Back in the summer term all the children enjoyed designing a stamp about Heroes. It is a great achievement that they are all part of a guinness world record.
Over the past few weeks, the Tawny Owls have been reading a non-fiction book called, Our Local Area - Transport. On Monday, we went for a walk around the village looking at and discussing all the different landmark buildings there are. We then planned and wrote our very own non-fiction text based on this. During our Geography lesson on Wednesday, we produced a map of the village to go with it. Today, we put all the pieces together and came up with some fantastic end of unit leaflets. All of the children should be incredibly proud of their efforts, I know I am!
World leaders are coming together in Glasgow on Friday 12th November at a big meeting called COP26, to plan how to tackle the urgent threat to climate change. The Snowy Owls have created art pieces which will be entered into the art exhibition which will mark the event. Their art aims to raise awareness of water and climate change. The children carefully considered how to express important messages through their art.
We were treated to an Open the Book Assembly today. The story was 'The Big Picnic' and told how Christians believe God fed 5000 people with only 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish.
As part of our learning about instructions, we followed a recipe to make apple crumbles. We used the apples from harvest which Mr Hill and Mrs Davies kindly donated to us. For some of us, using the peelers was a new skill to master. We used our maths skills to carefully measure the ingredients. We will use our experience to write our own instructions complete with helpful hints and sequenced photographs.
Thank you to all who attended this afternoon's Harvest festival.
The children performed brilliantly and were so happy to see a live audience.
The food donations will be passed to Okehampton Community Kitchen.
£55.60 was raised for Send a Cow which will be donated directly to the charity.
In Forest School this week Tawny Owls learnt about different leaves - they had to find and collect, oak, hazel, holly, beech and ivy. They also learnt about emergency shelters and how to use them. They then finished off the afternoon by enjoying toasted marshmallows on the campfire.
We conducted an investigation into the effect of exercise on heart rate. We took our pulse before and after exercise. We recorded our results in a recording table. Some of us found it tricky to find our pulse!
Barn Owls said "Hello Yellow" for World Mental Health Day
We all found something that was yellow to wear (in addition to the school uniform for photos!) to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health.
For the past few weeks, we've been trained in tag rugby by Mr. Pugh. The progress all of the class have made is very impressive, and their ability to create diagonal formations for effective passing of the ball can be seen in these photos.
In Geography, we have been developing our map skills. This week, we worked in pairs using a map to find letters placed around the school. We then broke a code using these.
Everyone's day was brightened up with yellow accessories to mark World Mental Health Day. We talked about the range of feelings we can have at different times. #HelloYellow
We are very proud of everyone who had the courage and ambition to put themselves forward for the post of School Councillor. The campaign speeches were confidently presented. Children drew on key issues such as all children having their voice heard, wellbeing and our school values of respect, ambition and flourishing together. We look forward to sharing the election results with the children on Friday.
The Snowy Owls dodged each other as well as the showers and had a great session of tag rugby. They have really developed their skills.
Running club braved the rain and completed 3.5km this evening - a great effort. How lucky are we to have such fantastic scenery on our doorstep?
We all walked over the the Methodist Church Hall on Friday morning for a wonderful and very inspiring performance and workshop by the Kyan String Quartet.
The four musicians each demonstrated their stringed instruments: two violins, a viola and a cello. We listened to their rousing music, and their conductor helped us to interpret the music by Haydn and Britten, with some more modern compositions as well.
In music we are learning a song called, Hey You. This week we introduced recorders to it and had great fun!
We were joined by the fantastic Kyan Quartet who performed for the children in the Methodist Chapel.
The children were enthralled - what an experience!
The whole school have worked on a collaborative piece of art. The piece includes a handprint of every child in the school and reflects how together we can all flourish. During out values assembly, each class fed back on our school values and what they mean to us. Look out for the new display on the School House board.
We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to meet with your class teacher to discuss the return to school.
Please use the forms attached to request dates and time slots.
Please select all the times/dates you are able to do.
Your time will be confirmed no later than Monday 11th October.
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