The Owls and Hedgehogs were very excited this morning to discover that our dinosaur egg has hatched! We had to help the dinosaur out of the egg as he is very little and very shy. We discovered that he was a Stegosaurus and thought of different names we could call him. We had a class vote and decided to call him Bob. During discovery choices the children wrote speech bubbles explaining what had happened, built dinosaur houses labelled Bobs house and created playdoh versions of Bob. We have decided that we are going to have to take good care of Bob until his mummy returns to collect him.
This week some of the Owls and Hedgehogs visited the local sheltered housing complex Pritchard Court to meet some of the residents. We stayed for about an hour and the children chatted about themselves, read stories with the residents and completed jigsaw puzzles. The children and residents all had a lovely time making friends with each other. We will be visiting every Thursday afternoon to build relationships and friendships between the children and residents. We are very excited to go back next week.
Owls and Hedgehogs enjoyed another reading morning with their families. They enjoyed sharing different books and talking about new stories. Remember we hold reading mornings every Friday from 8.30am until 8.55am and all Foundation families are welcome during this time. We look forward to seeing you next week.
Owls and Hedgehogs were very excited to find that over the Christmas holidays our classroom had had a visitor! We came in on Monday to discover footprints on the classroom floor. After some investigating we realised that we had had a visit from a Stegasaurus. The dinosaur had left us a fact file about themselves which we have used in our Talk for Writing and discovered lots of interesting facts which your children will be able to tell you! They also left us an egg in a nest which we have to look after and we are hoping that it begins to hatch soon! The children have also been creating their own fossil pictures and writing different facts about dinosaurs. We have had a great first week back and are looking forward to finding out more about different types of dinosaur.
The Owls and Hedgehogs were very lucky this week to have a visit from a lovely lady called Chenda who taught the children all about the Christmas story. The children were fascinated to learn all about why Christians celebrate Christmas and why it is such an important time for them. The children enjoyed dressing up as different people in the nativity story, creating their own nativity scenes and completing Christmas jigsaws. The children really enjoyed the morning and are very excited to tell the Christmas story at their performance next week.
Over the last two weeks the Owls and Hedgehogs have been learning all about space. We read the story Aliens Love Underpants and used our talk for writing so we could retell the story. We also left up some underpants to see if the aliens really would come and take them and much to our excitement they did! The aliens asked us to learn all about space so we could tell them some facts. We have made fact files about the different planets, painted our own solar systems, built our own rockets to zoom off into space and spent time in our space station learning about the planets. We also sorted words into real words and alien words for our own aliens Obb and Bob and then created our own alien names. They also used their shape knowledge to create different shaped aliens and rockets. The children have had an amazing and busy time learning the different facts and some have even said they would like to become astronauts like Tim Peake!Well done Owls and Hedgehogs you have worked very hard and remember to keep an eye out for the aliens!
Owls and Hedgehogs had a lovely morning reading with their families. We really enjoy our weekly reading mornings every Friday and look forward to sharing stories with our parents and carers. We look forward to seeing you next Friday.
Welcome back to Autumn 2. We hope that you have a lovely half term and are ready for another busy term. We kick start our new story, Owl Babies, with an exciting beginning! Real life owls came to visit us. Bob brought 3 of his owls; Spike the Eagle owl, Gizmo the Transformer owl and Archie the Barn owl. They flew around our hall and knew their names when we called them.
Some of us even had the opportunity to experience an owl land on our arm, with the help of an adult! Miss Funnell was so brave and an owl landed on her leg! We listened to how quietly they flew and learnt lost of interesting facts. That we hope the children can remember and share some with you. The children thought of some amazing questions for Bob, for example, how does an owl stay in the air? How do owls see in the dark? Who is the oldest owl?
We continued an owl filled day, with a visit from Andy the potter. We sculpted our very own owls, remembering the details of their flat faces, beaks and sharp talons. Andy is going to fire them in the kiln and on his next visit we will be able to paint them with his special paint before we take them home.
On Friday Owls and Hedgehogs had a lovely day celebrating black history. They used paper plates to make patterned African necklaces and were really excited to wear them into our whole school assembly. They also listened and created dances to music from different cultures. Everybody in Foundation had a great day.
It was a lovely atmosphere in Foundation this Friday as the Owls and Hedgehogs enjoyed sharing books with their families before the school day started. We love to share stories and non fiction books and really enjoy our relaxed Friday mornings. All members of our Foundation families are welcome and we look forward to seeing more of you next Friday.