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Ashmead provides its children with two everlasting things, one is roots, the other wings.

Week 4 & 5

As we were so excited about the Owl visit, we decided to research some information about Barn Owls. 

We found out lots of interesting information. Did you know, Barn owls can turn their heads 270 degrees? Barn owls eat small mammals such as voles and mice but they also sometimes eat frogs.


A few days later, Sue sent us a letter that explained that she wanted to buy a new owl: a Snowy Owl. She wanted us to research this type of owl and to write a non-chronological report all about Snowy owls.

We really enjoyed researching this owl, as there were many differences compared to a Barn owl.

Did you know, Snowy owls can eat up to 7-12 mice a day? Snowy owls are 70cm tall and weigh 3kg (the same as 3 full bags of sugar!).


Mrs Furresdonn-Wood brought in some real owl pellets! Some of us loved wearing gloves to pull apart the pellets to see what the owls had eaten - we found rat skulls, shrew skulls and many bones and fur.

*Beware of the photos - if you are squeamish, don't look!*