Week of the 11th December
This week we have finished our class text 'Wonder'! We wrote our own precepts and book reviews explaining what we loved about the book. We are also excited that the film has now been released at the cinema!
In Maths, we have been given various challenges. One was to find as many ways as we could to make the number 12. We had to think outside the box and come up with lots of complex ways e.g decimals, BODMAS and fractions.
We have now started to write our own Greek myths. We researched Greek gods and the typical features included in myths. Working in pairs, we planned together and now we are writing individually.
Next week we will be performing in our Christmas concert and singing the carols we have been rehearsing. We look forward to welcoming everyone and getting in the Christmas spirit!
Lastly, we have welcomed our class elf (Wonder) to Owls and alongside Woodpeckers' elf (Ernie), they have been getting up to mischief around the school. We look forward to seeing what they have done every morning!
Dogs Trust workshop
We’ve had a busy week learning about how to stay safe around dogs. Our class were given a workshop about how to treat dogs, what to do when faced with a dog and how to look after them properly.
This Thursday, we had an opportunity to visit the life bus where we were greeted by Donna.
She taught us about how to make the right choices when faced with difficult situations. In addition, we talked about how to be assertive and the best way to treat our friends when we’re put under pressure. It was really informative and Miss Jones was impressed with our answers and questioning.
Halloween was extremely exciting this year, as we brought in our own carved pumpkins and a variety of food made from pumpkin. Some of us got the chance to make soup and carve our home grown vegetables. It was a really fun day and the pumpkins looked brilliant lined along the playground. A fantastic end to our self-sufficiency topic.
Our trip to Westminster!
Owls and Woodpeckers were very lucky to get the chance to visit the Houses of Parliament this week. It was the day of the Budget, so Westminster was particularly busy! It started with a security check and a detailed tour around the palace. It was fascinating and a beautiful building. We learnt all about the history and got to walk up the Queen’s personal steps. Excitedly, we entered the House of Lords and heard all about what happens there. We saw Theresa May on the screen as she took part in PM’s questions and then got to meet Steve Brine (our local MP). He answered our questions and told us all about his role as a Health Minister and how he serves his constituency. Lastly, we had a workshop where we made our own law. Owls voted in their democratic vote that Footballers should get paid less and the money should be given to Doctors and Nurses who save lives…What do you think?
Overall it was a fantastic day!
Children in Need
Owls raised £32.23, collecting small change and arranging them on Pudsey shapes.
Altogether we filled 7 Pudseys! Well done Owls, a great effort J
Reading with Otters in Year 2:
Owls have had a second week of reading buddies with Otter class.
It is lovely to see our children nurturing the younger ones and enjoying listening to them share a story. We will be doing this every week.
Look at our pumpkins!!!
Mrs Drury, AKA Mrs Green Fingers, has been looking after our vegetable patches with the children.
Our pumpkins are coming on really well. Watch this space for an extra homework task that we will be challenging Woodpeckers and Owls to do nearer Halloween
Mill Cottage Farm experience
Owls and Woodpeckers had an amazing time last Friday when Mill Cottage brought their farm to our field. We couldn't believe how many animals they fit into their trailer! Everything from alpacas, sheep, pigs, rabbits, turkeys, chickens, goats and a gorgeous puppy. It was great to see the children enjoy the farm and learn all about how Mill Cottage aim to be self-sufficient. We turned cream into butter, made cheese, twisted wool and did wheat grinding. Farmer Sarah talked about how they have managed to be self sufficient in most areas yet there are still some restraints.
It was a fantastic day and the weather was luckily kind to us!
Owls Diary - Keeping you up to date with what we have been learning about.
This week we have been busy learning how to use bar models to help us with Maths problems. They are especially useful for worded problems and being able to see our sums in a more visual way.
We had an exciting time in English for Roald Dahl day, where we experimented by making a marvellous medicine in the style of George. This consisted of us thinking of as many food and household items as we could to make a disgusting concoction (which nearly exploded after the bicarbonate of soda was added!) We then wrote our own recipes and drew illustrations in the style of Quentin Blake. The class also really enjoyed watching the puffin virtually live show online.
In topic lessons we explored where food comes from in more detail and how there is a link to water.
Another enjoyable couple of weeks in Owl class
11 September 2017
Welcome to Owls' page!
We have had a busy time settling back into school and our new class.
This week we have enjoyed our topic launch where we have been thinking about whether our school could be self-sufficient. After looking at our school dinner menus, we re-designed the school grounds and planned where we could grow all the food ourselves - even thinking about the pond area for our fishcakes!
Mrs Drury has been helping us plant seasonal bulbs and we have all made bird scarers to protect our produce!
In Maths we have been working on place value and working hard to develop our maths fluency as well as looking at the work of Beatrix Potter in English.
It should be an exciting term!
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