Owls 2016-17

30th September 2016

To start the week we were very lucky to have a visit from some real life heroes. 2 paramedics came to school to show us what they do in an emergency and we were even lucky enough to step inside their ambulance. Ellie-Mai liked having a special piece of equipment attached to her finger that read her heart rate.

We have been thinking about how important our senses are to us and took part in some investigations using our senses.  Can you remember what the 5 senses are?

We have learnt that people who are blind can still read books using something known as ‘Braille.’

Ruby said Braille ‘is all little dots.’  Jack said ‘you feel them with your fingers.’

Albie knows that is named after the person who invented it. ‘Louis Braille was blind.’

Lenny told us that, ‘he invented a special alphabet for blind people.’


We have now finished reading ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ by Roald Dahl, and have learnt how to draw a map of the events to help us retell the story. Codey says, ‘this map helps us to remember the story.’

Lucy said, ‘we draw lots of characters and pictures,’ to help us.

We then drew a story map to retell our own story and today we worked really hard to write this story. Isobel and Alfie were put on GOLD for their fabulous story writing. A very well done to you both!

In Maths we have been looking at numbers to 20, especially focussing on the teen numbers. We still need a bit more practise on these numbers to make sure we write them correctly.

We have, at last, named our class Owl. All the suggestions were put in a hat and chosen at random by our Child of the Week. Codey was the lucky winner and our owl is now called ‘Snowy.’ Codey chose this name because the owl has a white chest, ‘that looks like snow.’ Well thought out Codey.

We would also like to welcome Maisie to our class. She is our newest member to join the Owl nest and we hope she enjoys making new friends at SWIS.