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Hello Tawny Owls!

I hope you are all looking forward to a wonderful Summer Term. We have got lots of exciting learning planned smiley


This term our learning will be focused around the topic Australia. See the topic web below to find out what learning we will cover during this term. You will see on the topic web that PE will take place on Thursdays with Mr Sykes. Remember to come into school in your kits. 


If you have any questions please feel free to come and speak to one of the Tawny Team.


Mrs Pearce, Mrs. Quartermain and Mrs.Harris



Welcome to Summer Term 5 in Tawny Owls. 

I hope you have all had a wonderful Easter break and are ready for another fun term of learning. 


This week we have continued learning about Australia. In Art, we have been exploring Aboriginal symbols and have had a go at using these to tell stories about Australian animals, such as emus, kangaroos and wombats!

In English, we have been preparing to write a recount about the story The Koala Who Could. We have made koala masks so that we can become Kevin. We have also been using our learning about the first person and the past tense to help us verbalise our recounts. We are looking forward to writing these next week!


This term's topic web:


Homework will be handed out on a Friday and due back in each Wednesday.

The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check will take place in June. Over the next few weeks the children will be bringing home some phonics activities to help them practice. Please use the QR code given each week.

Friday 19.5.23 This week the children have been given a range of phonic questions to answer. Please remember to continue reading this weekend and record in the reading diaries, thank you!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs Pearce 



This year, we are excited to be introducing our new phonics program, Monster Phonics! 

We are now using Monster Phonics as our main scheme for teaching phonics across the school. 

The children are enjoying highly engaging resources and lessons and join in with the songs. You will be able to support your children at home by using the free decodable ebooks.  If you have any problems or need some guidance then please let us know. 

Register for Monster Phonics eBooks.




To find out the key information for this term, look at the information below and if you have any further questions please come and speak to us.


  • The children will be coming in the blue gate and then walking around to their new classroom.
  • Children need to arrive at school between 8:45 am and 9:00 am. The blue gate will open at 8:45 am and close at 9:00 am.
  • Home time is at 3:30 pm and the children will walk around to the gate at the top of the playground where they will be dismissed by me (Miss Mac).
  • The children will need to bring in a NAMED water bottle. 
  • PE this term will be with Mr. Sykes and take place on Thursday afternoons.
    • Children will need to come into school wearing their PE kit. Please make sure that all of your children's items are NAMED so they can easily be recognised. We all know how unpredictable the British weather can be and the children will be doing PE both inside and outside, so send them in with layers and a waterproof. The children will need to be wearing the following items:
      • A plain white PE top
      • Navy or black bottoms. These could include:
        • shorts
        • joggers
        • leggings 
      • A plain blue or black PE jumper
      • A pair of trainers 
  • Homework will be handed out on a Friday and back in on a Wednesday 
    • For their homework this term, Tawny Owls will continue to do their daily reading and then will be given a focus task to complete at home. In addition to this, each Tawny Owl will be sent home with the focus spellings that they have looked at this week and the ones that they had trouble spelling. These can then also be focused on at home and we will then revisit them at school.
    • The children will be encouraged to choose one of the activities from the Tawny Owl Summer Challenge Grid. These activities will allow the children to explore and present their learning in a range of different ways. 
    • If you have any questions about homework this term, please come and speak to me.


We watched sheep being sheared and learnt about what happens to the wool...

We have created art in the style of Australian dot painting...

We have been measuring length and height with cubes and using the vocabulary: taller, longer, shorter

We have been exploring the teen numbers and know they are made of ‘ten and a bit more’

We have been retelling a story using our own story maps...

We are loving our tuff tray learning...

Check out our fab counting to 30...

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Check out our fab counting to 30...

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Check out our fab counting backwards from 30...

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FLOTSAM Text Exploration

Biscuit Decorating Gem Treat!