Sarah from Devon Wildlife Trust took the Wildlife Champions litter picking around the village. They collected a range of different types of rubbish and recorded this on a tally chart. Look out for their posters about rubbish which will be coming soon.
Thank you to our friends at Open the Book for sharing another Christian story from the Bible - this story was about the birth of Baby Jesus and the preparations which Christians make in the lead up to Christmas. Each child has been gifted a book from the Chapel which tells them more about the Christmas Story.
The Tawny Owls have been studying the Julia Donaldson story, Cave Baby this half term in English. They have re-written the story, edited and published them beautifully. The Tawny Owls team were delighted with the quality of work every child produced and couldn't resist making a display of them. Well done Tawny Owls!
The snow did not put the Tawny Owls off exploring our environmental area again this week! Sara from the Wildlife Trust planned another exciting session, looking at what happens to trees during the seasons and the different types of trees there are (evergreen and deciduous). The pupils then had to hunt for as many of these trees in our forest school, using a leaf recognition chart to help them.
The Tawny Owls have had great fun making their own props and costumes for this years winter play - Say Hello to Little Joe.
During the Tawny Owl's forest school, the pupils looked for signs that Autumn is coming to an end and Winter is beginning. The children discussed the weather turning cold and wet!
It was great to be joined by so many families on the walking bus - not only was it a refreshing way to start the day but also helped ease congestion in the village.
This week the Tawny Owls enjoyed continuing to learn about animals and their habitats. They also had great fun learning a new version of rock, paper, scissors - nut, mouse, owl!
The Red Team worked collaboratively to create a life sized, red Pudsey Bear. The older children were great role models to the younger children and everyone supported one another allowing the group to flourish.
The whole school came in wearing odd socks yesterday in a bid to, 'Make A Noise About Bullying'. The children had an assembly on the importance of speaking up if they ever see bullying or are ever bullied themselves, including online/cyber bullying. The Tawny Owls then went on to discuss this further as it relates to their PSHE unit of work. We looked at the differences between being unkind, teasing and bullying.
The Tawny Owls learnt about how trees change throughout the seasons with Ranger Rob. They used fantastic vocabulary such as, xylem which transports water from the roots to the crown.
It was lovely to have so many family members join us for book look in the Tawny Owls. The children are always so proud of their learning and are eager to share this with you.
The children in Tawny Owls learnt about woodlice during their Wildlife Trust afternoon. They learnt many facts about them and then searched our environmental area for them. Some children decided to take shelter from the wind and rain!
This year the theme for Anti-Bullying Week is 'Make A Noise About Bullying' and will take place from Monday 13th to Friday 17th November. Today, we kicked off with Odd Socks Day where adults and children wore odd socks to celebrate what makes us all unique.
The Tawny Owls explored the strength and stability of structures in Design Technology this week. They worked in groups to test how strong a piece of card could be if folded/rolled with accuracy. The winning team could balance 65 books on one piece of card!
The Tawny Owls are showing great ability at being able to log on and off their Chromebooks independently. They are beginning to navigate their way around search engines to reach the internet site required for learning. We had a good discussion today about internet safety and keeping your login and password details secret.
For their English unit, Iggy Peck Architect the children in Tawny Owls have been researching famous London landmarks. They have used information sheets and Chromebooks in small groups to gather key information that they will then use to create their very own fact files next week.
Our friends from Open the Book told us a Christian story from the bible - the moral of the story was to be grateful for our family and friends. We were very proud of William who volunteered to take the role of Jesus in the story.
The Tawny Owls had their session with the Wildlife Trust today. They explored and classified different types of leaves and created beautiful crowns.
The Tawny Owls were challenged to construct interesting buildings today for the start of their English unit. They created new names for them by combining different sounds together. The pupils then learnt about pronouns and the importance of using capital letters when writing them.
During Science the pupils had to predict if certain objects were going to float or sink. We discussed the properties of the objects before we conducted the investigation. The children had some fantastic reasoning behind their thoughts, for example, George was unsure if the cotton wool would float or sink, ''because it will soak up the water and then become heavy so might sink.''
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