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.