Welcome to Year 1,
What a fantastic year we’re having learning all about ourselves, London, our own town of Barnsley and comparing the past to the present day.
We have had a visit from the Owl Man and we’re looking forward to going out and about and welcoming other visitors.
What a fabulous group of children all dressed up as their favourite book character for World Book Day. We have all been sharing our favourite characters and stories today.
Paddington Bear has come all the way from London to tell us about how he got there. He even brought us marmalade sandwiches!
Finding the place value of numbers up to 50.
Outdoor games in the sunshine exploring how to work in teams.
We have produced some fantastic writing and art work about The Great Fire of London.
Owl Man visit
Today the children had chance to see different owls from an owl rescue centre near Huddersfield.
We met Orvil who was a 6 year old little owl who was brought into the UK to get rid of mice and voles which they eat. He is very good at camouflaged and had yellow eyes like the sunshine because he is a daytime owl.
Gismo is from South Africa and has orange eyes like the sunset because he comes out at sunset. He had a moustache to feel for food when it is close by.
Willow was was an Eagle Owl and was 6 years old. He also has orange eye. His feet were too big to catch a mouse so he eats rabbits, pheasants and hares. He could live up to 55 years old.
Poppy is a Tawny Owl which is the most common owl in the UK. It is the only owl to make the 'Twit twoo' noise. Poppy is nocturnal.
Bubbles was a Barn Owl. Barn owl couples stay together all of their lives. Only 1 out of 5 eggs that hatch make it to a year old. Bubbles has a heart shapes face and hunts using her sense of hearing. They have to be very quiet when they are flying so they can hear their prey and their prey won't hear them.
Storm was a Harris Hawk from desert areas. They are the wolves of the sky and hunt in packs then share their food equally between them.They sometimes stand on each other's shoulders to hunt for food. That is why on the top of every Native American Totem Pole there is a hawk looking for food.