We were very lucky to have a visit from Dave the owl man who brought with him a variety of different animals. We have been learning about Owl Babies as our topic so were able to impress him with some of our knowledge of Nocturnal and Diurnal creatures. We thought about the food the animals eat, where they live and what they look like.
We saw an owl, a rat, a snake, a hissing cockroach, a gecko, a stick insect, and a hedgehog. It was amazing to see the owl fly around the room, and we were all very brave and had a look at the animals and some even had a touch or a hold.
We learned that owls like to eat small furry creatures like mice, they come out at night and have soft feathers that are silent when they fly so they can sneak up on their prey. They live in trees or barns and like to make nests.
I wonder if you could ask your child….
What are the owls claws called? (talons)
What is an owls face called? (a facial disk)
What do owls feathers feel like? (soft)
What is its mouth called? (a beak)
There are lots of beautiful picture books about owls, I wonder if you could read one together (fiction or non-fiction). Here is a clip of Owl Babies you can watch together and discuss.
We have just finished two weeks learning about owls and nocturnal animals. We used the beautiful picture book – Owl Babies by Martin Waddell to do this and met and got to know the three characters – Sarah, Percy and Bill. These little owlets were worried about where their mummy was so the children wrote them kind notes to cheer them up. We also explored their forest using all our senses and we made our own little owls. Next Wednesday we have a visitor coming into school who will be bringing a selection of animals for us to look at including some owls.
We made a story map of the book so ask your children to look at the above picture and see if they can remember the story. If you are not familiar with the story you can see it on you tube on
https://youtu.be/e6aYYiyQUmY (sorry I cannot make it a live link).
Next week we will be doing lots of rehearsals for our Christmas Production so apologies if your children are tired! If your child is an angel or snowflake please do not worry about their costumes – an adult’s t shirt with a piece of ribbon as a belt will be perfect. Thank you for helping them to remember their lines and also to those parents and carers who came to the maths evening this week.