Sports Day – Owls and Swans

by | 7 Jul 2021 | House Groups, Owls, Parents, PE, School Events

Sports Day happened at Stratford St Mary on Monday 19th July – with Owls and Swans events taking part in the afternoon.  The children competed in their houses and took part in 5 events – standing long jump, chest throw, sprint, fun run and target and water race.  Great fun, great team spirit and great […]

Art Day in the Owls

by | 5 May 2021 | Art & Design, Owls

On Tuesday 25th May, the Owls had an Art Day, focusing on African printmaking. In the morning, the children used their sketch books to investigate African printmaking designs and develop some of their own. We looked at the common features that could be found in most African print designs (bold colours and shapes, repetitive patterns). […]

Modelling the Solar System

by | 5 May 2021 | Owls, Science

This term, the Owls are studying Earth and Space in Science. In one memorable lesson, we took our learning outside to try to make a scale model of the solar system. We used a football to represent the Sun and selected other spherical objects, ranging from a sprinkle to a small ball to represent the […]

Favourite Footwear Day

by | 5 May 2021 | Fundraising, JRSO, Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

Today was favourite footwear day. The children and staff wore their favourite footwear to school and donated £1 to Living Street. There was a range of different footwear. Thank you to everyone who took part and donated money. We have raised over £70 for ‘Living Street’.  

Walk To School Week 2021

by | 5 May 2021 | JRSO, Kingfishers, Owls, School Events, Swans, Woodpeckers

Thank you to all the children and parents who have taken part in Walk to School week. The children have enjoyed completing their ‘Walking Challenge Booklet’ on their walk to school. In the classroom the teachers have been recording how many children have been participating in walk to school week. Well done everybody, lovely to […]

Explaining the Phases of the Moon

by | 5 May 2021 | Owls, Science

As part of our Science topic on Earth and Space, the Owls were learning about the Moon and why it looks different at different times. The children had to create a simulation to demonstrate how the Moon orbits the Earth and how the relative positions of the Earth, the Sun and the Moon lead to […]

Earth Day in the Owls

by | 4 Apr 2021 | Environment, Owls, School Events

To celebrate Earth Day, on 22nd April, the Owls had an off-curriculum day. We began by holding a class assembly where the children were introduced to this year’s theme, which was Restore The Earth. We spent a long time discussing the things that we, personally, could do to help to restore the Earth. We then […]

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, […]

British Science Week – Zoom

by | 3 Mar 2021 | News, Owls, Science, Swans

To celebrate British Science Week, Owls & Swans took part in a Zoom session run by Dr Mandy Hartley. The children learnt about DNA and how it is useful to both historians and scientists.

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 […]