Blog 22.3.24

This week we have continued with the story ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell.  The story is about three owlets Sarah, Percy and Bill who wake up one night to find their owl mother gone. The trio worry about her absence, but are then elated when she returns from her night flight.

These have been our Rainbow Challenges this week:

Writing – Nursery: Write about the story and tell an adult what your writing says Reception: Write about the story.  Use the sounds that you know.

Maths – Nursery: Match the shapes to the shapes on the owls Reception: Match the shapes to the shapes on the owls and write labels for the shapes.

Funky Fingers – Nursery: Feed the baby owl Reception: Use tweezers to feed the baby owl.

Creative – Nursery: Create a pinecone owlet Reception:  Create a pinecone owlet and write about how you made it

Playdough– Nursery: Use playdough to make the three baby owls on a branch Reception: Use playdough to make the three baby owls on a branch and write labels with their names

Drawing – Follow the instructions to draw a branch

Outside – Nursery: Make a twig owl Reception: Make a twig owl and write a label of what you used

 Most of the Reception children completed all the Rainbow Challenges and Gold Challenge this week.  Well done!

In maths this week the Reception children have been finding different ways of making ten using three numbers.  We investigated this using Numicon and ten bears.  We have still continued to practise counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and have begun to explore odd and even numbers.  The Nursery children have been learning about heavier and lighter and have been recognising 1,2,3,4 and 5 represented in different ways.  

This week in Read, Write Inc. the Reception children have continued to practise the sounds that they have been learning this term and have been using them to read and write words and sentences.  The nursery children have continued to focus on listening games and listening to sounds in words matching the sounds to pictures.

On Wednesday we played some different tag games with Sam from Newcastle United Foundation.  We revisited some of the games we had played on previous weeks.  We played some of our favourite ones.

In music this week we made our own musical story. We looked and listened to different instruments and then chose one that made a sound that matched what was happening in our story.  We worked in groups to compose our story.

This week we have continued to use our owl stick puppets to help us retell the story of ‘Owl Babies’.  We have also been listening to night-time woodland sounds to imagine what noises the owl babies would have heard at night.  We then drew night-time owl pictures on black paper using dark oil pastels.  We found out about the lifecycle of an owl, watched a video about it and sequenced some pictures.

Our Starfish star of the week was Anna for being an absolute star during Science Week.  Well done Anna

Next week we will be hearing the Easter story and doing some Easter activities.