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

Mrs Tomlinson

Mrs Tomlinson

Class Teacher

Miss Bourne

Miss Bourne

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hislop

Mrs Hislop

The Owls are comprised of Reception and Year One children for the academic year 2019-2020!

The class will be taught by Mrs Tomlinson, Miss Bourne and Mrs Hislop. 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.



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

'What do you do with an idea?'.

The stimulus for this will be the book of the same title by Kobi Yamada.

In 'The Owl Class' we will focus on journeys! We will have lots of STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Maths) opportunities through this topic, beginning with making our own Gingerbread men and investigating movement, floating, sinking, crossing water. 2019 is the anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel and we will be investigating tunnelling through wet/ dry sand and mud. 

We will be using some beautiful texts to navigate us through this topic including Naughty Bus, Mrs Armitage on Wheels, Gingerbread Man and Amelia Earhart (Little People, Big Dreams)



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



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)

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St Oswald's Worleston Primary School

Church Road,
Aston Juxta Mondrum,

Main Contact: Mrs Claire Jordan

Tel: 01270 623826

SEN Contact: Mrs Jo Cliffe

SEN Email:

For all enquiries, please call Mrs Claire Jordan on 01270 623826 or Email

A Caring Christian Family Where We Grow Together

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

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