We arrived safely and had our picnic lunch in the sunshine. We then had fun trying to get our duvets into their covers. (some of us were better than others).
We had a lovely walk into the forest and saw the wishing tree. It was really peaceful.
On Wednesday, Owls visited Verwood Heritage Centre to learn more about our wonderful town. The children completed various activities with Mrs Munn and her group of helpers, and learnt a lot about the history of Verwood.
This week in Science, Owls learnt about how to classify and group different minibeasts. They learnt the terms arachnid, mollusc, insect, myriapod, annelid and crustacean and then planned and completed their own minibeast hunts around the school grounds. After noting down what they found, the children were then able to group them using the scientific terms and consider what makes them similar or different.
Mr Webster was very impressed with the Owls' home learning this week! Some children did wonderful sketches of Anglo Saxon houses, and other children decided to make one! Have a look at a selection of the designs below.
Owls this week have begun to learn about the Anglo Saxons. They have discovered where they came from, how they travelled and the names given to their different kingdoms. On Friday, the children were thinking about what it might have been like if an Anglo Saxon came face to face with a Roman! They thought of interesting questions that both sides could ask each other and then completed a hot seating task.
Last week, Owls wrote some leaflets about a minibeast of their choice. They spent time researching, making notes, building the notes into paragraphs and then constructing their information into a leaflet. As a lovely end to this unit of learning, the children then shared their leaflets with the Reception children!
Owls have been learning about the parts of plants and their functions this week. They started by thinking about the parts they already knew and then used a set of loop cards to discover new parts, such as the anther and the ovule, and find out their purpose. The children were then given tulips to dissect and were asked to identify the different parts.
Owls have been learning about length this week and have been converting between centimetres, metres and kilometres. On Wednesday, the children set up their own field events involving the need to measure distances. They completed the events, measured the distances and then converted them. The children were able to write the measurements in three ways, for example as 155cm, 1.55m or 1m and 55cm.
What a fun day Owls had on Thursday! To celebrate Trinity's 'Dress up as a Word Day', all of the children came to school dressed as a word of their choice. The children then completed different activities based on their words, such as limericks and word games, and paraded their costumes in the hall in front of the school. Well done to the children who won a prize!
This week, Owls had an exciting day to launch their new topic 'Crazy Creators'. The children came dressed up as an inventor (either real or pretend) and thought about their character and what their most famous invention would be. They introduced themselves to the rest of the school and then attempted to make electricity by using equipment to make circuits.
A Message from our Play Leaders.
We at Trinity believe it's important to play sports and games, not just to keep fit, but it's also fun.
Dorset has introduced a Play Leader Award Scheme for Year 4 children and upwards.
We are the play leaders this year and we are trying to gain our Play Leader Level 1 award.
We have seven tasks to complete. The main task is to organise personal challenges and activities for the rest of the children in the school to do during break times. We have lots of active games and some communication games which will be lots of fun for them.
We are especially looking forward to teaching the children these games.
During our Spirituality Day this week, Owls considered what it was like to be a member of the Trinity community. They drew a picture of themselves and, around the outside, wrote words to describe their thoughts.
The children then thought in more detail about our school values, in particular the rock and what it symbolises. They learnt the parable of the Wise Man and the Foolish Man and thought about how the message in the story linked to our view of the rock representing a strong, Christian foundation for our school. In Worship on Tuesday, Owls performed the song 'Don't build your house on the sandy land' to the rest of the school.
On Friday, Owls will be performing plays to Year 1. The children have written their scripts and are now thinking about props and costumes.
All children are allowed to bring a costume for their performance into school on Friday. They will wear it whilst performing and then get changed back into their school uniform.
Most of the props the children will need will most likely be available at school, and so they shouldn't need to bring anything else in. If the children have any particular requirements about things from home I will speak to each parent as needed.
I have also said to the children that they are able to keep the script with them whilst performing. Some children may like to learn to learn their lines off by heart but there is no need to do so.