Our youngest children at Bells Farm have begun Nursery this week and we have had lots of fun settling into our newly designed learning environment. The children in Nursery are now known as the Owls and they have been split into two family groups: The Tawny Owls and The Snowy Owls.
The children have been learning all about Owls through the story ‘Owl Babies’. The children have been very creative and they have made Tawny Owls at the workshop table and Snowy Owls at the painting table. They have also drawn lots of owls on my whiteboard!
The children have also been making Tawny and Snowy Owls on the play dough table. They have even made juicy worms for the owls to eat. Some children enjoyed making a nest for the baby owls using the construction.
The children have also worked hard to retell the story of the ‘Owl Babies’ through playing with our owl puppets on the small world table and through participating in ‘Talk for Writing.’ The children worked in family groups and they thought of pictures and actions to help us remember key events in the story.
The children then tried really hard to use these illustrations and actions to retell the ‘Owl Babies’ story to their friends.