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Owls Class

The Owls are a class of Year 5 & Year 6 with their teacher Mrs Palmer and TA Mrs Jones. This term they are exploring how it was like for a family to live during WW2.



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A visit from Winston Churchill

posted 18 Sep 2018, 10:45 by Alannah Palmer   [ updated 19 Sep 2018, 07:43 ]


In Owls we had an immersive WWII experience with a historian.
We listened to famous Churchill speeches then went on to write and perform our own.
We also looked at propaganda posters from the time. This was a fantastic afternoon to help us to get an overview of many aspects of life during WWII before we study parts in more detail.

Drumming workshop

posted 16 Sep 2018, 01:51 by Alannah Palmer   [ updated 19 Sep 2018, 13:14 ]

This week we had a drumming workshop using the African drums. Although many of the children were tired after forest school, we were able to create a short composition that was shared with the rest of the school in the afternoon. We will continue to learn about rhythms, beats and tempo using the drums this term.
More pictures and videos are available on tapestry.

First Week of the Year

posted 9 Sep 2018, 07:18 by Alannah Palmer   [ updated 9 Sep 2018, 08:22 by Francesca McLoughlin ]

Welcome back to Owls and welcome our new two class members: Greta and Oska. I have really enjoyed my first week at Sparkwell. The children have been polite, helpful and friendly to me and each other - what a great start to the year!
We have spent the week exploring what it means to be a good learner through solving mathematical problems, establishing our reading routines and creating our designs for our bags in art. So far we have recognised the importance of listening well; persevering (even if the learning is a challenge or not quick to do); trying out ideas and then evaluating before continuing; taking our time to ensure we have been successful; and praising ourselves for what we have accomplished even if the work is not 'finished'. I hope the class will apply these effective learning skills over the course of the year.

Marine day

posted 21 Jun 2018, 00:38 by mkearn@sparkwell.devon.sch.uk


Cam toys

posted 19 Jun 2018, 00:27 by mkearn@sparkwell.devon.sch.uk

This week we have been focusing on making cam toys.

A sunny day in the woods

posted 21 May 2018, 00:35 by mkearn@sparkwell.devon.sch.uk


We tried lots of new activities at Ivybridge community college.

posted 21 May 2018, 00:30 by mkearn@sparkwell.devon.sch.uk


Forest school

posted 26 Apr 2018, 04:17 by mkearn@sparkwell.devon.sch.uk


Making robotic frogs

posted 12 Mar 2018, 04:23 by mkearn@sparkwell.devon.sch.uk


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