Owl Class - Nursery & Reception 2023 - 2024

Mrs Hidalgo

Mr Roberts



This term will see Reception dive into the text 'The Storm Whale' by Benji Davies.  

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Alongside this we will explore the additional texts 'Seashore' and 'A First Book of the Sea'

In Maths we will be looking at capacity and volume, rotating and naming 2d shapes, exploring composition, and time as we discuss our day using the vocabulary before, after, today, tomorrow and now. We will also be continuing our work on number bonds to ten.  



Reception will be continuing to build on their phonics knowledge in Phase 4. Just 5 to 10 minutes reading a day can make a huge difference in your child’s schooling through early years and beyond. You can find lots more information to support learning at home in our home learning section

In our Understanding the World topics we will be exploring our own history, discussing our achievements to make a timeline and looking at significant people from history and why they are important. In Computing, we will be learning about data and how to present data. In Religous Education our children will learn some important stories from the bible and discuss what they can teach us. 

In Expressive Arts and Design we will be learning how to make musical stories and tasting different fruits to design, plan and make fruit skewers. 

In PSHE we are discussing what it means to be healthy and how to be a safe pedestrian.  




Our nursery children will enjoy and retell 'Commotion in the Ocean' by Giles Andreae other books will include Sharing a Shell & A First Book of the Sea alongside the children's favourite books as they develop their love of reading. 

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Super Sounds activities will support our nursery children as they learn the vital foundational skills ready to begin their Ready Steady Phonics lessons in Reception. Activities include alliteration, syllables, intial sounds and oral blending.  

The children will continue to explore Maths in the environment as they sort, match, make patterns, explore shape, count and recognise number. 

In Understanding the World the floorbook will be used to revisit the year to deepen the children's understanding of past and present using the vocabulary yesterday, today, last week, this week. We will be exploring the concept of heating and cooling to make chocolate rice kripspie cakes and reflecting on our school prayers. 

In Expressive Arts and Design the children will be exploring a range on instruments and the sounds they make. They will explore various painting techniques such as splatter, bubble painting, straw blowing and printing. 


Forest School


Forest school will see all of our children observe the changes across Summer, create Hapa Zome, go on treasure hunts, make mud pies, find minibeasts, make popcorn on the campfire and create a journey stick.  



Key Information for the Summer Term

  • Please label all clothing to avoid the loss of property.
  • Children should wear full uniform and black school shoes each day (unless it is a PE or forest school day).
  • Our PE sessions will be on a Monday and Thursday.  Children are required to wear their full PE kit to school with sensible trainers on these days. 
  • Children should bring a water bottle everyday. Please can we ask children bring water only. 
  • Children do not need to bring pencil cases or other personal items to school. 
  • On Friday's for forest school please bring your child into school in some old clothes that you do not mind getting muddy. Please also put a spare set of clothes in their bag incase they get wet or cold.

To find out more about who will be teaching the class click on our Meet the Team page.

Any questions we are always available at the end of the school day.


Mrs Hidalgo and Mr Roberts


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