Checkendon CE (A) Primary School

Checkendon CE (A) Primary School

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 1 Week 7



This week in Owlets Autumn has arrived! The wind has blown and lots of leaves have fallen down. We went for a lovely Autumn walk to look at the different colours of leaves and we have read Pumpkin Soup, a wonderful book.  We have learnt c, k and ck in phonics and made kites which we flew in the wind. We also made some gorgeous leafy hedgehogs and tissue paper pumpkins. A busy and creative week!


Next week we will be thinking about Diwali.

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