As well as being brilliant at fiction writing, Barn Owls are also fantastic at scientific non-fiction writing.
We have now written our independent crayons letters. Can you spot the informal and formal styles?
For World Book Day we created a book in a day based upon the story 'The Day the Crayons Quit'. We worked really hard on characterisation and used formal and informal language - depending on our character.
We read out our book to the rest of the school.
Have you ever played ultimate frisbee? Barn Owls have!
We created a drama about Vikings on their way to raid Lindisfarne. We created Viking chants and a dialogue. Have a look at the video channel!
To launch our Vikings topic we dressed up authentically!
Viking Soup. (But it wasn't made out of Vikings!) It tasted delicious (well most people thought so...).
Viking flatbread. We used authentic spelt flour to make it. (It was a bit dry so we were glad to have the soup to wash it down!)
We designed symmetrical Viking brooches using photographs of real Viking brooches as our inspiration.
We started the term by having a 'Buddhism Day'. We took part in a refective meditation, created a Buddhist shrine and coloured in mandalas
We wrote about our meditation experience.
We played Top Trumps to understand where Buddhism was practised in the world. We used atlases to find out where the countries were.
As part of our topic on Evolution, we investigated what beaks were best suited for which foods (emulating Darwin's findings about the Galapagos finches). We used tweezers, chopsticks, spoons and pegs to act as beaks!
Our Mini Police did a fantastic class assembly on diversity today.
We choreographed our own Haka dance. To see just how scary we were, have a look at the video channel!
We voted on what foods we would prefer to have in our new Healthy Tuck Shop.
Thank you Jack for sharing your amazing rock and fossil cake with us!
Barn Owls had a great time doing circuits with Leon Baptiste (a British Commonwealth sprinting gold medallist!) today.
Thank you Mr Edwards for making these amazing, and unique, chairs for the reading corner.
Thank you Mrs Matthews for our newest addition to Barn Owls: Cadbury the Tricerotops!
Using jelly, sweets and bicuit crumb, we created the effect of the process of the layering of rocks over billions of years and fossils getting trapped in them.
We examined fossils and wrote about what scientists could learn from them - just like Mary Anning did.
Well done to our Scientists of the Day!
Well done to our Scientist of the Day!
This is what Barn Owls will be covering this term.
We created recipes for and the made smoothies as part of our Healthy Lifestyles Day. They were delicious!
We enjoyed trying out yoga as part of our Healthy Lifestyles Day.
Remember we grew pototoes last year? These are some of our crop! Thanks Joe!
Our Mini Police with PCSO Abbotts
Today we re-enacted the Battle of Hastings!
We have been studying prime numbers. Did you know that 73 is the best number?
Our 'Scientist of the day' came up with this great mnemonic to remember the order of the planets.
The children wrote and then presented news reports on the moon landings.
We made the most of the beautiful weather today to investigate shadows; this informed our understanding of the movement of the Earth on its axis.
We had a great time making Joiners in the style of David Hockney.
Well done to our Scientist of the day!
As part of our study of David Hockney, we created factfiles about him.
In Science, we have been learning about the phases of the Moon - using Oreo cookies!
We learnt about how different people need different amounts of personal space and how to respect that.
Each class has been given a "worry monster" who will physically eat our children's worries when they are written down on paper. We set a competition for the children in their class to name their worry monster and then had a vote for our favourites. Well done to Ava and Elise who named The Barn Owls monster as "Monster Munch!"
We have written and signed a class charter in line with the rights and responsibilities of the UN convention of the Right of the Child.