Willow Class - Reception - Year1
Willow class teachers are Mrs Nicholls and Mrs Hobley
Teaching Assistant are - Mrs Glover, Mrs Austen, Mrs Watson
This week the children in Owls have been looking at Tudor houses. They have described and named the different features of a Tudor house. They have used the clay to create thier own tile of a Tudor house and in the process of painting them. Some chiudldren have used drawing and collages techniques to create a Tudor house picture and they are now on display in the classroom.
The children have also been busy at home and have built some fantastic Tudor houses! They are on display in the classroom so do come and have a look.
Owls have continued to learn more about the Great Fire and have been busy creating books to show all that they have found out about the events of 1666. The children are confident at explaining where the fire started and why it spead so quickly. They can describe how the people of London tried to put the fire out. This week we have been exploring further how we know about the fire of London and what sources of information are good historical sources. they know that Samuel Pepys' Diary is important as it is an eye witness account.
On Tuesday the children were bakers and baked bread rolls and fire of London cakes - I'm sure they were delicious.
In maths the children have been investigating halves and know that half means two equal parts of a whole. They have been busy finding half of objects, shapes and amounts. Well done Owls!
The children in Owls had a wonderful day on Monday. The History Off the Page day was fabulous, the children were all really engaged in the day and certainly learnt lots about life in London in 1666. The adults learnt some new things too! Thank you for providing your children with their costumes, they really did look the part. A big thank you to all the adults who gave up their time to help on the day.
The children in Owls have been busy finding out about the events of September 1666. They have found out where the Great FIre started and also why it spread so quickly. They have also discovered how the fire was halted and what happened after the fire.
In maths Owls have been identifying equal and equal groups. They have been counting the groups of objects in each group and comparing the amounts to work out whether the groups are equal or unequal. The children have been using repeated addition and arrays to work out how many. They have begun work on estimating - maing good guesses - and then counting how many.
What a lovely start to the summer term! Owls have had a wonderful week in the sunshine.
We have begun our topic on The Great Fire of London by comparing present day London to london in 1666. We will look more closely at the events of 1666 and how The Great Fire started next week.
In science we have been exploring and describing different materials.
On Wednesday we had a wonderful time in the woodlands. The children showed lots of creativity, making magic wands, kites and crowns.
This week the children have been finishing their work based on I Want My Hat Back. They have been working on their own stories I Want My Friend Back. They have been asking questions, acting out searching for their friend and finally writing their own stories.
In maths the children have continued measuring and have been using the balance scales to compare the weight of different objects.
This week the children have been busy measuring length and height.
They have made a chart to show how tall everyone in Owls is.
We watched a clip of a blue whale and then measured out the length in the playground. The whale we drew was 30m long, we found out that its heart is 4m long, the same length as a car.
Owls had a great day visiting the Botanic Gardens in Cambridge. We found plants for bees and a beehive, hairy palm trees, beautiful orchids, a giant redwood tree and a grassy maze aswell as many snowdrops.