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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Forest school

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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Making fossils

This term our Science work has focussed on rocks. As part of this we looked at how fossils were made over billions of years. We then made our own recreations of fossils which thankfully didn't take quite so long! More pictures will be posted when they have set! 

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