The Tawny Owls didn't stop smiling throughout their session with Rob, even with the rain hammering down! They enjoyed working in pairs to clear logs and then trying to drink the rain water before going to the shelter to make decorations for it and roast marshmallows on the fire.
Barn Owls rehearsed mini plays (with a few performances, and accompanying applause) using our "Street Child" text, focussing on small details in the writing that help us to use inference when reading.
What a fantastic way to start the week! Years 4 & 5 made us extremely proud with their excellent behaviour and resilient 'have-a-go' attitudes in trying out a range of challenging activities at Meeth Quarry and Great Potheridge House.
Today, the Tawny Owls have been continuing their PSHE topic - Growing and Changing. We had great discussions about what babies need to survive and how to take care of them.
The Tawny Owls and Owlets had a fantastic trip to Plymouth Aquarium today. They enjoyed learning about various sea creatures, their habitats, feeding and social habits. This exciting enrichment activity has been a great 'hook' for the children's learning this half term. The children were incredibly respectful to the leaders we had and also the general public that were enjoying a day out.
The Snowy Owls have worked hard and earned all of their beads. They were rewarded with a mini sports afternoon. The children all worked hard to show their personal best - well done!
Nearly every stage of the life cycle of a frog was viewed by Barn Owls this week, as Mrs Dewsbery brought some of her garden wildlife in to visit.
Year 6 have been working on Ratio and Proportion in Maths, and finding out that it not a strange and difficult area to tackle. In fact, pupils have been finding lots of links to other areas of Maths that ratio links to, such as fractions.
The children enjoyed taking part in an Open the Book assembly this morning. They were told the story of Jesus and His Special Friends, where the moral shows how the importance of being a good friend has a positive impact on the people around us.
A thought-provoking whole school assembly took place on Thursday 9th June discussing what empathy is and how it can be used as a superpower to help and support each other. If we can increase empathy and work together we can change the world.
The Owlets have been learning about special places in R.E, we went to visit the local Church to learn about why it is a special place for Christians.
The school enjoyed their assembly all about bees and why they are so important. The owlets also completed some fun activities in the afternoon!
On Friday 27th May, the whole school enjoyed an afternoon of celebrations. There was lots to celebrate with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the School’s 160th Anniversary. The afternoon started with a picnic on the field and a special Jubilee cupcake kindly prepared by Mrs Berry. Later we welcomed guests from the community including parents, grandparents, the Mayor, residents from Springfields and the local vicar. We all enjoyed a delicious cream tea and ice creams in the sunshine before the traditional games began. The playground was decorated with artwork created by every child in the school. The boards displayed photographs and memories from across the 160 years of the school’s history. The atmosphere was wonderful with everyone enjoying the opportunity to join to celebrate – it is sure to be a day the children will remember.
The children had a discussion about herbivores and carnivores today during forest school. They then drew their favourite animals within these categories on wooden discs. These were then used - alongside the other classes designs, to begin decorating the shelter.
Between each disc, the children had the opportunity to explore the environmental area and roast a marshmallow. This enrichment activity is so popular with the Tawny Owls!
The Snowy Owls explored the work of William Morris and used this as inspiration to create a piece of patterned artwork. William Morris designs focused on nature and floral motifs which tied closely to our work on plants in science. The children explored repeating patterns, symmetry and tessellation. They have created some wonderful final pieces of which are very effective.
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