Eagles Class Blog

November 13, 2015
by eagle

Books, Books, Books….

During the last 2 weeks we have been looking at the Hampshire Illustrated Book Awards. This is a scheme in which Year 5 children across the county vote for their favourite picture book. We figured why let Year 5 have all the fun and got involved! We have looked at the following books and loved reading them all:

  • The Promise by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Laura Carlin
  • The Clockwork Dragon by Jonathan Emmett, illustrated by Elys Dolan
  • Hermelin, the Mouse Detective by Mini Grey
  • Winter’s Child by Angela McAllister, illustrated Grahame Baker-Smith
  • Lucky by David Mackintosh
  • Mr Wuffles by David Wiesner



We have completed various writing tasks based on these books. Sometimes reviewing and studying language and other times writing in character.


Today saw our final lesson of the Awards and we have been working hard to write a book review. We don’t want these to just be any old book reviews and agreed that they can be boring to write and to read. We didn’t need to look too far to find inspiration for a great book review as our lovely librarian, Mrs Clarke, is an expert!! We spent some time looking at her blog:


seeing how she makes her reviews so engaging and inspiring.

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Now we’re starting to plan and write our own reviews of one of the Hampshire Book Award titles… We’re hoping to share some on here and also maybe convince Mrs Clarke to advertise our great work with a link to our blog on hers!



Check back soon for some examples……


The Eagles!

November 9, 2015
by eagle

Spelling WB 2nd November

Year 5/6 Spellings

We will be looking at words with unusual grapheme phoneme correspondence.

Learn these 15 spellings.
















October 23, 2015
by eagle
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Day 4 and 5

Due to a lack of wifi in the building we had our final night celebrations in we were not able to blog last night. We had a really good time watching a film before an early night.


All packed up and looking forward to seeing you later



year6 x


October 21, 2015
by eagle

Calshot Day 3

Despite the weather we have had a great day at Calshot. The Wednesday ‘tired blues’ are, however, upon us and there were some sleepy faces at breakfast! These were soon banished by an array of great activities this morning……

Climbing – second session, Ringo-ing, Team Swing and Archery. Some of us climbed so high Mrs Alvis felt a little sick!!!


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This afternoon saw the rain stop and us head back to the water…. All groups were Sailing or Kayaking. A brilliant afternoon had by all but not too many photos as they were sooooooo far out to sea we couldn’t get them!


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Miss Jeffery and Miss Haighton swapped ‘shifts’ today and Miss Jeffery looks far too fresh and awake for our liking – time to induct her into the Calshot fatigue tonight and tomorrow! Mrs Newton also arrives tomorrow to take over from Mr Payne.


Evening activities are in full swing…..


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Tomorrow is some Forest Orienteering (out in the New Forest) and Trawling to name a couple of activities!


Much Love


Year 6 x

October 20, 2015
by eagle

Calshot Day 2

Well….. Mrs Alvis is pleased to announce that there was no noise past 11pm last night! We watched a film in our PJs and then retired for some well deserved rest!

Breakfast at 7.50am was a struggle but we were made a little perkier by the Full English and Cereal.

This morning saw groups Climbing, Skiing and in the Velodrome

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Some fantastic heights and speeds achieved!


This afternoon two groups went Trawling (No instant blog photos as Mrs Alvis was in a Kayak!!) they did catch only the third ever Starfish though!

Groups 5 and 6 were Kayaking and the pictures are from the last 15 minutes which was fun time. Before this both groups (and teachers) were working hard on their kayaking skills….



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Some very wet children! We were very lucky with the weather and it was quite warm out there today!


Tonight we are doing ‘Egg Drop Challenge’ and ‘Rushing Rockets’


Missing you all!!!


Here are some photos of the beautiful sunrise we saw this morning and us chilling before brekkie!


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October 19, 2015
by eagle

Calshot Day 1

A great first day…. We arrived about 10.30am and got straight into a tour. Lunch (Cheeseburger and chips) was followed by the first of our activities. They included: sailing, kayaking, initiative games and skiing. A great time was had by all with some conquering fears and worries already. Making our beds was a challenge but the teachers are quietly confident that sleeping in them won’t be so difficult. We are now off, after a scrum my dinner, to our evening activities – Rushing Rockets and Team Games.


Love from a very smiley and excitable Year 6!



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