Owl Babies

Sunday 10 December 2023

This week our focus book has been Owl Babies by Martin Waddell.

We wrote messages from the baby owls in the Message Centre and made cosy houses for the owl babies in the Waste Innovation area. We rehearsed some phrases from the story and added actions to help us to remember them.

Our word of the week was: Swoop, the children have really enjoyed using this word during the week in their learning.

” mummy owl just swoops back home to the babies owls!”

“When you swoop you move down quickly!”

Help at Home: Tell your grown up at home about an animal that swoops.


This week we have recapped all the Phase 2 phonemes. We also practiced reading words with ‘s’ at the end.

We’ve learnt all of the Phase 2 tricky words. Tricky words are tricky because we can’t sound them out- we just have to know them by sight.

Help at home: Practice reading the tricky words on the ‘Learn at Home’ sheets sent home each week.

Poetry Picnic

Each week we will be learning a new poem. We will recite the poem each day. By saying the poem out load we can focus on the sounds and rhythm of each word or line.

this week our poem was Wise Old Owl

A wise old owl sat in an oak,

The more he heard, the less he spoke.

The less he spoke, the more he heard.

Why aren’t we all like that wise old bird?

Next week our focus book is The Jolly Christmas Postman  by Janet and Allen Ahlberg and we will be learning about what happens to our post. To enhance your child’s learning experience, we will be writing and posting a postcard home. If you would like your child’s postcard to be posted through Royal Mail please provide a stamp in a named envelop by Thursday 14 December,



Please can all Nativity Costumes to be sent in by Tuesday 12 December, please let us know if you’re having problems as we have some spare items in school.

Reception will be making Christingles this week, please can we ask for a donation of one orange for each child. We are not joining school in church but we will have our own little class worship in school.

Don’t forget to attend a learning journey drop in. We look forward to sharing your child’s books.

Times- 8.45am-9.15am and 3.15pm-3.45pm (Tuesday and Thursday)

Mrs. Kendrew, Mrs. Rippon and Miss. Feldman