This half term, nursery had a visit from SMJ Falconry to support our learning of the story 'Owl Babies'. Learners were very excited to see a tawny owl, 'Fluffy', that looked just like the owl mother from the Owl Babies story! We watched in fascination as the barn owl 'JD' swooped silently and were given lots of real owl feathers to feel. They were very soft and smooth! Learners were also given the opportunity to hold the smallest owl, 'Twiglet'. He was very cheeky and reminded us of 'Bill', the owl baby from our story.
Our Learning - Autumn 1
This half term, we have explored the nursery rhymes 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes', 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star', 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' and 'Incy Wincy Spider'. Our learners have enjoyed using actions and musical instruments to sing the nursery rhymes- our favourite nursery rhyme is 'Incy Wincy Spider'! Learners were very excited to look for spiders around the school playground and were fascinated with the spider web we found hiding under a log! We have been exploring light using torches and shadows, learnt the parts of our bodies and we have listened to the noises that some farm animals make.
This week, we have been learning about birthdays. Our learners sang to Mrs Noreen and we practised counting how old she is. Happy birthday Mrs Noreen!
We have been learning all about our families and who lives in our house. Learners enjoyed looking at Miss Tillotson's two cats and talking about who else has pets. We have been learning the Makaton sign for 'family' and learning about the names of our brothers and sisters. Learners have been practising some super mark making skills, drawing who lives in their house. In our role play area, learners have been imitating some every day household activities, putting baby to sleep, ironing the clothes and making tea. We have enjoyed learning all about the parts of our bodies, especially our hands and the importance of hand washing!