28 January 2019
Last week we continued to look at birds. We talked about birds that we usually see at night. We focused our discussion on owls and learned that it was a nocturnal bird which meant that it slept during the day, and went out to look for food at night. We read stories about owls, and some of us felt sorry that the owls could not come out to play during the day. To make our owl, we tore pieces of brown paper into small pieces. It was good practice for our small muscles. Some of us could tear the paper well, while others still tried to figure out how to tear. In Cooking we made chocolate birds nest. We had to break the pretzel sticks into small pieces. We observed how the chocolate melted when it was on the stove. Of course we all wanted to eat the chocolate right away!
Later on in the week, we discussed that many zoo animals come from the jungle. We pretended to be monkeys and read many books with monkeys as the main character. Our favourite books were “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” and “Five Little Monkeys Teasing Mr. Crocodile.” We then made monkey puppets in the art centre which are now hanging around our classroom. While looking at monkeys, we also looked at apes. It was quite confusing for most of us to distinguish between monkeys and apes. When we saw pictures of gorillas or orangutan, we all thought that they were monkeys. We then learned that monkeys have tails, while apes do not. After that we tried hard to look for the tail to be able to identify that animal.
This week we will be looking at crocodiles before moving on to the three biggest land animals which are the elephant, rhinoceros and hippo.
Please take note that on Friday 1 February, we will be having our EY-KS1 Sports Day. Please let your children wear their house t-shirts that morning and arrive at school by 8 o’clock.