Owl Class

Welcome to Owl Class

Owl Class is the home of pupils in Year 1 and Year 2 and is always buzzing with interesting activities. We really enjoy outdoor learning and take every opportunity we can to get outside! This term, we took our science lessons on tour first to a garden in Peppard to harvest autumn fruit and vegetables and then to the school grounds to find natural materials to make houses for hedgehogs. We love PE and we have these lessons together with Year R pupils - taught by sports specialists twice weekly. Our daily maths lessons (we use Busy Ant, White Rose, and Classroom Secrets) and phonics and spelling lessons (we use Phonics Play and No Nonsense Spelling) are in small groups. We do lots of writing, not just in English lessons but in other subjects too. We are enthusiastic researchers in our history and geography lessons. We love singing and we especially enjoy our music lessons with music specialist Mrs Davies. Our classroom has lots of things to help us learn: a class library with comfy cushions; lots of banded reading books, dictionaries and atlases; practical resources for maths; a trolley of laptops and all kinds of art and DT materials. We think Owl Class is great!

Teachers: Miss Watt and Mrs Wortley

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Griffin and Mrs Thomas

Term 2, Week 4

This week, we read the story ‘Dogger’ by Shirley Hughes.  We sequenced pictures of the story and added time connectives to help us to re-tell it.  We looked at different pictures from the book and wrote speech bubbles to show what the characters were saying.  Our challenge was to use different sentence types including statements and questions.

We completed our ‘We are Weather Forecasters’ learning project by creating our own weather forecasts.  Everyone worked so well to write and learn their scripts in their pairs.

Next week, we start our new learning project, ‘Toy Stories’.  Don’t forget to bring one toy to school inside a shoebox with a caption introducing and describing your toy.

Great work Owl Class!

Miss Watt

Additional Owl Class Information and Resources

Owl Class Curriculum Newsletter and Letter from Miss Watt September 2020

Writing Assessment Grids

Key Stage 1 Reading Vipers



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