Writer's Toolkits

We started our Writer's Toolkits this week with a focus on character names. Bob and Jeff are banned for the second year in a row! We ended up with a tournament between 8 carefully selected names, with the final being Oliver's submission 'Jonathan Thumpington' v Mckenzii's 'Amy Bottomworth'. The first vote was a draw, so we voted again - Mckenzii won by a single vote. She proudly gained the Oscar for Best Character Name. The Writer's Toolkits have blank pages this year, so we can be more creative in our presentation. We've also continued following Stanley's adventures in Holes, our class Reading Spine book. Stanley has just dug his first hole at Camp Green Lake and we have heard the backstory to his family's run of terrible luck. Our sketch books were being busily filled in with a Peter Thorpe introduction page; Lily has already studied his artwork at her previous school so she was a fantastic source of information. We've also started our Music for the term: Dancing in The Street by Martha and the Vandellas. It will be interesting to compare it to the Mick Jagger and David Bowie version and see which the Eagles prefer.

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Eagles' Oscars

Mr Major and I have been thoroughly impressed by the quality of homework handed in so far this year. Keep it up Eagles! The new homework diaries are going well and most of the class are remembering to bring them in and take them home every day. We had our first Write Here, Write Now this week: the children are eagerly awaiting the results of the Oscars! We also experimented with designing our own websites using Google Sites. Some very interesting topics were chosen - ponies, dance... even Nerf! We're looking forward to making our final site designs in a few weeks' time.

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Eagles playing football in PE

House Shields

It was lovely to welcome back Eagles class this week. There were a few nerves and quite a lot of excitement but the children all settled in very quickly. We heard lots about all the things they have been doing at home and it was fantastic to see that many children have been reading while they were off school. Mr Major and I are very much looking forward to the year ahead with them!

Our school-wide mini-topic of ‘What School Means to Me’ saw the Eagles designing their own House shields. So much creativity and hard work went into their sketchbooks - we were very impressed. Lots of shield shapes (escutcheons), ideas for House qualities and symbols were represented. 

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Microbes

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A hot topic of conversation in Eagles has been COVID-19, so we learned about the difference between viruses, bacteria and fungi. We also used glo germ gel and a UV light to test the effectiveness of hand washing with soap and water.