Archive for the ‘Year Group 4’ Category

Back in time to the Stone Age

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Today in Barn Owls we have stepped back in time to create our own Stone Age houses. We have worked in groups to gather our materials and make our own houses. Teamwork has been important as we all helped each other and worked together to build three different houses. Have a look at the houses we have made.

Barn Owls playing Boccia

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Barn Owls have been playing Boccia with our new sports equipment.  We had a fantastic time learning new skills and working as a team.  We were surprised how difficult it was to get the ball close to the jack!


Barn Owls have new teachers!

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

We have been learning how to subtract using columns. The children were confident at the end of the week and some children came to the board to show others how to subtract. Have a look our new “teachers” in Barn Owls. We were so proud of their confidence and achievements.

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Friendship Day

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

In the afternoon of Friendship Day, all the children split up into their house groups for a carousel of four differing activities. In one of these, they coloured in ‘people’ templates to look like themselves and these were then put together holding hands in a big circle to represent each house. It was a true mark of friendship to see the older children in each group working with and helping the younger children.

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Barn Owls Friendship

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

On our Friendship value day we made friendship hearts from felt.  We talked about what made a good friend and who our friends were.  We chose one friend and explained why they were our best friend.  We then hung them on our tree to remind us of how friends are important to us throughout our life, our friendship grows like a tree. hearts 20161209_103724

Hour of Code with Barn Owls

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Barn Owls took part in the The Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week (December 5-11th).  The children worked hard to complete the Moana Wayfinding with Code module and at the end of the task the children made the coconuts dance!!!!  Children took home their certificates to show they had taken part and completed their task. Well done Barnies.

If you would like to have a go yourself – follow this link


Our digestive system

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

We had fun labelling each other with the parts of our digestive system to show what we had learned this half term.  We took turns to stick post it notes to each other, hopefully in the correct places!

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Disgusting Digestion

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Barn Owls have been looking at what happens to our food when we eat it.  Today we created our own digestive system to find out exactly how our food is used by our body.  We started with our mouth and crushed the banana and cracker, then we added our orange juice (digestive juices) into plastic bag (stomach). We then created intestines from old tights and found out what happened when all our food had been absorbed by our body and we were left with the waste.

We hope you like our pictures and it was truly a disgusting digestion investigation!


Baking for the Christmas Fair

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Last week, the children enjoyed baking cakes to sell at the Christmas Fair. The children in Barn Owls made chocolate reindeer cakes and the Eagle Owls made Snowmen cakes. The children loved weighing out ingredients and altogether made 120 buns to sell.20161125_104710

Barn Owls Stone Age Day

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

On Tuesday 1st November, Barn Owls visited St Catherine’s Eco-footprint house and surrounding woodland.  They travelled back in time to the Stone Age and made axes, made slingshots and created some Stone Age artwork.  We made a human timeline with artefacts to explain how the Stone Age changed over time and led into the Bronze Age and the Iron Age.    Children in Barn Owls worked together to create their own hand axes using hazel twigs, knocking a knife into the twig to split it so they could then add their slate axe head.