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. We are very lucky to have Mrs Southern as our TA.
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 a 3 day residential to Portland where they take part in kayaking, raft building, coasteering and many problem solving activities resulting in lots of team building!! A 3 day residential to London where the children take in the sights of our capital city is also held. They experience a variety of enjoyable landmarks such as Westminster Abbey, Tower of London and The Houses of Parliament. A trip to the theatre to see Lion King was a 'Wow' factor for everyone!
We also participate in a whole range of sporting activities, including, tag rugby, athletics, cricket, hockey, high 5’s, football and the Mini Marathon.
Summer Term 2023
Tuesday 6th June 2023
Welcome back after a week of glorious weather! I hope you all had a lovely time with family and friends.
A reminder, with the sun continuing to shine this week too, sun cream needs to be applied at home and both hats and water bottles are essential.
Our focus in English is flash backs linked to 'The Piano.' We will start with character description using a range of sentence openers and vocabulary. The children will be encouraged to expand sentences to add detail.
In maths we will be starting a new topic of measurement. This will involve investigating metric units of length, weight and capacity and comparing them to imperial measures.
Year 6 will start theme projects involving consolidation and problem solving. Our first project is linked to a bakery where we will be finding best values, profits/loss and best suited packaging.
On Wednesday, a maths teacher from South Wilts Grammar School will be working with us on problem solving activities which sound fun, exciting and we will enjoy the challenges!
We will continue looking at Animals including Humans in science. We will be investigating what happens to our heart rate when we carry out exercise for different durations.
In RE, we will explain what Christians think happens when we die - how they mark death and the types of ceremonies which might be held.
Our National Park topic continues with naming and labelling those within the UK, their location in relation to major urban cities and the types of activities people might undertake in this type of landscape.
Well done to the following children who passed Bikeability. You scored high and the instructors were impressed. Ride Safe!
Henry, Ayse, Edie, Phoebe, Ellie, Tyler, Mack, Aiden, Leo and Harrison.
Monday 12th December 2022
The end of term has finally arrived and the children are feeling very Christmassy!
Eagles will be off timetable for the week as we engage in many activities such as the Carol Service on Tuesday, Christmas Party on Wednesday and our school Christmas Dinner on Thursday!
I will not be setting homework this week and we will restart in the new year.
Thank you all for your support this year. I wish everyone a very happy Christmas and enjoy the holiday with family and friends! I look forward to seeing you again in 2023!
Monday 5th December 2023
As Christmas edges nearer, we are finishing off our topics and presenting our work to each other.
In English, our own biography on Tim Peake will be completed, peer and self-assessed and new targets set for non-fiction writing. SPaG homework will be handed out on Friday and that will be the last piece before Christmas.
In Maths we will be ending our unit on Calculations. Year 5 will be problem solving with both multiplication and division. Year 6 will be looking at the order of operations (BIDMAS) and problem solving with long multiplication and division.
With units of work completed in both Science and RE, our focus will be on Art and creating our own mosaic with coloured pieces of tile. The children have already created a design, and now will be concentrating on making it come to life!
This will be the last week I will set homework before Christmas. We will resume the same arrangements in the new year.
I will be sending home a letter this week regarding the class Christmas party on Wednesday 14th December. That is also the day Secret Santa gift will need to be in school.
Have a lovely weekend.
Knowledge Organisors Autumn 2022
Knowledge Organisors Summer 2022
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