** This week our learning theme is 'The lighthouse keeper's lunch'**

 Welcome to the Owls class (Reception)


Mrs Glass

Miss Long

 Teaching Assistant:

Mr Coverdale


Welcome to the Autumn Term in Owls class. Our learning theme this half term is 'People who help us'.

Each week we will have a focus theme and our group time learning will be based around that artist or theme. Our weekly themes include - builders, firefighters, vets, police officers, shops and food, post workers and Christmas.

Week 4 20.11.17 - The lighthouse keeper's lunch



This week we will be focussing on the story ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch’ in response to children’s interests and questions. 

Literacy – we will be working on writing words and simple sentences as well as the clues we could use to help us read. In phonics we will be focussing on the phonemes ck, e, u and r and using them in our reading and writing. 

Maths – in this area we are looking at measurement and the vocabulary used to talk about it. We are particularly focussing on time. 

Understanding the World – we will be looking at light and making simple circuits to light up lighthouses. 

Expressive Arts and Design – in this area we are working on building for a purpose and creating simple representations of objects and experiences.


            Maths Mastery Question to think and talk about at home....

Can you find numerals in your house? What numbers are they? Can you find the same number in two different places?

The above activities are in addition to child initiated learning time activities.

The above weekly planner  gives you a provisional outline of what we will be doing in each adult led group time activity that day. Although this is continually reviewed and adapted throughout the week.

      What the children say...

At the start of each term and of a new learning theme, we spend time talking to the children about what they already know, what they would like to find out and any activities they would like to take part in. We then use these ideas to help us with the planning and preparation of activities.

Click here to see the children's comments and questions


                   Literacy and Maths learning 

Our themes for Literacy and Maths follow a medium term plan, which details the skills in which we will be focussing on for each half term.

In Literacy this half term we will focus on using the correct grip to hold a pencil, writing our name, hearing and saying the first sounds in words and beginning to write letters to represent the sounds we hear. We also continue to place a big emphasis on reading, having one weekly Literacy session based on reading skills as well as Guided Reading and other reading activities.

Each week in Literacy we will have a book which will support our learning for that week, each weekly book links to our overall weekly theme. 

In Maths this half term we continue our focus on Number and working on numeral recognition, counting skills and building accuracy in counting. We will be singing Maths songs and taking part in Maths games to help our practical understanding of numbers and number concepts.

We will also be looking at some elements of Shape, Space and Measures during this half term. We will look at different 2D shapes and begin to use mathematical vocabulary to describe them.

PE Days:

Wednesday (am)          

Friday (am)            

Physical Learning 

This half term in PE we will be focusing on two Games units in our PE time - using a beanbag and using a ball.

We will learn about the different equipment we have in school and how to use it effectively to play various games. We will work on throwing and catching games and exploring what we can do with the equipment. We will also talk about how to stay safe when using these types of equipment.





RE learning


This term our RE unit is called Celebrations.

This Half Term in RE we will be focussing on talking about what the word 'celebration' means and learn about different celebrations in our lives and the lives of others. We will explore and talk about what places are special to ourselves, our school, our community and other people.


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