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11 09, 2020

Owls Art and Cooking!

By |2020-09-11T17:37:04+01:00September 11th, 2020|Art, Outdoor Learning, Year 4 2020-21|

This afternoon, the Owls enjoyed the opportunity to mimic the art seen in the Whole School text: “The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse”. There are some lovely pen-only drawings so we tried to draw pen-drawn trees.

At the same time, we had a cooking table in the corner of the classroom where we […]

9 09, 2020

Year 4’s first trip to the Wildlife Garden – Tomatoes!

By |2020-09-09T17:39:03+01:00September 9th, 2020|Year 4 2020-21|

Today we talked about tomatoes and went to see the sprawling vines of tomatoes that have grown so well over the summer. The children thought of some really interesting questions such as whether they are fruits or vegetables and whether you can eat green tomatoes.

We even found a rather large courgette!


24 04, 2020

Indoor Gardening with Mr Howell

By |2020-06-07T22:29:09+01:00April 24th, 2020|Outdoor Learning, Science|

Over the past few weeks, I have been experimenting with growing herbs and vegetables in water, something that is called hydroponics. It’s really simple and fun! Check out the video below and some of the other YouTube videos if you’re interested in experimenting as well. Remember to get permission from a parent or carer before […]

13 03, 2020

Owls practise their Roman formations!

By |2020-03-13T16:13:15+00:00March 13th, 2020|Art, Place and Time, Year 3 2019-20|

Having returned from swimming and the sun shining brightly, the Owls used the opportunity to practise the Roman formations with our newly created shields! We tried the Testudo ( used for protecting the Legionaries against incoming arrows), the Orb (to protect a General or important person) and the Wedge (used to split up incoming enemy […]

10 03, 2020

Roman Shields

By |2020-03-10T14:26:36+00:00March 10th, 2020|Year 3 2019-20|

This afternoon, Year 3 have been busy creating their Roman shields from pieces of cardboard (thank you for your donations!). We looked at pictures and paintings of Roman soldiers for inspiration and carefully planned the designs. We hope to practise the various Roman attack and defence formations (including the famous Testudo) in the playground when […]