This week we have been listening to the poetry of John Hegley. We have been learning facts about him and watching some of his performances. Due to the glorious weather, we decided to do some of this outside 🙂
We’ve had lots of brilliant investigating this week 🙂 We started off by having a discussion about raindrops and whether they were the same size. We planned our investigation, discussed our predictions and then we went outside to investigate.
We also decided to investigate the best material for fixing a hole in an umbrella. Again, we made our predictions and planned our investigation, making sure that it was a fair test. Then we investigated different materials by pouring spoonfuls of water on to different materials. I think we have lots of budding scientists in Tawny Owls!
We’ve had another lovely but busy week in Tawny Owls. In maths we have been looking at fractions, focusing on halves and quarters. The best way to do this is with real life objects so there was only one thing for it… Cake! In literacy we have been looking at poetry, focusing on poems to do with weather. We talked about some of the sounds that rain makes and had a go at making the sound of rain using different instruments. This inspired us to think of some describing words for the sounds of rain and we will be using those words to write our own poems next week 🙂
The sun was shining so there was only one thing to do… Laps around the field for charity! Everyone tried really hard when they were running laps around the field, we were all really proud of everyone that took part 🙂
This week, the year one children in Tawny owls have been looking at capacity and telling the time. We compared how much liquid different containers could hold, and with clocks we have been telling the time of o’clock and half past.
In literacy we have been creating a class story map of the main events from the story, ‘Lost and Found.’ The children wrote sentences and created illustrations to show the main events.The children have been using sign language to retell the story and have even thought of their own actions to tell the story too! Why not ask your child to show you the signs for, boy, cold, boat, storm, help, penguin and morning 🙂
We’ve started a new topic too, all about weather. We’ve looked at the work of a famous artist and we were inspired! Some of use experimented with different tools and materials to create a water scene. Those of us that didn’t get a turn will be doing this activity next week and then we’ve got big plans for the finished pieces… Watch this space!