Eagles Class Blog

May 24, 2015
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The Big Reveal

Nerves were high on Wednesday as the Year 6’s waited to find out what their production is. Promised an afternoon of DVD watching in Eagles classroom, the children were super excited. They did watch a DVD…… Of sorts ……

 

The DVD revealed to Year 6 that they would be heading to a theatre to watch their production live!

 

We finally arrived in Swindon to watch:

 

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Auditions took place on Thursday and the super cast is in place and ready to ‘rock on’ after half term… Be ready people, this is one talented year group! Regular updates will be posted from rehearsals via the production crew!

 

May 24, 2015
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Florence’s Visit to Whitchurch

This week we were lucky enough to have Florence visit us from Mityana Junior School. She had a jam packed week starting with trips to London and finishing with a Barn Dance!

 

While in school, Florence worked with most classes and the children really enjoyed her company. I know Florence was really impressed with the behaviour of the children at Whitchurch. She also commented many times on the children’s motivation to work hard. Excellent stuff!!!

Below are a few pictures from her visit:

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May 11, 2015
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Election Fever Hits WPS!

Thursday saw the ‘most important vote in a generation’ we decided that voting and political debate shouldn’t just be for adults!

On Thursday morning Mrs Alvis introduced us to the election process and the main parties in worship. We looked at their policies on: education, the environment and immigration. We all listened and then discussed within our classrooms.

We voted ‘in private’ on Thursday afternoon. Our ballot boxes were stuffed and our ‘turnout’ high! The results were as shown below:

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School Results

 

Broken down across year groups and classes:

 

The class and year group breakdown

The class and year group breakdown

 

And compared with national figures:

Comparison

As you can see, our  results are fairly evenly spread for all parties except UKIP. We think this is good, as we are young we are still scrutinising governments closely and making up our minds!

We really enjoyed the chance to ‘talk politics’ and look forward to voting at 18. (or even younger depending on the results of future elections)

April 28, 2015
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Mary Anning

This afternoon we are hard at work completing 19th Century mood boards themed around Mary Anning….. Ask any Eagles you see for some facts!

 

Mary Anning

April 24, 2015
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Fun and Fossils

This week we started our Lost World project… We have learnt about fossils and made our own Fossil Era layer cake!

Fossil Layers

 

We’ve learnt some difficult technical words this week and we’ve tried to remember how to spell them too!

 

Thanks to the lovely Mrs Clarke searching for us, we read Gigantosaurus by Jonny Duddle (He wrote one of our favourites The Pirates Next Door)

 

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an excellent read……

This afternoon we have painted the skin of a dinosaur after discussing the importance of skin colour in nature. We also started cricket in games.

 

Looking forward to next week :-)

 

Have a good weekend!

April 20, 2015
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The Lost World!

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That’s right! Our Topic this term is all things Dino -related!

We found out by breaking into our own ‘egg’ – it was tough work and required some force!

We will be looking at fossils, dinosaur behaviour and also the chronology of the era!

 

Exciting!

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April 16, 2015
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The Top of the Mountain is in sight!

The Summer term is fast approaching and in Year 5/6 we have soooo much to look forward to!

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A new topic shrouded in much mystery that starts at 9am Monday morning. Teachers and LSAs have been busy planning and we CANNOT wait to share it with you :-) Eyes peeled!

The SATs are coming – now it might sound strange to be excited about these tests but here in Eagles we can’t wait to show off how clever we are! Plus the sooner they’re here, the sooner they’re over!

Rugby Tournaments – our teams are primed and ready to rock :-)

(and my favourite….) Production! The script is edited, backing tracks have been purchased and costumes are underway! Not long til we do our ‘Big Reveal’ having seen this year group’s class worships and Christmas performance it is sure to be a phenomenal show!

Cathedral trips, transition days, language days and much much more….. We’ve been talking about sliding down that mountain and we’re nearly there!

Looking forward to seeing you all back on Monday……

Mrs A x

March 6, 2015
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World Book Day

Today (Thursday) we took part in World Book Day. We all enjoyed coming to school in our pyjamas. IT made for very comfy learning! We started the day in the hall with Mr Tromans and learnt some interesting facts about famous peoples’ favourite books.

 

Our author was Jackie Morris and we looked at some of her books in the week running up to today. We noticed a trend towards animals and emotion within her picture books. After looking at her web page today, we realise she loves nature and icing in the countryside. She also loves Cats which pleased Mrs Alvis and Alex!

 

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On Thursday we completed some artwork themed around Jackie Morris’s books and here are our outcomes. We used variety of media including – sketching, watercolours and oil pastels. We found it particularly hard to paint rather than sketch our images and enjoyed the challenge.

 

Some of our art work:

 

 

 

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We really liked our author and will add her to our list of favourites including: Lauren St Child, James Patterson, Chris Riddell and Antony Horowitz. During this term our class novel has been ‘ The Apothecary’ by Maile Meloy. We can’t recommend this book highly enough!

 

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December 8, 2014
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Amazin’ Rainforest

During this term we have been exploring the Amazon Rainforest. We are currently in the process of creating a Rainforest within the school library. Eagles are in charge of leaves and foliage. Tomorrow we will begin creating our designs using a range of materials. Photos to follow….

 

In the last week we have been looking at the book ‘Short’ by Kevin Crossley-Holland’ we are going to be planning and writing our own mystery stories and are hoping to post some on here.

 

This is while we gear up for Christmas and our Christmas Carol Concert – The Christmas Truce!

 

 

September 22, 2014
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Welcome to Eagles 2014!

Happy New Year!

Welcome to Eagles’ blog!

We hope to update the blog weekly – our Lead Learner will be in charge of this!

Words from last week’s Lead Learner to follow…

Our PE day is Thursday and our Games day on Friday.

We will be adding our pictures and work extracts.

We are currently enjoying our project ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and have been writing play scripts and looking at the dissolution of the monasteries in Tudor times!

Back Soon!

 

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