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One of our Barn Owls has been working super hard at home to learn Japanese kanji!

One of our Barn Owls has been working super hard at home to learn Japanese kanji! 1
One of our Barn Owls has been working super hard at home to learn Japanese kanji! 2

Barn Owls used their origami skills to make Christmas decorations!

Today, Barn Owls were given training and subsequently qualified to become 'Playground Leaders'.

We were delighted to share our knowledge about Japan with the rest of the school and our families in our class assembly. The children wrote and presented the assembly completely independently. Well done Barn Owls.

We also visited the Natural History Museum. We also saw the ichthyosaur fossils that we learned about last year.

As part of our Japan topic, Barn Owls went to London yesterday. We had the incredible opportunity to visit the Embassy of Japan! Whilst we were there we experienced a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and had a go at Japanese calligraphy.

We did so well at Sportshall athletics that we got through to the plate finals in January!

Today we investigated how to separate materials using evaporation, sieving, filtering and magnetism.

Please look at the video channel to see videos of our Taiko drumming. 

We learnt how to play the Japanese Taiko drums!!! Thank you to the AMAZING Jared Sensei from Tengu Taiko.

After reading the start of Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, we wrote newspaper articles about Michael's disappearance.

Following the success of making miso soup, we wrote and decorated our own recipes so that we could make it again at home!

Please have a look at the Japan Day videos on the video channel (click on the 'children' page).

Barn Owls astounded us all with their fantastic origami skills. They made jumping frogs - then we raced them!

Our origami jumping frog race finalists!

Our origami jumping frog race finalists! 1

'Atama, kata, hiza, ashi' is the Japanese version of 'Heads, shoulders, knees and toes'.

We played 'Janken Pon' (Japanese 'Rock, paper, scissors').

Sushi making and eating. Everyone tried wasabi - it made our eyes water but we still loved it! The dried seaweed wasn't to everyone's taste however...

Miso soup is a staple food in the Japanese diet. We made and then tasted miso soup. It was delicious!

We tried Japanese seasonal fruits: kaki (persimmon) and nashi (asian pear).

We tried Japanese seasonal fruits: kaki (persimmon) and nashi (asian pear). 1
We tried Japanese seasonal fruits: kaki (persimmon) and nashi (asian pear). 2

Everyone uses chopsticks to eat in Japan so we did a 'chopstick challenge' with Haribo!

Today is Culture Day in Japan. To celebrate this we did a whole day of Japanese cultural activities. We dressed in Japanese themed clothes...

We created posters to explain what to do in an earthquake.

As part of our topic on Japan we have started learning about earthquakes. Today we did an earthquake drill!

As part of our topic on Japan we have started learning about earthquakes.  Today we did an earthquake drill! 1
As part of our topic on Japan we have started learning about earthquakes.  Today we did an earthquake drill! 2
As part of our topic on Japan we have started learning about earthquakes.  Today we did an earthquake drill! 3
As part of our topic on Japan we have started learning about earthquakes.  Today we did an earthquake drill! 4

The Mini Police gave fantastic presentation about Halloween and Bonfire Safety.

The Mini Police's powerpoint.

Mrs Wood's tea always goes cold too quickly. Barn Owls carried out an investigation to see which material was the best insulator.

In preparation for writing a newspaper article, we wrote and performed a news bulletin.

Today we predicted a storyline from Kensuke's Kingdom and acted it out.

We ceated Haikus (a Japanese form of poetry) about our nature area and The Great Wave.

Barn Owls recreated 'The Great Wave of Kanagawa'.

Barn Owls recreated 'The Great Wave of Kanagawa'. 1
Barn Owls recreated 'The Great Wave of Kanagawa'. 2
Barn Owls recreated 'The Great Wave of Kanagawa'. 3
Barn Owls recreated 'The Great Wave of Kanagawa'. 4

We analysed the famous print of The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai.

Harvest song

Still image for this video

As part of our Japan topic, we learnt about the Japanese artist, Hokusai. We created factfiles on Word about him.

Our scientist of the day.

Our scientist of the day. 1

Look at what happened to our salt water!

Look at what happened to our salt water! 1

As part of Roald Dahl Day, we made our own marvellous medicines to help us understand reversible and irreversible reactions.

Our scientist of the day.

Our scientist of the day. 1

We started off our topic on the properties of materials by investigating how to free the Zurgians from the ice hands as quickly as possible.

Ancient Greece - knowledge organiser

BARN OWLS SUMMER TERMLY PLAN - ANCIENT GREECE

The Victorians - knowledge organiser

BARN OWLS SPRING TERM PLAN - THE VICTORIANS

BARN OWLS KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER - JAPAN

BARN OWLS AUTUMN TERM PLAN - JAPAN

 

PE DAY - WEDNESDAY

HOMEWORK - Handed out FRIDAY.  Hand in by WEDNESDAY

TIMETABLES TEST - WEDNESDAY (based upon the homework for that week)

SPELLING TEST - FRIDAY ( based upon the homework given on the previous Friday. An extra sheet will be given to the children on Wednesday so they can keep prcaticing even though their homework has been handed in)

READING - Every night and books to be signed.  Our reading guidelines are that Year 5 read 10 pages a night and Year 6 read 15-20.

 

 

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