Owls in action!
Summer 2020 Topic – Wonderful World of Water
Here is some of our learning so far…
Week 6: 6th July
Our second group have been rewriting The Snail and The Whale but for an older audience.
We all had a go at writing the beginning.
Amy Cassie Harry G Henry G Jack Louie Maurizio B Millie H Rosie Samuel Sophia Susan Toby
Next, each pair were then given a few pages to rewrite! Checkout our new versions of the tale!!
We have been building rollercoasters! We have been thinking about gravity and momentum to try and make the ping pong ball travel at least 30cm.
Gracie has been getting hands on in maths and exploring capacity!
Annabel has also been tackling capacity in maths.
After reading Snail and the Whale, Annabel jotted down some ideas she took from the story
and wrote this powerful poem!
Annabel (with the help of Paddington) has whizzed through all this maths!
Bertie has also completed his maths,
he has been learning about sea defences
and different fossil types.
Gracie has made a start on a colourful beach hut!
Bertie made a fab beach hut scene out of Lego!
Ethan has had a really busy week and completed lots of maths,
enjoyed the work on Snail and the Whale,
did some fab descriptive writing
and made a brilliant poster!
We love Jonathan’s lego beach hut,
he made this amazing timeline about Cromer pier
and explored the effects of sand erosion with this experiment!
Check out our Stream channel for extra videos of your learning too!
Week 5: 29th June
Our second group have been finishing our Broads posters which we’ve designed to entice visitors to the area.
As as part of our collective worship, we wrote KINDNESS poems in our 10 minute challenge. They really sum up what kindness is like and how it makes us feel.
Our second week back in school and we’ve started writing a suspense piece set around Lochness. We watched Water Horse as inspiration, then planned our own piece of writing. We went outside to tell our stories to a partner but it was a little windy! We’ve also been doing lots of work on graphs and statistics, and been practising hard for sports day.
Bertie has enjoyed his second week of being back at school part time. Since then he has also completed some fab vocab work-
he has tackled this maths work on graphs-
and produced this fab poster on the Pacific Ocean.
Annabel has also enjoyed being back in the classroom for a second week in a row. Since then she has finished her vocab work-
completed her maths work on graphs-
and explored water density with Cleo.
Annabel smashed the table and graph super challenge.
She also wrote this fantastic suspense piece… I was on the edge of my seat!
Bertie has done really well to complete his maths work-
looks like you have really got the hang of data analysis!!
He also wrote this funny story
and made a fab leaflet about ocean pollution
with some helpful hints and tips.
Ethan has been working on his understanding of graphs and tables
and even managed to link it to our topic!
He completed his work on synonyms and antonyms.
Thought about how we can protect our oceans
and made some animal top trumps cards!
Jonathan has written a fab story
practised his spellings
and completed loads of great maths work on graphs:
and answered all these questions,
seems like you have really got the hang of it Jonathan!
Jonathan has also completed the stats challenge
and practised her mental maths- well done Jonathan!
Week 4: 22nd June
We have had lots of fun being back in school. It has been great to see everyone and those smiling faces!
We talked about our lockdown experiences, done some work on prepositions using plastic animals and made advertising brochures for the Lake District and The Norfolk Broads.
Your learning at home:
Bertie has made this fab narrow boat lift. Check out our stream channel to see it in action!
Samuel has been a canal boat lift with lego…
and it really lifts! Well done Sam!
Bertie has done some lovely research on the Norfolk broads.
He also did this fantastic drawing of a Wherry boat.
Annabel worked really nicely with Cleo to do her Broads research, well done Annabel.
Bertie has written this fab suspense piece.
Ethan has been keeping super busy with all this maths,
a new book set in the Lake District,
a great piece of suspense writing
and this prepositions activity.
Jonathan has also been busy practising prepositions,
working on his french,
built a lego boat lift,
doing lots of research on the broads
Leah has been making the most of our topic but exploring the broads,
Amy and Leo got up close an personal with the wildlife on our local water ways –
and even took a dip themselves!
Week 3: 15th June
Another busy few days with Ethan. This time he has been spelling, reading and using his new desk to complete his work! Lovely to see!
Jonathan has had another busy week too. This week he has completed topic work on rivers of the world, lots of research has been achieved.
Also Jonathan has created a very extensive list of vocabulary from Wind in the Willows, very impressive Jonathan. He has completed maths, french and spellings too. Well done!
Bertie has been his usual busy self, with facts on the Mississippi, and lots of maths.
Bertie has also been looking at Wind in the Willows too and created this lovely piece of work about Mole.
Gracie and family have been very productive in the garden creating an assault course. Not sure if anyone is supposed to be jumping through that hoop Gracie!!
Also Gracie has been looking at making rivers and comparing the flow and speed of water. Good investigating work!
Wow, Amy has sent in some wonderful pieces of work this morning, starting with Zoe the water drop !
Also a wonderful piece of work about dragonflies, lovely drawing Amy.
She also has built a drainage basin, with lots of detail, well done!
With maths practise and…..
Hedgehogs!!! Very cute Amy, I wonder if he is a resident in Alpington?
Millie has been very productive this week too, starting with a very imaginative water diagram. Also some work on tenses, a water drop character and rivers.
She has also painted some beautiful rocks. they look good enough to eat. Brilliant work Millie!
Samuel has been enjoying the new rivers topic and has built this brilliant rivers experiment, including a dam. Also he has been reading Wind in the Willows with his mum and practising maths and spellings.
Ethan has started on his new Michael Morpurgo book- The Fox in the Ghost King. Keep it up Ethan!
Bertie’s model of the river from the source t the mouth.
Annabel has been busy making a spider diagram about Toad from Wind in the Willows.
Also some real life messing about in the river. I wonder who is Ratty and who is Toad??
Millie has made an AMAZing PowerPoint about the Amazon
Great work, Millie 🙂
Lily has been busy making a bridge by cutting, sanding, glueing and sanding! Great skills Lily and this is the result….
Lilys bridge!!Great work Lily.
Martha has been busy recreating the Waterlily Pond by Monet. Lovely piece of work Martha.
Gracie has been catching up with her English,including apostrophes and possession!
Some lovely research from Ethan today on rivers, lots of information, Well done!
Bertie is still keeping busy with a wonderful description of Toad from Wind in the Willows.
Also Bertie has painted a lovely watercolour of the River Severn. Quite an artist Bertie!!
And more brilliant work by Bertie on The Wind in the Willows.
Annabel has been keeping up with her writing by a pobble inspired photo. Great work Annabel!
Well look at Ratty and Toad now after messing about in the river!!
Annabel has been researching the Rio Grande river between Mexico and America and has learnt the problems migrants face.
Also Annabel has been creative with some pastels and looking at work by Monet. Well done Annabel.
Ethan has written a beautiful river themed story, brilliant writing and so neat Ethan.
And not just one page! Good work Ethan!!
Bertie has completed this fantastic poster on the Mississippi river- Well done!
Ethan has been exploring river flow using lego, what a great idea Ethan!
Jonathan has written a lovely piece about Mole and Ratty’s relationship,
drawn this great interpretation of Toad’s canary coloured cart
and tackled some maths challenges on negative numbers- fab effort Jonathan!
W eek 2: 8th June
Annabel and Cleo have been film making whilst in Lockdown and have an amazing production to keep you entertained.. Grab your popcorn and get comfortable! Click here:
BLACK SHADOW RETURNS
Week 1:1st June
Brilliant start Annabelle to your new term, great maths.
Congratulations! Well done Millie
Terrific maths from Bertie
Gracie and Annabel’s social distancing sport. Very sensible girls, hope you have suncream on!!
Bertie”s work on tenses
Gracie has been busy today, with maths and spellings. Well done!
Annabel has started with maths and english this week.
Then moved onto co-ordinates, well done Annabel.
Lily working hard on her multiplication
Wow! What a super water cycle system.
Harry researching water related words
Harry has found the definitions of water words
Ethan has made a fantastic water mind map
Ethan’s using technology to practise his math skills.
Working hard on his tenses work..
Bertie has written up his water cleansing experiment.
Annabel has chosen one of the pictures on Pobble as inspiration for her writing……
And has created a lovely piece of work. Keep it up Annabel.
Also some distancing clarinet lessons with Mrs Cork.
Jonathan has been very busy and has started this week with a great bar chart of water use in his home…
Friday 22nd May
We did it Owls!! We got through the half term with such enthusiasm and motivation. You really have let your light shine, not only with your work, but through your kindness and helpfulness to family and friends. I am so proud of each and everyone of you for your hard work and positive attitudes. Have a really good ad restful half term. Stay safe everyone.
Annabelle has retold the story of Kensuke’s Kingdom. It is fantastic!! Take a look on YouTube
Alexander and Richard have both been busy reading, writing, working on maths exercises, and bird watching. Alexander made a very useful list here: check it out Bird List
Millie N has been busy training for a challenge of running a 5K. She is has also been set a cycling challenge and rode 11.5km today! She has been working on angles and shapes and has also learnt her spellings and finished Kensuke’s Kingdom.
Annabel completed the week with a clarinet lesson and more maths!
Rosie has been reading Kensuke’s Kingdom and getting on with her school work, but also chopping and preparing food for a Japanese dinner….
looks delicious!! Gyoza are my fav!
She’s also been biking even on the blustery days and cooling off in her pool. Here she is saying ‘thank you’ to all the staff at Alpington!
The Gillespie’s have been hard at work…
Leah has made a house for her LOL doll…
had some pirate-y fun with treasure maps…
made obstacle courses in the garden…
and has even made crosses and written prayers for friends and family – what a lovely thing to do.
Bertie has been writing dialogue…
taking up the challenges of the Eagles maths…
and making a wonderful fact sheet on monkeys.
Ethan has been enjoying reading more Morpurgo books…
catching up on his French work…
and finding out the names of groups of animals.
Lily has been dissecting flowers, begun week three of couch to 5k, had a piano lesson and carried out the transpiration experiment from the Open Up Science magazine. She also made these gorgeous love birds.
Jonathan has been busy working on his French…
challenging himself with the maths…
writing book reviews…
building his island in the sandpit (looks like fun)…
learning names for groups of animals…
and writing postcards based on Kensuke’s Kingdom! Phew!! What a lot of hard work.
Henry’s food island
Henry’s finished food island
Henry’s island plan
Brilliant start Annabelle to your new term, great maths.
An interesting bubble character design from Bertie.
Annabel is using technology to extend her learning.
Thursday 21st May
Lily rewrote the ending to Kensuke’s Kingdom as she thought the original was too sad. Nice use of letters.
She also plotted the coordinates to find the polygons.
Ethan wrote a review of Kensuke’s Kingdom. He’s just began another Morpurgo book as he enjoyed it so much!
He found the name of animals and their young.
And also plotted coordinates in maths.
Annabel wrote a very thoughtful review of Kensuke’s Kingdom.
Wednesday 20th May
A very hot day so I am impressed your motivation didn’t melt away!
Annabelle started some dialogue writing…
Gracie and Annabel social distance football practise
then before bedtime, decided to add more to it!
Great synonyms and adverbs!
Toby has been enjoying maths…
and even found time for games at the beach!
Annabel thought she’d do MORE coordinates…
and completed a great life cycle of a turtle.
Bertie found names for the animals and their young…
completed his postcard…
and wrote a review (he didn’t enjoy it as much as me!)
after completing the book, Ethan worked so hard to complete this fantastic postcard…
he then sorted shapes…
and found out about the life cycle of a crocodile.
Gracie wrote a nice postcard about the turtles…
with a lovely picture…
she also completed mountains of punctuation sheets.
Lily has been writing and researching today, but found time to get in the kitchen…
she made a Japanese Katsu curry….
and a noodle salad. Looks delicious!
Harry N has also been completing mountains of punctuation sheets! Top work!
Tuesday 19th May
to Henry and Harry G. We hope you both had a wonderful day in the sunshine. HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Annabelle has been sorting shapes today.
After her maths, and after reading the PowerPoints, Annabel wrote the ending from Michael’s point of view. She has worked really hard to convey the characters feelings through their actions.
Ethan has been busy sorting shapes too…
Ethan is enjoying reading Kensuke’s Kingdom and today, wrote the postcard to his mum (as if he was Michael).
Luke has been finding out about life cycles…
sorting leaves on his long walks…
completing a fab poster on jellyfish…
and of course, he’s found some time to play golf!!
Monday 18th May
Our last week before the week holiday, yet we are still working so hard!
Annabelle has made a contraption to collect rain water for her island survival. For once, I’m hoping for rain!
Annabel has been hard at work with polygons…
and enjoyed taking part in the virtual choir. It is such a lovely song.
Bertie has been hard at work completing polygon/coordinate work, and has also written up the life cycle of a salmon.
Gracie has looked at the life cycle of a turtle…
and is back in the kitchen again, this time making pizza!
Harry (and his mum) found the punctuation sheets very useful, and after lots of reading, have been out looking for different leaves to identify.
Lily has beeb busy sorting shapes, learning about speech and punctuation and working out co-ordinates. She then took the maths to the kitchen to make cauliflower cheese and rhubarb jam! Yummy!
Millie N has been working her way through the punctuation sheets as well. Top job everyone!
Friday 15th May
Jellyfish Facts by Jonathan
Amy has had a busy week learning about coordinates…
dissecting a flower…
describing her island…
making her island…
and completing this beautiful picture in the style of Hokusai.
Gracie made her island…
and it looks just like her design…
she made a leaf dial to identify the leaves…
and topped the week off with a batch of sausage rolls!
Samuel had a busy week working on his spellings, reading and maths, but found time to make his island out of Lego.
After storming the maths work, Sonny made a super jellyfish poster…
and dissected a flower.
Jonathan learnt about grid references…
described his island as if it had been bombed during the war, and made a jellyfish poster (see above).
Lily had a super busy day with spellings, identifying trees in the garden, guitar and piano practice and sketching this lovely picture of an Acquilegia from the garden using different shades of the same colour!
Martha has been working really hard with her maths, and has labelled her flower…
and completed a fabulous collage of The Great Wave!
Ethan has had a busy day! Not only did he get 10/10 in his spellings, but also found time to do his reading, more angles and times tables. Plus he looked at flowers and pollination and then did some writing describing his island. Phew!!! And rest.
Thursday 14th May
Annabelle’s island– read her wonderful description here.
Jellyfish– check out Henry’s fab PowerPoint on Jellyfish.
Annabel made her island out of bread which included geographical features such as mountain range, cove, forests and lake.
The finished article! It looks great. Wonder if it tastes good too?!
Bertie has been walking and found so many leaves to identify. He used this app to help him: https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/seek_app
Lily has been busy making a PowerPoint about Jellyfish and has been finding angles around the house!
Millie H has been busy girl! She has created a picture and description of Kensuke and made a poster about jellyfish facts. Millie created a virtual island on block builder and then made her own treasure island pancake!
Millie N has been drawing her house in a Hokusai style. Her mum has been teaching her 3D! Very impressive. She has also been practising her saxophone. Well done!
Henry made a great PowerPoint on jellyfish (see above), he has also thought about the words and phrases to describe Kensuke.
Bertie has dissected a flower…
and found out what each part does.
He has also made a great poster about jellyfish!
Wednesday 13th May
Annabelle has been making her island…
and has made a teeny tiny boat. I wonder who lives there?
Toby is flying with the angles…
and is keen to keep practising his tables.
Lily has a new book to practise her maths (she’s also been busy making paper cranes!)
During her ‘PE lessons’, she is running the couch to 5K! Great effort Lily.
Annabel has been practising her French…
working out more angles..
and has enjoyed dissecting the tulips…
and naming the parts!
Bertie has been challenging himself with more angles…
and written a great description of his island…
and been working on grid references!
Ethan has been having fun writing his spellings in really small writing
and has found some great facts about jellyfish! Well done.
Tuesday 12th May
Ethan had fun completing his work on angles…
and has been on fire with grid references!
Millie has been super busy, reading, learning her spellings, working out 6 figure grid references and starting her maths.
Bertie has completed a papier mache island! Isn’t it fab? Can you see the active volcano?
He even had time to work out the tricky missing angles.
Lily has been super creative and made her island out of a biscuit!! She even has a little compass!!
With the help of her mum, she then split it into fractions….and ate it!!
After making some tasty dandelion honey, Gracie designed her island using coordinates…
and completed the writing task from Kensuke’s Kingdom.
Annabel enjoyed looking at her family’s ordnance survey maps and working out the grid references…
she then wrote a wonderful piece from Kensuke’s point of view – can you spot those modal verbs?
After working hard on his maths and English, Henry went on a dandelion hunt…
he found lots for his recipe…
and made lemon and dandelion cupcakes. His verdict: ‘better than we thought!!’
Harry has worked well finding all the missing angles…
after a lesson from his sister on photosynthesis, he dissected a flower…
and found the function of each part!
Monday 11th May
After reading Kensuke’s Kingdom, Lily asked about Nagasaki and Hiroshima. She watched a Newsround report which shared the story of Sadako Sasaki and her attempt to make 1000 paper cranes. Lily learned that there is a memorial in Japan for Sadako where people leave paper cranes so Lily decided to make her own for her. What a lovely idea Lily.
Harry is angled out!! Fab work.
Gracie made a super poster about jellyfish and has begun her dandelion honey.
Spellings: check! Maths: check! Reading: Check! Grid references: Check! Great day of work Ethan!
Bertie completed the angle work…
and began his papier mache island! Messy work!
Another morning of angles for Annabel – great concentration and effort!
Thursday 7th May
Well done Owls on another super week of learning. I am super impressed with your attitude and commitment to your school work, only a couple of weeks until half term, so keep it up. Please remember to say a big thank you to the adults who have helped you over the weeks – this is not an easy time for anyone, and many are trying to juggle all manor of things, as well as your school work, so remember to do something nice for them, just like Kensuke with Michael.
Leah and her siblings have been looking into food chains…
and playing doctors and nurses – doing a great job!
Samuel (with a little help from dad) made this amazing shelter. I wonder what he is toasting on the fire?
He also created a map if his island.
Rosie has been busy all week enjoying the range of activities…
she’s also had a little help from some friends…
thank you to Poppy and Fluffy!! (Hope their French is good?)
Annabel has created the map of her island…
and had a go at the Super Challenge % work – great stuff!!
Bertie captured the island in his piece of descriptive island…
he challenged himself with the Eagles maths work…
and painted a beautiful painting of his garden and house in the style of Hokusai.
Ethan worked hard to find the percentage of numbers…
and used the symbols to create a map of his island.
After working so hard with writing and maths, Harry enjoyed a lovely walk in the sunshine…
and enjoyed some yummy cakes.
Jonathan’s ‘Hitchcock Island’ with lots of detail…
he made a den for his mate…
built a real den as part of his cubs virtual camp…
and even found time for the writing activities.
Phew what a busy week we’ve had!!
Wednesday 6th May
Couple of people have filmed the rain on their shelter – they are on STREAM so please go take a peep!
Samuel has been working on spellings, maths and settlements, then built a fab shelter for his real pet hedgehog!
Sonny has been busy with maths and English…
but enjoyed building his shelter. Watch his rain test on STREAM!
Millie N has been a little magpie and stealing words from the book!
Bertie has designed his island, drawn contour lines and even found a map symbol for an active volcano…
Jack has been writing letters…
and helping in the garden, he even put up this wonderful bird box. He’s now waiting for some visitors to it!
Henry has been working hard with his maths and English work. He has been a little magpie too and stealing some good words.
Here he is, building his shelter – a really good roof with overlapping leaves…
his ‘friends’ look very happy!
she even had a ghillie kettle in her pocket to make a cup of tea…
Annabel has been working on settlements…
completed a really great piece of descriptive writing about the island. Can you spot the subordinating conjunction?
And she has also completed the final scene of BLACK SHADOW with Cleo. We cannot wait to see it!
Ethan was busy all morning with reading, writing and maths, then enjoyed making his fab shelter…
he even wrote down the instructions!
Gracie had a little bit of help from Maple who was exhausted after all that hard work…
her ‘family seem very happy and protected in there!
Annabelle made a great structure for her little friend…
then the animals came for sniff – let’s hope they didn’t notice him!!
Amy has been busy again working out percentages…
she’s designed her island…
and made a fantastic shelter…
using an ‘A’ frame. Great work!
Tuesday 5th May
If you want to do a hyper-extended toe touch, read Millie’s poster about it: MN hyper extended toe touch (I will try but will be providing NO video evidence!!
As well as maths, english and gymnastics, Millie has designed a shelter (let’s hope it protects the little guy from the big hairy beast!)
Bertie worked on settlements and where he would build shleter…
He then built a shelter in his garden complete with fire. I wonder if it has an en-suite as well??
Florence built a shelter inside…
then realised she needed to improve it…
so she added mesh and ‘waterproof’ material to protect her. She’s even going to sleep in in this evening…let’s hope it doesn’t rain!
Lily has designed her own island…
and is pleased to see the salad leaves and spring onions are beginning to shoot.
As well as English, Gracie has also been watching her garden. She’s waiting for peas, carrots and sunflowers to appear!
Sophia has shown great patience to complete this lovely collage of The Great Wave.
Annabel has been painting her garden..
working on percentages…
and ‘magpie-ing’ words from the book.