Welcome to Owl Class!
Hello and welcome to Owl Class - thanks for visiting our page! Owls are the year 5 and 6 class, the teachers are Mrs Heath and Mrs Trowern and we are so excited to see everyone back! We hope you enjoy looking through all the things we have been doing.
Just to remind you our outdoor PE lessons are back to being on a Tuesday afternoon, please wear PE kits to school on a Tuesday for outdoor PE. Any questions, please get in touch via the office.
Welcome back everyone to Term 5 everyone - we hope you all had a restful Easter holiday and are all ready for a very busy term ahead! This term the children in Year 6 will be carrying out their SATs tests which hopefully they are all feeling really calm about. We also have our Year 6 residential this term which we are all very excited about! More information to follow. All the children will be doing some exiting learning and we have some exciting events happening, including a visit from an Olympic Athlete. We will be exploring our new Big Idea from our Global Explorer Curriculum which is Skilful. As always, please continue to look at our class page for pictures and updates.
Click the link for the learning below!
Suggested reads for our topic learning:
Great Britain For Kids: People, Places and Cultures - Children Explore The World Books
United Kingdom (Discover Countries)
The Railway Children: With an Introduction From Jacqueline Wilson
Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
The Wind in the Willows
Today we had a great day learning all about The Commonwealth Games! We received the baton from Winterslow school and all ran the distance from our school to Gomeldon around our school field holding a replica of the Queen's Commonwealth baton. We learnt about the history of the baton and even designed our own! It was really fun.
This term we have been exploring our next Big Idea - Spiritual. Today we had a lovely day for Spiritual Day and participated in many exciting activities such as : pebble painting, yoga, going on a wonder walk and mindfulness. Above are some picture of us exploring questions that are beyond human explanation. Please see the gallery for more pictures of the other activities.
For our art learning this term we are looking at the works of Ben Kwok. He creates patterned art work of animals and fills the patterns with black ink. Have a look at the children having a go at their first ever art inspired by Ben!
Today in science the children did some predicting about how they could make a bulb brighter or dimmer. They started with a simple circuit and tried to make it more advanced by adding in other components. They then tested their predictions and evaluated what they found out.
For internet safety day, we looked at online gaming and how we can have fun but also stay safe at the same time! The children looked at some scenarios and discussed what they would and wouldn't do.
For our final art lesson of the term we used all the skills we have learnt and attempted to re-create Lowry's painting - 'Britain at Play' using poster paints. He only used 5 colours in his paintings : blue, yellow, white, black and red. This is all we used so we had to do some mixing! The children did so well, take a look at the pictures above!
What a fantastic day we had for our Term 3 big idea - Being Worldly. The children are thinking all about the question - What are you doing to make the world a better place? We were fortunate enough to be involved in some really exciting activities to learn all about our world, past, present and future and how we can be more sustainable as we live here on earth. Have a look at the pictures above for more :)
For our art learning this term, we are learning all about L. S. Lowry. He lived during the Victorian times (which is our History topic) and liked to capture the busy life of the city. He used to people watch and drew the hustle and bustle of every day life. The children were given a copy of 'Going to work' as seen above in the picture. They then made a 7cm by 7cm frame and chose a section of the painting they wanted to re-create. They then explained why they chose that particular section and then drew their interpretation below. They enlarged the section (doubled the size of the frame) and then finished it off with water colour paint.
In our Spanish lessons this term we are learning all about food! Here are the children learning some new words in Spanish for all the different food the greedy mouse (El ratón glotón) ate!
In our P.S.H.E lesson this week we thought about all the things we are good at. We walked the hall looking at all the different things we could choose from. we then stood by the one we thought was our strength. We repeated this three times and found three things we could say we were good at. We then went back to the classroom and wrote a personal realistic goal to improve at the things we felt were our weaknesses. We realised that everyone in the class as different strengths weakness and it doesn't matter what you are good at, as long as you try your best!
To start off the year we thought about how we can be joyful even when we are facing difficult times. We watched a short clip from the film 'Inside out' to see what happens to us when joy is taken away. We then wrote some prayers on coloured pieces of paper for each emotion that we saw in the clip. We then made a 'pray-per' chain! An anchor was tied to the bottom to remind us that the bible says Jesus is our anchor.
For our topic this term we are learning all about Trading and Economics and we started our learning off with a trading game! The children were put into groups and given a different amount of money and resources and had to make shapes to sell to the bank to make money. The team who started with the most money and resources had the most money and power at the end of the game as everyone wanted to buy their resources off them. It was great fun!
In our English lessons we are learning the story of Hansel and Gretel off by heart. For our 'hook' lesson we followed a trail of breadcrumbs to the forest and found a special box! When we opened the box we found a letter from the witch and instructions to make ginger bread houses! Have a look at all our creations!
We are doing Gymnastics this term for our indoor PE lessons and this week we practiced our jumps! The children had a go at a variety of different jumps, including, a pike jump, a rocket jump, a star jump, a straddle jump, a half twist and a full twist. Then the children created a sequence of jumps in their groups. See below for a video snippet! :)
Our first activity for resourcefulness day was to paint using only the primary colours! The children had to create a painting that included: A tree with a brown trunk, green leaves, purple flowers and an orange bird. Independence, resilience, celebrating success, perseverance, growth mind-set, adaptable.
Our next activity required a lot of team work and co-operation! The children had to hold a piece of string which was attached to an elastic band and work together to hold each cup with the band to create a pyramid! Teamwork, facing disappointment, celebrating success, perseverance, co-operation
Our next activity was ever so frustrating! The children had to build a pyramid out of playing cards. There were a lot of happy children when the pyramid took shape but not so much when it fell down! Independence, resilience, facing disappointment, perseverance.
For our next activity, we wrote something kind about the other children in the class. We could write something they are good at, something we like about them or anything positive we could think of! Independence, celebrating success, kindness.
For our next 2 activities, the children had to show a lot of resilience and perseverance! They had to build a tower out of spaghetti and marshmallows that was at least 30cm tall! We had no success but the children loved it anyway! They also played the game 'Frustration' which totally lived up to its name!! Independence, resilience, facing disappointment, perseverance, co-operation, adaptable.
For the last 2 activities, children needed to work together to sort beads into categories using tweezers and had to work independently to replicate a Lego tower with the correct colours and bricks!
Independence, resilience, facing disappointment, perseverance.
Teamwork, co-operation, resilience, facing disappointment, perseverance, adaptable.
In English this week we have been learning about South Africa and its history and have been looking at the amazing accomplishments of Nelson Mandela. Here we are using laptops to research all about the country of South Africia.
We had a lovely afternoon welcoming The Bridge Project into our classroom. They talked to us about our topic Creation and Science. We had to decide if we thought Creation and Science were in conflict with each other or complimentary to each other. We then wrote a question that we would ask God if we could. It was great fun!
In our topic lessons we have been learning all about The Early Islamic Civilisation and this week we looked at all the different types of Islamic Art. Here are some pictures of geometric patterns that we spent time colouring. We needed a lot of resilience and perseverance!!
Today we planted our very own daffodil bulb by the gates ready for a beautiful sea of yellow in the spring! We made a hole in the ground using a wooden dibber and then put our bulb in the hole ready to grow! All the other children in the school will plant their own bulbs too, so we puts some sticks around ours to show where they had been planted! It was great fun!
We have been learning how to greet each other in Spanish this term, take a look at the videos below to see how we've been getting on!
This term we are thinking about God's creation and how Christians are inspired to care for the planet after reading Genesis 1. We went out for a nature walk today and found a variety of things that Christians believe God created.
Today, the year 6 children in Owl Class were introduced to their Badger Buddies! First, they got to know each other by the Badger children showing the Owl children where they learn. Then, the Badger children read to their Badger Buddies and lastly, the Owl children showed the Badgers where they learn! It was a lovely moment for both classes and was a joy to watch how excited they all were! The Owl children will continue to look out for their Badger Buddies throughout the year so they feel settled and loved.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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