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 6, Week 6



This week in Owlets we have been thinking about Treasure Islands!

The children have enjoyed reading lots of exciting adventure stories, designed their own treasure maps and made their own islands using recycled materials. 

On Wednesday they took part in a whole school outdoor production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream.  They showed great courage performing in front of an audience.


Next week we are looking forward to celebrating the end of term with Owl Class by having a Pirate tea party.      



Mrs Wortley

Additional Resources

Owlet Class Curriculum Overview 2020-21

Owlet Class Curriculum Newsletter Summer Term 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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