South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School

South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School


Friday 3rd July 2020


Hello to all the Superhero Owls,

I cant quite believe we are nearly at the end of our reception journey together so I just want you all to know that each and every one of you have truly knocked my socks off with how fantastic you all are.

I hope you enjoy this weeks home learning. I know the Maths is using a book that is a class favourite and I can almost here you all laughing at the funny parts. 
This week has been quite a crazy week in my house as I had a new family member join my family.

Her name is Luna and she was born in May. 
What have you been doing at home this week? I would love you to send me an email to tell me all about what you have been up to.

Goodbye for now and keep having fun.

Mrs Farr 😊 


Friday 12th June 2020


Hello Lovely Owls,


How has another week past us by so quickly. I have uploaded next weeks home learning in the usual place. I have been so impressed with your learning this week that I want to make you all my home learning superstars. Next weeks home learning will give you a chance to find out what happened next to Max while developing your own story skills.


I'm hoping this rain goes away soon so that we can get back to enjoying playing in the sunshine, maybe we need the Princess to help us change the weather.

Keep doing your best everyone.

Mrs Farr x


Friday 5th June 2020

Hello again to all you lovely Owls,

                      This week has been a different week with some of you returning and some of you continuing to learn at home. I want you all to know just how proud I am of all of you and how fantastic you really are. I'm so pleased that I was given the pleasure to be your first teacher on your journey through school. I'm sure you are all being amazing  and learning lots through lots of different activities . I've seen some wonderful pictures on your Tapestry accounts.


I have just uploaded the Home Learning for next week and I hope you enjoy completing it. Please do get in touch if you have any questions or anything you would like to share with me.


Keep smile you superstars,

Mrs Farr xx 

To all the wonderful Owls,


I hope that you have all enjoyed a wonderful half term in this beautiful sunshine. I have just uploaded next weeks home learning ready for you to continue you learning. Also there some changes to the Read Write Inc online lessons.


From 1st June:

All lessons will be available at 9.30 am.

Set 1 and 2 Speed Sounds lessons will restart.
Set 2 Speed Sounds lessons will include new words for reading and spelling.

New daily films: 

  • Read Red Words 1: for children who are reading Red, Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Reception.
  • Read and Hold a Sentence 1: reading and writing practice for children reading Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing with Set 1 sounds confidently and learning Set 2 sounds.)


Keep enjoying the sunshine.


Mrs Farr xx

Hello Lovely Owls,


I cant quite believe it’s half term again and it’s been 9 weeks since we were all together as a class. I have been enjoying seeing all of your crazy creatures this week and their wonderful habitats. As next week is half term their will be no home learning uploaded but I have uploaded a half term PowerPoint with different ideas for each day, it includes fun for all the family. You can find it on the home learning resources page. I am so proud of how well you have all been working at home. I will upload the next set of home learning on the Friday of half term.


Keep having fun with your family and keep in touch.


bye for now


Mrs Farr 🤩



Hello To All the Members of the Owl Class Family,


I can't quite believe another week has past already. Its been 7 whole weeks since I last saw you all, well apart from through Tapestry. It feels like its been forever. I have just uploaded next weeks home learning activities and I will be adding another story video ready for the Maths. Next week is the class favourite Superworm and I'm so excited as I can already hear you all joining in with the story telling. I have linked the Literacy to another class favourite The Gruffalo and I cant wait to see all the creatures you create.

As a School we have been thinking about Burnworthy House in South Petherton. The people who live there sadly can’t have any visitors at the moment. This includes seeing their family. We thought that it might cheer the residents up if we could send any good wishes or artwork. So we thought you might like to write a letter, make a card or create a picture about something that you have been doing during this lockdown time. We would love it if you could send them in to us by email or to the school office and we will make sure they are delivered together To ensure we are following all the safety guidelines.


Please do get in touch if you have an questions or concerns or if you just want to share something lovely.


I'm wishing you all a happy and healthy weekend in the sun.


Lots of Love, 

Mrs Farr x

Hello To All the Wonderful Members of Owl Class,


How can another week have past by so quickly! Now would normally be such a busy time in Owl Class and I'm really missing seeing you all everyday. I just want to say I'm so proud of all of you for adapting to completing your learning at home, no matter how much or little you are able to do.  I am hoping that you are happy and enjoying your family time. I have uploaded next weeks learning to the Home Learning Page and am hoping you all enjoy participating in the activities.


I know things are not easy for anyone at the moment but please do get in touch with the good and the bad. I am happy to give all of you a quick phone call or email to offer any support that I can. 


Wishing you all a happy and healthy bank holiday weekend.


Lots of Love,

Mrs Farr x

Hello To all the Wonderful Members of Owl Class,


I just wanted to let you all know that I have uploaded next weeks planning over on the home learning tab.

Its been a hard week this week for lots of us and the rain hasn't helped much I know. Please do get in contact and I will happily give a quick phone call if its needed. 

I am hoping you will enjoy next weeks learning seeing as its a special week and not just because it starts on Star Wars Day (May the 4th) I'm sorry my boys wont let me get away without saying it, but because its a very special day in our history. On Friday it will be the 75th anniversary of VE Day so I have focused the learning challenges around this. I'm looking forward to seeing your photos. You have all been sharing some lovely work on Tapestry and I am so proud of all of you. Before I go I have one more challenge for the creative task this week. I would love to see who can make their own T-Rex! 


Keep Being Happy and Having Fun.

Love From

Mrs Farr 


Hello to All of the Wonderful Little Owls and your Families,


I can not believe we at Friday again. Well done for all of the lovely work that you have been doing and adding to Tapestry, it really does make my day to see you all. This week I have been busy working in School and then with planning some exciting activities for you to complete next week. I have added two more videos into the video resource centre to help with this weeks learning. I'm still not very good at being recorded but hopefully the videos make you smile. 

Thank you so much for the lovely little video messages, cards, letters, and emails you have been sending me, you are all so fantastic! I'm missing teaching you all so much so hopefully you will all receive a little surprise from me next week.


Keep enjoying the sunshine and keep smiling.


love from

Mrs Farrsmiley



Hello little Owls, 

I hope you have had a good first day of the summer term. I have a little surprise for you. Please go to the video resources page in the children’s area of the website and you will find a video of Mrs Farr reading you a story. I do hope you like it. Also starting today is a series of online lessons from the Oak National Academy. This brand-new enterprise has been created by 40 teachers from some of the leading schools across England, backed by government grant funding. It will provide 180 video lessons each week, across a broad range of subjects from maths to art to languages, for every year group from Reception through to Year 10.'

The link can be found here: . 

keep staying safe.


love from 

Mrs Farr

Hello To All of The Lovely Little Owls,

I would like to be starting with a welcome back after to Easter holidays and listening to all of the wonderful tales you would have all be bursting to tell to me but however its not to be. So I will start by saying I hope you all had a lovely Easter and that the Easter Bunny was able to make it to your house. I was very Lucky and had a special delivery from the Easter Bunny (At least that's who I think left this on my doorstep.)

Who do you think could have left this for me? 

I have just uploaded next weeks home learning and I do hope that you all have fun trying the activities. Please do keep asking your Grown-ups to keep adding your hard work to Tapestry as I love seeing you all and all of the wonderful things you are doing with your Grown-ups. Also remember daily reading is so important and you will be able to join in with some new Read Write Inc sessions from Monday as follows;

Set 1 Time (Am)
Speed Sounds 9;30
Word Time 9:45
Spelling 10:00
Set 2  
Speed Sounds and Word Time 10:00
Spelling 10:15
Storytime with NIck (Mon, Wed and Fri) 2PM


I am also working on a few surprises for you all, so keep your eyes pealed like banana detectives. 


Keep staying Safe and Happy.


Mrs Farr


To all the lovely little Owls,


Can I start by saying that I want to wish you all a happy and safe Easter. I have some exciting things planned for you to work on after the Easter break. In the holidays you can continue to join in with the Read Write Inc sessions on you tube these will be repeats of the previous sessions until the 20th April when new word reading sessions will be added. You can keep practicing your reading using the ebooks on oxford Owl and also on your reading buddy accounts. 

You can also still sing the Spring Chicken song You could also teach your grown-ups the actions 🙂 


I will still be checking Tapestry over the break so please do still keep adding the exciting and fun things you are doing at home. They really do make me smile.


Also my cats Hobbes and Jax like seeing them too. Can you guess which cat is which?




They are both bonkers and keep asking me if I want to go for a fishing trip with them 🙂


I have uploaded a fun Easter pack in the home learning section that you can Complete with your grown-ups or your big brothers and sisters. 

Bye for now. Take care, stay safe and have fun.


love from 

Mrs Farr 😊


Hello to all of my lovely little Owls,


I am so impressed with all of the fun activities you are doing at home with your grown-ups. Here is a link to some lovely singing activities. 

Your grown-ups can click the view activity to read all about the singing and then you can click the videos to join in with some fab songs.

Also you can visit cosmic kids yoga for some fun and interactive stories. my favourites are the squish the fish and the trolls stories.


If you want something more active you can try you could show your grown-ups some of our favourites like banana banana meatball and the chicken dance.


cbeebies have some fantastic story tellers at the moment in their bedtime story section My favourite at the moment is snail and the whale.

My dog Tess is getting very fed up with me being at home and interrupting her naps.


Keep smiling everyone and having fun.

Goodbye for now.

Mrs Farr 🙂

To my lovely group of little Owls,


I just wanted to write a message to you all to say I am sorry that we won’t be together for a while. I will miss seeing you all each school day.


I hope you are enjoying some home learning with your grown-ups. Please do try to have a go at some of the activities I have set for you to do as they will keep you busy and show your grown-ups how much fantastic progress you have made during your time in Owl Class.


I know it might be really hard for you to be staying at home for the moment but hopefully we will all be able to enjoy a lovely summer visiting the beach soon.


Please can you tell your grown-ups that I will be adding new activities every Friday to the Reception Home Learning page and don’t forget you can add your lovely work and adventures on to Tapestry so that I can share in how amazing you are being.


You can keep practicing your phonics by joining in with sessions running on YouTube being lead by Read Write Inc trainers. Each session will be available for 24 hours and are as follows:


Set 1 speed sounds 9:30am and 12:30pm.

Set 2 speed sounds 10am and 1 pm.


You can also have some fun exercising with Joe Wicks everyday at 9am on YouTube or ask your grown-ups to sign up to Go noodle.


Make sure you stay safe and keep washing your hands really well, just like we practiced at school.


I am looking forward to hearing all of your tales when I next see you and I am wishing you lots of fun with your grown-ups.


Lots of love 

Mrs Farr

Welcome to Owl Class.

'Embracing the Fullness of Life'

John 10:10 "I am come, that they might have life, and that they might have it abundantly."


We are grown-up Reception children in Owl Class. Our teacher is Mrs Farr. We also have Mrs Witcombe, Mrs Bagwell and Mrs Young helping us. Our classroom is in the original part of the building and we have our own outdoor area and private doorway into the school. We are very lucky to have our own outside area which we access all day everyday. There are 29 children in our class.


We are very proud of our achievements and enjoy learning to be independent and creative. We like to share our success on our personal display space. Sometimes we work with grown-ups in small groups and other times we learn by exploring our own interests and ideas. The grown-ups make observations and plan activities to help us get better at our learning.


We are very lucky to have caring parents who support us at home with our learning, and help us to get organised when it is time for our class worship. 


Owl classroom is always busy and we love trying new things. We are very lucky to be able to spend some time this year working in the outdoor classroom up at Frogmary farm. We are looking forward to more exciting learning and adventures over the coming year.

 Welcome to the Spring term. This term we will be using the theme "Animals" using a range of fact and fiction books. We are also looking at our Christian Values for the term 'Perseverance and Trust '.


This week we have been learning...











Parent curriculum meeting

Curriculum Yearly Overview

Thank you to all our wonderful parents and carers who are supporting the community through this challenging time.