We have started to look at the Roald Dahl book 'Dirty Beasts' this week and the children have been coming up with their own characters with different animals and developing ideas for their personalities. As part of this, the children took on roles of different animals and the rest of the class had to guess what animal they were from their answer.
We have had some very unusual characters developed such as a tap dancing dragon, a monkey which is terrified of bananas and a vegetarian shark!
Last week in Owls, we focussed on our science topic; all about forces and friction. We conducted experiments to test the friction of different objects and surfaces and discovered that friction increases when an object has a large surface area, a rough surface and is heavy. The children even tested this with pulling the rug along the floor. When there was more surface area connected to the floor, it was harder to pull and when Mr Bridges stood on it making it heavier, it was harder still!!
Kingfishers watched in amazement as we mixed oil-based spray paints with water-the effect was lovely! We then dipped our alien into the bucket and we all gasped at the results!
This week we have been learning a song about good behaviour with our Big Friends which we performed in our class assembly as well as reading out our ideas about how we use our hands. Miss Ballinger taught us different rolls in gym including log rolls, tucked rolls and forward rolls.