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!
Owls have been creating some stained glass windows in our latest DT project. These are based on some of the images that we saw on our trip to Tewkesbury. Some of the work was rather tricky but the end results were fantastic and very colourful!
In our science this week we have been thinking about sound and how it travels. We thought our voices travelled fairly well through the air but we discovered that actually sound travels much better through liquids and even more so through solids. This is because the molecules in solids and liquids are more closely packed together which allows the sound waves to move through them much quicker. We tested this by making string and cup telephones and were amazed to find that we could hook the whole class up and if we held the strings tightly enough we could all hear when someone spoke! We could also feel the vibrations travelling down the string as we spoke and learnt that all sounds occur due to vibrations.