Owls have planned and begun a science investigation to see what conditions best suit plants. Over the next few weeks we will monitor our plants to see how they do in different conditions such as with no water, no sunlight, no air or cramped together.
At Forest School this week we were challenged to use nine sticks of similar lengths to create as many triangles as we could! The record was 14!
Owls put their new found knowledge of angles to good use at Forest School this week. They used sticks to create numbers 0 - 10 and were asked to count the number of acute, obtuse and right angles. The children thought of some really creative ways to record their results-we had tally charts, painting mud on the grass and mud 'writing.' Some of the children were able to spot the parallel and perpendicular lines as well as reflex angles!
Some chidren were delighted to find so many mini-beasts and loved sharing their new 'friends' with the rest of the class!
Owls have spent the last two weeks focussing on discussion texts. We first looked at an example text which was a discussion as to whether there should be a theme park built near Gretton. We looked at the pro's and con's and discussed how a discussion text is a balanced piece of writing which outlines all of the arguments for and against something before coming to a conclusion.
Following on from that, we deabated whether zoos were 'paradise or prison' with some really good points being brought up by the children.
We have since been writing our own reports as to whether teachers should or shouldn't be replaced by computers. Thankfully, most children seem to think that we don't do too bad a job and on the balance of things should probably stay!!!
Owls had a really great first session at Forest School this week. They were learning basic orienteering skills using maps to find different things and figuring out the map key to decipher them. They all worked really well in small groups and it was a real pleasure watching them run around in the sunshine!