Mrs S Bentley-Cottam
What an exciting start to our topic work this term which saw Snowy Owls, along with Barn Owls, visiting Wroxeter Roman City in Shropshire We marvelled at artefacts, sketched the ruins and peeked inside a replica Roman Villa.
In Science, we have had a lot of fun looking at animal classification and life-cycles and this was brought vividly to life with an exciting Science Walk in our beautiful surrounding countryside, where we visited a local free range egg farm.
Our exciting, racy maths curriculum has taken us out into the playground with big chalks to compete in a Roman numerals competition and indoors we have placed negative and positive numbers on a number line with great success!
Our group read sessions have initiated some wonderful discussions, where we have compared author techniques across a range of genre and compared the techniques employed by specific popular authors, both modern and classic.
This half term we are looking at myths and looking at their features, so that we can write our own. We have used inspiration from a wide range of sources such as TV, advertisements as well as the more conventional reading of Roman myths. We are studying Geography and flying to a new continent each week, whilst undertaking our own research projects on individual countries. In Music, we are having great fun in learning how to appreciate and compose our own incidental music, focusing on the works of Evard Greig.
We are also studying gears, pulley’s and levers in Design and Technology. A practical lesson involved how to lift a teacher off the ground with a pulley block showing how little effort is required.
Snowy Owls will keep you posted!