In the Autumn term Owl class enjoyed listening to stories with familiar settings including Peace at Last, Six Dinner Sid and The Tiger Who Came To Tea. We also read stories by the author Julia Donaldson including The Gruffalo, Monkey Puzzle and Room on the Broom. We used all of these stories to write character descriptions, riddles, letters, lists, instructions and recounts.
In maths our focus has been on number. We have been counting on and back from different numbers, adding and subtracting, counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, and working with money to find different amounts. We spent a week measuring length and height, capacity and weight of different objects as well as chanting days of the week and months of the year and using associated vocabulary. We have been working hard to record our learning independently in our books.
Our creative curriculum topic was Houses and Homes then Toys and to support our learning we took a trip to Hall Place where we learnt first-hand what life was like in the past and experienced playing with different Victorian toys.
In science we have been learning about materials and their properties. We felt and described different materials and discussed their best uses. We made predictions and tested which materials would make the best waterproof jacket and which material would make the best crash mat for Humpty Dumpty when he fell off the wall.