Little Owl Class
Mrs Paula Willcocks
Teaching Assistant and Lunchtime Supervisor
Little Owls have had a busy couple of weeks. We have been learning about how to stay safe at the beach and understanding what the different flags mean. We have also been programming the Beebot robots to follow a path through a maze - this was great fun. This week, as well, we have been learning about the work of Barbara Hepworth and using playdough to create our own abstract sculptures.
The sweet white chocolate went down a treat, whilst the sour lemon got a mixed response. No-one was very keen on the bitter 90% dark chocolate though!
This week we have been exploring space as our final environment.
We also had a visit from author, Naomi Jones, who wrote 'The Perfect Fit'. She read her book to us and then we created our own shape characters.
Little Owl Class have had another couple of busy weeks. We have continued exploring different environments, focusing on the rainforest and under the sea. In PE we have started our gymnastics unit where we have been looking at moving in high and low ways, and making high and low shapes. We looked at some art work by Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky and tried using shapes to create art in their style. We have also been making some bird feeders using apples and sunflower seeds. We have hung them around the garden area and hope that the birds enjoy them.
Weeks beginning 7th and 14th March 2022
Little Owl Class have been looking at different environments, starting with polar regions and deserts. We enjoyed looking at some information books with a partner and talking about what we could see in the pictures. We have also been using a map of the outside area to hide things for our friends to find and putting an 'x marks the spot' in the right place.
There has been lots going on in Little Owl Class again.
We having been listening to the story of the Legend of King Arthur. We created a dance in PE to tell the story and have also been looking at different castles in Cornwall. Some of us choose to make and draw our own castles in OWL time.
On Pancake Day we practised our cutting skills to make our own silly pancake faces. Some of us even gave them names.
Thursday 3rd March was World Book Day and everyone looked amazing in their outfits. Our focus information book for the day was 'Above and Below - Dusk to Dawn' which looked at nocturnal animals in different environments. We focused on the woods and made our own flip flap books. We also went on a scavenger hunt to find photos of the animals and write the number by the correct word. This was great fun.
We have also been learning about St. Piran's Day and made our own St. Piran flags and enjoyed scones with jam and cream for snack.
Weeks beginning 17th and 24th January 2022
Little Owls have had a busy couple of weeks.
We have been thinking about seasonal changes and have been focusing on Winter. The children enjoyed exploring ice and came up with lots of words to describe it such as cold, wet, slippery and slimy. We also made snowmen in our craft area and had a go at creating our own prints using polystyrene sheets.
We had a visit from Malcolm - our school crossing patrol officer - as part of our learning about 'Our Community'. He let us try on his uniform - it was great fun.
We have also been looking at art work by Henri Matisse and have been creating our own cut out collages in his style.
Week beginning 10th January 2022
Little Owl class had a visit from PCSOs Ally and Steve this week as part of their PSHE learning about our community. They talked to the children about what they do and the children even got to try on some different uniforms - this was great fun!
- Who am I?
- Starting school/new beginnings
- Rules and routines
- All about me, families, homes
- Feelings and emotions
- Celebrations, parties
- Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day
- Harvest, Diwali, Hannukah
- Advent, Christmas
- Seasonal changes – Autumn/Winter
- Would your rather?
- Comparing places - polar regions, under the sea, the desert, tropical places, space
- Now and then
- St. Piran’s Day
- Seasonal changes – Winter/Spring
- Isn't It Amazing?
- Growing and changing
- Plants and flowers
- Human body, senses
- Keeping fit and healthy
- Animals and minibeasts
- Life cycles
- Recycling, looking after the world
- Seasonal changes – Spring/Summer