Owl Babies

Wed 31 Jan 2024 | English, Reception

Article 28 (right to education) Every child has the right to an education.

Article 29 (goals of education) Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for the environment.

Article 31 (leisure, play and culture) Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

After finding out about the 5 common garden birds, the children went on to learn about some other British birds that come out at night. They listened to a story and looked in information books about owls. There were lots of new words to learn such as feather, nocturnal, wingspan, owlet and talon.

The children helped to recreate the story setting of ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell. They used real objects to make a nest including feathers, stick and leaves. It was very cosy for the owl babies. As the story was read to them, the children used the puppets to re-enact the plot. They could recall key events and repeating refrains. After group time, the puppets and resources were set out for the chidlren to use in their independent play. They were heard retelling the story in their own words and went on to make their own posters and owl information books.