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Baking Brownies

In Phoenix, Lucky’s mum makes him his favourite treat, chocolate brownies. Today, we had a go ourselves. The whole school smelled of chocolate!


Imaginary Planets

As part of our English work, we are creating imaginary planets or moons. Having studied Pandora, the moon from Avatar, we have created our own imaginary worlds – first we made a 3D version and then we added facts about the planet/moon’s location, atmosphere, terrain, animal and plant life and anything else we think is interesting. These are just a few examples of our work.

Today we have been working collaboratively in maths to mentally multiply decimals. We used QR codes to check our answers.

Earth, Sun and Moon

This week, we’ve been finding out about the Earth, sun and moon. First, we went outside to explore how the Earth and moon rotate and orbit, how day and night happen and why we have seasons. Then we came back inside to create posters showing everything we’ve learnt.

Year 5 are spending Thursday mornings at Wild about Barcombe doing all sorts of different outdoors activities leading to the John Muir Award. They’re getting mucky and loving it! This week they toasted bread over fires. Their own fire-building was more successful than last week!

Tree Physical

Year 5: please remember to bring a sandwich for toasting tomorrow. A cheese sandwich would be a good option.

Owls Curriculum Letter Term 3 & 4 2018

Space links

Here are the links for some of the videos we’ve been watching as part of this topic.


Today we were presented with a pile of fruit and spices and some toilet roll and had to work out what on earth they might be for. It turned out they were to show the relative sizes of the planets and the distances between them. Mercury was represented by a peppercorn and Jupiter by a watermelon. We went out onto the rec to map out the distances between the planets. One sheet of toilet roll represented 16,000,000km.
On the photo, it’s quite tricky to even see Neptune (which was represented by Ruby holding a lime!)

Reindeer Invasion

Yesterday morning, Owls Class found that their classroom had been wrecked by reindeer over the weekend. The tables and chairs were upside down and there was reindeer poo all over the place! A video had been sent from Rudolph showing the reindeer dancing on the tables. We’re hoping they don’t return!