Kingfishers had a memorable trip to Slimbridge Wetland Centre this week. It was not only wet, but hailing and even snowing at times too! However, this didn't stop us from enjoying feeding the birds, pond-dipping and watching the otters & harvest mice at play, as well as having fun ourselves exploring Wellybootland!
Eagles challenged Mrs Holt and Mr Major to a game of Call My Bluff this week. Each pair chose a word from the dictionary that they thought we wouldn't know and provided a real definition and a made up one.
Kingfishers enjoyed their first Forest School session in the spring sunshine last week! We explored our Forest School site, looking for things that are alive, once alive and never lived. The children found a fantastic array of mini-beasts and thoroughly enjoyed exploring our British Wildlife topic outside!
Owls are really focussing on editing and improving our work at the moment. As part of this, we have set up marking partners within the class. The idea is that the children take a look at each others work and read through it together to try and look for any areas which need improving. We have talked about how all of us; teachers, pupils and even published authors, can make mistakes and so it is vital to really check through our writing. The children came up with some really good ideas to support each other and helped us all to improve.
Whilst the majority of Eagles and a few Owls were at Newlands tag rugby, Eagle Owls took part in a DT day. The first session of the morning was spent in the hall making shapes to see which was the strongest. We found out that triangles are the strongest, and Ivy's tetrahedron was very strong indeed.
We used what we had found out to build spaghetti towers on the playground. Mrs Holt. Mrs Taverner and Mrs Fowler were very impressed with the level of teamwork and ingenuity.
In the afternoon we designed and made parachutes to drop eggs safely. The two groups who were successful had similar designs - the egg was entirely encased in a cube. The team with a tray design's egg made the most spectacular splat!