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Barnowls week 16/11/20

Class R Barnowls
For week beginning: 16th November 2020


1)Don't forget to return reading folders on Monday/ Tuesday please, this has been well received and is certainly less pressured for us too while covid restictions mean everything has to be quarantined.If you do want to keep books longer, don't worry, this is fine, we will just change the ones we have.

2)Do wear odd socks to highlight awareness of Anti-bullying week, can't wait to see what comes in!

3) Keep practising Away in a Manger, we need some very big voices.

4)Miss Reed is looking after Barnowls tomorrow morning, make sure you wear your wellies and a warm coat.


Literacy, language and communication.

This week we are learning how to read and write 'f ff l ll s ss', learning 'no, go, going, are and the' in high frequency words and continuing to hear the initial sounds in words when we are writing them. We continue to practise letter formation and  thinking writing every day. Our theme this term is 'People who help us' and we are thinking about the people who help us in the community. Normally we would invite parents in  professions such as vet/nurse/farmer to visit but restrictions on visitors at the moment rule this out. If you are able to come in when cirumstances change, do please let Mrs T know, we had a doctor, nurse and farmer visit last year and would love to welcome parents in as soon as we are able. Miss Hart's group came up with some fantastic ideas for their favourite dinners although some of the combinations were a bit odd, lots of jelly, ice cream, chips and chocolate featured heavily although we had some excellent broccoli drawn too. Mr Francis, our wonderful caretaker came in to chat about his job and tell the children how he makes sure our classroom and school are kept safe and clean.


Understanding of the world

The children loved learning about Divali, the Rangoli patterns were very popular and coloured so carefully. We are getting hands on experience of the environment with the weather at the moment. Hopefully it will be dry on Monday for Miss Reed to do some outdoor learning. The plan is to explore the Glebe Field, hopefully to find some sticks to make Stickman/Stick Lady and enjoy Julia Donaldson's lovely story, if the rain lets up that is...


Congratulations to this week's Stars of the Week, Imogen and Evie for being kind, helpful team players and especially good friends...This week we will be taking part in Anti-bullying week and wearing odd socks to share in the rest of the schools' awareness of 'Children against bullies, everywhere'. 

Expressive arts and design

I hope you saw the wonderful poppies we painted to share on Armistice Day, they are on Tapestry if you missed them. This week we will finish our Diva pots and hopefully they will be dry to paint soon. We are looking at pattern making in maths and will have a go at printing patterns too, that will keep us busy for a while.

Physical development

PE will begin properly this week on Friday, we will wear our PE kits in to school please so PE Tshirts and tracky bots to be worn, our theme is gymnastics and we will be using the benches, stools and beams to practise balance and travelling. Fine motor control activities such as cutting skills and construction games will strengthen those muscles and help hand-eye co ordination.


Maths in Early Years is very practical. Lots of time spent sorting, making patterns, finding groups, comparing size and length. This week we will be making repeating patterns using shapes and colours.