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Here you will find the essential information for Owl Class. Please ensure you read each section carefully, as there may be changes from half term to half term. You will also find a timetable of a typical week of learning as well as a summary table of main objectives for each subject to be covered this half term. 


Morning Routines (please note new times)


In order for the children to access a 6.5-hour school day, as directed by the Government, we will now be opening the school gates at 8:40 am each morning. The bell will ring so that children can be in class promptly at 8:50 am. Teachers will be on the playground from 8:45 am to greet the children and collect any messages, if needed (please see below for more information about communication). 


On the first Wednesday of each month, with the odd exception, we would like to invite parents, carers or any family member dropping off an Owl Class child to come into class before registration and sit alongside them for a few minutes.  'Welcome Wednesday' is an opportunity to share in the children's work, read with them, or simply discuss the current learning summarised on our classroom working walls.  We hope this will become a precious and rewarding 10 minutes for the whole school community to get together regularly in class.  More information will come via ParentMail prior to our first Welcome Wednesday. We hope to see you there!


Break and lunch routines 


As normal, all children have a morning break each day. Each child should bring a healthy, nut-free snack to school. Children who do not have snacks at break time often struggle to focus after break, when their energy begins to fall, and their hunger rises. Please ensure any containers are named, so they can be returned to their owners should they wander off! Lunch will be eaten together in the hall, starting at 12.15 pm.  


From this term, school lunches should be booked via ParentPay.  Alternatively, you may provide a packed lunch that will be stored on a central trolley.  Please ensure that packed lunches are nut-free and include fresh fruit and vegetables as far as you can. Children will not have access to their packed lunch boxes after registration, so please make sure that named snacks are stored separately in their school bags.


Everyday resources


  • Named water bottle
  • Named waterproof coat
  • Named pencil case
  • A change of shoes and joggers if your child wishes to use the field at playtimes


Please ensure that children have these resources every day. We aim to go outside wherever possible, so please ensure children have a named coat every day. 


Pencil cases are optional.  Pencil cases should stay in school for the whole half term in their drawer, and to be a sensible size to fit into individual drawers.  Key contents for each pencil case includes: a writing pencil, sharpener, ruler, glue stick, coloured pencils (no felt tips, please), and scissors.  Please do not include writing pens or rubbers and ensure that scissors have rounded ends.  Children will also be able to access school resources, should they not want to have a pencil case. 




If you have a quick, non-urgent message to relay or a question to ask the teaching team regarding the day ahead, please have a quick word in the playground in the morning before the line-up bell.  It is helpful if the message is summarised on a post-it or similar.


Urgent messages should come through the office, either by telephone (01223 262474) or by email ( as these will be dealt with immediately.  Generally speaking, teaching staff cannot access their emails during the school day. 


Please contact me by email:


If you need a longer conversation, we will happily arrange a mutually convenient slot to meet after school.




Owl PE days are Wednesday (Mrs Durrant PPA cover) and Thursday (Swimming for summer 2)


The children must wear their PE kit on PE days. Please ensure your child is wearing the correct PE kit on these days. As a reminder, this should be a white t-shirt, black or navy shorts/joggers (weather dependent), and their school sweatshirt or fleece. Long hair should be tied up, and earrings should be covered or removed. Children should not wear football kits, non-school uniform, or other 'fashionable' items.

On swimming days:


Please send your child to school in their PE kit, with their swim kit in a named bag.

On swimming days, children should bring:

- A swimming bag

- A swimming costume (one piece for girls)

- A towel

- Outdoor shoes to wear from the classroom to the pool, such as crocs (NOT their school shoes!)

Long hair should be tied up, and earrings should be removed. Please clearly name all items.


Home Learning Projects


Every child will be expected to complete a Home Learning Project each half term. These can be found in the 'Home Learning' section. The best projects tend to be those started in good time. We will draw the children's attention to the location of the projects on the website, and talk through the options so that they are all aware of the possibilities and expectations. A summary of possibilities and guidance can be found in the Home Learning section. I will send out a ParentMail email later this half term to let you know details of when presentations need to be brought into school. 




Spelling routines will continue as last academic year, with each year group having 10 spellings each week linked to spelling patterns. The words will be shown in red and black: red words for essential, and black for challenge. Everyone should aim for a 10/10! Spellings will be uploaded to the Home Learning section on Fridays and tested on the following week.




We also continue to have access to Times Tables Rockstars (Children will have access to their logins in class but I can also provide them by e-mail) Additional times table resources can be found in the Home Learning section.


Owl Class Structure

Below, you will find a typical weekly timetable for the autumn term. A summary of the areas of learning to be covered has also been added. Mr Pastor will teach all week apart from  Wednesday afternoons. A Spanish teacher from CVC will teach Spanish during this time and Mrs. Durrant will also teach PE.


Useful documents

Below is a typical timetable for this half term.  There is also a summary of the curriculum areas we shall be covering.