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Parkham Primary School, Parkham, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 5PL

Buckland Brewer School, Buckland Brewer, Devon, EX39 5LX

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Welcome to Owls Class!

Owls class is led by Class Teacher Miss Shorney and Preschool Leader Mrs Powe. The class has Preschool, Reception and Year 1 children.

Welcome to Owls Foundation Stage Unit

We are fortunate to offer a rich play-based curriculum here in Owls class for children from 3 to 6, which provides opportunities for children to learn and develop together as a whole class, as well as though smaller, targeted groups.

At Buckland Brewer we are luckily to adopt a holistic approach to learning, where through a connected curriculum the children are able to make links between subjects and areas of learning. Topics are chosen to allow the children to really immerse themselves in learning, and these topics are chosen to allow Y1 and Reception to both be immersed in the learning environment together. 


In their Reception year, the children are lucky to have access to a shared continuous provision (Learning environment) with Y1 and Nursery, which allows the children to learn through play-based activity and exploration. The children in Reception will take part in daily phonics sessions, as well as whole group literacy, maths, and targeted group work. The children will learn through a connected curriculum and follow the same topics as Year 1. 

Year 1

In Year 1, we are very lucky in Owls, where the children have the opportunity to access the continuous provision, in addition to their connected curriculum learning. The children in this time will have the chance to choose their own learning, follow challenges, and really consolidate their newly learnt skills and knowledge.