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This week Owls have been looking at how different religions practise their faith. Firstly we compared Christianity to Islam. We were surprised to find that although there are many differences, there were a number of similarities too. Both religion have their own special places and books. They also require their followers to be charitable, look out for their families and support each other. 

Later in the week, we also looked at hinduism and how Hindu's believe in reincarnation. With this in mind, they too lead a very family orientated life and try to live a good life so they can achieve 'moksha' where they are at one with God. The children looked at some of the pictures from my travels in India and Nepal to see how Hindu's make offerings for their God at the river. We also looked at Rangoli patterns and how Hindu's put these outside their homes at Diwali to encourage the God, Lakshmi, to enter. The children then designed their own Rangoli patterns. 

 

 

 

Kingfishers have been very excited to return to school and discover their new topic is all about Toys! They have enjoyed exploring the toys in our class toy shop and produced some wonderful sketches and paintings of these in their Art this week. We have asked the children if they would each like to bring in a favourite toy sometime over the next few days for 'Show and Tell'. We have also welcomed Miss Cole to the class. She is a student teacher who will be doing her final placement in our class over the next 8 weeks.

Welcome back!

Attached is the topic web for Eagles class this term for your information.

PE will be on Tuesdays and Fridays. We will be doing tag rugby on Tuesdays and hope the field will eventually dry out enough to be usable - so do expect some muddiness towards the end of term!

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This week we have been learning about Alexander Graham Bell. Here are 5 facts about him that we found out:

  1.  His father gave him his middle name for his 11th birthday
  2. Bell was interested in communication because his mother was deaf
  3. He filed his claim for the patent on the telephone only hours before his rival, Elisha Gray did
  4. A famous Alexander Graham Bell quote is: "Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."
  5. On the day of Alexander Graham Bell's funeral, all phone calls were suspended for one minute in the US in honour of his work

Owls had a fantastic time exploring our new forest school site and getting muddy!!! We collected mini beasts, built dens and even did some face painting. Thank you to Mrs Turner for being a willing model!!!

 

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