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Monday 17th - Friday 21st June

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Monday 3rd - Friday 7th June

 

Hello everyone and welcome back to Eagles blog! I’ve hope you had some peace over the half term, now we will tell you what us Eagles have been doing!

 

This week in writing, we have been writing descriptive settings and including lots of different words to create atmosphere.

 

In maths, we have been learning about different angles: acute, right, obtuse, reflex and angles on a straight line.

 

In computing, we have continued to learn more on scratch about variables and how they can be changed. In history, we learnt about different artefacts including coins, jewellery, pottery and statues. 

In art, we have carried on with with our backing for our graffiti name and in P.E, we learnt how to play shonk ball. 
 

Have a great weekend from Sidney, Nerys and Bonnie.
 

 

 

 

Monday 13th - Friday 17th July

Welcome to Eagles news. In our blog today we will tell you what we have done this week.
 

All the year 6 children have worked really hard and persevered this week with SATS; they all enjoyed celebrating with pizza, ice cream and a movie! Take a look at the photos below. 
 

In topic, Eagles have been learning all about self-confidence in PSHE and have also started a Banksy inspired art piece. In PE, all the children took part in some athletic races - it was great fun!

 

Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine!

 

From Nerys, Bonnie and Sidney
 

 



 

Tuesday 7th - Friday 10th May

 

Hello everyone, welcome back to our weekly blog. Read on for nourishing news from Eagles...

 

Magnificent Maths

In maths the Yr6s have been revising (a lot) for SATS next week (wish us good luck-not that we need it). The Yr5s have been learning how to calculate the area of shapes; they have also done LBQ (learning by questions).

 

Enchanting English

In English we have been writing our stories based of the video Alma about a girl turning into a doll, as well as that the Yr6s have been revising SPAG and playing lots of fun games based on reality game shows (it got competitive).

 

Amazing Art

During art we have been discovery facts about Banksy and turning those facts into posters. We also had a debate on whether graffiti is art or vandalism, what do you think?

 

Violet Vocab

In vocab this week we have learnt loads of new words:

Hesitate

Horizon

Clamber

Evacuee

Quiver

Cower

Glade

Pitiful

Unwieldy 

Graceless

 

Perfect PSHE 

During PSHE, we made posters describing how five ways to well-being contribute to a healthy lifestyle. For example; being active, giving to others, learning new skills, take notice and connecting with friends and family.

 

Hope you enjoy your weekend and enjoy the sunshine! β˜€οΈ 

 

From Bonnie, Nerys and Sidney.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 29th - Friday 3rd May

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Monday 22nd - Friday 26th April

 

Hello everyone, welcome back to our blog. We hope you’ve had a great week.

 

In maths this week, year 6 have been interpreting line graphs and pie charts and the year 5 children have learnt how to multiply factions by a whole number. 
 

In English, we made up our own mythical creature and have started to plan a set of instructions which will tell you how to capture our mythical beasts, including: a what you need list, ordered instructions, extra facts and top tips.

 

In the afternoons, we have continued to look at Ancient Greece and also other periods of history. In art, we have started to look at street art and graffiti, looking at the work of Banksy, Keith Haring and many more. We also had an interesting class discussion about whether we think certain types of graffiti is art or vandalism. In PE, we have been doing lots of athletics; learning how to properly run a relay race, pacing ourselves in long distance running and much more.

 

Hope you have a great weekend!

 

Bonnie, Nerys and Sidney.

 
 

 

 

Monday 15th - Friday 19th April

 

Hello and welcome back to our blog.

 

This week in Eagles class, we have been writing our own newspaper report based on a traditional fairytale. 
 

In maths, the year 6 children have been working hard on algebra and the year 5s have been subtracting fractions - tricky stuff!


In topic this week, we have researched significant events during Ancient Greece and created a class timeline. 


In PSHE we have been learning about drugs and how they affect people, we have also been learning about our lives in the future. In Music, we have been learning to play the ukulele. This week we were learning the notes C, F and G.


Moving onto PE. In PE, we have been doing athletics, including hurdles, running styles, throwing beanbags, fast jumping and long jumps.

 

This Wednesday, Atlas Sports hosted a Girls football competition. Upland’s team of 8 won all but one of their games, losing in the semi-finals. Luckily, they got bronze medals by drawing with Thrupp school. Hooray!

 

Hope you have a great weekend from Lily J, Dahlia and Ella.

 

 

 

 

Monday 8th - Friday 12th April

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Happy Easter Everyone!

See you back on Monday 8th April.

Egyptian Dance

 

Our PE unit this term has been dance. The children have choreographed their own routine to the song Walk Like an Egyptian. Enjoy!

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Monday 11th - Friday 15th March

 

Hello everyone welcome back to this week! We have done some very fun things. So step in our magical door to the year 6s classroom with Nerys, Sidney and Bonnie.

 

Yr 5  

The year 5s have been busy calculating the perimeter and converting grams to kilograms and millilitres to litres. They (as usual) carried on reading Emil and The Detectives. In English, we planned and wrote up a short story (Bonnie will explain more of that with the year 6s). 

 

Yr 6

In year 6 we have been doing lots of maths: converting different measurements like grams to kilograms etc. In English we have been writing short stories about mythical creatures: unicorns, goblins, fairies and more .

 

Our vocab words for this week are:

Continuous

Liaison

Jutting

Daresay

Mutter

Gleeful

Buckles

Metallic

Hysterical

 

This morning, we had someone come in to do some fencing with us all - we had great fun! Take a look at the photos below.

 

We hope you have a great weekend!

 

Sidney, Nerys and Bonnie.

 

 

Monday 4th - Friday 8th March

Hello, we are back to tell you all about our week in Eagles. 

On Thursday, kestrels were taken to The Country Dance Festival at the lesuire centre, we heard it was very fun. On Wednesday Mrs Knight took a few Eagles for a hockey festival apparently they did really well.
Now let’s hear about the Yr 6s with Nerys…

 

Yr 6 

During this week we have been doing ratio/problem solving then today we started algebra- which was tricky! As usual we carried on reading Strange Star ⭐️ and answering questions to the chapter we read. 
 

Year 5

The year fives have been doing direct speech in English (so have the year 6s πŸ™‚), they have also been doing Emil and The Detectives. Finally in maths, the year 5s have learnt equivalent fractions and percentages.

 

We also had an exciting afternoon today where we all learnt how to play the trumpet - take a look at the pictures below!

 

Well that’s it for us, have a good rest of the day see you next week.πŸ˜ƒ

 

Sidney, Nerys and Bonnie.

 

 

 

 



 

 

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Monday 26th February - Friday 1st March

 

Hello and welcome back to our class blog.

 

We’ve had another great week of learning in Eagles. In English, both the year 5 and 6 children have finished their biographies about Tutankhamun. In maths, the year 6s have been learning about equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. The year 5s have also been working hard on decimals and percentages - tricky stuff!

 

In topic, we’ve continued to learn about the Egyptians and learnt about air resistance in science. Later on this week, we completed our moving pneumatic toys - take a look at some of them below!

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Bonnie, Nerys and Sidney!

 

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Tuesday 20th - Friday 23rd February

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Monday 5th - Friday 9th February

 

Welcome back to our weekly news, we hope you’ve had a great week.

 

In English, we have been writing our own blogs about pet peeves, things that really drive us crazy! What are your pet peeves?

 

Year 5s have been reflecting and translating shapes in maths and year 6 have been subtracting mixed fractions from mixed fractions by turning them into improper fractions then subtracting them.  
 

Other Subjects 

In Art we started (and some finished) our Egyptian art, we created some intricate patterns. We also had a talk from the police today about internet safety and have been working hard on balancing in gymnastics.
 

That is it from this weeks news.

 

Bonnie, Nerys and Sidney.
 

 

Friday 2nd February

Hello everyone welcome back to another weekly blog. We all hope you had a wonderful week just like us here in Eagles class. Read on for more.
 

 

Year 6 

This week the Y5s and Y6s have planned a blog in English about our pet peeves and what annoys us. In maths we have been adding fractions (parents, time to shine coming up for you) What is 1 1/3 + 2 3/4? You are not getting away with this, have a go yourself - the answer is at the end of this blog. 
 

Year 5 

The Year 5s have been dividing four digit numbers by one digit numbers using short division. 
 

Other subjects 

In art, we have been practicing Egyptian style patterns and in DT we have being discovering pressurised air systems using syringes and tubes. In Geography, we looked at non-renewable and renewable resources such as solar energy, wind energy, coal energy, geothermal energy and oil energy.
 

That is it from this weeks news (here is the answer to our maths question, 4 1/12).

 

Have a great weekend all!

 

The excellent Nerys Williams!

The amazing Bonnie Stewart!

The incredible Florence Reeve!


 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Enrichment Week

 

Monday 22nd - Friday 26th January

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Monday 15th - Friday 19th January

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Monday 9th - Friday 12th January

 

Hello welcome back to this weeks news. We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas πŸŽ„and a Happy New Year πŸ₯³ .

So far this week …

 

Year 5s have been multiplying two digit numbers by two digit numbers, (who would have thought) they have started a new guided reading book called Emil and The Detectives. And as well as the year 6s they have been studying a poem called Caged Bird by Maya Angelou, making their own versions and trying to learn it off by heart ❀️.

 

In year six we have been doing protractor work, order of operations and problem solving. We have started a new guided reading book πŸ“• named Strange Star🌟.  

In the afternoons, we have started our new topic learning about The Ancient Egyptians.

 

That is it from this weeks blog.

Have a great weekend and see you Monday. 
 

Nerys, Bonnie and Sidney.

Merry Christmas from all of Eagles!

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Monday 11th - Friday 15th December

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Monday 4th - Friday 8th December

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Monday 27th November - Friday 1st December

 

This week in English, we have been finishing writing our own versions of the Hansel and Gretel stories. We chose to either write updated versions set in the modern world; versions where the characters were swapped around; the back story of the witch; or, alternative endings to the original story. We have been working hard on our presentation with a big focus on joining up our handwriting and spelling.

 

In maths, Year 6 have been working on calculating missing angles in regular polygons. Year 5 have been looking at prime numbers - tricky stuff!

 

In history, we wrote a short essay about the Space Race. We included information about Sputnik, animals that were sent up to space, the first humans in space and Apollo 11. 

 

We have also all been given our parts for the Christmas play. We were allowed to choose whether we wanted a speaking or non-speaking part and have been given our scripts. We now need to learn our lines and remember to bring our script in with us to school every day!

 

See you next week,

Eagles. 

Monday 20th - Friday 24th November

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Aerospace Trip

 

On Thursday, we visited Areospace in Bristol. We were really lucky to see lots of planes from WW1 as well as old helicopters, submarines, missiles and satellites. Interestingly, we learnt that Concorde went at a speed of 1340mph. It also had only one hundred seats and very small windows - it was pretty awesome!
 

During our time at the museum, we also took part in a rocket workshop where we made our very own rockets, launched them and talked about different forces including gravity, air-resistance and thrust.

 

Have a great weekend!

From Sidney, Nerys and Bonnie.

Monday 6th November to Friday 10th November 

 

Welcome back after the half term holiday.

 

This week, in science we looked at the different phases of the moon. In maths, year 6 have been busy looking at fractions and how we can compare and order them by size. In year 5, we have been perfecting our addition skills and adding four-digit numbers together.  In English, we looked at how to create subordinating clauses in our sentences and we started a new unit of work on the book Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman.

 

We had brilliant fun going to the Sub Rooms on Thursday for a talk by the author Maz Evans - Miss Dempster even bought one of her books and got her to sign it!

 

In PSHE, we talked about friendship and the qualities of a good friend.

Monday 23rd - Friday 27th October

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Rainbow Fun Run!

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Monday 16th - Friday 20th October

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Monday 9th - Friday 13th October

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Check out our Peter Thorpe inspired art!

Monday 2nd October to Friday 6th October

 

We've had another busy week in Eagles!  In English, we have been working hard on our non-chronological reports about a made up planet. 

 

In history, we looked at the different animals that have been sent up into space: dogs, monkeys, fruit flies and even a tortoise! We were pleased to discover that some of the animals survived their trip.  In art, we have continued looking at the work of Peter Thorpe.  We've created our own versions of his work using oil pastels.

 

In French, we have written some very impressive metaphor poems about le soleil and la lune!  Have a read of a few of them below.

 

Lastly, in science, we worked in teams to do a practical demonstration of how the movement of the Earth creates night and day using a globe, a minifigure and a torch - it was fun!

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Monday 25th - Friday 29th September

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Monday 18th - Friday 22nd September 

Welcome back to week 3, hope you’ve had a wonderful week (see I added a bit of alliteration) this is what we’ve been doing.

 

Yr 6 

In year 6 we got our buddies which was really heartwarming when we were all playing on the  playground with them and chasing after a couple of them who are “very” energetic. It’s our new workout. Our year 6 class reading book is called “Crater Lake” and we all love it, right now we are on a cliffhanger and we have to wait until Monday. We really recommend it (that’s one of our spell well words recommend) it’s is a bit creepy but it is very funny and it’s about children on their PGL trip.

 

PE

In PE we did bench ball which was very fun and we got a bit carried away. Later on in the year we will be doing swimming.

 

In computing we have been learning how to stay safe online which is a very important lesson.

In DT we have been researching moon buggy’s hopefully being able to make them soon.

 

Yr 5

The year 5s class book is ‘The Week At Worlds End’.In maths the year 5s have been doing rounding. In guided reading they have been reading and answering questions on The Fastest Boy In The World. Also in English we have been writing the next chapter of Cosmic (our class book). In art we have been learning about Peter Thorpe.

 

Hope you have a wonderful weekend that’s it from the year 5/6 byeeeeeeeeee!

From Sidney, Nerys and Bonnie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 11th - Friday 15th September

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Welcome back to our blog! We hope you all had a wonderful summer break!

Collaboration Challenge!

Have a wonderful summer holidays everyone, from all of Eagles! πŸ˜ƒ

Lansdown Hall & Gallery 2023

 

It has been a great week at the Lansdown art gallery, people have been coming in to view it all week and we have had lots of lovely comments- members of the public have even bought some of our art! Take a look at the wonderful art below.

 

Have a great weekend.

From Noah and Ewan (Roving Reporters)

 

 

Monday 3rd - Friday 7th July

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Monday 26th - Friday 30th June

 

Hello everyone welcome back to Eagles class blog! We have had a very fun-packed week!

 

We did a whole school Danceathon and the year 5s have been busy doing Bikeability. We also learnt about our bodies changing in PSHE.

 

The year 6 children have made feathers for a project at Lansdown art gallery with watercolour, tissue-paper, magazines and oil pastels. In DT, we also sewed bags made out of old t-shirts.

 

The year 5s had a creative morning on Wednesday where an art teacher from Archway came in to do an art lesson with the children; the year 6s also had a year 6 transition talk where they learnt how to put on a tie. 

 

We also made sculptures inspired by Henry Moore and took them down to Stratford park and took pictures of them for our art work at Lansdown gallery. You’re welcome to come down on Tuesday 11th 5-6.30pm to view our art.

 

Next week is art week and we’re all really excited!

 

Have a nice weekend.


From your Roving Reporters Laila and Noah. 

 

 

Monday 19th - Friday 23rd June

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Monday 12th - Friday 16th June

 

In year 5, they have continued to write their own autobiography and in maths they’ve learnt about area in volume; in guided reading they finished Friend or Foe.

 

In English, the year 6 have been writing a letter based on their class book Holes. In maths the year 6 have also been working hard on plotting coordinates. In guided reading, the year 6 have continued to read strange star.

 

The weather has been so hot that we decided to take one of our WW2 artefacts outside (a water pump) to cool us down- take a look at the photos below. In DT we’ve continued with our sewing and in PE we played a game of lacrosse and improved our throwing skills.

 

Today, we had fun raising money for Book Trust on our Pyjamarama Day! We read some books outside, created some illustrations and wrote our own poems - we had great fun!

 

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

From Isabelle and Reuben!

 

 

Monday 5th - Friday 9th June 

 

In year 5, the children have been writing their own autobiographies and the year 6 children have been writing their own version of Doctor Who.

 

In maths the year 6 have been recapping the four operations and year 5 have been multiplying fractions by whole numbers.

 

In RE we learnt about symbols that are important to Christians (for example, the dove is used to show love and peace).

 

In PE we have been working hard on attacking and defending in Lacrosse and in geography we have been locating different cities in the United Kingdom. History was also great fun this week as we got to explore some artefacts from WW2- take a look at the photos below. 
 

Hope you all have a great weekend.

 

Noah and Laurie - Eagles class.
 

 

 

 

Monday 22nd - Friday 26th May

 

This week the year 5s have been subtracting fractions in maths and in English they’ve been writing descriptive sentences about Rose Blanche. In guided reading they’ve continued to read Friend or Foe by Micheal Morpurgo.  

 

The year 6 children have been working hard on graphs in maths as well as describing monsters in English. In guided reading we have continued to read Strange Star. 

 

In art we have been doing sculptures with clay based on the work of Henry Moore which was really fun, take a look at the pictures below. In French we have learnt to say places we like and don’t like and in PE we’ve focused on Lacrosse and throwing skills including the fling throw.

 

As a class, we’re really enjoying our topic and have started writing and essay in history all about the Blitz. 

 

Have a great weekend and half term.

From Noah and Reuben - year 6.

Even though we weren’t at school for most of the week, we still had the best time at PGL. All of it was amazing but we all particularly loved learning new songs (watch the video below). If you want to have a look at some of our photos from PGL, please check them out on our school Facebook page.

 

Have a great weekend from Reuben and Tate. β˜€οΈ 

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A massive well done to all the year 6 children who completed SATs this week - we are so proud of you all and we hope you have the best time on PGL!

Endurance Running

Wednesday 3rd - Friday 5th May

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Monday 24th - Friday 28th April

 

Y5 - In maths the year 5s added fractions and mixed numbers together. In English they finished their spooky πŸ‘» stories. In guided reading they also read about a book called friend or foe.

 

Y6 - In English we made a scary piece of writing based of a literacy shed short story called Alma. In maths we’ve doing SATs practice papers as well as interpreting and understanding line and bar graphs. 

 

Altogether in the afternoons we have been learning how to play the game Lacrosse and also athletics, which involved jumping and throwing. As well as this, we have been learning directions to school in French and in PSHE, we learnt about independence and responsibility. In art, we created some WW2 paintings for our display and in RE we looked at the meaning of Christianity. 
 

We hope you have a nice weekend.

 

From Laila and Laurie. 

 

 

Monday 17th - Friday 21st April

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Happy Easter Everyone!

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We all had a brilliant morning and took part in a whole school Easter egg hunt.

Have a super Easter holiday! 🐣

From all of The Eagles

Monday 20th - Friday 24th March

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In DT, we have been exploring cam movement and have designed our own long boats ready to make next week.