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Barnowls week 15/3/21

Class R Barnowls
For week beginning: 15th March 2021
Literacy, language and communication.

Hurray, our first week back successfully achieved, everyone seems settled and pleased to be back with their friends! Rapunzel has been a very popular choice, we have already had some Barn Owls having a go at writing their own fairy stories! Wow! We will continue to offer the children in Barn Owl class time to 'be', to settle back into school routine, to explore relationships, talk about experiences and generally carry on where we left off! This week's sound is 'air' 'it's not fair...' and lots of time will be spent reinforcing  the sight vocabulary we need to read fluently with our high frequency flashcards.  This week, we will be practising our 'thinking writing' , sounding out words and writing captions to go with our news pictures. We will be changing reading books once a week as in Term 2 (after they have been quarantined) so book folders back by Wednesday please and new books will come home on Friday. 

Understanding of the world

We will be looking at non fiction books this week to find out a little bit more about life in medieval times and compare it with now; discussing what came before electricity and modern transport etc. The facts we have learned about castles and castle life will be added to the online castle book in production. If you have any photos of visits to castles, we can upload them via Tapestry or email if you prefer. The children loved making their Mothers' Day cards and we had a super circle time, chatting about why our mummies are special (this ranged from 'tucking me in bed' to 'making sgetti bolognaise cos I like it'.


Our Star of the Week is Logan this week, many congratulations to Logan, he has worked so hard and been so helpful this week.. We will be taking time this week to settle everyone back down into Barn Owl routines, getting on with each other and working on our class rules and expectations. Lots of chats about staying safe and healthy with Covid in mind. Our handwashing routines were nicely established pre Lockdown 3, we will be remembering to sneeze into a tissue and wash our hands after nose blowing. 

Expressive arts and design

I think the Mothers' Day cards looked lovely, hope you were impressed with the writing! The children have been re visiting junk modelling and it would be lovely to have some more junk boxes, rolls, yoghurt pots and lids in please, preferably in a bag/binliner so that we can quarantine them until ready to use. We will be adding to the portraits in class, seeing ourselves as Kings and Queens and painting us in our finery. In music we will listen to some royal music, 'The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba'  and have a look at some royal portraits from history...

Physical development

 PE will be every Wednesday this term so do come dressed in PE kit with trackybots/leggings and trainers. We will be exploring a theme of travelling in gymnastics this term, revisiting the different rolls, jumps, stretches and slides along the apparatus. We will be doing our mile run every day so if you would like your Barn Owl to run in trainers they can be left in school. Do make sure they are named though please, ditto wellingtons and school shoes to help with independent changing. 


Power Maths continues to reinforce 6,7 and 8. We shall look at counting out totals, number pairs for each number and counting beyond 10 and back again. Maths topic is money and we shall set up a 'snack bar' in role play to investigate coins and totals to 10. We have trained up our shop keepers this way and they are keeping an eye on the pennies...