This week we walked down to visit our local church, St Peter and St Paul, in Aston Rowant. Rev. Des told us about the history of the church and we had a look in the churchyard. We found out that some areas of the churchyard are left undisturbed, to encourage wildlife. Inside the church, Des told us about the symbolism of the building and the clothes that he wears. Afterwards, we had a look round and did some sketching and rubbings. Rev. Des even allowed us to try on his vestments!
Here we are practising and performing our original compositions outside. We had listened to a piece of classical music inspired by an imaginary animal, then created our own animal and composed a piece of music to reflect its movement and habits. The willow dome was the perfect setting for our final performance!
During R.E. enrichment week, we made Mandalas: circular, symmetrical designs which reflect the cyclical nature of life. We chose images, symbols and colours to represent who we are.
We went outside to practise the Spanish numbers we had learnt. We played lifeboats and used our bodies to make the numbers, following instructions in Spanish!
We studied the work of the artist Levon Bliss and closely observed a variety of garden wildlife. We then produced final sketches on a grand scale!
Here we are at playtime enjoying the sunshine and using our fantastic play equipment.
Here we are finding out about how the role of women has changed throughout history. All the boys sat on chairs, while all the girls had to make do with the floor. It helped us get an idea of how women must have felt when they didn't have the same rights as men!
We have been learning outside the classroom! We have been spotting and identifying leaves and trees in our school grounds. Can you believe we found 13 different tree varieties!
This week Years 5 and 6 played in a Partnership football tournament at Barley Hill School. In true Aston Rowant style, our children demonstrated determination, superb team spirit and respect for all, fair play and a growth mindset. We are so proud of all the children who took part. Well done everyone!
We love to perform in our wonderful willow dome. Here we are performing a poem to Hedgehog class.
The awe and wonder of our wilderness area....we love all the wildlife we find there.
Making christingle oranges for our candlemas service.
Keeping our sensory garden tidy by covering the beds with woodchip.
Working hard to solve maths problems
We have been practising sequences with balances in gymnastics.
In Forest Friday we have been clearing out the pond ready for Spring.
We have been learning all about the digestive system.
We have been demonstrating how much we have learnt in science by designing creative digestive systems. We have used food, material, play dough and other interesting features to make our own digestive systems. We held a learning exhibition in the classroom to teach the rest of the school how it all works.
Look at all the lovely things we have been doing
The children worked in pairs to design a gadget. We then made models of them. We used a range of persuasive techniques to promote the inventions such as posters, radio jingles, formal and informal letters and presentations.
St David's Day.
'As part of our celebration of St. David's Day, we looked really closely at daffodils to create some lovely still life drawings. We adopted the motto 'look a lot, draw a little' to help us to make our drawings really accurate'.
World Book Day In Fox Class!
Today we dressed up as our favourite book characters and shared lots of stories.
'As part of our 'Where in the World?' topic, we have designed and made our own Indian style Diva Lamps. We will decorate them to make them bright and colourful so that they catch the light - keep an eye on our blog to see our finished work!'