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In English this week we are: 
EYFS -We will be continuing to look at the story Whatever Next. The children will be thinking about the story and adding a caption into a speech bubble as well as writing a postcard to Mummy Bear from Baby Bear. We will also be practising our letter formation and our independent sounding out of words.
Phonics - EYFS - Revising the Phase 3 initial letter sounds, j, v, w and x before learning y and z. Practising letter formation and blending of words. Year 1- Continuing Phase 4 and learning to spot consonant blends and sounds that we already know to read longer words.
Year One -  We will be continuing our work on the story Whatever Next. The children will then be learning the story before adapting one part of the story and writing out their own version of Whatever Next. We will be practising using our key word mats to help us as well as trying to remember our capital letters and full stops.
In maths this week we are learning about:
EYFS: We will be continuing our work on number recognition and counting to 20 using practical activities. 
Year One: We will be exploring adding by making 10 first using practical skills.

Owls Class

Welcome to Owls Class!

We have already enjoyed a lovely first week back to school with the new children being brilliantly behaved and very brave. As another new year begins I look forward to sharing lots of exciting moments from our class with you all, so make sure to keep an eye out for updates. Also, if you ever have any concerns or need a chat please let me know so that I can make an appointment to see you after school.        


Our first few weeks at school!   

We have had a very busy start to the Autumn Term in Owls Class. Here a few pictures of us and what we have been doing.


The Great Fire of London

We really enjoyed our topic on The Great Fire of London and have made our very own 'Tudor' style houses out of shoe boxes. We learned about where the fire started in Pudding Lane and why the fire spread so quickly! The Year 1`s have been very busy writing their own pet adventure stories in response to our class story Sammy the Street dog who watched the fire happen. Below are some pictures of our Great Fire of London homework heroes! 


This week we have been learning the story of The Little Red Hen using Talk for Writing, the children have been using signs during the story telling to help them remember the story. In response to the story we also had a go at making our own bread and talked about whether if the children were the Little Red Hen would they have shared the bread even though the other animals didn`t help!


Toy Workshop

As part of our toys topic we have been learning about old and new toys, what toys are made of and thought about our own favourite toys. Owls Class were lucky enough to have Sharon from the South West Heritage Trust who brought in lots of old toys for us to explore. The children were able to dress up in Victorian children`s clothes, play with the toys and make their own thaumatropes. Here are some pictures of the children enjoying the toy workshop.

Sock Puppets

During our toy topic we have had great fun designing our own sock puppets. Here are some pictures of the Year 1`s who have been busy making theirs, with lots of brilliant designs and some very pleased children. Watch this space for pictures of the EYFS children`s designs!