Eagles are high flyers, tenacious hunters and have excellent vision. Once they have a goal in mind they strive to obtain it and never let it slip through their talons. As King of Skies, they soar high with ambition and innovation.
In class 6 Eagles, the teacher is Mrs Gidley. The adults who are supporting our learning in Year 6 will be: Mrs Edmundson, Mrs Kay, Miss Evans, Mrs Mudd, Mrs Foulkes and Mrs Rose.
Please ensure that a PE kit is brought into school on a Monday and taken home on a Friday. All items of PE kit (and school uniform) should be labelled with the child's name and class.
All home learning is to be completed in your Home Learning books and will be given on a Friday to be completed for the following Wednesday. All pupils in Year 6 are expected to complete their Home Learning to a high standard and be handed in on the due date. Those pupils who have not completed the task will be expected to stay in during the first twenty minutes of Thursday lunchtime.
If there are any issues or concerns, please feel free to come in and see your teacher or contact the Team Lead Mrs Sage.
Class Teacher: Mrs Gidley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Sage: email@example.com
KS2 Lead: Mrs Foster: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 9th February 2018: Last day of Spring 1
Wednesday 21st February 2018: Music performance by percussionist, The Junkman
Monday 12th March 2018: Performance by Live Music Now duo (flautist and harpist)
Thursday 29th March 2018: The Learning Celebration
Thursday 29th March 2018: Last day of Spring Term
Monday 16th April 2018: First day of Spring 2
Friday 9th February - WHAT A TEAM!!!! - Fundraising for a defibrillator
Year 6 have done an amazing job today by raising money for a defibrillator that we are hoping is going to go near our school. They organised events and got the whole school joining in to raise their heart rate!
Friday 9th February - Art - 'Creating Ideas'
Year 5 and 6 are starting an Art project and as part of this we are drawing together images that inspire us about the sea. Eagles had a go at creating some ideas and patterns in our Art books that remind of the ocean.
Wednesday 17th January - Maths
In Maths, Eagles are developing their Geometric Reasoning by looking at Nets of 3D shapes. They are able to draw and build nets and describe the properties of the finished shape.
Friday 12th January - Art - Photography
In Art, Eagles are exploring Photography as an expressive medium. Using the title 'A Different Perspective', the children used the familiarity of the School grounds to look at their surroundings differently and express this photographically.
Thursday 10th January - Bollywood Dance
In Eagles, we have been recreating Bollywood dance positions. We have looked into the hand gestures, which are called Mudras, and included different gestures in our poses.
Monday 8th January - Maths - Missing Angles
In Maths, we having been using our reasoning skills and known facts to find the missing angles. We needed to know about the interior angles of 2D shapes, the degrees in a right angle, the angle of a straight line and other key facts.
Tuesday 28th November 2017 - Open Day
Our parents came to see all the learning that we had been doing in the Autumn Term.
Tuesday 14th November 2017 - Music - Notation
After drawing the line graphs to show our data for the shadow experiment we discovered that some of our data did not fit with the rest of the information we had. As a class, we discussed how we could make our results as accurate as possible when we repeated the investigation. We decided to: stick the piece of paper to the table so it didn’t move, keep the metre stick at a perpendicular angle to the table, keep the torch parallel to the table and to mark where both the metre stick and the cube were positioned. This time our results were much more reliable. We plotted them onto the line graph so we could compare both sets of results.
Tuesday 14th November 2017 - Music - Notation
In Music, we used a 4 by 4 grid to follow a beat and used our hands to clap when we needed to. After that, we added different instruments to make the rhythm. Once we had got the hang of it, as a class, we split into groups to have a go at composing our own music. We used different shapes to represent different instruments on the grid. Once we had decided what to do, we practised together and then performed it to the rest of the class.
Tuesday 7th November 2017 - Dance - Breakdancing
Year 6 had an exciting morning learning how to breakdance. We had Matt from 'Just 4 Funk' in to demonstrate and teach us, which ended with a dance battle to show off our new moves.
Friday 3rd November 2017 - ICT - My personal Robot
During our ICT session this week, we have been working out how to complete a simple programing sequence. As a group, we have been writing down a sequence of instructions for someone else to follow. If the instructions were not correct we reported a 'bug' and the group had to check the information that had been given and write down any corrections. The sequence was then tested again until the "Robot" could complete the task.
Autumn 1 - Dance
In Dance in Year 6, we have been using photographs to create dances. We created solos, duets and group dances which then ended in a whole class dance showing the different way photographs are taken and used in everyday life. We had to focus mainly on smooth transitions between each element of the dance. These photographs show us in our tableaux in the group part of the dance.
Wednesday 11th October 2017 - Visitor - NHS Radiographer
We have been lucky enough to have a third visitor in Upper Years. This time we had a Radiographer who works for the NHS. We had a look at all the different area of expertise that a Radiographer could do. We also learnt that the NHS see 1 million patents every 36 hours! We looked at X-rays and had to work out what was wrong with each patent. On one X-ray the patent had 6 fingers!
Tuesday 10th October 2017 - Visitor - Police
Today we had a detective in school. We learnt all about how to put together different clues to help us solve a case. In groups, we took our fingerprints. We learnt all about the history of the police force and why the police are sometimes called 'Bobbys' after the Prime Minister - Robert Peel - who help to found the police force in London.
Wednesday 4th October 2017 - Visitor - Animals in Distress
We had a visitor from 'Animals in Distress' who came to talk to us about all the animals they look after and find homes for. She told us all about the history of this wonderful charity and how it all began when a couple looked after their friends dog while she was in hospital. They have looked after thousands of animals in the last 36 years. Thank you to all the parents who were able to send in a donation for the animals at Animals in Distress. We got sent a lovely certificate to say thank you.
Friday 29th September 2017 - Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Research
Some of the Year 5 and 6 children were lucky enough to be invited to join the Macmillian Cancer Research coffee morning at Beverley Park. They were able to decorate their own cakes with butter icing and hundreds and thousands. All the children enjoyed eating them and said they were delicious! Here are some photos of our morning:
Year 6 have been lucky enough to see and participate in creating new art in unusual places. Themes of the sea, journeys and local environment that fit in with many curriculum areas were considered as they explored the Berry Head National Park. The visit included guided walks with learning in terms of Local History, Geology and Living Things. They also participated in sound Artist Chris Watson's immersive sonic installation 'No Man's Land'. They also experienced the work of Contemporary Artist Ellen Gallagher and took part in an Art workshop exploring line and shape within the unique setting of Berry Head National Park.
Monday 12th September 2017 - Electricity - Science
In Science, this term, we are looking at Electrical circuits and how they are created. We have experimented with parallel and series circuits and begun to use scientific symbols to represent our findings.