We have enjoyed reading the story 'Owl Babies' by Martin Waddell. It tells the tale of family of young owls who wake one night to find that their mother is not in the nest. Sarah, Percy and Bill get very worried about their missing mother, but huddle together to comfort and support each other. Thankfully it isn't long before she arrives back to the nest with their dinner!
We have used this story to learn about how we can be kind and encouraging to each other just like the little owls. The children have enjoyed learning about owls, using non fiction books, craft materials, construction play, small world and role play as well as getting outside into our natural world.
We have also used the story as a springboard into thinking about the arrival of Autumn. We have discussed how animals create nests and homes, and gather food for the winter months ahead.