The Snowy Owls have had a very busy but enjoyable term, learning all about Change and Growth. We began the term by thinking about Minibeasts. We loved finding out interesting facts about lots of different minibeasts and insects. We even had a magical ladybird visit our school and we wrote stories about the ladybird! We used the stop-animation APP on the iPads to make minibeast movies. We wrote Minibeast Kennings poems which were excellent. We also loved creating the papier mache insects and decorating them – the spiders made Miss Poole jump!
During the second half of this term we have been learning all about plants and flowers. Wearing our imagination caps, we found a ‘seed’ in our pockets, and we went outside to plant this seed, not knowing what would happen! We watched our plant grow and soon we explored a fantasy world inside our plant. It was very exciting and we wrote some fantastic Plant Diaries using lots of adjectives. A brilliant, busy and exciting term!
This term the whole-school topic has been ‘Water’. We began the term thinking about the uses of water, and how plants grow. The children loved coming into the classroom one morning to see how careless Miss Poole was when she dropped the magic beans! A beanstalk shot up in our classroom overnight and it was very exciting. We loved reading ‘Jack and the Beanstalk and wrote our own stories based on this story. We measured the beanstalk in different ways. We investigated what beans need to grow too.
The Snowy Owls enjoyed finding out all about canal boats in a very hands-on manner! A big thank you to Roy for visiting the class and bringing canal boats to life. The children loved imagining they were on a canal boat, made more real with the dimensions laid out on the floor. We practised ‘legging’ the canal boat through a tunnel, as well as looking at how many children could sleep and sit around the table in the canal boat. It was great fun!
The Snowy Owls have been enjoying learning about ‘The Gunpowder Plot’ recently. We found out about the story and then acted it out in groups. Can you work out which one of us is Guy Fawkes?
We have been working hard on our mental maths skills by playing card games. The Snowy Owls love playing a card game against Miss Poole… especially when they win!
In the first half term, the Snowy Owls planned a party! We wrote invitations, designed and made party hats and thought about party music and games. We also made two huge collage table cloths out of multi-coloured paper which we decorated. The party was great fun and we learnt a lot!
Before Christmas, the Snowy Owls took the structure of a poem (a Caribbean Counting Rhyme) and used it to create our own Christmas Counting Rhymes. The children wrote their poems at school and then typed them up on the computer at home for their Christmas homework (with a little help where needed!) Here is a selection of the finished poems.