Welcome to Owl Class 2020-21!
We are always keen to try new sports and were pleased to be able to take part in archery and fencing workshops this week. Here are some of our thoughts…
“I think I should be a hunter when I’m older. Archery was really fun!”
“I really enjoyed the activities and I got better at archery.”
“I thought they were excellent activities and I really enjoyed it, thank you! The fencing was interesting and so was the archery. I would rate it *****”
“It was brilliant because I got to learn how to reload the bow fast. I would like to do it again!”
“I liked the archery because I got better with my aiming skills.”
This term we have been enjoying reading ‘The Wild Robot’ by Dan Brown. The story has really captured our imaginations as well as making us think about different environmental issues. We have found it interesting finding out about animals that live in North America and comparing them with those we find here. We have found the lives of beavers particularly fascinating and have been exploring whether we argee with the rewilding of beavers in the UK.
Previously inOwl Class…
Happy Easter from the Owls!
We looked at artwork by Alma Woodsey Thomas and used this as inspiration for the background for our Easter cards. We are proud of our creations!
Merry Christmas from the Owls!
Light up Scenes
We have enjoyed learning about Electricity this half term and have used our new knowledge and skills to design and create light up Christmas scenes. We chose who the product would be for and considered this when designing the scene. We incorporated a working circuit to make something light up and made our own switches to control it. Have a look below to see our creations!
The Romans are coming!
We started our new topic by looking at images of Celtic Britain and made inferences about what it would have been like to live at that time. The Celtic army seemed very fierce! We created artwork of shields and water-colour paintings of the Celtic army. We then looked at images and reconstructed video clips of the Roman army invading Britain. We noticed how different they seemed from the Celts. We created Roman shields and paintings to add to our class display, and are proud of what we have produced as a whole class.
Learning about Digestion
We have been learning what happens to our food after it has entered our mouths. It goes on a fascinating journey through our bodies! We enjoyed modelling the processes using food and other equipment. Can you work out which organ and process we are modelling in each photo?
Today we took part in a virtual service across schools in Our Lady of Lourdes MAC to mark Remembrance Day. We were proud to watch the readers from our class, and felt a range of feelings as we thought about those people who have served and died during war. We wrote our own acrostic poems to show our appreciation and respect for them all.
It is so lovely to have everyone back in school, even though things are all a little different. We have begun the term with a project based on the book ‘Here We Are: Notes for Planet Earth’. It has helped us think about what is important to us and share our thoughts and feelings. We enjoyed writing new song lyrics to create our own ‘Wonderful World’ song, and wrote letters to those people who are special to us. We have thought about ways in which we are all different, and ways to be kind to others. We ended the topic by writing our own ‘Notes for planet Earth’. Have a read and see if we can inspire you!
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Last year in Owl Class…
Goodbye Owls! It was lovely to see you all for our Celebration Picnic! Here are the results of the ‘Most likely to…’ awards that you voted for.
Another collection of lovely Home Learning photos. Well done to everyone who has sent work in. I’m proud of you for continuing your hard work!
Thank you for all your Home Learning pictures this week. I think our class are the best at sending in work, and I love to see it. Keep it up please 😁
Well done for all your hard working completing Home Learning activities this week. We can see the hard work you are putting in. Keep it up!
You have been working hard again! Well done to everyone who has completed our Home Learning tasks. We can see that you are learning lots and having fun doing it! There’s a bit of a mix of topics in this one. Keep up the great work!
Thank you for all your lovely pictures again. You have been working hard! These are the photos from the ‘In the Sea’ topic from all of Year 4.
I can tell that you enjoyed learning all about Space for your Home Learning last week as I’ve had lots of lovely photos! You are all very imaginative, working hard and having fun! Keep it up!
11.5.20 VE day Home Learning
What a lovely lot of emails and pictures I’ve had this week! I can see that you have all learnt plenty about World War 2. You have shown your respect and appreciation towards those who were involved, and the importance of remembering their lives.
4.5.20 Animals Home Learning
I thought that you would all enjoy the ‘Animals’ topic last week and by the look of all your hard work I think I was right! It has been lovely to see what you have been doing. Thank you!
1.5.20 My Family Home Learning
Thank you for sending in pictures of your Home Learning. It is lovely to see all your hard work. Here are your photos from the ‘My Family’ activities (which includes St George’s day dragons!).
Previously in Owls’ Class…
This term we are excited to be finding out about ‘Our Wild World’. Linking back to our previous work on the Romans, we have learnt about the ancient city of Pompeii and the disaster that struck in 79AD. This led us to ask all sorts of questions about how and why volcanoes erupt. It has been fascinating watching the power of our earth through volcanic eruptions!
As well as developing our understanding of these natural phenomenon, we have been using them as inspiration for our poetry writing. We have used our language choices to allow the reader to imagine the photos and videos that we have seen. Here are some of our poems.
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Owls’ Stone Age Home Learning Projects
A really big thank you to all parents and carers for their support in helping the children produce such amazing models, written and art work!
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Our visit from The Roman Soldier
This half term in Year 4 we have stepped back in time to The Age of the Roman Empire. We were lucky enough to start our topic by having a visit from a Roman Soldier. He arrived wearing his full armour and carrying his marching pack including his rations, underwear, shield, money, and spare clothes. This gave us a great chance to see these items for real, and some of us even got to try things on! We learnt lots of facts about life in the Roman Army and life in Roman times. We finished our day by learning how to form a Roman defence with shields and having a battle between the Romans and Celts! We all had a fantastic day!
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Our Adventure Day at Blackwell Court
We had a fantastic time doing lots of new and exciting activities.We used our strength and courage to climb the climbing wall, helping and encouraging each other.
We had great fun crate stacking and working together to build and climb the towers. When the towers fell we felt like we were flying as we hung suspended in the air.
From the top of the zip line, we were so high up, it looked like it went on forever! It felt amazing as we whizzed over the hills!
We all learnt how to load and fire a bow and arrow through taking part in the archery. We enjoyed trying to hit the target.
Some of the activities felt a bit scary but we worked together and cheered each other on. It was a great day!
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