Viking Day

There was great excitement in Owls on Wednesday as we all became Vikings for the day! The children
all looked fantastic in their outfits (thank you parents for your amazing efforts!) and we enjoyed
learning all about Viking life from our visitor Hrothgar. We had the chance to see Viking weapons up
close, try on some of the very heavy helmets and re-enacted some of the Viking sagas as well as a
Viking funeral.
Elsewhere, the children have been enjoying creating imaginary dragons to write our non-chronological
reports on in English.
An angry hoard of Vikings descended on Gretton on Wednesday! vikingday

Inside our bodies

Owls enjoyed an enjoyable and interactive RHE (Relationships and Health Education) experience on
Tuesday, learning all about how different parts of our bodies work together to help us function.
Elsewhere, we've enjoyed researching about Komodo dragons in English as part of our nonchronological writing unit, and using charcoals in Art to create some angry looking Viking portraits.
Exploring the inside of our bodies!


Mathematical Misconceptions

Owls took great pleasure in addressing some of my column addition misconceptions this week. We
discussed each of the answers given and looked at what had gone wrong in each one. Unfortunately, I
only got one of my six calculations correct but we also realised how much we can learn from our
mistakes and that they make excellent learning opportunities!
Photo: Owls look to address some of Mr Bridges' mathematical misconception!


Anglo Saxon Treasure

Owls enjoyed becoming archaeologists for the morning on Wednesday. We listened to a radio play
involving conversations between Edith Pretty and Basil Brown, the lead archaeologist, and then
carefully excavated the Sutton Hoo mound (the playing field!) finding some fabulous Anglo Saxon
Owls carefully excavating the buried ship of Sutton Hoo for Anglo Saxon treasures.



We've been developing our understanding of place value this week and on Friday had a go at using
clues to solve number riddles.
Elsewhere, in our history work we looked at the legacy of the Anglo Saxons in terms of the place
names we have today. We discovered that the 'combe' in Winchcombe means valley and the 'ton' in
Gretton (and many other local villages) meant there was a farmstead in the locality. In Science, we've
been looking at different food types and were amazed by the amounts of saturated fat found in
Deciding which foods contain the most saturated fats in sciencefood