Owl Class

We are a Key stage 1 class and follow the formal Willow pathway.

In Owl class we like to explore a range of sensory activities and have a very hands on approach to learning. We utilise the TEACCH approach in our literacy and numeracy lessons, which allows the children to develop their group work and independence skills, as well as their social and communication skills in the leisure activity. We use this approach as it maintains engagement for short periods of time, which we can build upon as the class grows and develops, 

One of our favourite sessions is bucket, we can get a bit messy in this session but that is part of the fun. We enjoy the anticipation of something happening especially if it is loud or colourful. 

Our weekly timetable

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9 - 9.30 am

Child Initiated Play
1:1 Reading : interventions

9.30 - 9.45 am Hello
Communication skills/emotions/weather/time (weekday)
9.45 - 10.15 am PE (10.05 - 10.30 ) English Maths English Bucket
10.15 - 10.30 am Snack
Communication skills
10.30 - 11 am Play
Sharing/turn taking/social skills
11 - 11.30 am Bucket Maths English Maths English
11.30 - 11.40 am Story/relaxation
11.40 - 12.30 pm Dinner
12.30 - 1.30 pm Play
Sharing/turn taking/social skills
1.30 - 2.10 pm Topic Topic Bucket Topic Golden Time
2.10 - 2.35 pm Child initiated play
Sharing/turn taking/social skills
2.35 - 2.45 pm Quiet time and goodbye
2.45 - 3 pm Home


During topic sessions we cover science, world studies, computing and art. We enjoy taking a creative approach to these sessions and are currently making the most out of the weather and are using our outside space to learn and explore.

News updates 

Our topic for term 6 is Transport. The books we will be focusing on will be:

  • The journey home from Grandpas 
  • The naughty bus
  • Whose vehicle is this?

Every Monday we have PE. If you could send your child in with or wearing trainers, joggers/PE shorts and a t-shirt for this session.

On Thursdays we use the hydro pool in school. We are using a three week rota to ensure all children get an opportunity to attend.

Please can you ensure that your child comes into school with sun cream, a sun hat and a water bottle so we can ensure they are kept safe and cool in this hot weather. 

We would also appreciate having swimwear or a change of clothes in school so we can set up water play at break times.

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