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Portway Infant School

Portway Infant School

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Welcome to Hawk Class!

The Hawk Conservancy

What a fabulous day we had at The Hawk Conservancy! After a short journey we started our day with sketching and discovering as much as possible about the birds. We followed this with the Wings of Africa display. We had to duck quite a lot! The Secretary Bird made us laugh as it karate kicked a rubber snake. After lunch we had more time to explore before ending our day with the Valley of the Eagles display. The vultures flew so low they almost hit our heads. We were damp but happy as we returned to school.

Owl Pellets

Today was lots of fun! We dissected owl pellets carefully using tweezers and cocktail sticks so we could find out what the owl had been eating. We were really excited to find lots of different bones and then try and match our bones with the examples to find out what each bone was.

Tim Hopgood Art

This week we have made artwork inspired by the story 'Wow! Said The Owl' by Tim Hopgood. We started by creating and layering our owl face using lots of different sized circles. We then drew our owl's body and decorated it using different chalk and pastel patterns. Don't they look amazing?

Owl Press Prints

Today we created our very own owl press print. We had to work through a range of steps to create our artwork. First we designed our owl on a whiteboard making sure it was a good size, Then we carefully copied it onto our polystyrene tile using a whiteboard pen. The tricky bit was tracing our design using a pencil and making sure we didn't push too hard. Once our tile was ready we covered it with ink and pressed it onto the paper. What a great way to start our new topic!