Welcome to Owls Class!
My name is Miss Wheatley-Yates and I am the Class Teacher.
We are lucky to have Miss Cunningham working in our class too!
Throughout the week we will have lots of other adults working in our class helping to support our learning. Miss Aspin, Mrs Rigbye, Hedgehog and Mr Pilkington will become familiar to you as they enhance your learning with sports, outdoor activities and music.
I can't wait to get to know you all and watch you learn. Please feel free to ask any questions!
I am on the door in the morning and at home time so please do come and speak with me.
I cannot wait to meet you all!
Our settling in topic for this term is 'Why do you like your teddy?'
Here we will enjoy listening to classic children's stories such as 'Bear Hunt' and 'Where's my Teddy' As part of this topic children will be encouraged to talk about how they are feeling and listen to others. Children will take part in circle time games to develop their new friendships. They will talk about different teddy bears and say what they like about them, sharing their own thoughts and using new words to describe them. Children will have lots of opportunities to access creative activities such as painting self portraits and building impressive creations in the construction areas. We are excited to end this mini topic with a Teddy Bears picnic and will be sending out further information soon.
Later on this half term we will be exploring, 'What are your favourite things?' and 'Who's in your family?'.
Children will be encouraged to talk about members of their family. We will use family photographs to talk about our own families and how they differ from others. We will explore colour and colour mixing. Children will learn how to access the creative area independently to achieve an outcome. Children will have opportunities to share their favourite toys, songs and food. This will be a celebration of how we are all unique and special. All children in the class will work hard to learn a song titled, '1 2 3 Good to be Me!' Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open as we may just perform this for you...