Owls 2016-17

Owls Blog 25.11.16

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This week we have read the traditional tale of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. A traditional tale is a story that has been told and re-told for many years, and consequently, becomes a story that almost everyone knows. Traditional tales are also referred to as fairy stories or fairy tales

In the story of the 3 Billy Goats Gruff a troll lived under the bridge. (Pixie)

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We looked through the story and found different ways of saying ‘said.’ We could use ‘growled’ (Lenny) or roared. (Vilte)

We have thought about using the main events from the story to write a new story. First we looked at different settings.

A setting is where the story happens. The 3 Billy Goats Gruff is set in the valley and they had to cross a bridge. (Harry C)

We thought of different characters we could use in our story. Some ideas were 3 pigs or 3 crocodiles.

My story is about 3 wolves and a crocodile. (Albie)

My story is about 3 owls and a wolf. (Abigail)

We have drawn our own story map of a new story. My story is about 3 bunnies. (Ellie-Mai)

We have used the story in lots of our learning this week. We have also made a pop up puppet and investigated the best material for building a bridge for 3 model goats.

A bridge might need extra layers to give it support. We made sure our lego bridge had extra support underneath it. (Alfie)

Lenny, Ellie-Mai and Elsie made their bridge with lego bricks and it was successful because it had enough support either side of the table across the gap.

Lots of bridges are made out of triangle shapes. (Charlie C)

Some bridges are made out of metal, some can be made from stone and some can be made from brick. (Jayden)

A bridge needs to be strong to hold heavy things. (Chloe)

In Maths we have been working hard with numbers to 100.

We have been using a 100 square. (Jayden)

We have been finding 1 more and 1 less. (Erin)

We have also been using numicon to make these higher numbers.