Welcome to Owl Class at Yeoford Primary School. Mrs Gillon teaches the class on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and Mr Bossence teaches on a Wednesday.
We hope you enjoy looking at all the exciting things we get up to.
Year 5 and 6 had a great week away with the other schools in the hub. I am incredibly proud of every one of you for how you challenged yourself and embraced the week.
Well done Owls - enjoy this video as a reminder of the week.
Biomes of the world!
Our topic this term has been Biomes and we have learnt how the world can be split up in to different ecosystems. Together we learnt about deserts and the tundra and then different groups researched the others. The children were challenged to write a non-chronological report about their chosen Biome and then create a diorama which reflected the landscape.
For Sport Relief, we dressed up in out pyjamas and completed challenges on the playground.
We followed videos to try and create different book characters. What do you think of Willy Wonka?
In Owl class we have trialled using Kahoot and Quizlet to test our knowledge on different topics. This week we challenged each other to see who know the most about Biomes of the World and in maths we raced to find definitions linked to measures in the quickest time.
Happy World Book Day!
Children in Owl class and across the school dressed up as their favourite book character for World Book Day. We also took part in 'Stop, Drop & Read' - where Owl Class took it very seriously and hit the deck as soon as they heard the bell!
The 500 word story launch
The children in Owl Class have started to plan their 500 word story. We watched the live lesson and picked up lots of tips. Once we've written our stories we will share some of them here - stay tuned!
Year 5 and 6 took part in a Playleader training session where they learnt lots of skills and ideas to help them keep break and lunchtimes fun and active. Mr Gillon, a PE teacher from QE School, spent the morning with them going through lots of games and activities as well as looking at the qualities needed to be a Playleader.
Our Local Area
The children in Owl Class have created Yeoford out of Lego. We enjoyed discussing how the village has changed over time and some of the changes that have happened in their life time. In the classroom we have a topic table with lots of pictures and information about our local area.
Did you know, Yeoford has previously been known as Yewford, Ewford and Uford and originated from three farmsteads!
In English the class have been using the book 'A Drove of Bullocks' as the inspiration for their writing. Children have been trying to convey information concisely using expanded noun phrases and creating relative clauses within their sentence.
Listen to Lexi expand her sentence about turtles and Jasmine tell you about an 'Irritation of siblings'.
Mrs Ley is let off!
Owl class were incredibly lucky to have a visitor this week. Joss, a Barrister from a local chambers, gave the class an insight into life in court. Hearing about the 'cake crumb crime', he led us through a mock trial where the jury decided that Mrs Ley was in fact, not guilty!
It was a really interesting session and the children were also able to try on wigs and gowns.
Life in prison
Brian took time out of his busy schedule to come in and talk to Owl class about life as a prison officer. We learnt about the different types of prisons and then got to find out about what happens on a normal day in Exeter prison. The children (and Mrs Gillon) were absolutely fascinated and enjoyed hearing lots of stories about what life is like inside the prison.
Thank you Brian!
E Safety assembly
Owl class were tasked with preparing an assembly for the rest of the school to share information about staying safe online. The children created a Powerpoint and looked at specific apps and websites which children need to be aware of.
Owl Class at Exeter Crown Court
Last week we were lucky enough to visit Exeter Crown Court. We were met by a court usher who took us in to a court room and introduced us to Judge Johnson. After a few questions we were able to sit in the public gallery and watch a real life case! The Judge also allowed us to have our photo taken in a judicial wig at the Judge's bench.
This was a fantastic trip and the perfect way to start our topic, Crime & Punishment.
Mrs Ley asked the children to design their own wallpaper. They created a motif, pressed it on to a polystyrene tiles and then printed this on paper for a wall display.
The cake crumb crime!!
Unfortunately, a serious crime took place over the summer holidays. Mrs Gillon was looking forward to a nice slice of cake and a cup of tea but someone got there first!
Owl class processed the scene, interview suspects and analysed evidence to find the culprit.
Please find links to resources that may be useful for children in Owl Class.