Hello, we hope you enjoy exploring all the exciting topics and lessons we are learning about in Owls class. We engage in a mix of practical, hands-on sensory activities and focused individual activities. Our lessons include Phonics, Literacy, Maths, Science and Theme (which includes History, Geography, Art and DT).
The Owls Team.
Class Teacher: Gill Cockbain.
Teaching Assistants: Chris McKenna and Abby Bunday.
Home School Dairies
We ask families and carers to return the Home School diary each day, as this will enable the class staff to provide comments and information about you child's day in school. If there are particular things you wish to be informed about, please speak with the class teacher.
Individual Education Plans
These set out the priority educational targets that your child is working on for the term. IEPs are updated each term and sent home. If there is anything that you would particular like us to be working on please just let us know.
All children and young people are encouraged to engage in reading and develop a love of reading and listening to stories and non-fiction books. We have a wide range of reading books, sensory books and big books to support the learning style and levels for each child. Every Friday, your child will receive a new reading book and this will be sent home with them to enjoy with you over the weekend. Please encourage your child to engage with the characters and stories and fill in the reading record to let your child'd class staff know how they have gotten on and the please return to school on the Monday morning.
We kindly request that you send in £10 per half term. This contributes to any weekly resources that class might need. This may be sent in termly, or weekly. Thank you.
Nursery and number rhymes are an important part of the daily routine in Owls. They are important for language acquisition and help with speech development. They help children develop auditory skills such as discriminating between sounds and developing the ear for the music or words.
You don't need expensive work books or resources; using real life experiences and play provides rich learning opportunities! Play helps children make sense of the world. Cooking with children is an excellent way of enriching learning holistically. Talking out loud, as you do it, enriches vocabulary and uses mathematical language in real life situations. For example, pour, add, sift, mix and counting out....the list is endless. Making play dough or salt dough is perfect. It also provides an opportunity to develop fine motor skills too.
Open-ended resources are excellent. To develop problem solving, what could be more fun than making a den out of your maiden, boxes, fabric and a few pegs! More importantly, make it FUN!
Some of our more contemporary favourites can be found on You Tube:
* Five cheeky monkeys swinging in the trees (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN2cqNWJwGc)
* Wind the bobbin up (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMx1RX-qZNU)
* Tiny Tim (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLa7IYmVe0U)