Today, we were extremely lucky to have some special visitors in our classroom! The North Somerset Bird of Prey Centre kindly brought in some owls for us to see. We learnt so many new owl facts. Apparently not all owls are nocturnal!
We enjoyed stroking the owls and our listening skills were fantastic.
Our topic this term is called 'Starry Night' and is all about the dark and nocturnal animals. As part of this we have been looking at the story 'Owl Babies' and today we made some art work showing where the owl babies live.
We used charcoal to make it dark and added feathers and twigs to make their home.
This term, the children have been learning all about the traditional tale 'The Gingerbread Man'. Their writing from this has been fantastic. They have innovated and invented a new 'biscuit character' and wrote some recipes about how to make a really mean fox.
To end our unit of learning we made Gingerbread Men in the class. All the children really enjoyed having a turn putting in the ingredients and stirring the mixture. After we baked our Gingerbread Men, we decorated them with icing.
This week in Robin Class we investigated whether taller children would need to wear bigger gloves!
We measured our hand span using paper clips. Recorded our results and discussed whether the biggest hands belonged to the tallest children!
20 children predicted they would and 6 children predicted they wouldn't.
We found out that surprisingly the children that had the biggest hands were not always the tallest children in the class!
We had a very exciting day celebrating all things Roald Dahl!
The children came dressed up in fantastic costumes, including some oompa-loompas and some scary witches!
Our book was The Enormous Crocodile. The children made their own Enormous Crocodile out of different coloured green paper to make scales and after break they made posters warning other children in the school to watch out for the Crocodile!
What a fantastic day! Here are some pictures below: