Talk for Writing- Owl Babies🦉

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We have really enjoyed reading and exploring our story ‘Owl Babies’. Over the last week the children have been learning to retell the story using Makaton actions. The children worked really hard and are becoming amazing storytellers🤩

Forest School🍂🦔

Every Monday the Wildlife Trust come into school to run Forest School sessions🍂🌿 We have talked lots about woodland creatures, birds and the outdoor area. We have have been explorers and used binoculars to try and find birds up in the trees. We also had a go at building our own nests using leaves, sticks and feathers. This week we went on a bug hunt and collected different insects in our pots to have a closer look! The children have really enjoyed these sessions and have lots of interesting comments and questions about the things we have been discovering🦔🐿🍂

The children have also been learning about the seasons of the year and Autumn. The children have enjoyed lots of different activities exploring Autumn and talking about the changes that we can see around us. We have been collecting leaves and twigs from the outdoor classroom to create different pictures and collages. We have also collected lots of natural resources to explore in our investigation station, such as feathers, pine cones, flowers and a spider!🕷 We also have a class caterpillar that we found. We are enjoying watching him grow and this has been really exciting for the children! 

What a Hoot!🦉

We have been reading the Owl Babies story and we were very lucky to meet 4 real owls and a Peregrine Falcon! The children really enjoyed watching the owls fly and learning some interesting facts about the owls. I am really impressed with how well the children sat quietly and that lots of them put their hands up to ask questions about the owls🦉🤩

Owl Babies🦉📖

Our first story we are learning about is ‘Owl Babies’. We have been learning lots of facts about Owls, exploring their habitats and talking about the different seasons in the year. We have been very creative and have made our own owls, built owl nests in the outdoor classroom and made yummy chocolate owl nest cakes. The children have really enjoyed the Owl Babies story and are really good at joining in with key phrases in the story. We have learnt that “Owls think a lot!” and Bill really wants his Mummy!🦉

The children have really enjoyed their first few days at school. We have been making new friends and exploring the different areas in our classroom. There are so many different activities for us to learn and play with. We have enjoyed our carpet times playing different games to get to know each other and we even tried some Cosmic Yoga! Namaste🧘‍♀️

Welcome to St. Andrews Reception. The children have settled really well into Reception and have been making new friends and meeting all of the teachers, enjoying lots of exciting activities and having lots of fun!✏️🍎