Along with children from 80 schools from across the world, the Tawny Owls and Snowy Owls took part in a live lesson about space. They virtually visited the NASA Space Centre and found out about Mission Lucy. Lucy is the first space mission launched to study the Trojan asteroids. We are excited to find out more about the discoveries it makes.
South West Water would have been interested to see the Science unfolding in Barn Owls this week, where we were separating mixtures back to their component substances, and trying to derive clean water.
After filtering, sieving and leaving mixtures to evaporate, the water may not have been ready to drink, but it was much cleaner than before.
Our Year 6 group, along with those from Lydford, travelled to Okehampton to take part in the organised workshops there last Tuesday.
The skills learned and advice imparted covered areas such as recycling, electrical safety, safety at sea, hygiene, online safety, outdoor safety and resuscitation.
Children from the whole school were joined by parents, carers and members of the community to celebrate harvest. The children shared poetry and songs. We were joined by Rev. Brooks who talked about the fruit and vegetable donations and how we are thankful to farmers and all those involved in producing it. Food donations have been gratefully received by the Community Kitchen.
In science, the Snowy Owls have been investigating states of matter. To help understand how the particles are arranged, the children acted out particles in solids, liquids and gases. The particles in a solid are very close together and in a regular pattern. In a liquid the particles are close together in a random arrangement and slide past each other. In a gas the particles are far apart and move constantly in all directions – can you guess which state of matter the class are representing in each photograph?
We were incredibly proud of the Snowy Owls who represented the school superbly during our trip to Stonehenge. Members of the public, cleaners at the service station and the bus driver were among those to praise the children for their behaviour and the way they conducted themselves.
The trip enhanced our learning on prehistoric Britain and allowed us to answer some of the key questions about Stonehenge – why is it there and how did it get there? The children observed closely and produced some very careful sketches of the stones. We enjoyed a picnic with the backdrop of the stones and increased our knowledge by reading the facts in the visitor centre. The children even had the chance to try and pull a bluestone along on a wooden sledge – it was very heavy and didn’t move!!
We were treated to a fantastic production of Shakespeare on Trial by the Key Stage 2 children. They sang beautifully and delivered their lines confidently and clearly. Well done everyone!
The Tawny Owls voted to play in the local park for their bead treat this half term. It was a wonderful way to end the academic year - as you can see from the pictures, there were smiles all around!
The Owlets enjoyed spending the day in their new classroom environment with their peers. They created self portraits and used Chromebooks to write simple sentences about themselves which will be turned into a display in September. Throughout the day, the children had fun in our outdoor learning space where they displayed fantastic qualities such as, sharing. In the afternoon they all created submarines and then had some time in the shade in the environmental area to talk about their favourite parts of the day.
This afternoon, the Tawny Owls kept themselves cool whilst learning by emptying their trays, filling them with water and dipping their feet in!
Year 6 and Year 4 have been out and about on their bikes with Marghita this week. They've been finding out how to carry out checks on their bikes, and learning about manoeuvrability and road safety.
This week, Barn Owls had a visit from a firefighter, James, who came over from Bovey Tracey. He made sure the children all understood how to prevent fires happening, and the importance of a safe escape route from homes, should a fire start.
The children were absolutely gripped, and left with the task of checking that their homes had sufficient, functioning smoke alarms fitted.
The children enjoyed another Open the Book this morning. They told the story of the 10 Commandments and that following these rules will help to live a happy life. Another moral was to be grateful for the things we have.
Our sensory garden fence is now complete- a quiet reflection space for break, lunch and any time it's needed.
Any donations of natural material wind chimes sensory boards or plants would be greatly appreciated.
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