Owls applied what they had learnt about area and perimiter last week to measure up the playground. We measured the length of the playground as roughly 32 metres and the width was 26 metres. From this we were able to calculate the perimiterby multiplying the length and width by 2 and then adding the totals (116 metres). Some of us clculated the area also by multiplying 32 x 26 which gave us an area of 832 metres squared. It sounds a lot but doesn't feel like it when there are 100 children running round on it. Some of us also calculated the space Kingfishers classroom took off this total.
Year 4 and Year 5 combined for the morning to make up our new Eagles class.
We started the morning with some art: first of all, decorating a quarter of a circle within a square and secondly a half portrait of their own faces. The quarter circles are up on display; separately, they are good, but all together are fantastic - just like our new class!
After break we went to the field for a scavenger hunt. It was interesting for us teachers to see how well the children worked in teams to complete their lists. Maisie found a nest of pheasant's eggs too.
Despite the heat, Eagles had a Wednesday that was packed with sporting activity.
In the morning we attended the lido's fun swimming gala, which saw children racing in teams with inflatables and pool noodles. Will Tingle received a Values award for Self Belief - well done Will!
During the afternoon, we had a short rounders practice on the field, enabling the Stanway teams to have one final chance to build their team ethos.
The evening tournament at Stanway Cricket Club was fantastic, as always. Isbourne Valley School hosted it well - the whole evening ran very smoothly. Gretton took three teams, Isbourne took two and 7-years-in-a-row champions Temple Guiting took one. All three Gretton teams played to the best of their ability, and just as importantly, they worked well in their teams, supporting each other. It was lovely to see the encouragement given by the Eagles children to the Owls children - some of whom were siblings who we drafted in at the last minute to supplement teams.
We were thrilled that Gretton took 1st, 3rd and 5th places. It was a testament to how hard children have worked in rounders this year and I truly believe the respect and support the children show each other had a big part to play.
On Friday, Owls and Eagles had their Bell Boating practise day. We travelled to Fladbury, inbetween Evesham and Pershore, and took a trip down the River Avon. We split into six different crews and spent the morning getting used to the boats and refining our paddling technique. We passed through a lock which was great fun and then enjoyed singing a few songs as we made our way downstream, before turning round to head back for lunch.
In the afternoon, we headed upstream and enjoyed practising a few races in preparation for the upcoming regatta. Everyone had a fantastic day and we managed (mostly) to stay relatively dry!
We have been enthused already with our new topic, At the Seaside! We have been busy making clay fish, seaside mobiles and beautiful shimmery fish. Our display is now complete and created using all of the children's own work. Do pop in and have a look!