Mrs Tesoriere, Mrs Curtis and Mrs Billing would like to welcome you to Owl Class!
We hope you enjoy following all the friendships we make and the fun and learning we will experience over the year.
Reminders: PE will be on Wednesdays and Fridays
Buddy Zoom Meeting
We had a lovely time when we were able to catch up with our buddies via a zoom meeting. We had the opportunity to say hello to each other and we were able to share gifts with each other. We had dragons, binoculars, poetry, heart warming messages, illustrated and decorated names and beautiful drawings. These are a few examples ...
Happy New Year 2021!
We are wishing you all a very happy new year. I can't quite believe we are all in this situation again but don't worry we are all here for you and we will make it work for you and your children. All the work for owl class will be uploaded on this page ; you just have to simply click on the computer image below and then the work will be saved in each weeks folder. There will be a mixture of strutured learning and opportunities for family fun and creativity. I would really appreciate seeing any photos of work/activities that you can send me via seesaw and I will respond as soon as I can to you and your child. I am sure we will all be back together very soon and we will be thinking of you all.
We would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and we hope that the year 2021 brings us the much happiness and cheer we deserve.
We have been completing lots of different activities for Christmas, we have been making crowns, cards for our buddies, cards for our families and different salt dough decorations to name just a few. Please see below for some photos.
Mini Owl Class
We are loving being in school so much that we wanted to make our own mini classroom. We take it in turns to be the teachers. Mrs Tesoriere laughed the other day when she heard someone saying exactly the same things she says and it appears that Mrs Billing spends most of her day sleeping with one eye open checking all the children are still there.
Our Window Display
We have worked this week to finish our windows for the window competition- we are very proud of our achievements. Our display is all based around light and how light is a symbol used for many religions as it symbolises the guiding light- just like the stars did and the angels did in the nativity. We have the lamps we have made holding candles, we have the lanterns we have made and we have made stars and angels. These are all placed around the nativity images.
Buddy Time Art Work
We worked with our buddies to create animals using autumnal leaves
We have been busy making lanterns for our window display. We had to draw around templates, cut out shapes, use coloured film and make handles, lots of skills were involved
Breaking the Rules Day
As a school, we had a fun day where we were allowed to break school rules. We were allowed to wear the clothes we wanted, have extreme hair styles, wear make-up, paint our nails and we were even given sweets. This was in place of a Christmas Fair. It was great fun and Mrs Tesoriere even broke the rules to bring Hamish in to school. Mrs Tesoriere said she was so very proud of how we treated Hamish; we were kind, gentle and very welcoming towards him.
Our Diwa lamps have finally dried and so we were able to pint them. We think they look beautiful. We hope you do too!
We worked with our buddies to plant bulbs, it is a whole school project. It was very hard work and very buddy but our parents have been great about it. I think we only have another 80 to go!!
We have been learning all about the traditions of the festival and how people celebrate. We learnt that Diwali means row of lights and it is the festival of light. It is based around the story of Rama, Sita and Ravana and how good conquers evil. We have leant about how Hindis worship the goddess Lakshmi, as she is the goddess of wealth and good fortune. We learnt that it is a time to celebrate with your family and love ones and to give presents and food to each other.
We learnt about different foods that are enjoyed over Diwali and decided we wanted to make some for ourselves to try.
We have been making mobiles with autumnal objects. We are hanging them up outside and listening to the sounds they make when they blow in the wind and knock against each other- exploring our sense of hearing.
We have continued to use our senses to explore autumn objects, we have used our sense of sight and have used magnifying glasses to look at them very carefully.
This term we are learning about different festivals, we have already learnt about Harvist Festival and now we are learning about Bonfire Night. We shared the different ways in which we and our families celebrate bonfire night - hot dogs and fireworks seemed most popular themes.
Our Learning in the First Term.
Learning about owls has been great fun, we have earnt new vocabulary such as; talons, nocturnal, autumnal, hibernating, alliteration and rhyming. We have explored lots of books including Owl Babies, A Bit Lost, Lazy Ozzy to name just a few. We have been completing lots of activities to work on our gross and fine motor skills, engaging with opportunities to practise our 1 to 1 correspondence with counting and identifying numbers and we have been working very hard to learn phase 2 sounds. Please see below to look at just a few examples of the brilliant learning we have done so far...
We have been talking about the importance of looking after ourselves. We have talked about the importance of eating and drinking healthily, of getting lots of sleep, of doing exercise we enjoy and about understanding our feeling and what makes us happy. We talked about how as a class we enjoy yoga, and midfulness and that they are good for our bodies and our minds. We had such a wonderful day today;wearing yellow, telling jokes, thinking about things that make us happy and putting on puppets shows for each other that made us laugh and laugh.
A huge thank you to all our families who sent food in for our Harvest Festival. The food will be given to our local food bank. Mrs Tesoriere was so very proud about how generous we are as a class.
We have been makiing the most of the last of the Autumn sun. We explored our outddor area in lots of different ways. We set up a car wash and car mechanics, where we took turns in playing different roles. We mechanics carrying out repairs, people carrying out MOTs and some people washing cars. We gained a new repect for people in these jobs, after doing a particulalry good job cleaning a car one of us said, "Cor, this is hard work ... fair play to the people that do this alle day!"
Over the last few days, we invented some fantastic narratives, including a breakdown on the way to taking our baby to Wokey hole, crashing into the bricks that were left on the road and fearing that it wouldn't pass the MOT, and parking up our motor bikes on the way to motorcross.
Builders At Work
We then decided to develop our role play and we became builders. We used our tools to mend repairs on our hose and the climbing frame. Our supervisor checked that our work was to a very high standard.
Fun Learning and Friendship
We have also been texploring three of our school values in our school, through the outside learning environment.