A wonderfully warm welcome to our Owl Families! The Owl Team are so excited to welcome you back. It is an unusual and unsettling time, but we want to reassure you that we are ready to safely welcome your children back. Please remember that the Owl school day begins at 8.50am and ends at 3.30pm.
We are very mindful that the children’s needs may be a bit different as they return to the classroom this year. We will have a ‘soft landing’ approach, meaning that we will prioritise the emotional and physical wellbeing of each child.
Our New Outdoor Area.
Over the summer, our outdoor area underwent a transformation! It now is a much more colourful area to inspire our Owls’ creativity and imaginations.
This Term we will be looking at a variety of our favourite picture books, starting (of course) with Owl Babies! In the morning, all children will have daily RWE lessons and Power Maths lessons in their respective year groups. In the afternoon we will be busy learning about seasons and materials in Science, my family in History and Who is a Christian in RE. Children will have the opportunity to learn through Child Initiated each day and will be encouraged to spend some of this time outside (in our newly refurbished outdoor area!) PSHE will form a big part of our Curriculum this term, starting with how we are feeling.
There will be no Home Learning set this term. Reading will continue to be of uttermost importance. Children will come home with a reading book each day, when they need their book changing they will place it in the box labelled for that day of the week. The box will then be stored for 72 hours as per Government guidelines, after which the books can be put back into circulation. We may, on occasions, set a ‘challenge’ but this is completely voluntary and will depend on your child on whether you wish to complete this challenge.
PE will be taught outside and will be athletics based. Please make sure that your child has an appropriate outside PE kit in school every day. Our PE day is Monday, but we will be looking for other opportunities to exercise outside. PE kits should stay in school all term to minimise items coming to and from school.
We are looking forward to the year ahead, but appreciate that it may bring with it some challenges or concerns. Please do contact us by phone or email via the school office and we will get back to you.
Some photos from our first week
The Owl Team