Today the Owls and the Hedgehogs were joined by the children of St Andrews School and we were all very lucky to have a visit from some real owls. Hayley from the Owl Experience showed us three beautiful owls. She got the owls to fly around the hall so that we could hear how quietly they were able to creep up and swoop on their prey. We then had a go at being brave and letting the owls perch on our arms. We had to wear a special glove as their talons were very sharp. After the owls had let us hold them they then perched very still so that we could sketch out favourite owl. We had an amazing morning.
This morning Owls and Hedgehogs tasted all the fruits featured in our text Handa's Surprise. The children tasted pineapple, orange, mango, passion fruit, banana and apple. We used our senses to think of adjectives to describe the different fruits. The children came up with fantastic words such 'delicious', 'crunchy' and 'tingly'. The children then created a fruit face each and had a go at sketching the different fruits. We also discussed how it was healthy to eat 5 pieces of fruit and vegetables each day. We had a very fruity and healthy morning.
This half term we have been learning about birds. We have learnt names of some common birds, played games- robin's lost in the forest and bird bingo, made nests using tweezers like bird beaks and had a go at bird watching.
In PE we have made obstacle courses, practicing balance and jumping and using positional language and played stuck in the mud.
Today Owls and Hedgehogs had a lovely lady called Chenda visit to teach us all about the story of Noah's Ark. We learnt that this was a bible story and that Christians believe that God asked Noah to build an ark and to take two of each animal with him. After we had listened to the story the children built their own arks, completed a jigsaw puzzle of the story and some of them acted out the story for themselves. We had a great morning.
On Friday Owls and Hedgehogs enjoyed having their families in to read stories with them before school started. We love Friday mornings as the classroom becomes a hive of activity as families share books together. We hope to see more of you next Friday.
Yesterday EYFS,KS1 and St Andrew's school enjoyed a wonderful theatre show all about Beatrix Potter and her amazing stories. We found out about Peter Rabbit,Jemima Puddleduck, Jeremy Fisher and The Tailor of Gloucester. The story was told by three people and lots of puppets! We had a marvellous time.
The Owls and Hedgehogs have been working extremely hard over the last two weeks learning all about space and the planets. We want to share this amazing learning, so Owls and Hedgehogs have gone home today with exciting new stickers on. These stickers say what we have been learning about and to ask them all about it!
Ask them about the planets and hear all the amazing facts they have learnt!
This week something strange has been happening in the Owls and Hedgehogs classroom.
On Tuesday, we came in to find lots of pants all over the floor! Then we found a letter which told us that pant loving aliens had visited! Owls and Hedgehogs wrote them letters back asking them to come and get their pants back!
On Wednesday , we came in and all the pants had gone! They had left us a message to make them some patterned pants for their friends. Owls and Hedgehogs made lots of patterned pants and hung them on the washing line.
On Thursday, we came in to find all of our pants had gone and left behind was another note. The aliens told us they had an alien creating machine and we had to make designs for some new aliens. Owls and Hedgehogs drew and wrote about their alien designs.
On Friday, we came in to find that all designs had gone but apparently our aliens did not like the food on planet Zog! Owls and Hedgehogs have worked hard to write their own recipes for the aliens to take back to their planet.
We even managed to capture them on camera!
We wonder what we will find on Monday!!!
Over the past two weeks, Owls and Hedgehogs have been learning all about Elmer the patchwork elephant. We have retold the story using Talk for Writing, investigated mixing colours, created our own mini Elmer's walking through the jungle and worked together to create an enormous patchwork Elmer. After all our hard work, we had our own Elmer celebration day today with the children wearing bright colours to look like Elmer. We had a party where we danced and played party games. Well done Owls and Hedgehogs - you have worked really hard. Have a great half term.
Owls and Hedgehogs enjoyed another fantastic reading morning with their families reading and sharing stories. We want to say a big thank you to all those families that have taken part in our reading mornings as the children love sharing books with you. We will be continuing reading mornings every Friday after half term and it would be great to for you to join us. Thank you for all your support with the children's learning this half term.