Owl groups

Owl Group Fun

The children have been listening to 4 different pieces of music in Owl Groups this term. The pieces of music have been Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart,  Autumn from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, La Mer by Debussy,
Jupiter from The Planets by Holst. The children have been given a brief overview about the piece of music and the composer. They have been responding to the music through their art work and discussion with each other. We are hoping to produce a display of some of the pieces of work around the school as a way of celebrating their individual interpretations. One of the other activities that the children have been doing is shared reading – enjoying picture books and stories together – a firm favourite with children and staff alike. Here are some pictures of the Owl Groups at work.

In Owl Groups this term we are making the most of being outside and concentrating on outside learning. We have been making sensory sticks by collecting different colours and textures and attaching them to card.

Tawny Owls have been studying the American painter Jackson Pollock, who was a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting. Last Friday Tawny Owls had great fun creating their own versions of this style of art work.

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Owl Group Artwork

 On Friday 13th November Hawk Owls studied the artist M.C. Escher.  We found out that Escher’s work is famous for featuring mathematical objects and operations including reflection, symmetry and tessellations.

 We worked together in our owl group to recreate his artwork. 

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All the children attending Grangefield School belong to one of our six Owl Families.

  • Hawk Owls
  • Eagle Owls
  • Great Grey Owls
  • Tawny Owls
  • Barn Owls
  • Snowy Owls

Reception children are adopted by their Owl Family after Christmas, at which point join their Owl Family in their owl group sessions.