This week we have been reading the story called Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. The children have been listening, recalling and retelling the story in different ways. Together we used the hand puppets and acted out the story and in the puppet theatre they used the lolly pop puppets that they had cut out to act out the story for their friends. In the tuff tray, there has been natural resources to create scenes from the story, trees and nests.
As part of our owl theme this week, we have made owl masks. We talked about the owl life cycle and thought about whether our owls could be owls, owlets or fledglings. The masks were coloured in using wax crayons and then they stuck brightly coloured feathers on to decorate them. We have also made our own owls from clay. This creative activity is great to help increase the strength in their hands, that is so important for writing. We have been practicing cutting skills by cutting out owl puppets and along lines to the owl pictures.
We been using owls to make maths interesting by matching the shapes, ordering the owls with numbers on their tummies and sorting in order of the their size.
In RE, Holly class have been learning about creation. We have been painting and drawing pictures of God’s creation.