Eagle Class 18-19
Friday 7th September
We have had a lovely first week back in school. The children have settled in very well and have made a super start to their lessons. We have started some place value work in maths and are reading War Horse as part of our English and topic work.
Well done for such a positive first week back Eagles!
Friday 14th September
We have had another busy week in Eagles class and are settling down and working hard. We started our WW1 topic with Mrs Appleton this week and we are looking forward to our trip to the Arboretum in October.
Monday 17th September
We thoroughly enjoyed Dr Hendriksen's science enrichment visit this morning. He taught us all about what the heart is for and how it works. We learned lots of interesting facts such as how many times a minute our hearts beat compared to other animals' hearts, and how big the human heart is.
We also dissected some pigs' hearts which helped us to understand they job that the different parts of the heart does. It was absolutely fascinating and the children were very sensible.
Thank you Dr Hendriksen!
Thursday 27th September
Eagles did some super writing today. They wrote recounts based on a scene in War Horse, when Captain Nicholls was shot off Joey's back in battle. Here are some examples of what the children produced.
We have some excellent writers in our class - well done Eagles!
Tuesday 2nd October
We enjoyed our harvest celebration today. Every class produced some excellent work about harvest around the world, and we learned a lot!
Wednesday 10th October
Our visit to the Arboretum today was very informative and also very moving. We saw many of the memorials there and learned about the work done by brave men and women during World War 1 and 2. We took part in an act of remembrance, to remember the soldiers and civilians who have died during wars.
Wednesday 17th October 2018
KS2 had a fantastic afternoon showcasing their resources brought from home from World War 1 and World War 2. All the children were able to talk in length about what their artefact was and where it was from. We had medals, letters, ration books, bullets and a gas mask still in its box. Children drew and wrote a fact about an artefact and also designed a poster to help encourage people to ration food. Take a look at our photos.
Wednesday, 7th November 2018
Today we visited St Helen's Church to look at the exhibition which celebrates the end of World War 1. Children particularly enjoyed looking at the Etwall Primary School display. St Helen's Church invited our school to contribute to the exhibition and we accepted gladly. All classes worked hard and contributed to the display.
Thursday 15th November
Thank you Eagles class for your kind donations to Children in Need today.
Friday 16th November
Here is our anti-bullying week display. This week we have watched some anti-bullying videos and discussed the different scenarios in them. We also wrote anti-bullying pledges and made hand prints with messages about being kind and showing respect.
Our new anti-bullying pledge is displayed in our cloakroom. We hope you like it!
Friday 23rd November
This week we have been busily innovating ideas for our information texts, that we are going to write next week as our 'hot writing task'. We have learned all about this text type through our Talk for Writing work, so that we are well equipped to do a super piece of writing of our own next week.
Here are a couple of our innovated introductions. We hope you are impressed!
Wednesday 28th November 1888
Today was our Victorian Day. We immersed ourselves fully in the life of a Victorian school day, doing lessons that Victorian children would have done (including the three Rs) and calling the staff 'Sir' or 'Madam' accordingly. We paid our 2p fee to come to school and had a hand inspection before we entered the school room, to make sure that we were not bringing any germs into the building.
We thoroughly enjoyed our enrichment experience!
Monday 3rd December
Today was our computing showcase. We programmed lego to move using the WeDo software.
We hope you like our work!