Monthly Archives: September 2019

The Snowy Owls make a Crumble

The Nursery children split into their two groups to make a blackberry and apple crumble. First we peeled and sliced some apples and put them into the pie dish.

Then we added the blackberries.

Then the children used the rubbing in method to make the crumble mix. We used flour, butter and sugar. The children enjoyed having a go at making the crumble and covering the fruit with it.

Working Together

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!

Owl Babies

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.