Children in all classes began creating art work for our Jubilee display. We look forward to sharing it with you.
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.
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.
Barn Owls have been learning tennis skills and strategies over the past few weeks and have shown very impressive progress, to the extent that they are now playing scoring games.
To celebrate the fact that Spring has begun, all of the children across the school have created a piece of art for the village display. We hope everyone in the community enjoys looking at the artwork!
During assembly today, the children spoke about Spring and how to care for and nurture living things. All the children had the opportunity to plant a sunflower seed, which they will take home with them and take responsibility for. We can't wait to see the results!
Barn Owls are continuing to learn a range of catchy short songs. The children's pitch and timing is very commendable.
Medic and trainer Joe Rice gave us all some essential life skills on Friday with a thorough and very enjoyable First Aid course.
It was wonderful to see older and younger children mixing and reading books they enjoy together on Thursday.
Weekly paired reading takes place each week for Owlets and Barn Owls, and it's one of the highlights of the week for both classes.
Despite the chilly conditions, a suggestion of summer came to Barn Owls on Tuesday, as we practised tennis skills.
A massive thank you to FoBS who have kindly funded some real plants for the Snowy Owl classroom. The plants really enhance our learning environment and it's great to bring the outside in!
Well done to the Key Stage 1 runners who managed 2.5km at running club this week - a great effort by all.
As part of Children's Mental Health Week, we had a 'Well Being Wednesday'! The sessions focussed on how we can look after our mental health and well-being by taking time out to do something we enjoy!
Gold for Bridestowe
Final team results from Friday's Cross Country have come through.
The Year 3/4 team took overall team Gold.
The Year 3/4 boys team finished 4th.
The Year 3/4 girls team took Gold.
The 5/6 team finished overall 6th (of 13)
The 5/6 boys team finished 9th
The 5/6 girls team finished 4th.
A fantastic result from everyone - well done.
In Science, we've been learning about heat and how heat affects particles, leading to changing states. This week, we've focused on the complex idea of thermal equilibrium. In order to get a sense of how we perceive different temperatures, we carried out an experiment where we submerged our hands in warm and cold water bowls, then putting them into room temperature water. The effect was quite strange!
We've been learning a variety of songs with Mrs Jolliffe over the past few weeks, and had a chance to try out some musical accompaniment recently.
Barn Owls have used a variety of techniques to adapt, modify, change and create vector images. Their pictures have been creative. There's been a good sense of teamwork as well, as pupils have helped each other with tips and hints to upload images and find ways to use Google Draw.
Over the past few weeks in KS2 Yoga Club, we've been learning different positions, such as Mountain Pose and The Elephant. The children have been showing good flexibility, as seen here (Miss Bryant's been fine, but Mrs Reid has struggled to walk without discomfort the following day).
Mr Hill dazzled and amazed us with some card tricks on the last day of term. All secrets were kept within the Magic Circle.
Barn Owls had to adapt to the conditions in the last week. As Mme Jordan was unable to come into the class, she provided a lesson online. The children responded beautifully and learned a lot about seasonal and festive foods in France.
Barn Owls managed to find just the right weather to head up to the Village Christmas tree and add their wooden decorations.
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