Reception and Year One: 'The Owls' 2019 - 2020

Mrs Tomlinson

Mrs Tomlinson

Class Teacher

Miss Bourne

Miss Bourne

Teaching Assistant

From September 2018, The Owls will be comprised of Reception and Year One children! The class will be taught by Mrs Tomlinson and Miss Bourne. We will continue to follow a topic and will use quality texts to teach the children through exciting learning opportunities. The Year One children will be able to benefit from the opportunity to consolidate learning through their independent challenge time, alongside their Foundation Stage counterparts.

    Summer Term


This term the whole school will be joining together for the topic

'Great Adventurers'.

The stimulus for this will be the book of the same title by Alistair Humphreys.

In 'The Owl Class' we will focus on the adventures that we can have right here in our own beautiful outside area! We will start the topic using our imaginations like Stanley from the text Stanley's stick in order to make our own adventures. Then we will explore our school garden and local area and look at the minibeasts that live there. We are going to grow beanstalks and other plants and learn how to look after them. We will also design and make dens, and cook some food that we can enjoy outside!

We will be using some beautiful texts to guide us through this topic including Stanley's Stick, Spinderella, Mad About Minibeasts, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Jack's Garden.

We have lots of fun learning opportunities and activities planned and are very excited to begin our new topic!

   Stanley's Stick

Jack and the Beanstalk (Picture 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 

Early Years Foundation Stage

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

Year One

The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. Learning through play will continue to be an important part of the school day, and the children will gradually be eased into more formal learning as the year goes on so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners. Year One will be taught as a cohort with their peers from The Deers for RE, PE and French, as well as enjoying a daily story together.


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. The children will be taught PE in their Year Groups. On a Wednesday morning all children will recieve coaching from our specialist PE teacher, and Year One will join Miss Dutton for PE on a Monday afternoon as well.

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.

"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)

Files to Download

Reception and Year One: 'The Owls': News items

There are no News items to display

Reception and Year One: 'The Owls': Blog items

There are no blog items to display

Reception and Year One: 'The Owls': Display work items

There are no Display work items to display

Reception and Year One: 'The Owls': Events items

There are no Events items to display

A Caring Christian Family Where We Grow Together

St Oswald's Worleston Primary School. Church Road, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6DP

Tel: 01270 623826 | Email: