Welcome to Owl Class
Mrs Tesoriere, Miss Read and Mrs Curtis would like to welcome you to Owl Class page. We would like you to visit this page to find out about the exciting learning we have been doing.
P.E on Tuesday and Friday
Golden Time on Friday
We have been studying the art work of an American artist called Jim Dine. He is a modern artist who has covered different themes but the main ones consist of hearts, birds and tools. He has also created sketches and a huge sculpture of Pinocchio. We decided to concentrate on the theme of hearts and even took the theme into our own work.
Class Visit to Court Farm
We had such a lovely visit to Court Farm. The weather was beautiful, the animals were interesting and Farmer Ed was very funny.
British Values - Voting
This Thursday, we joined in with the voting theme. We took a vote on which poetry book we wanted Mrs Tesoriere to read to us. We had a choice of the blue book which was poems to join in with or the orange book which was poems that were a little more grown up. We lined up and Mrs Tesoriere checked we were in Owl Class and therefore could vote, she then handed us a voting card and we had to cross the box next to the colour we wanted. After a little initial confusion, as to whether we should tick the box we wanted and cross the box we didn't, we finally got the hang of it. We were then able to post our secret vote. Mrs Tesoriere counted the number of votes and the special person checked she wasn't cheating. It was a draw! Mrs Tesoriere read a poem from each book, if only life was that simple!
Light and Shadows
On Thursday the sun was shining and we were very interested in the shadows we could see. We decided that because the sun was shining so brightly we could see the shadows better. This made us think about what gives us light. We thought about the sun and other stars the lights in our classroom and devices such as laptops and tablets we also thought about candles and fire. We also thought about things that reflect light such as the moon and cats eyes.
After our little discussion, we went outside to spot some more shadows, We found lots of interesting shadows. We tried to seperate from our shadow like Peter Pan, we stood on one leg but it was still joined to us, we tried to balance on our hands but it was still with us, we tried running away but it was still with then we tried jumping and for a second we did it.
Then one of us had another idea, we could hide from our shadows we found lots of interesting places and they were all in the shade! We noticed it was much cooler in the shade and lovely and warm in the sun. We realised that shadows are formed when something solid is blocking the light. We thought it was very funny that our shadows didn't have eyes, noses, mouths or the patterns on our clothes. We wanted to make the most interesting shadow shapes, we thought they were great and then to round it all off one of us made up the 'Shadow Boo' game.
We have been learning some traditional stories and we love them! See if you can spot some of the ones we have been reading and telling.
We were inspired to look at work by the artist Andy Goldsworthy after a couple of us had started making sculptures with grass and flowers. We invited our buddies to join us after all their hard work with their SATs. We thought his work was fascinating and it made us ask lots of questions. We were wondering why he had chosen to build certain shapes and why he had used certain colours. We discovered that he used natural materials such as leaves, pebbles, stones, snow, icicles and sticks and twigs. We worked with our buddies and could either work on our own or in a larger group.
We have taken advantage of the good weather and went on a senses walk in our local environment. We took a walk through the fields of Coleford and into Bluebell Woods. We realised just how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place.
We're Going on a Bear Hunt ...
We went on a bear hunt around our school and had such great fun. We went down the slippery slope, we marched over the wooden sandpit, we crawled under the arched bridge, we went through the over grown wild life area and into the prickly bush. It was there that we found one brown nose, two furry ears and one very fat squishy tummy, it was a bear! We ran as fast as we could back the way we came and into our class but we felt so sorry for our bear that we told him if he could be very good he could come into our classroom and stay with us ... so far he has behaved himself very well!
We have been having great fun learning all about the story of Easter and completing activities associated with Easter. We have then used our learning to complete our own activities such as making our own Easter egg hunt, our own Easter parade around our classroom and outside area writing our own prayers and after watching an artist tell the Easter story through sand art (you can watch it on CBeebies) we made our own sand art pictures.
Superhero Inspire Morning
We would like to say a big thank you to all the adults who came to spend the morning with us during our 'Inspire Morning'. It was based around the theme of Superheroes and showed how we cover the early learning goals and how our teachers can observe characteristics of learning. We had all made up imaginary superheroes for ourselves and enjoyed completing superhero missions throughout the day.
We looked at pictures and discussed why different objects could be the odd one out. We learnt that there is not always a right or a wrong answer and that it is okay to have a different opinion to your friend. We have been learning about toys in lots of different ways. As part of this we have been looking at toys in the air and how we use them.