Eagles is a delightful class of hardworking children who are making the most of all the many opportunities available to them.
Mrs Andrews is the class teacher - she really enjoys teaching Years 5 and 6 and has years of experience with these age groups. Mrs McCarthy is our Teaching Assistant and is a valuable member of the team.
In addition to English and Maths, the children study a wide range of cross-curricular topics. In History, their research includes the World War II and the Ancient Greeks - with a visit to Tisbury by train as an evacuee and creating a Greek temple in their classroom! In Geography, the children study the Rainforests in North and South America.!
Outdoor pursuits are encouraged in Eagles class with children experiencing the delights of abseiling, raft building, archery, and the zip wire, resulting in lots of team building!! We also participate in a whole range of sporting activities, including, tag rugby, athletics, cricket, hockey, high 5’s, football and the Mini Marathon.
Week beginning Monday 23rd November 2020
This week, in English, we will be completing our final copy of Sir Isaac's biography. We are focusing on editing our work for grammar, word choice and spellings.
Our class novel is now Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. We are having great discussions and and making excellent predictions.
We will be continuing with fraction activities. Alongside this, Year 5 will be working on calculations with Mrs Hunt whilst Year 6 will work with me and moving on to algebra - which they are excited about! I am impressed with the number of children achieving full marks in the times tables test. A big well done! We will be now revisiting x6 and x7, for the big championship on the 4th December.
Our curriculum block this week will be science - looking at life changes in a variety of living things including both plants and animals.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Week beginning Monday 16th November 2020
As your already know, Mrs Hunt a very experienced teacher will be joining us, every Monday morning, to work with the Year 5's. This is valuable time to focus on the needs of individual children and concentrate on areas that need to be embedded securely. At the same time, I will work with Year 6 to revise areas in preparation of the 2021 SATs.
As a whole class, we will be writing our own biographies about Sir Isaac Newton focusing on adverbs, punctuation and conjunctions to link sentences and paragraphs.
Maths focus is fractions - equivalent, ordering and comparing and recognising different types of fractions.
Our block area of the curriculum is RE. We will be looking at the best way Muslims show commitment to God and understanding Christianity.
Thank you all for returning the slip regarding your interest in the residential to New Barn, Dorchester (18th - 20th May 2021)
The response has been tremendous!
Your child will be coming home with a letter on Friday 13th November with further details.
If the trip was cancelled due to Covid, all monies would be refunded.
Have a great weekend everyone and stay safe!