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Tawny Owls Y1

Welcome to Tawny Owls!

Teacher: Miss. Lois MacDonald 

TA: Mrs. Lucy Quartermain

TA: Mrs. Ella Sansom

Autumn Term 1 Information

Hello my new Tawny Owls and Tawny Owl Parents! I hope you have all had a wonderful summer holiday and are ready to start our new learning adventure together! 

We are all very excited to have you all back and cannot wait to hear about your fabulous summer. 

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


See you soon!

Miss Mac, Mrs. Quartermain and Mrs. Sansom


Welcome to Autumn Term in Tawny Owls. 

This term the topic we will be exploring is Beside the Seaside, where we will be looking at how the seaside and seaside holidays have changed throughout the years. 


Our science topic this term is Materials! I absolutely love teaching materials and cannot wait to start our science lessons! We will be looking at objects and recognising the different materials they are made from and then being able to sort the different materials into groups. 


This year, we are excited to be introducing our new phonics programme, 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.



Important Information

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 round 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 on a Tuesday morning. Children will need to come into school wearing their PE kit. Can you 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 
  • The children will also be having forest school on a Thursday afternoon. They need to come into school wearing forest school clothing and have their waterproofs in a bag ready to put on just before going out to forest school. Again, as the British weather is so unpredictable, can you make sure that they have spare clothing with them, just in case they need to change.
  • Homework will be handed out on a Friday and back in on a Wednesday, please. 
    • Whilst Tawny Owls get settled back into their routine of school they will only have one set piece of homework each week, which will either be English or Math based. 
    • In addition, they should be reading regularly at home


If you are unsure of anything or wish to ask any further questions, please come and see the fabulous Tawny Team.


Miss Mac, Mrs Quartermain and Mrs Sansom



We are going to be working our socks off this week! Take a look to see what we will be getting up to.



We will be exploring the following elements:

  • Common Exception Words including the sounds we learnt last week:
    • 'ai',
    • 'tch'
    • 've'
  • Our Year 1 Common Exception words from last week
  • For the rest of the week, we will recap the sounds we learnt last week and then will introduce our new sounds:
    • 'oi'
    • 'ay'
    • 'oy'


This week in English, we will continue to explore our focus story of The Storm Whale.