The Tawny Owls completed their elicitation task this afternoon for Science. They went into the environmental area to explore and investigate plants. They were able to talk about what a plant needs to survive and grow. The children were very articulate in explaining how plants help us to survive.
Children in all classes began creating art work for our Jubilee display. We look forward to sharing it with you.
It was fantastic to see the enthusiasm and confidence in our children wanting to join in with reading the story this morning. Today, the moral of the story was crucial too, looking at the value and importance of families and communities.
Alex (who we met last year when she came and helped us to learn all about recycling) visited us on a very cold, but dry, day. We learned all about composting, and how this not only helps us to throw less away, but also provides a very useful resource, which is a valuable home for all sorts of creatures.
Some Barn Owls proved to have impressive maternity skills, finding a minute egg which they then managed to help hatch into a living, and very tiny, fly!
Barn Owls, along with all of Bridestowe School, abandoned the school buildings and travelled to the Eden Project for the day. Each class spent the day exploring the biomes and outside areas of Eden, and also having workshops linked to specific class learning.
Barn Owls became Great Plant Explorers, and found out how plants from all over the world are used. We learned about the Development Compass Rose and what sorts of issues affect our global inter-dependence.
Well done to all of the cross-country runners who were the overall small school winners for year 3/4 and year 5/6 at the Okehampton Area Schools Cross Country.
The Tawny Owls were engrossed in their computing today. They worked in pairs to find a website and research materials.
Thank you to everyone that made the Introduction to Read Write Inc meeting this afternoon. We are a school dedicated to making sure every child learns to read and most importantly enjoys reading. Bridestowe Primary wants to provide the children and parents with the right tools to succeed. One parent commented in our feedback, the new scheme was, 'very well explained and a great new way of learning.' We will be holding more workshops throughout the summer term to support parents. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask or you can find more useful information/videos under the 'Key Info Tab, English Phonics and Reading' section of our website.
The composting workshop this afternoon was highly informative and lots of fun! The children learnt about what they should be putting into compost bins and which insects help to turn it into soil. They then learnt a song and acted out being a variety of minibeasts to consolidate the learning.
The Snowy Owls have painted, made and written their own cards to send to the residents of Springfields. As we have been unable to visit Springfields for some time, the children thought it would be nice to let the residents know that we are still thinking of them and that we hope to visit them again soon.
The Snowy Owls had a wonderful day exploring the Eden Project. The children were able to use their enquiry skills to learn more about how plants adapt to their environments in order to survive. The children asked fantastic questions which allowed them to deepen their understanding of our topic.
The Tawny Owls had an amazing day taking part in the Building in Brazil workshop at the Eden Project. They learnt lots about the similarities and differences of buildings within Brazil and the UK and spoke about the conditions experienced by the people who live in Manaus.
They then got to explore the Rainforest Biome, guided by a map and photo-trail where the children observed, identified and recorded materials used in structures of different buildings. It was great to hear their prior knowledge when answering questions, due to the current Science topic. On returning to their classroom, they used their new knowledge to design and build a Rainforest shelter in small groups.
In the afternoon, they explored the rest of the Eden Project, including the Mediterranean Biome.
It was a fantastic, fun-filled day where many members of the public commented on their excellent behaviour!
Final week before Easter of forest school improvement club and the children were awarded with roasted marshmallows as a thank you for their help from Miss Bryant.
In music, we've been learning songs with Mrs Joliffe. This week, the class added accompaniment in the form of xylophones to "If you dance". Barn Owls have also sung some songs in rounds, which sounds fantastic.
We've been compiling and ordering paper databases in Barn Owls. Now, using computer databases has enabled us to search and order records and fields of information much more easily.
Barn Owls have taken advantage of some wonderful dry weather to clear and prepare flower beds ready for Spring planting.
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