Foundation Stage: 'The Owls' 3-5 year olds 2017 - 2018

Mrs Tomlinson

Mrs Tomlinson

I am the Early Years Teacher in 'The Owls' class.

Miss Bourne

Miss Bourne

Miss Bourne works full time as a Teaching Assistant in our class.

Miss Swansbury

Miss Swansbury has returned to St Oswald's, and is a full-time Teaching Assistant in our class.

    Summer Term


This term the whole school will be joining together for the topic 'Welcome to the Museum'. This exciting topic is inspired by the beautiful text Animalium by Katie Scott and Jenny Bloom.

Reception will be looking at the beautiful companion text Dinosaurium to explore the topic. We have lots of fun learning opportunities and activities planned and are very keen to get started when we return to school after the Easter holidays.

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 We will be complimenting these main texts with a variety of quality texts including, Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs, Dinosaur's Diary, Dinosaur Bones, Katie and the Dinosaurs, and Digging up Dinosaurs. 

Katie: Katie and the Dinosaurs by James Mayhew

 The Dinosaur's Diary (Young Puffin Story Books)


We will keep you updated on our Learning Journey on our website blog, and on the school Facebook page, and our class Twitter page!

Follow us on Twitter @OwlsStoswalds 


"Any learning a child encounters in school always has a previous history….Learning and development are interrelated from the child’s very first day of life.” ( Vygotsky,1978)

“Properly organized instruction will result in the child’s intellectual development, will bring into being an entire series of such developmental processes which were not at all possible without instruction.” (Vygotsky,1990)

The Early Years Foundation Stage is a distinct key stage which extends from birth to 5 years old; in our class this pertains to Nursery age children to the end of the Reception year. From September 2012 the revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a statutory education program in all childcare settings.

The EYFS is organised into four equally important inter-related principles; a unique child, positive relationships, enabling environments, learning and development.

The Learning and Development principle is subdivided into seven areas of learning, the Prime areas are: Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication & Language; Physical with the remaining specific areas of Mathematics, Literacy, Understanding the World; Expressive Art.

For more information please click the following links:

Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Parents Guide to the EYFS



Your child will always have a private reading book of their choosing to take home with them each evening.  Reading this should be an enjoyable pastime for them to do both individually, and together with you.  When you listen to them read please take time to write a comment in their reading record so that we can encourage them in their progression together.

PE kits

PE kits should be in school from Monday to Friday. On a Wednesday morning the children will recieve coaching from our specialist PE teacher. PE kits should remain in school throughout the week in case of timetable changes to PE due to weather, or staff absence etc. Any children that do not bring their PE kit on on a regular basis will have a reminder letter sent home, and will be able to use lost property in the meantime so they don't miss out on a valuable and statatory part of the curriculum.


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