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Owls Class Blog 11.11.16

We have now started our new topic, which is all about TOYS!

We all brought in one of our favourite cuddly toys to talk about and cuddle.

We had to describe our toy so that we could make a lost poster about it. The picture on the poster was drawn using special sketching pencils.

‘The sketching pencils help us to make darker and lighter marks. They have a number and the letter B on them.’ (Codey)

We also looked at ways we could group our cuddlies.

We had an owl group, a dinosaur group, an elephant group, a monkey group, a unicorn group, a dog group, a princess group, a rabbit group, a teddy group and a group of all the others.

image001We looked at old teddy bears.

‘Old teddy bears were not that soft because they had sawdust inside them.’ (Olivia)

‘Their arms were really long.’ (Harry T)

‘They were supposed to look like real bears.’ (Mia)

‘They had a big snout.’ (Lenny)

We found out that teddy bears were named after an old President of the United States of America. He was called Theodore Roosevelt.

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image005We have also been reading the story, ‘Dogger’ by Shirley Hughes.

In the story Dave has a special teddy called Dogger.

‘Dave loses his Dogger and a little girl buys it from a toy stall for 5p.’ (Lexi)

‘In the end Dave gets Dogger back because his sister Bella swaps her big teddy with the little girl and she gives Dave Dogger.’ (Halle)

In Maths we have been learning to tell the time.

‘We can tell the time to o’clock and half past.’ (Elsie)

There are three hands on our classroom clock, ‘the red hand moves the fastest, the big hand moves slower but the little hand moves the slowest.’ (Jayden)

‘The big hand is called the minute hand.’ (Harry C)

‘The red hand is the second hand.’ (Pixie)

‘The little hand is the hour hand.’ (Lenny)

image011Today is the 11th November. This day is called ‘Remembrance Day’. On this day we remember all the people who have not returned home from war. We wear a poppy as a symbol because these are the flowers that grew in the battlefields after World War I ended. We all stood in the playground at 11 o’clock today and stood still and quiet for two minutes to pay our respects to all the fallen soldiers.

You can watch a video here to help you understand.