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Glapthorn CE Primary School

A small and happy Christian school at the heart of its community offering challenge and opportunity to all

Barn Owls

Autumn Term 2020

Welcome to Barn Owls Class! This term, we will be exploring the big questions "How can we grow our own soup?" and "Who are we remembering?" Please click here for further information.

Autumn Term 2019

Our exciting topic for this term is 'The Train Ride'!  Please click here for more information.

Train Ride

​All aboard the train! Barn Owls had an opportunity to look around the Nene Valley Railway before waiting on the platform for their train

to arrive. They then climbed aboard into their carriage and found their seats before the train left the station. As the children looked out their 

windows the train rumbled through tunnels, the rolling hills of countryside and alongside the river.  ​

Sparkling Start

​Barn Owls had quite the challenge of making a train station at the beginning of the new academic year.  All the children were involved with the 

planning and designing of the station. They then had the important task of painting the train and cafe before all jumping aboard and travelling 

on their own train ride!



Summer Term 2019

This term we will be growing our own pizza.  Please click here to learn more about our new topic.

Bella Barn Owls

​All the children in Barn Owls had a very busy morning making their own pizzas and pasta and transforming the classroom into an Italian 

restaurant for their family and friends. They became real waitresses and waiters in the afternoon. They had responsibility of taking orders, 

serving food and drinks, clearing the tables and of course bring the bills to the tables! ​



The Synagogue

The children learnt about the Jewish faith when they visited the Synagogue, for their new R.E. topic. They participated in a very respectful

manner and asked some very interesting questions. They all represented the school well and should be very proud of themselves!

The Olive Grove

​Barn Owls had a very exciting morning at the Olive Grove making their own pizzas. They all made their own pizza by rolling out the dough and 

then adding their own toppings, before they were put in the pizza oven ​and eaten for lunch! 


Sparkling Start​

We have been very busy making pizza, planting seeds and finding different kinds of plants in Short Wood.​

Spring Term 2019

Our exciting new topic is The Crow's Tale, click here to find out more.

Science Day at Stibbington

​The children enjoyed a full day of science at Stibbington Day Centre. They explored both man-made and natural materials and what they can be

used for. ​They were able to create their own peices of work using natural materials they found outside and moulded shapes out of clay. 


Rainbow Day 

​For our new topic, The Crow's Tale, the children from Barn Owls came dressed in as many colours as possible to represent the Crow's rainbow

feathers. The children made collage feathers using different materials for their display board, painted feathers in different tones and explored different words to describe Rainbow Crow. ​


Around the World Trip

Barn Owls travelled around the world in one day. 


Christmas Craft Day

Barn Owl children had an exciting day making different Christmas Crafts.


Design Technology Week

​The Barn Owls have been very busy creating their own moving aeroplanes.


The Barn Owls tested their completed aeroplanes. 


Imperial War Museum Duxford

​We had all a lovely day at Duxford. The children enjoyed looking at the aircrafts from the past to the modern day planes and particularly 

enjoyed walking through Concorde. ​


​Superhero Day

​All the children have transformed into their favourite Superhero character. They have danced through the morning with their special

Superhero song and found their superpowers in drama. They have more exciting plans for this afternoon, including flying over 

skyscrapers and counting with 'Zero the Hero' in Maths!


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Autumn Term 2018​

We will be starting off the new academic year with our topic of SUPERHEROES!  Please click here to find out more information. 

Royal Wedding Celebrations

Today we have had lots of fun celebrating the upcoming Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle!


Summer Term 2018

Our new topic this term is 'From Short Wood to Rio!'.  Please click here for more information.​

St Leonard's Church

We walked to the local church and became church detectives for the day.​


Warwick Castle Visit

We had an amazing day out at Warwick Castle.


Dress- up Day

​We came to school dressed as our favourite kings, queens, princes and princesses. We had lots of fun making people laugh as jesters, measuring out magic potions, writing our own spells using alliteration and sharing our favourite stories with each other.


Spring Term 2018

Our exciting new topic is Castles, Kings and Queens.  Click here for more information. 

Christmas Craft Day 2017​

We have all had lots of fun in Barn Owls doing different Christmas activities!​


Autumn 2017

This term our topic is Toy Story II, click here to find out all about it.

We had a lovely day at Ely Museum looking at toys. 


We had lots of fun celebrating Harvest!


Summer 2017

This term we are going to be growing our own pizza and opening an Italian restaurant.  Please click here to find out more.

We visited Dobbies Garden Centre to find out about how to run an Italian Restaurant.  We had lots of fun!


Spring 2017

This term we are learning about London and the capital cities around the U.K. Please click here.

Autumn 2016

This term, we are learning about Superheroes.

Summer 2016

This term we are learning about how Short Wood compares to the Amazon Rainforest.

Woodland Animal Visit

On Tuesday 10th May, we had a visit from some very exciting guests.  Dave from Raptor Xotics brought lots of woodland animals for us to see. We got to stroke a rat, a grass snake, a hedgehog, a slow worm, an owl and more exciting animals.  The children loved it and were all very brave!​


Spring 2016

Watch out for royalty at Glapthorn School this term as Barn Owls Class find out about Kings and Queens.  The children are visiting some castles and turning into Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses themselves!  Some of their work will be displayed in Oundle Library in May/June to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday.  They are also finding out about special Christian buildings and comparing them to special buildings of different faiths.

Rockingham Castle Visit

We visited Rockingham Castle as part of our fabulous finish to end our topic on Kings, Queens and Castles.  Everyone had a fantastic time!


Autumn 2015

​During the Autumn Term, Barn Owls class found out about old toys and put on a puppet show!