Forest School Fun

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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!

United Kingdom Topographical Maps

We have now finished our UK topographical maps and they look amazing!!!

 

Here are some photos of us making them. 

 

Please do pop up and take a look at the finished results!

 

Dirty Beasts

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!

 

 

 

Investigating Friction

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!!

 

Compass roses

Owls have been learning all about compass directions to start off our map work based around our United Kingdom. We learnt that there are 16 named compass directions but focussed on the main 8. We then used the measurement skills we had practised in maths to design our own compass roses. We will be using these next week to learn about some of the different places within the United Kingdom. 

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