Owl – Reception/Y1
Welcome to Owl Class
Spring 1 2023
On return from the Christmas holiday the children have been learning about ways to keep themselves safe as part of our 'Keep Safe Week'. Owl Class children enjoyed practical sessions on the playground to learn about road safety and we really hope that they remember the important messages from these sessions.
For Lunar New Year, we have been learning about how Chinese people may celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. We have been making: money bags for a loved one, rabbit silhouette art, lanterns, creating our own Asian restaurant and cooking Asian food out of play dough. The children have also completed math challenges using chopsticks and completed a taste test of Chinese food. Owl Class children did an amazing with their learning and the teachers are particularly proud of their skills using chopsticks!
Autumn 2 2022
The children in Owl Class really enjoyed 'nursery rhyme week' and they were able to learn a range of nursery rhymes and complete activities linked to them. The children made a rocket or a flying saucer for 'Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer' and explored playing with a drain pipe after singing 'Incy wincy Spider'.
In an ICT lesson the children were learning about creating pictograms to represent data. They created a pictogram to illustrate their favourite nursery rhyme and Incy Wincy Spider was the most popular!
Another nursery rhyme that Owl Class enjoyed was 'Five Currant Buns'. They took part in many activities linked to this rhyme such as having a baker's shop in the class, making currant buns and sequencing photographs about how they made them. The children also enjoyed playing a currant bun matching game!
Autumn 1 2022
Owl Class children are enjoying school, making new friends and doing lots of activities together. They are learning about their bodies and also about the local town 'Shepton Mallet.
Owl class children enjoyed the Harvest Art Week. they took part in lots of creative activities with other children in their House Teams.
Summer 1 2022
Owl Class have been learning about the countries of Great Britain and their capital cities through post cards received from Paddington Bear! They enjoyed creating their own postcards and writing a letter about a visit to London using information they had gathered. They also enjoyed investigating events linked to the Great Fire of London. The Reception children have explored following instructions to make sandwiches after hearing that Paddington enjoys a marmalade sandwich!
Spring 2 2022
Owl Class have enjoyed learning about Australia and comparing the city of Goulburn to their local area. They enjoyed researching about Australian animals to compare to animals found locally. The Reception children found out information about pet animals and enjoyed exploring their role play which was set out as a veterinary clinic. The children have produced pebble art work for the sensory garden using painting skills similar to aboriginal art. The pebbles are brightening up the garden area for all to see!
Comic Relief Bad Hair Day
Owl Class enjoyed coming to school with their 'bad hairstyles' to raise money for comic Relief!
Spring 1 2022
Owl Class have been learning about the geographical features of the local area, including the small city of Wells. They enjoyed their visit to the Cathedral and Bishop's palace where they drew pictures of the sculpture named 'Doubt'. After the visit the children worked in teams to create their own sculptures in the style of 'Doubt' which look fantastic!
The Reception children enjoyed a visit to the Egg Theatre in Bath to watch a performance of The Snow Mouse which they all enjoyed very much! They even had a 'theatre style' lunch in school before they went on their visit!
Autumn 2 2022
This term we have been learning about special festivals. We enjoyed finding out about The Gunpowder Plot and bonfire night. We have been looking at the changes in the season and made bird feeders for the birds that visit our Forest School area. We also enjoyed a dance workshop in the hall!
Autumn Term 1 2022
We are enjoying being in our new class and learning about each other and our 'amazing body'. We have been painting self portraits and thought carefully about the features of our faces; especially the colour and shape.
We have enjoyed learning about harvest celebrations and made art work using vegetable printing. The Reception children made big ears and went on a listening walk around the school grounds.
Summer Term 2 2021
This half term we are thinking about plants and animals. We are especially thinking about the minibeasts we can find in our school grounds. We have also planted seeds and are watching them grow.
As part of our topic, we were excited to have a visit into school from Animals 2U southwest. They brought a giant millipede, stick insect and cockroach with them and we even got the chance to hold them!
Summer Term 1 2021
We learnt about trains and bridges through our topic on 'Isambard Kingdom Brunel'. We found out lots of information about Brunel, when he lived and his inventions. We dressed up as Brunel and even role-played being on a train.
Christmas In Owl Class
Owl Class children have enjoyed decorating their classroom and the Christmas tree. They also had ginger bread to decorate. This was given to them as an activity from the Happiness Hunt project. The children look very happy and full of Christmas fun in the photos!
The children were also very lucky to receive a video message from Father and Mrs Christmas! Please see the film below to hear their reactions!
Autumn Term 2 2020
Owl Class children have enjoyed learning about firework night and made some lovely firework night pictures! They are now enjoying reading and exploring the story called 'The Moon Jet'. In this story the characters go on an adventure in a 'Moon Jet' and meet an alien. The children are looking forward to making a moon jet and creating their own aliens to feature in their stories.
Autumn Term 1 - 2020
We are enjoying being back in school together. We have painted pictures of ourselves to welcome everyone into our school!