Barn Owls - Reception

Barn Owls Class Teacher : Mrs Mupesa

Teaching Assistant: Ms Aldridge

2nd October 2019

Two of our Barn Owls working hard to paint a our barn owl picture using cork stamps and looking at spacing and colours

In Barn Owls, we have had a very successful start to the year! Already, we are participating fully in the life of the school: attending assemblies, eating the delicious school dinners and enjoying the wider experiences of Golden Eagle Club Fridays. We continue to take part in the exhilarating Daily Mile run and the weekly PE sessions.

Our topic this term is ‘This Is Me!’ We have spent much time getting to know each other and getting to know our new school. We have listened to and enjoyed retelling the story, Owl Babies. One of our favourite sessions is Phonics in which we learn a new sound each day! We are beginning to use some of the sounds we are learning in our own writing too- using chalk, ribbon, paint, water and even goo! We are utilizing every opportunity to count and develop our number knowledge, e.g playing hopscotch or counting the fruit for our daily snack. Amongst many other great opportunities, a firm highlight was going on our school minibuses to Wellington Primary School where the group, Tall Tree Theatre, treated us to a marvelous and interactive theatrical show.

In order to develop our communication skills further, we have been learning the traditional tale, The Little Red Hen. We are now very good at saying the story aloud chorally and we look forward to performing it to a lucky audience. We have also been learning to sing the song, When I Grow Up from Matilda, The Musical. It is fair to say, much learning fun has been evident and as half term gets ever so nearer, the learning opportunities of Harvest and Diwali will go some way to quenching our thirst for new knowledge and skills.

17th October 2019