Little Owls Class Blog
Welcome to the Little Owls Preschool Class Blog.
Week Beginning 14th November
This week we have been taking part in World Nursery Rhyme week. Each day we have focussed on a different nursery rhyme, singing the song & joining in linked craft & Maths activities. On Monday it was The Big Ship Sails; Tuesday was 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Wednesday we looked at 5 Little Speckled Frogs; Thursday was B-I-N-G-O and Friday was Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Below are some links to the music we used.
The children have also been doing lots of Maths activities, looking at the numbers to 4, counting groups & hunting for the numbers in the environment. They have been talking the story of The Enormous Turnip & ordering the story.
Week Beginning 7th November
This week the children have been learning a little about Remembrance Day and why we wear poppies. They all made their own poppies which they carried into the hall today for our two-minute silence. The children also made tissue paper poppies which you can see on our windows.
In maths they have been looking at the number 3, playing games with the numbers 1, 2 and 3 and have also been listening out for drumbeats to count.
The children have continued with the story of The Enormous Turnip using puppets to role play and have also enjoyed working together to complete a jigsaw puzzle.
Week Beginning 31st October
It was great to see everybody back in school after the half term holiday. The children have been busy with lots of pumpkin, colour mixing and firework themed activities. After our Harvest discussions and learning we decided to set up a fruit and vegetable shop in our role play area so that the children were exposed to a range of different foods in a tactile way (this food will be used for further activities next week so that it won't be wasted). This has generated lots of discussions about the different types of vegetables as well as using vocabulary related to money. We have also been learning about how to stay safe around fireworks and bonfire night.
Week Beginning 17th October
This week the children have enjoyed lots of porridge activities! On Monday they followed instructions to make porridge and enjoyed eating it afterwards with honey. They used a non-fiction map to talk the instructions with actions and created their own walk- through map on the floor. The children have demonstrated their learning through role playing porridge making in the Tuff Spot and mud kitchen outside.
We have been thinking about how we grow and change, and the children created a timeline of stages from being a baby to an elderly person. They had lots of fun making footprints, looking at them and comparing the different sizes.
We hope everyone has a fun- filled and safe half term and look forward to welcoming them back to school on Monday 31st October.
Week Beginning 10th October
The children have continued to take an interest in Autumn and the changes they can see around them. They have used conkers to paint pictures by rolling them around a tray in paint and they have created their own leaf people by adding faces and goggly eyes to some collected leaves.
Our story this week has been The Magic Porridge Pot. The children have joined Big Owls to learn the story and tell it using actions. They remembered the key story phrases 'cook little pot cook' and 'stop little pot stop' and have been using them in their role play. Next week we are going to be making our own porridge!
Week Beginning 3rd October
We have had a very busy week! On Tuesday we all walked down to the church with the rest of the school for our Harvest Festival, where the children sang the song 'Tractor Tractor.'
Our story this week has been the Little Red Hen which has tied in quite nicely with Harvest & Autumn. I have been quite impressed with the children's story telling skills and I have added some videos onto Tapestry so have a look! The children enjoyed making their own bread just like the Little Red Hen and they discussed all the different changes they could see during this process. Afterwards they enjoyed eating their bread with some butter and the verdict was good!
The children have continued to collect the leaves from the playground and have been using them to create different pictures, rubbings & even threading them onto string.
Week beginning 26th September
This week the children have started to think about Harvest and those who were in on Tuesday enjoyed the time in church at the Experience Harvest event. We have been singing our Harvest song ready for the Harvest festival next week. They have also started to notice the changes in the leaves and trees so they collected some leaves and used them to do some printing.
The children have continued to develop their counting skills and 1-1 correspondence using dice games and five frames.
Our story this week has been The Gingerbread Man so the children have been using puppets to retell the story and have enjoyed making their own gingerbread men with playdough.
They have continued to talk about their families and drew pictures of their family to add to the houses they painted last week.
Week beginning 19th September
The children have had another busy week. They have been playing skittles and other games to encourage their counting skills and 1-1 correspondence as well as matching dots to numerals. Whilst playing skittles they were introduced to using a tally system to keep track of the scores.
The children have been talking about their families and looking at lots of different families. They painted pictures of their houses and explained what they looked like and who lives there.
They have also enjoyed bug hunting and have been carefully collecting them, using magnifying glasses to look at them and then carefully putting the bugs back where they found them.
Week beginning 12th September
This week the children have been enjoying our number puzzles and have shown lots of collaboration to help each other complete them. In PSHE they have been thinking about their bodies and using words to name the different body parts. The children continue to develop their gross motor and fine motor movements using up, down movements and side to side - they developed these to create crosses.
Week beginning 5th September
Welcome to the new school year! It has been great to see everybody back in school and to welcome our new starters. All the preschool children have quickly settled into the daily routine and are enjoying getting to know our new Nursery Nurse Mrs Nunn.
This week preschool have been building their fine motor skills during Funky Fingers and Dough Disco and have also been drawing lots of circles. They started to think about themselves and have painted their self-portraits. They went on a Primary Colour Hunt and used their collage skills to create a colour wheel. In our outdoor area, the children helped to plant some new herbs that they can use in the Mud Kitchen.