On Friday, Owls and Eagles had their Bell Boating practise day. We travelled to Fladbury, inbetween Evesham and Pershore, and took a trip down the River Avon. We split into six different crews and spent the morning getting used to the boats and refining our paddling technique. We passed through a lock which was great fun and then enjoyed singing a few songs as we made our way downstream, before turning round to head back for lunch.
In the afternoon, we headed upstream and enjoyed practising a few races in preparation for the upcoming regatta. Everyone had a fantastic day and we managed (mostly) to stay relatively dry!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Some chidren were delighted to find so many mini-beasts and loved sharing their new 'friends' with the rest of the class!