Chocolate fractions!

Owls have been doing really well with their work on fractions and just to re-enforce that fractions are very useful we split a chocolate bar up. The children had to work hard to spot equivalent fractions and answer questions about which fractions were bigger. 

The children have produced some excellent work comparing two fractions using diagrams. We have not always found it the easiest topic in our maths but have persevered and it was worth it for the chocolate. In the end we got 1/30 of a piece each!

 

 

 

 

 

Investigating plant growth

Owls have planned and begun a science investigation to see what conditions best suit plants. Over the next few weeks we will monitor our plants to see how they do in different conditions such as with no water, no sunlight, no air or cramped together.

 

 

How many triangles?

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At Forest School this week we were challenged to use nine sticks of similar lengths to create as many triangles as we could! The record was 14!

Finding Angles at Forest School

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Owls put their new found knowledge of angles to good use at Forest School this week. They used sticks to create numbers 0 - 10 and were asked to count the number of acute, obtuse and right angles. The children thought of some really creative ways to record their results-we had tally charts, painting mud on the grass and mud 'writing.' Some of the children were able to spot the parallel and perpendicular lines as well as reflex angles!

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Some chidren were delighted to find so many mini-beasts and loved sharing their new 'friends' with the rest of the class!

Should teachers be replaced by computers?!

Owls have spent the last two weeks focussing on discussion texts. We first looked at an example text which was a discussion as to whether there should be a theme park built near Gretton. We looked at the pro's and con's and discussed how a discussion text is a balanced piece of writing which outlines all of the arguments for and against something before coming to a conclusion. 

Following on from that, we deabated whether zoos were 'paradise or prison' with some really good points being brought up by the children. 

We have since been writing our own reports as to whether teachers should or shouldn't be replaced by computers. Thankfully, most children seem to think that we don't do too bad a job and on the balance of things should probably stay!!!