In Team 1, we have been learning many facts about owls as part of our Science and English lessons. We have looked at what they eat, owls characteristics and also watched how silently the owls fly . We have focused on words such as: nocturnal and even learnt a new word diurnal; which means animals that are awake during the day. The Children enjoyed watching the owls when they visited us and many asked a range of questions about the owls to show their engagement.
Mrs Skelton and I were even trees! As part of the owl show, this helped the children to understand that owls use their tails to steer themselves between trees and also to brake!
The children all had their photo taken with an owl on their arm as part of the owl experience and had to mind their heads as the owls during the show flew back and forth between the handlers. Team 1 enjoyed this fantastic experience and the images below show parts of this show, including the children trying to see like an owl!
In Team 1, we have been showing the class our modern toys from home and discussing how they are different from older toys. We have had modern dolls, cars, a parrot toy, a skateboard, lots of fluffy teddies and even a pink moving dog toy.
A key focus was whether the toys contained batteries or not; what they were made from (plastic mainly) and where the children got the toys from. This show and tell session, enabled all our children to talk to the class and ask questions about each others toys.
The children created a drawing of their toy and wrote a sentence to tell us more details about their toy. The children enjoyed seeing all the different toys and listened well to each other. This session introduced our new topic on toys in a very exciting way!
Welcome to Team 1
We've settled into Team One really well this year. Last half term we looked at Penguins and the continent Antarctica for our topic. We enjoyed singing penguin and ocean songs. The children particularly enjoyed learning that Antarctica has a volcano! They loved watching the volcanoes they had made erupt.
This half term we are looking at why we play with different toys as we get older. We will be comparing different toys from a range of generations, looking at the materials and how they compare with modern toys.
In Science we will be looking at animals and owls and the characteristics of these. Alongside what nocturnal means?
In Literacy we will be looking at the story Owl Babies and Dogger, this links with our Science learning and also our topic on toys. The children will be showing us some of their own toys from home in the coming weeks.