Owls have been working hard on constructing Viking longships as our DT project for this term. We used paper mache to form the hull and in some instances learnt why it is important to make sure there are lots of layers of paper! It was a rather messy session but we really enjoyed it!
Once we had constructed our hulls we had to be patient and let them thoroughly dry out and in the meantime we designed our sails and shields to decorate the outside. We discussed that the pattern on the sails would have in all likelihood been very simple and the colours would have been fairly dull - no flourescent colours available.
Please find below to Owls' music video - Deal with it together.
On Monday, Owls took part in a fantastic musical workshop all based around the theme of resilience. We had two brilliant workshop leaders in, Kat and Martin, who first discussed with us what resilience is and how we can use strategies to help us deal with situations when they arise. We then put some of these ideas together to create some lyrics. We worked in groups, each writing a section of the song. Once we had perfected our section, we were invited to record ourselves singing it. It was a bit nervewracking for some but we soon got used to it. Once we had recorder al of our parts, Kat and Martin did some editing whilst we concentrated on creating some album artwork.
The finished song, titled 'Deal with it together' sounds brilliant and can be heard at: https://soundcloud.com/the-songwriting-charity/gretton-primary-school-deal-with-it-together . Our music video will be released soon...watch this space!
Owls had an amazing time at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Friday. The children had some amazing experiences including going on board a Chinook helicopter. We also were spellbound by the sight of the Red Arrows performing! It was a day we will not forget! Many of our children now have their ambitions set on being pilots!