This week we celebrated another Owl birthday.
Children were encouraged to make a leaf man in the tuft spot.
Children also had a go at making a leaf man at the playdough.
They used autumn colours and conkers as paint brushes and printed on to leaf shapes.
This week during our Muddy Monday session we were looking for different coloured and shaped leaves. The children managed to find a variety.
We took the leaves back to the classroom with us and placed them into the tuft spot.
This week we have read the story ‘The Leaf man’ and discussed what happened in the story.
The children in the Barn owls placed their apple slices into the pie dish.
Then they added the blackberries.
Next the children made the crumble and put it on the fruit.
This week during our Muddy Monday session we went for a walk to look for Blackberries, an autumn fruit. The children picked the blackberries that they could reach and Mrs Horsley and Ms Andrews reached up to pick the blackberries the children couldn’t reach.
Some of the children went out picking blackberries. Next week more children will get the opportunity to pick some blackberries and then we will be making a blackberry and apple crumble. Watch this space!
Children have demonstrated some excellent getting along and cooperation skills this week during outdoor play. We have seen children playing hide and seek independently and working as a team to build a bus and then make a change and move the crates to make a line that moved from one side of the play space to another. Fantastic team work!
This week we have been learning about ‘Owls’ as we are the Owl Nursery Class. We read the story ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson.
We began the week by asking the children what they knew about Owls. Some of the things the children told us were:
• They have wings
• They can fly
• They can flap their wings
• They’ve got two eyes and two feet
• They live in trees
• They eat worms
The children then discussed what they would like to find out. We found out that baby owls are called owlets (last years afternoon Nursery hadn’t made the connection). They eat insects and small animals like mice, squirrels, rabbits and bats. Owls don’t make their own nests and often use hollows in trees. They are nocturnal and there are lots of different types including Barn owls and Snowy owls.
Children have painted owls at the painting station.
They have made owls using a variety of materials at the creations station, playdough and the funky fingers.
At the tuft spot children were encouraged to use the props to retell the Owl Babies story or use their imaginations to make up their own story.
Children have been sorting owl counters by colour, decorating owls by matching the shape at the light table and listening to owl stories.