Eagles Class Blog

October 2, 2015
by eagle

Dream Snatcher Chapters

Last week we wrote some excellent chapters based on The Dream Snatcher. Here are some of them:


“Quick, run!” shouted moll. They ran for the well they could still hear the growling sound of the hounds chasing behind them . “Quickly!” screeched Alfie they ran as fast as they could, the trees stood tall like soldiers in their way “Moll!” shouted Alfie. Moll slightly tilted her body up “Moll!” said Alfie cheerfully. Moll stood up. With the brutal mark on her forehead, they both ran towards the well. They finally reached the well- it was rusty and grey “It’s not there,” said Alfie

They both glared in to the ancient water of the old well “Where is it?” asked Moll

“It’s there,” replied Alfie, “On the top,” he said. They both looked at the top of the well, on it were the words

Look down and you will see the amulet all bright and green. The both stared down it was not there they glared up the hound glared back at them with there bright green eyes.

By Hayden


”Come on the hounds are outside!” shouted Moll. Before very long, they were running out of the house as fast as they could. Moll was breathing as fast as the wind. Alfie clutched Molls hand so tight that she couldn’t move it. Meanwhile Gryff was stumbling behind them as slow as a snail. The hounds were snarling at Moll. But she wasn’t scared at all.

Suddenly Skull appeared in front of them, they all held to a stop. “Skull why are you here?” questioned Alfie. “I am here to tell you that you are very close to the well.” said Skull. Then Skull slowly disappeared into thin air. They still kept walking, meanwhile Skull was only one mile away from them at the well. Suddenly the hounds reappeared, they started to move closer to them!

By Lillie

Another howl rang out sending shivers down their shaking bodies. “We need to hide,” Moll exclaimed pointing towards the roof. Scrambling up the Moll saw Gryff nodding his head. He would keep her safe, she knew it. Hauling Alfie up, Moll noticed Melantha standing in the middle of the moonlight lit clearing. “They’re coming!” screeched Moll helping Gryff onto the roof. Like raging bulls, the hounds pounced on Melantha ripping her up like a wet piece of paper.


The hounds circled the wagon while Moll, Alfie and Gryff scoured their brains for a plan. Scratching at the wagon, the hound’s seeked their next victim. Suddenly Moll exclaimed, “Let’s jump!” Showing shocked faces they agreed. Despite the fear inside, Moll pushed forward and leapt of the wagon. Landing a crouch position, Moll started running. Trees stood like soldiers, trying to keep her in. Every silhouette looked like a monster. She looked behind to see Gryff, Alfie and a closing pack of wolves.


By Morgan


“Come on the hounds are really close!” Moll shouted. Suddenly, the door creaked open red eyes stood before it. Quickly Melentha shouted “Run up to the attic and hide,” So they did. Gryff and Moll hid in a giant box, Melentha hid behind the door and Alfie hid in an old wrecked bath. As fast as lightning, the hounds came racing through the attic door and ran over to the box that Moll and Gryff were hiding in. A hound grabbed Molls arm and yanked her out of the box. As fast as they could, everyone came out of their hiding places and grabbed her other arm and pulled her away from the hounds.


Swiftly they ran out of the house and into the woods, when all of a sudden they bump into Skull. They were trapped. Until Moochie appeared on Jinx. Moll jumped on and helped everyone else up. They started riding towards the camp. In a flash they were there. However, when Moll, Alfie, Gryff, Melentha and Moochie hopped off Jinx’s back they looked up and BANG! Skull was there standing before them with the evil hounds…

By Rosa




October 2, 2015
by eagle



We have completed our Selfie project and below are the finished articles…… If you think you can spot someone you know then comment and guess…. Please only comment using a first name (otherwise we won’t be able to post it!)



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September 25, 2015
by eagle
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Wow! What a week….

We have had a busy week this week…. We have visited Testbourne for MFL day. A fantastic time was had by all. We loved tasting the German food – Salami, De Herring and Pretzels! We even learnt some Arabic!

On Thursday we had a visit for the legendary Abi Elphinstone!


Abi is the author of our class novel The Dream Snatcher. We have been enjoying the adventures of Moll, Gryff and Alfie immensely. We love that Moll is strong female character with real punch and of course Mrs Alvis loves Gryff!



We have been learning about story writing through the Dream Snatcher and it was amazing to get some real life tips from Abi. We are now all really inspired to write and the chapters we have written today are second to none!

Abi told us about how she finds her great ideas for her stories. She spoke about how to really immerse yourself in the world in which you are creating. She gave us great tips of never giving up even when you face rejection. We even managed to get some spoilers out of her. She then signed a few books and took loads of questions before heading off on her trip to live with a tribe in Mongolia for two weeks!!! What a fantastic adventure :-)

The best news is that she has agreed to be our Patron of Reading which means we’ll be able to see her again and get some more ideas. We love reading about Moll and her adventures and are really looking forward to the next instalment in February. Here are some pictures of her time with us:


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This afternoon we have finished our artwork and completed the final test of our 3 week spelling cycle – Mrs Alvis is super proud of our hard work to improve our spelling.

Daniel was our Leading Learner this week – he completed a fab ‘Selfie’ collage.

Onwards and upwards to what appears to be a ‘normal’ week next week!!!

Have a great weekend from the Eagles xxx

September 18, 2015
by eagle

Friday Again!

We’ve had a great week in Eagles. We’ve worked super hard in maths and have learnt to add and subtract fractions and convert improper fractions to mixed numbers. We also completed our first attempt at the ‘all new’ Arithmetic Test…. It was very hard! We all put in a good show and ‘The only way is up!’ (Baby!)

In English we have written newspaper reports and have been using reported and direct speech.

We continued our collages and have had fun in Hockey (despite the weather!)

Mrs Alvis is particularly proud of our spelling efforts this week and the new system is working well :-)

This afternoon we met our buddies and enjoyed reading them a story or two.

Next week we are looking forward to our Abi Elphinstone visit!!

We are currently mid science and are designing a fan for the Lighthouse Keeper to blow away the mist!

Happy Friday everyone!!!


Here we are at work:

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September 14, 2015
by eagle

Further 10 Spellings for Cycle 1

If you achieved 12/15 or more on Friday’s test these are the next 10 words to learn:

10 more unstressed vowel spelling words











If you are trying again the spellings are in the post below!

Good Luck!

September 11, 2015
by eagle

First Week Fun!



We’ve had a great first week in Eagles Class. We have been writing newspapers in English, learning some super hard multiplication methods in maths and creating amazing collages in Art!

Selfie Project

Our Art topic is themed around Selfies! We have been exploring why people take Selfies and where we might see them. We took some of our own with the iPads and have traced the main features onto acetate. We have used this to create a frame for collaging. Here are some of our Selfies and the start of our collages!

We look forward to sharing the finished project with you….

This afternoon we are starting Science!


Happy Friday!

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September 7, 2015
by eagle

Spellings Week Beginning 7th September

Here are your first 15 words:
















If you are stuck for ways to learn your spellings try:

www.spellingcity.com – (an American site)


These will be tested on Friday 11th September.


Happy Spelling!


Mrs Alvis :-)


May 24, 2015
by eagle
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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:



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!


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