Mrs Marshall

Writing A Travel Guide

by | 3 Mar 2021 | Computing, English, Owls

This half term, the Owls’ topic is The Mediterranean. Each pair was given a Mediterranean city to write a travel guide on. We used our Computing skills to research the cities and to word process, adding images, fonts and colours. In our Literacy lessons, we practised using persuasive language to really sell our destinations to […]

Painting Like Michelangelo

by | 3 Mar 2021 | Art & Design, News, Owls

To tie in with our Mediterranean topic, the Owls have been looking at some famous artists from the Mediterranean. One that we looked at was Michelangelo. We looked at his work painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and how he had to paint lying on his back. Although he was an amazingly talented artist, […]

Owls’ Boat Race

by | 12 Dec 2020 | Owls, Science

As part of our Science topic on Forces, the Owls looked at water resistance and how it can be overcome by streamlining. They had to design and then build boats to be as streamlined as possible in order to move the fastest through the water. We timed each boat and the quickest one took just […]

Road Safety Week

by | 11 Nov 2020 | Owls

For Road Safety week, the Owls recorded radio adverts about subjects related to road safety. The subjects covered were: The Green Cross Code, walking safely in the dark, being a safe car passenger and cycling safety. The children wrote scripts for their adverts and then made posters to go with their campaigns. All the children […]

Owls PSHE: Anti-Bullying

by | 11 Nov 2020 | Owls

As it was Anti-Bullying week last week, the Owls spent a special afternoon on the topic. We looked at lots of examples of what bullying was and what it wasn’t, and tried to come up with a definition. We also learnt about the four main categories of bullying: physical, verbal, indirect and cyber bullying. We […]

Plague Posters

by | 11 Nov 2020 | News

In History this half term, the Owls are looking at The Stuarts and The Plague. So far we have looked at how the plague was spread by fleas from rats, but that the Stuarts didn’t understand this. We pretended to time travel back to the Stuart period and made posters to explain it all to […]

Remembrance Wreaths

by | 11 Nov 2020 | News, Owls

To mark Remembrance Day, the Owls class made poppy wreaths. We drew round our hands on green card and stuck the hand shapes together to make the wreath. Then we made poppies out of black and red tissue paper and stuck them on. We are really pleased with how the wreaths turned out as we […]

Tractor Visit

by | 2 Feb 2020 | Environment, Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Visitors, Woodpeckers

On Thursday 6th February, as part as the Tractors Into Schools project, we had a visit from local farmer, James Harris, and his tractor. Each class got a chance to look at the tractor, sit inside it and also ask questions. James explained a lot about the sort of work that the tractor does, the […]

Owl’s Trip To Colchester Castle

by | 2 Feb 2020 | History, Owls, Trips

On Friday 7th February, to tie in with our class work on the Romans, the Owls class took part in a ‘Romans In Colchester’ day at Colchester Castle. We began our day with a Story Tour down in the castle vaults. Our guide, John, explained the early history of Colchester just before, and during, the […]

Solids, Liquids and Gases

by | 1 Jan 2020 | News

This week. in Science, the Owls started a new topic on States of Matter. They learnt that there are three states of matter: solids, liquids and gases. Firstly, the children worked in groups to sort different items according to whether they were solids, liquids or gases. As a class, we tried to come up with […]

Experimenting with Switches

by | 1 Jan 2020 | Design Technology, Owls, Science

As part of our whole school topic on Fire, the Owls are combining their Science and DT learning to design and make a fire alarm. We began the project by discussing the different types of switches that we can find. On Friday, the children worked together to solve a series of challenges that involved them […]

The Impact of the Railways

by | 11 Nov 2019 | History, Owls

For our History topic this half term, the Owls have been learning about steam railways. On Tuesday 19th November, we learnt about the impact that the steam railways had on Britain. Firstly, the children had to sort statements about the effects of the railways into positive and negative effects. Next, each group was given a […]