Our Teaching Team

Chloe Woolls – Class Teacher
Sonia Wilkins – Teaching Assistant

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  • As we reached the end of what has been a very different first term at Gastrells, we celebrated in Owls with a halloween party! The Owls had lots of spooky, slimy activities to explore! They loved exploring the pumpkins, playing with the messy spaghetti and printing pumpkins using apples! ๐ŸŽƒ The Owls have worked very […]
  • As part of the final days of World Awareness Week, the Owls had the opportunity to explore clay. They talked about the different texture as well as discussing how they could change the clay using both their hands and their modelling tools. The Owls were then shown how to create Pinch Pots out of clay! […]
  • The Owls have been absolutely loving the Spanish sessions with Carolina! They have been learning all about the names of colours in Spanish! We have been playing lots of games to help us learn the colours, such as colour Jenga and musical statues where they have to go and find something the colour that is […]
  • This week, the Owls were showing off their super speed in the cross country race! In such strange times, it was so exciting to have Atlas Sports in school to be able to put on a 1km Cross Country race for the KS1 children! The Owls were fantastic, they all tried really hard to run […]
  • This week the Owls have been learning a lot about Mexico! At the start of the week we were talking about different ways of travelling, the Owls had to think about how we would get to another country. We looked at the map to try and identify both where we live and where Mexico is, […]
  • In Owls we have been thinking about the seasons and how we know that we are in Autumn. We talked about the leaves changing colour and what colours we tend to see in Autumn, we also discussed things we might find in Autumn such as conkers, pinecones and acorns! Luckily, one of the Owls brought […]
  • This week we have started to look at the story of โ€œThe Colour Monsterโ€, this story is a great way to discuss and explore feelings. We have talked about things which make us happy, sad, angry and things which make us feel calm. The children had some great ideas and we will further this discussion […]
  • Today, the Owls have worked really hard on their own self-portraits! They used the mirrors provided to accurately copy their features and they thought really carefully about the colours they have used! I was really impressed with how hard the Owls worked on these, they should be really proud of themselves! Can you recognise any […]
  • What a lovely week we had last week! We spent a lot of time exploring the outside areas of the school! We loved playing on the adventure playground as well as playing in our play garden! We have enjoyed working as a team and using our problem solving skills to make a waterfall, as well […]
  • As we are nearing the end of our first week back at school, I just wanted to share how impressed I have been with how the Owls have settled into the classroom as well as understanding the routines. The new Owls have been incredibly kind and caring and very helpful throughout the day. We have […]