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Y1 OWLS 2023-2024

Week Beginning 19th February


Welcome back after half term - we hope everyone had a great week! Owls enjoyed a very wet Forest School exploring in the Bluebells and learning about plants linking to our Science. We have been reading 'Meerkat Mail' in English, the children have learnt so many facts about meerkats and the Kalahari Desert. We have started a new topic all about Space this week and the children loved learning about how amazing the universe and the planets in our solar system are. In Science the children planted a sunflower seed and we will be observing them grow throughout this half term, we talked about what plants need to grow and the life cycle of a sunflower. 

Week Beginning 5th February  


Another exciting week in Owl Class! The children enjoyed Forest School and in Science were sorting animals by what they eat - carnivore, herbivore or omnivore. They enjoyed reading and sharing 'Katie's Picture Show' in English. The children loved learning about Europe and making crepes from France, they then wrote instructions for how to make them. Maybe they will be making more on Pancake Day next week! Well done to the brave children who stood up in front of the class to share facts about Australia, we loved learning from them! Happy half term!

Week Beginning 29th January 


The children have enjoyed a busy week! The  children are wearing their Masai necklaces made in topic last week when they were learning about Africa. In Forest School they enjoyed exploring and their linking their learning of animals in Science. In English they have enjoyed reading 'A Rumble in the Jungle' and created their own rhyming verse with a partner, then performing it in front of the class. In Maths they have been applying their knowledge of Number Bonds to 10 to help them learn their Number Bonds to 20.  In Computing they have continued to programme Botley. In P.E. they enjoyed playing team games. 

Week Beginning  Monday 22nd January  


In Forest School this week the children linked their learning to science and made animals using natural resources, they then sorted them into their animal categories as a class. The children loved reading 'One Day on Our Blue Planet' and shared the penguin facts they found out, labeled features of a penguin, and wrote a list of what they would take to Antarctica. In Science, the children continued the topic of penguins and carried out an investigation to find out; 'How do penguins stay dry?'.  In Topic they learnt about the continent of Africa and made Masai necklaces. In Maths the children have been furthering their learning by exploring number bonds to 20 and doubles of numbers 1-10. 

Week Beginning 15th January


Another busy, exciting week of growing our brains in Owl Class! The children explored the Bluebells in Forest School. They have loved sharing the book 'Snow Bear' and all wrote fantastic versions of the story with their own ending! In Computing the children continued to programme Botley and direct him around the hall. In Science the children were sorting animals according to their category; mammal, reptile, amphibian, bird or fish. In Maths the children have been exploring the place value of numbers 11-20. In Art the children loved creating cherry blossom trees from Japan. We hope you enjoy the photos of their learning, they should all be proud peacocks of themselves!

Week Beginning 8th Janruary 2024 


The children had a great first full week of 2024!  In Science, they went on a winter walk identifying the signs of winter. The children have loved reading the book 'Snow Bear in Englsh and enjoyed acting out how the characters helped Snow Bear. 

Sorry due to a technical problem lots of the photos won't upload this week we will sort this and have more next week! 

Week Beginning 11th December 



The children have had such a Christmassy week! They enjoyed exploring and making Christmas crafts in Forest School.  They have also baked delicious gingerbread Christmas cookies - I hope they enjoyed eating them as much as they enjoyed baking them! They have also enjoyed being creative chameleons making lots of Christmas crafts, I hope you enjoy decorating your homes with these when they bring them home.

Last but not least they were all absolute superstars in 'The Twinkly Nativity', well done to all of them for being brilliant performers! 












Week Beginning 4.12.2024 


The children really enjoyed watching 'The Wind in The Willows', some of Deer Class were acting superstars! All the children enjoyed joining in the songs and actions. The children also wrote amazing recounts of their visit to Windsor Castle - they worked very hard to order their writing using time adverbials and adding adjectives to make it interesting. 

Week Beginning 27.11.2023  


Wow what a busy week, the children have worked so hard and grown their brains in so many areas of their learning! Forest school on Monday. Tuesday the children acted out 'William's Dream' in history, which tells the story of how William the Conqueror became King following the Battle of Hastings. Wednesday the children carried out a scientific investigation to find out - Which gloves are waterproof? Thursday our fantastic trip to Windsor Castle - hopefully your child can tell you all about their favourite part of the day!


Week Beginning 20.11.2023 


The children have had another busy and exciting week. Starting off with lots of exploring in Forest School, the children made a horse and cart and ran and pizza restaurant! In maths have been learning about different methods of subtraction and solving subtraction word problems. In Science they continued their learning about materials and their properties and loved describing and guessing what objects were hidden in the feely bags - maybe they could describe them to their adults and you could guess what it might be?? 

The children used a paint programme on the Ipads to create art work in the style of Henri Matisse. A busy week of exploring and growing their brains! 

Week beginning 13.11.2023 


The children have had a fantastic week and have worked so hard in all areas of their learning.

They started the week with a great Forest School session with Mrs Finn, they enjoyed going on a word trail and were creative chameleons making a drawbridge. In English, D.T. and History the children have been learning about the healdry of shields and have designed, created and made a shield that represents themselves. They then wrote detailed instructions for how to make a shield - we were proud peacock's of their independent writing. In Science they were exploring materials and their properties - sorting them by criteria like hard/smooth or bumpy/not bumpy. Well done for a fantastic week growing your brains Owls!!!


This week we have finished our Owlselves topic by exploring, a contrasting county, India. We looked at the different geography and landscapes within India, comparing them to the UK. We then created a collage map highlighting the different geography. In English, we have been looking at poetry and rhyming words. We started by matching rhyming words and then sequencing the lines of a poem by matching the rhyming couplets. In Forest School we made Diva Lamps out of salt dough and decorating with leaf pressings. 



In Science we have been learning about Space Week. In groups the children carried out a STEM challenge - to create a space lander that would land on the moon and keep it's astronauts safe. At the end we tested the space landers as a class. Well done to Saphires whose space lander kept the astronauts safe for 2.5m. Congratulations to Rubies for the group who demonstrated the best team work! 


This week we have been studying India and learning different facts. We started by creating mind maps, then drafted and wrote up our own fact files. We have also been exploring whole and parts of numbers and the beginning to use a part whole model. In Music we have been learning and copying different rhythms using body percussion and the chime bars. We have been collecting conkers and using them to create different things in Forest School. 


This week we have been practising our sentence writing by planning with mind maps, comparing groups using inequality symbols and we created a timeline of our growth/birthdays in History. 


On Tuesday we had our Harvest Festival assembly for the parents and members of the community. We performed an Autumn themed Chika Boom and presented the special farmer hats we made. 


This week we have practised our sentence writing about different families. In Computing, we practised our mouse and keyboard skills by typing a short caption and then drawing a picture of ourselves. We also created our farmer hats ready for the Harvest Festival next week. 


This week we have been learning about fiction and non-fiction books. We started by discussing fiction books including their authors, titles, characters, settings and our thoughts. We then explored the different features in non-fiction books and wrote our own labels. In Topic, we drew journey maps of our route to school including the different human and physical features we see along the way. 


We started our Owlselves topic this week. We created self-portraits using natural materials. To begin with we discussed what materials and shapes we could use as our facial features. We then scavenged and collected them in Forest school. In English we started practising our writing skills, including capital letters, full stops and finger spaces in our sentences. We also enjoyed exploring some books in the last bit of the sun!

This Week - 8/9/22

Owl Class have had an amazing first week exploring our new classroom, writing, reading, going on Mini-beast hunts and labelling parts of the Human body. We also had out first Forest School session of the year!