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Y1 – Tawny Owls


Class Teachers: Miss Stephanie Robinson

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Ella Sansom, Mrs Katie Drummond, Mrs Helen Belcher


Welcome to Tawny Owls' Class page!


We have had a snowy start to our Spring term and the Tawny Owls have enjoyed embracing the snow whilst starting to look at the continent of Antarctica. We are going to gradually look at each of the continents; thinking about features, weather, people and wild life. Our main topic will be Wildlife Explorers and through this we will look at some explorers, the oceans and researching our favourite animals.

In science we will begin to learn more about our bodies and also the variety of animals in our world. To continue with being wildlife explorers we are going to help the mini beasts in our school by adding to our bug hotel.

We have begun to delve into the magical world of Wind in the Willows in English and the class have explored Mole’s home, picnics and rowing boats.

In maths we are busily recapping our number bonds and learning all about our numbers up to 100. We will also be exploring 3d shapes, multiplication, fractions, time and measurement.

We are very lucky this term to be joined by Justine Carnegie, who is currently a PGCE student at Oxford Brookes. At some points during the term the class are fortunate to have the opportunity to have Miss Carnegie teach them.



In Tawny Owls the children are given 2-3 books a week to read. This is because it is important to read a book more than once to understand and build comprehension. Each child has their own reading record to be filled in at home and at school. It is advised for children to read every day. Books will be changed every Monday, but please ask if your child would like to change their book earlier.


Within the classroom we aim to read with each child once a week and we enjoy growing in our reading with; guided reading, phonics sessions, literacy lessons and within many other lessons too.



This term the children will be having PE on a Wednesday and Monday. For this they will need to make sure they have their warm PE kit in school with them. PE kit can stay on their pegs and will be sent home for washing when needed, as it is possible for the children to be doing PE on others days in the week as well. Don’t forget to pack socks where the children may be wearing tights in the day!


I thoroughly look forward to a brilliant year ahead in Tawny Owls!

Miss Stephanie Robinson