Reception - Owls

We like to get stuck in! 

Our aim is to provide the children with a smooth (but exciting!) transition into school. We believe that if you sing, dance, look, touch, listen, play, make, explore, act, draw and sometimes get quite mucky, then you're learning lots.

Each week, we will email out a sheet outlining some of the things that your child will be doing and learning that week so you can talk to them about their learning at home. We love to hear about what your child has done at home so please share their achievements using a 'WOW' moment sheet. We will then be able to add these to their learning journeys.

The Owls have six topics over the course of the year. For more information about our Reception curriculum, please follow the link on the left to our curriculum page.We are now in our colourful 'Rainbows' topic. In this theme, we draw inspiration from a wide variety of texts that see us exploring different areas of the world. We start close to home as we learn about the dastardly Gunpowder Plot; this introduces us to the idea that not everything we read is imaginary. We will then spend a week enjoying autumn: cue lots of throwing leaves about! Learning about Diwali allows us to learn about a different culture and compare and contrast this celebration with ones that we are more familiar with. We particularly enjoy making and tasting traditional Diwali foods - yum! Moving on, we learn about the story of Noah and the ark and this gives us lots of opportunities to flex our imaginative language muscles: what might the cats have said when they found out that they had to share an enclosed space with the dogs? Using Korky Paul's 'Winnie the Witch', we try and find a solution to Winnie's problem with her cat, Wilbur. Won't we be busy? Have we forgotten anything? Um...Oh yes!...Christmas!

Here are some websites that you and your child might like to look at together:

Useful documents:

ELGs-for-parents.pdf

wow-moment-suggestions.pdf

wow-moment-sheet.pdf

Helping-your-child-with-reading.pdf