Owlet Class

Welcome to Owlet Class

Owlet Class is where our youngest pupils start their time at Checkendon School. Pupils join us when they are ‘rising five’, and enter Owlet Reception Class where Mrs Wortley teaches, with help of Mrs Thomas.  All Reception aged children, (rising fives), are able to start school full time at the beginning of the Autumn Term.

The children's interests determine the direction of our  learning but the general themes we work within are:

Term 1-All about Me

Term 2-Space

Term 3-Once Upon A Time

Term 4-Animal Magic

Term 5-Wild and Wonderful

Term 6-Explorers

Term 4, Week 1

This week in owlets we have been reading The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson. 

We have found out interesting facts about Snails and Whales and shared them with each other at our Teacher Time sessions.

Did you know the largest land snail is an African Giant Snail?

We have created beautiful spiral art inspired by snail shells, Kay-Jay made a snail from beads and some of our key worker children renovated our Bug Hotel ready for some new occupants. 

Next week is whole school writing week and we will be thinking about the story of The Three Little Pigs.  

Mrs Wortley

Additional Resources

Owlet Class Curriculum Overview 2020-21

End of Reception Writing Assessment Grid

How to help your child at home with reading

PCSO Visit - 8th September 2020


  • Checkendon Church of England (A) Primary School
  • Checkendon
  • Reading
  • Oxfordshire
  • RG8 0SR
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 01491 680693
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