Owls in action!
Welcome to Owls 2024!
This week we have been aspirational applying our grid reference skills to OS maps. We have been learning how to use 8 points of the compass and how to read 4 and 6 figure Grid references. We really enjoyed looking for different features on the real maps of our area. We have also written algorithms for our Micro:bits so that they worked as a compass.
A great game to practice adding fractions.
Lots of levels to build up your fraction skills.
Great for practicing improper fractions to mixed numbers.
As part of our Survivors topic, we have been finding out about cave paintings. In Art we thought about how they would have made paint in the Stone-Age. We had great fun experimenting with different materials to make paint.
Langley Science Enrichment Club.
Some of Owls have joined the Langley Science Enrichment Club. It is for the next 5 weeks. Each week the group of 12 are travelling to Langley on a Tuesday after school to take part in lots of great Science activities. The children told the class all about it when they got back last week. What a fantastic Experience!
Today we had fun learning how to use the BBC Microbits by making a name badge. Some of us then managed to do jokes and sentences!
Below are some links so you can practice writing algorithms at home- you don’t need to have a Microbit!
We had a fantastic time icing our Christmas cakes. There are alot more pictures on Tapestry.
This week we have focused on learning and practising an efficient method for Division. We have then used our skills to solve problems. Knowing our times tables proved to be very important!
Useful websites to learn your timetables.
Hit the Button
This week we have enjoyed Design & Technology. We planned, designed and wrote in instructions to make a moving model using a snail CAM. Today we evaluated our work .
Here are a few photographs but there are lots more on Tapestry.
Lovely to see so many of you. The children really enjoyed sharing their work with you.
We are looking forward to showing you all our work on Thursday 23rd November from 2.15pm, for our Open Afternoon. We will all have our books and displays to show you.
This term we have been enjoying our Art. We have been looking at Aboriginal art work. We have discovered different ways to make marks with paint. Now we are using all our skills to produce some amazing animal art.
Today we all took part in a Fair Test. We were finding out if the shape of a birds beak affects what it can eat. This links with our work on Charles Darwin who while visiting the Galapagos Islands noticed that different finches were adapted to eat the food found on each Island.
Once we had completed our investigation our Hypothesis was:To survive, thrive and reproduce an animal needs to find and be able to eat plenty of food.
Our investigation was great fun with different types of pincers representing different shaped birds beaks. We were then timed for 1 minute to see how much of a type of food we could pick up with our ‘beaks’We made it a fair test by keeping everything the same except for 1 variable which was the food.
We finally made it to Minsmere! The rain held off and the sun even made an appearance – briefly! We had a great time: Pond dipping, bird watching and finding creatures. We were able to apply all our knowledge of food chains and life cycles. Brilliantly we showed off our amazing scientific vocabulary too!
There are more pictures on Tapestry.
we learnt so much when the Dentist visited us today! How to clean our teeth. When to clean our teeth and what to eat and when to keep them healthy.
We also got to use a disclosing tablet to see how clean our teeth were!
We have been enjoying our Outdoor learning sessions. This week we were creating a fantastic creature from clay.
We visited Langley School to learn how to use a BBC Microbit. We enjoyed programming them to make an electronic version of Rock Paper Scissors.
This week we had a fantastic time at Langley. We all enjoyed taking part in the Cross Country. The rain just managed to hold off!
4th October 2023
Today we had a visit from some Fantastic Creatures. We found out all about their diet, life cycle, habitat and adaptions to survive in the wild. We also got to hold and stroke them!
28th September 2023
This week we have also been curious to find out about Fantastic Humans! We were thoughtful about the importance of our Circulation, Blood and our Teeth.
Today we celebrated Harvest by visiting Church and taking part in different activites
We wrote prayers on paper flowers which opened on the water.
We thought of messages to go with our food offerings for the Food Bank.
We create Haiku poems to celebrate Harvest.
This week we have been finding out about our skeleton and digestive system. We have had a very silent visitor in the classroom to help us!
This week we have enjoyed outdoor learning with Mrs Godbold. In class we have been working with Roman Numerals and solving problems with them. We have also been researching the Australian Galahs. We are now experts!