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Welcome back!

Attached is the topic web for Eagles class this term for your information.

PE will be on Tuesdays and Fridays. We will be doing tag rugby on Tuesdays and hope the field will eventually dry out enough to be usable - so do expect some muddiness towards the end of term!

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Mumbai Calling

This week we have been learning about Alexander Graham Bell. Here are 5 facts about him that we found out:

  1.  His father gave him his middle name for his 11th birthday
  2. Bell was interested in communication because his mother was deaf
  3. He filed his claim for the patent on the telephone only hours before his rival, Elisha Gray did
  4. A famous Alexander Graham Bell quote is: "Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."
  5. On the day of Alexander Graham Bell's funeral, all phone calls were suspended for one minute in the US in honour of his work

by Charlie H

Today we made toad in the hole. Firstly we got a bowl and added 85 grams of flour then 100 mls of milk after we cracked a egg also a pinch of salt. In the oven there was some sausages,we added the batter and put it into a very hot oven for about 20 mins. When they were in the oven we watch them rise. When they came out of the oven they were really hot. We had to wait for them to cool down before we ate them. We all enjoyed  the toad in the hole, apart from Leo who shared his with Mrs Holt and Theo!

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Eagles spent a very enjoyable day on the whole school trip to Nature In Art in Twigworth. They were extremely well behaved on the coach on the way there despite their palpable excitement.

Our first session was wet felting. Each child used wool to create minibeast pictures. It was the first type of crafting I have ever seen where you finish cleaner than when you started!

Next we looked around the sculpture garden, the main house and met the artist in residence. The sculptures in the garden were mainly minibeasts made from farming implements. There was also an enormous golden eagle in the centre which we felt was very appropriate! The main house contained photos from a competition. They were of British wildlife and were stunning. Some of the locations looked so beautiful and it made us appreciate how lucky we are to live in the UK. There was also so origami - some using Tunnocks wrappers and Lottery tickets!

The artist was called Chris Sinden and he showed us how he used linoleum to create amazing pictures of birds. He cut into the lino using special tools and printed different coloured paints on top of each other to get the colour he wanted.

In the afternoon we made wire flowers. The Eagles created loops of wire and dipped them into a paint called Fantasy Film to create a translucent stained glass effect. This was the most popular workshop of the day.

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