The Owls

DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENT UNIT

 
 

Autumn Term 2017

 
  Most Owls started school in September and soon got comfortable with the school environment and class routines. They started with a topic ‘All about me’ which helped everyone to get to know each other and encouraged the children to talk about themselves, their families, their likes and dislikes.  

 

Letter Sounds

It was also a time to start learning some letter sounds which the children have done really well with.

 

 

 

Owl Babies

We read the book ‘Owl babies’ and learnt how to recite parts of the text. The children also recreated their own owl pictures by using different textured paper to make the branch and paint and pens to create the owls themselves..

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Little Red Hen

‘Percy the park keeper’ story was a distinct favourite among the children and the children enjoyed making lists of tools Percy might need for his jobs. ‘The little Red Hen’ was another favourite topic as the children had great fun making their own bread, just like little red hen!

Zoolab

The children enjoyed a visit from Zoolab and were able to handle a variety of small creatures.

 

Art Week

Our Art week this term was all about the artist Kandinsky. The children learnt about his life, his work and style of painting. They then had go at mixing their own colours to make their own concentric circles.

 

 

 

 

 

Elmer the Elephant

We looked at the story of ‘Elmer’ the elephant and discussed the issue of him being different to other elephants and how we can celebrate differences. We used Elmer elephants to help us with our recognition and ordering of numbers and created an elephant dance and used drums to help our walking beat.                                                                                                              

 

 

 

Nursery Rhymes

After half term, we looked at a whole range of nursery rhymes and a favourite was ‘Humpty Dumpty’.

 

 

During anti-bullying week (known as friendship week in reception) we continued the theme of working together and being a ‘good’ friend. We used lots of activities to work together, making Humpties, happy and sad faces, but the favourite was ‘drumming’. We managed to all beat in time and stop at the same time too! Watching the Puppet man who visited was a great treat and was fabulous to watch.

 

 

 

Christmas

We all had fun at our Santa decoration workshops too but our favourite Christmas activity was making our seasons calendar pictures!

A very busy term!

 
A big thank you to all those parents who joined us for Santa's Workshop. They were well attended and both adults and children seemed to have lots of fun.