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Y1 – Tawny Owls


Class Teachers: Miss Stephanie Robinson

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


Welcome back to a new school year!


I am excited to get to know each of the new Tawny Owls. We have lots of fun and learning planned for this Autumn term.


Our Autumn topic is ‘Across the seas and skies’ and we will become explorers looking at Christopher Columbus and sea sides, before later in the year learning about Neil Armstrong. Along the way we are going to look at some of our oceans and countries, as well as directions and maps. Maths will be jampacked with numbers up to 30 and using equipment to investigate our different number bonds. Whilst in English we will be reading some brilliant picture books around seas, space and journeys.



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 Friday. 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