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Our question for Term 5 is:

Are you a content creator?

French - Bonjour Berthe!

 

Ce trimestre, Eagle Class a écrit des histoires en Français. Leurs histoires sont basées sur "Bonjour Berthe" que nous avons utilisé pour enrichir notre vocabulaire Français. 

This term, Eagle Class wrote stories in French. Their stories are based on "Bonjour Berthe" which we used to enrich our French vocabulary.

 

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In Term 4, Eagle Class began writing their own extended narratives after taking inspiration form our focus text 'Sky Song'.

In Term 5, the children are going to finish writing their stories with the final battle in chapter four! Once their stories are complete, the children will choose their favourite chapter and upload a voice recording of them reading it on this webpage.

Our question for Term 4 is:

Who Survives?

Forest School - Hotdogs & Dens

This week Eagle Class continued to develop their campfire cooking skills. The children have spent Term 4 learning how to safely light, maintain and then extinguish a campfire. This means they are now able to set up and run a campfire taking a leading role while an adult watches rather than needing an adult to give continuous instruction. 

Active Maths - The Four Operations

The Four Operations! Eagle Class worked independently or with a partner this week in their Active Maths session to solve a series of challenges which developed their knowledge of formal written methods for the four operations. Active Maths sessions are designed to help boost confidence and make Maths more engaging! 

Fran├žais - Les lieux en ville!

In Term 4, Eagle Class have been expanding their French vocabulary by focusing on places we find in a large town or city. They have been practising their pronunciation and in groups they have played a memory game with vocabulary cards. They have also designed a new large town and labelled all the places in French.

This week Eagle Class continued to develop their campfire cooking skills. The children have spent Term 4 learning how to safely light, maintain and then extinguish a campfire. This means they are now able to set up and run a campfire taking a leading role while an adult watches rather than needing an adult to give continuous instruction. 

February Half Term Challenge 2022

Our question for Term 3 is:

Can you adapt?

Writing - Kazakh Eagle Hunters

To be a successful writer in Year 6, the children must be able to write efficiently across a wide range of genres. After learning that the author of 'Sky Song' spent time with Kazakh Eagle Hunters to inspire her main characters, Eagle Class spent time learning about these nomadic people who live in Mongolia and turned their research into a non-chronological report. They had to use formal informative language, bullet points for a list, a title & sub-headings and think carefully about how to incorporate an embedded clause to write a complex sentence. 

As part of our Topic question "Can you adapt?", Eagle Class have been developing their fire lighting and fire management skills in Forest School. They were taught the importance of safety when building, lighting and maintaining a fire. The class also learnt different ways to safely light a fire using a range of kindling. This session challenged them individually and as a team because they had to use their resilience to persevere when the kindling wouldn't light straight away and work together to encourage each other too.

Music - Ukulele

This week Eagle Class have been continuing to play their ukuleles with increasing confidence and control. In groups, they have also begun to improvise and compose music using the chords they have been taught so far and experiment with different strumming patterns.

Our question for Term 2 is:

Dunce or Darling?

Christmas Tree Decorations

For their contribution to the school Christmas tree, the class made decorations during their Forest School session this week out of natural materials. They created a festive design by hammering nails into wood slices and then using coloured wool to join the nails together.

Magic Display

For their winter display, Eagle Class voted and chose the word "magic" as their theme. Following from anti-bullying week, we focused on designing magic wands which could fix problems in the world like bullying. We then wrote fantasy-style descriptions of where the wands came from, how they were created and their powers. The class also wrote rhyming poems about the problems in the world they would fix if they had a magic wand.

Descriptive Writing

As part of our work on "Street Child", Eagle Class have written a descriptive piece of writing about His Lordship's House who some of the characters visit. We used this opportunity to learn how to write description:detail - or de:de sentences - where they used a colon to separate two relative clauses. The first half of the sentence should be a short description followed by the second half which adds greater detail. 

Class Flag

Eagle Class have designed a class flag which represents all the values we stand for as a class. They spent time coming up with a list of the top 24 values which they aspire to and then created a collaborative piece of work. These values also form an important part of our class charter.

Norfolk Lakes Residential 2021

 

Our question for Term 1 is:

Why do we have to leave? 

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 created "offerings" to give back to the forest as a way of showing our appreciation for nature and all that it provides us with. 

DT - 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.

Music - Replicating Sounds of the Blitz

As part of our topic on WWII, Eagle Class listened to recordings of the Blitz. They then worked with a group to replicate the sounds of a blaring air raid siren, the crackle of gun fire and the deep booms of bombs falling. They used a wide range of percussion instruments and even thought about using symbols as a form of informal musical annotation to record their compositions. 

Active Maths - Solve the Clues

Solve the clues! Eagle Class worked with a partner this week in their Active Maths session to solve a series of challenges which utilised their knowledge of a wide range of essential maths skills. Active Maths sessions are designed to help boost confidence and make Maths more engaging! 

Useful Information For Supporting

Your Child At Home

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:

Username:ald

Password:ing

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:

Username:ald

Swipe code: starting at the top left form the shape of a capital L

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