Music and nature

This week: This week the story of Owl Babies has given us lots of opportunity to take our learning outside. We have been building dens and nests in...


This week:

This week the story of Owl Babies has given us lots of opportunity to take our learning outside. We have been building dens and nests in our outdoor area, making food for the owl babies in our mud kitchen. As well as using our fine motor skills to feed pellets to baby owls.


Feeding food pellets to the owlets.


We were very lucky this week that one of our mums came into school and shared some music with us. We listened to the flute and tried to guess the animal that the piece of music depicted. We then had the chance to move like different animals changing our speed and style of moment to match the music. This inspired us to make some of our own music.




Being inspired to make our own music.











One of our reception mums also came into school to tell us about Yom Kippur. Thank you to all of the parents for your continued support.  Next half term we are looking at different celebrations if there is a celebration that you would like to talk to our children about please let your class teacher know.


In maths we have been developing our number sense exploring the different numbers hiding in the number 10. We have also explored all of the different ways we can represent each number. [insert picture]


We have continued our phonics with the sounds: g, o, c, k and the tricky word ‘to’. Phonics is going really well and the children are starting to settle into learning sounds. We will start send reading books home as soon as the children are confident with blending sounds into words. If you would like to support your child with reading please keep reading the blog to know the sounds we are focusing on.  It is very helpful for children to then spot these sounds during story time, or when playing a game of ‘I spy…’. Also you could try reading or writing words that contain the sounds we have already learnt such as: cat, ted, map, tin, man.


Next week:

Our story next week is ‘How to Catch a Star’ By Oliver Jeffers. We will be thinking about setting goals for ourselves by planning and reviewing our playful learning. During the week we will be talking lots about space and thinking about asking questions.


In phonics we are continuing learning new sounds: e, u, h ,r.


In maths we are exploring 2D and 3D shapes, we will be building rockets and making space patterns.



Please remember to wear a coat to school every day. As the weather gets colder all children we need to be dressed appropriately to access the outdoor learning environment.


We will send PE kits home after our PE session on Thursday. Please do leave kits in school until this date.


On Monday we will have school photos, please come into school in full school uniform. Our slots are first thing in the morning so we will be ringing the bell, to end soft start, at 8:55 on Monday morning to make sure that the photos run on time.


Next week the children are in school Monday – Thursday (inclusive). There is a staff research day on Friday 21st October.



We are always looking for donations from parents and families. If you have any of the following at home that you no longer need or want please do bring them into school:



Luggage tags,


Cardboard boxes,

Plastic bottles,




Hope you all have a lovely restful weekend. Well done to all for such a fantastic week packed full of learning.