This term Backhouse Woods has exploded with wildflowers like Bluebells. Eagle Class are spending their Forest School sessions this term creating observation sketches and watercolour paintings of the beautiful flowers while they're in bloom.
Computing - Designing Websites
As part of our Term 5 topic 'Are you a Content Creator?' Eagle Class have been working together to design a website about something they are interested in. Some children have made websites about football leagues, some have made websites about boba tea! They have been learning how to use more features of Google Slides to create their website with sub-pages and links.
In Term 4 Eagle Class have been learning about Binary Coding. They have completed a series of activities and challenges that are designed to boost their understanding of how computers operate using Binary Code.
Music - Djembe
This Term Eagle Class have been learning more about the importance of rhythm and pulse in music when completing a Charanga unit of work that focuses on learning to play the Djembe.
Art - Sketching
This term Eagle Class have been developing their observational sketching skills. They have focused on use of line and tone in order to add greater depth and detail to their sketches.
PE - Tennis
Throughout Term 4, Eagle Class have been developing their skills and techniques in Tennis. They have taken part in a variety of partner activities and have even played mini matches.
Today Eagle Class took part in a steel pan workshop which was provided by some musical visitors: https://iriesteelpanworkshops.com/ The children were lucky enough to get up close, try out 2 different steel pan drums and ask lots of questions about what it takes to learn how to play these instruments.
Forest School - Tool Skills
During our Forest School sessions in Term 3, Eagle Class have the opportunity to develop their skill and confidence working with different tools. This week, some of the children practiced safely lighting and managing a small fire while others learnt how to safely use a knife to carve wood.
Computing - Branching Databases
This Term in our Computing lessons, Eagle Class are learning about how Binary code of 1s and 0s are used to store and sort data/information in a computer. This week they have been using Binary codes to find answers within a branching database. The class then applied what they had learnt and started to create their own branching database which used Binary code to find answers instead of "yes" and "no".
This week Eagle Class have learnt how to safely use a hot glue gun to create miniature snowmen for our Class Winter Display.
This week Eagle Class put on a mini ukulele concert for the rest of the school for their class assembly. They worked really hard to learn the chords C, G, Am and F and how to switch between them to play in time with a variety of songs.
Forest School - Making S'mores
This week Eagle Class have continued to develop their understanding of how to safely light and manage a fire in Forest School. They also enjoyed making s'mores!
PE - Tai Chi and Yoga
During Term 2, Eagle Class will be developing their strength and flexibility through Tai Chi and Yoga exercises. They will learn how to also use both of these to help with their mindfulness and wellbeing.
Music - Ukulele
In Term 2 Eagle Class are learning how to play the soprano ukulele. They will learn about chords, strumming patterns and playing in the fingerpicking style.
This week Eagle Class took part in Motty's Arithmetic Hunt. In this activity they completed different arithmetic questions about the 4 operations (add, subtract, multiply & divide) with questions written in different styles to test their application of knowledge.
Forest School - Tying Knots
The philosophy of Forest School was based upon a desire to provide children with an education that encouraged appreciation of the natural world, and that would encourage a responsibility for nature conservation in later life. This term in our Forest School sessions, we have been developing our knowledge of knot tying and how we can use these knots to build more effective dens and forest crafts.
Music - Victory Song
While learning about WWII, Eagle Class have learnt a Victory Song which retells some of the key events of the war from the start all the way up to D-day and victory in Europe. Some of the class have played accompanying drums to help us all keep to the steady rhythm of the song.
DT - Cooking Woolton Pie
As part of our topic on WWII, Eagle Class have cooked a dish from wartime UK: Woolton Pie. This was a popular vegetable hotpot which used ingredients that could be grown in people's gardens when food supplies were running low. The class developed their ability to prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques as well as understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown.
Remembering Queen Elizabeth II
As a way of remembering Queen Elizabeth II, Eagle Class have spent time today writing acrostic poems about her, what she was like as a monarch and who she was as a person. Working together as a class, the children created a bank of words that describe Queen Elizabeth II and rehearsed turning them into acrostic poem lines before writing their final draft. The class have also used their research skills to begin finding out about our new monarch, King Charles III.
PSHE - Have you filled a bucket today?
This week Eagle Class have reflected about our whole school question “Have you filled a bucket today?” This concept comes from a story by Carol McCloud and teaches that everybody carries an invisible bucket to hold all their good thoughts and good feelings about themselves. Having a full bucket makes you feel good about yourself, while having an empty bucket leaves you with uncomfortable feelings. We have reflected about the difference between choosing to fill a bucket – by doing kind things for others – and choosing to dip a bucket – by acting in a mean or hurtful way. Eagle Class have reflected on the importance of kind actions in their community, and the good feelings fostered by bucket filling.
Year 6 is an incredibly important year in your child's educational journey. With time lost due to the Covid-19 lockdown, I strongly recommend using these resources to challenge and extend your child further at home:
We are now part of the Letter-join handwriting scheme and any of our pupils wishing to practice their handwriting at home can now log on to the Letter-join website on iPads and tablets as well as desktop and laptop computers.
DESK TOP LOG-IN
Go to www.letterjoin.co.uk and log in using the desktop log in boxes:
Letter-join works best on browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Opera.
IPAD AND TABLET LOG-IN
Go to www.letterjoin.co.uk and select the tablet log in button, log in using these details:
Swipe code: starting at the top left form the shape of a capital L
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