we have learnt about. There will also be a chance to see exotic birds and farm animals.

We will be landing our topic with a dress up Pirate party. This will be on Thursday 11th July. We look forward to seeing them in their pirate costumes.

Please continue to read every night and write in your child's home school reading diary, practise key words, practise spellings, and complete weekly homework.

Welcome back! We hope you had a great Easter holiday. We have started our new topic Time to Rhyme which focuses on Julia Donaldson books. Thank you for sending back your creations for a new character idea in response to the letter we received from Julia Donaldson.


In maths, we will be working on ordering and measuring by size, weight and length using the language greater, smaller, heavier or lighter to compare quantities. We will be focusing on counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We will be introducing a number line for adding and subtracting and recognising simple number patterns. Please continue to practise counting and writing numbers 0-20 (or higher!)


In literacy, we are working on recapping the diagraphs and trigraphs in phonics, reading and writing CVC and CVCC words, identifying rhyme, writing invitations, writing simple instructions, using adjectives, and creating list of ingredients.


The digraphs and trigraphs we know are: ll, ss, ck, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, oo, igh, ear, air, ure, er, ar, or, ur, ow, oi.



We had a lovely trip to Wellington Country Park to launch our farm topic.  We hope you enjoy looking at our photographs.



Look at our lovely display.



Happy New Year! We hope you have had a lovely fun-filled holiday with family. We are back with a new topic: Dinosaurs! The children are looking forward to researching dinosaurs and finding out lots of information. We have hatched our own dinosaurs from an egg to launch the topic.


After half-term on Friday 1st March, we will be going on our first trip to Wellington Country Park where we will see life-sized models of dinosaurs we have been learning about.


We are starting football with a specialist teacher so make sure your child has a named PE kit in school. If the weather is good, they will be outside on the football pitch. You may want to provide your child with joggers.


Please continue to read and do keywords every night and remember to return homework by Wednesday each week.


We are very proud of the way all the children performed in their first Christmas Play at school.



To end our term, we will be having a Christmas craft session which parents are invited to on Thursday 20th December at 9am till 10 am. Unfortunately due to the lack of space in our classrooms we will not be able to accommodate siblings. We look forward to seeing you!


Welcome to our Winter Wonderland!



Our new topic is EVERYDAY HEROES! We will be given a challenge from Wonder Woman via video link to find out about Everyday Heroes. We have lots of exciting visitors coming in to help us learn about what they do. We will be visited by a nurse, a police officer, and our very own Headteacher! We will be landing our topic with a Hero Dress Up Day on Thursday December 6th. We will then be focusing on CHRISTMAS! The children will be taking part in a show called Christmas Cards. Some children will have speaking parts which will be sent home shortly.


Please continue to read every night, practice key words, sounds, and number and letter formation.

Thank you for your continued support!


We are so pleased with how well the children are settling into the routine of school. The children have been painting their faces as part of our Getting to Know You topic. We have shared their artwork on Tapestry. Our next topic is Bears and we launch it when we make our own class bear.


We have learned lots of new sounds in phonics which the children are beginning to use to make words. Keep practising s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck using the sound packs we have provided. We use the Jolly Phonics songs to help learn the sounds. These can be found on Youtube and the children can sing along with them.

We will be having our Teddy Bear Picnic as our topic landing on the last day of term. Don't forget to send your child in with a teddy that day!


Our next topic is Everyday Heroes!





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