On Wednesday Owls class visited the Masjid E Noor Mosque in Gloucester. When we arrived, we were asked to remove our shoes (part of the respect for entering the mosque). We were then given a short talk on Islam and were amazed by some of the huge Mosques there are in the world. One, in Saudi Arabia, is as big as 40 football stadiums and can hold millions of people. We then visited the wash rooms where Muslims must go before they touch the Qu'ran. The children asked some excellent and interesting questions and the mosque guide was very happy to share their practices.
In Owls we launched our topic on the Stone, Iron and Bronze Ages by looking at timelines of the earth and where we fitted in. We were amazed to learn that if the whole history of Earth was squeezed into a single, 24 hour day, it would be 9:52pm before the first land plants emerged, 10:56pm before dinosaurs roamed Earth and, incredibly, there would only be just over a minute to go before the first humans appeared!!!
Welcome to Owls' weekly blog. From now on we will be sharing with you some of the exciting learning Owls have been doing each week.
Please find attached our topic web, showing some of the exciting things we will be covering this term.