Years 5 & 6, Eagles
Welcome to Eagles.
Mrs Sage is the class teacher. She is lucky enough to have Mrs Sedgbeer as the class TA.
News for Eagles
Eagles News 23 October
Alien encounters have taken over our lessons this week! The children have written amazing diaries as if they were aliens landing on Earth for the first time. They focused on using adverbials to make the writing more exciting. Some children even used photo editing software to create their own U.F.O. hoax pictures!
In Maths we have been focusing on dividing three and four-digit numbers by two-digit numbers and multiplying and dividing by 10,100 and 1000. Creating our own planet, complete with names, was our Science objective this week. The children had to decide whether the planet was rocky or had a gas atmosphere and whether anything could live on it. There were some fantastic creations!
Added: 23rd October 2020
Eagles News 16 October
In History we have been learning about the ancient Mayan civilisation. Using primary and secondary sources of evidence, we now know that the Mayans built houses and temples out of rock and stone. One temple has 365 steps so we wondered whether they had marked down each day for a year in order to create their own calendar. Aroha built her own temple for our Mayan display - it is amazing!
In Maths the children have been dividing using the “bus stop” method. Spooky U.F.O.s and aliens have been our topic in English. We have been studying official statements about strange sightings and are writing recounts of our own (pretend!) close encounters of the third kind.
Added: 16th October 2020
Eagles News 9 October
This week the children have been researching a person of their own choice; deciding on what information they would like to tell their readers and finally writing up their own biographies. In Maths we have been multiplying using formal written methods. Some children are multiplying numbers going into tens of thousands! In PSHE we have been talking about prejudice.We learned about Jane Elliott - an American teacher who conducted a ground-breaking experiment about racism using her own class as “guinea pigs”! It gave us all some food for thought. The children have continued to impress me in Science: this time they posed some really tricky questions about planets.
Added: 9th October 2020
Eagles News 2 October
In English this week we have been learning all about Roald Dahl. We knew he was a great writer but most of us didn’t realise that he also wrote books for adults and he was also a screenplay writer. He had an amazing life story though we didn’t like the sound of his boarding school!
In Maths, the Year 6s have been practising multiplication. They are now multiplying three digits by two digits which can be really tricky. The Year 5s have been practising estimating and approximating amounts as well as using column subtraction.
We are also working hard on producing really neat handwriting and making sure that we present all of our work as carefully as possible.
In Science the children are teaching me all about space and the solar system! They know SO much!
Added: 2nd October 2020
Eagles News 25 September
We had lovely news this week from Rebecca. During lockdown she entered a Wildlife Trust competition to invent her own nocturnal creature complete with facts and a detailed description. Rebecca invented a “batwhale” and, to everyone’s delight, SHE WON!
We also really enjoyed our Life Education visit. Katie talked to us about how to be assertive and resilient. Katie was very impressed with how the children suggested ways of staying calm but firm whilst still being polite and considerate of others’ feelings. We have now finished our stories in English and have moved onto addition and subtraction in Maths.
Added: 25th September 2020
Eagles News 18 September
In Maths this week we have been comparing and ordering numbers whilst in English we have been writing our stories and learning about conjunctions.
On Tuesday, Eagles had their first ever mindfulness experience. The session began with us learning how to breathe deeply like lions and snakes - complete with animal noises! We then practised yoga poses such as “the tree”,” downward dog” and, the children’s favourite, “the froggy!”. The lesson ended with mindful relaxation to the sound of a Tibetan singing bowl. The children really enjoyed their time and some said that they felt the most relaxed ever!
Added: 18th September 2020
Eagles News 11 September
It has been lovely having the children back this week. They settled in so quickly and were raring to go! In Maths we focused on place value and by Wednesday we were up to 10,000,000! In English we have been exploring the unfamiliar language and storytelling of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” with lots of “thou” and “ye” thrown in for good measure!
It has been a great week and we are looking forward to a lovely term together.
Added: 17th September 2020