Today we have enjoyed kick starting our topic on Ancient Greece. As well as dressing in togas, we have heard the ancient myth of Medusa and completed some art work, which the children have thoroughly enjoyed doing. We have attempted some Zorba dancing and made and tasted Tzatziki (traditional Greek dip). We have all had a good day and are now looking forward to a much needed weekend!
Friday 13th September
We have had a very busy week in Eagles class. We are getting stuck in to our new timetable and have enjoyed place value lessons in maths, Greek myths in English, using atlases in humanities and netball skills in PE, to name just a few lessons! Isla was awarded reading journal of the week for super entries in her reading journal. Well done for such a hard working week Eagles!
Wednesday 25th September
Eagles had a great time this week sampling Greek food with Mrs Carter, as part of our humanities topic.
Monday 30th September
Today we had a fire safety talk from Derbyshire Fire Service. We learned about how quickly fires spread, how to act quickly in a fire and the importance of checking the batteries in a smoke alarm every week. We also looked at different situations in which a fire can start quickly, and how to avoid it.
Friday 11th October
Today we have been writing and practising German role plays, using basic greetings and asking each other how we are.
Friday 18th October
We have had a very busy week in Eagles class this week. We have been learning how to use protractors to measure angles and about angle rules in maths, we have been learning about features of autobiographies and how to spell words with prefixes in English, all about life cycles in science and the importance of holy books to different religions. We are also still enjoying our topic on ancient Greece.
Friday 15th November
Today in our science lesson on properties of materials we tested which material was best for keeping porridge hot and ice cold for a 20 minute period. We took the temperature of porridge and ice placed in plastic, glass, cardboard and metal containers every 2 minutes, and on Monday we will discuss our findings and write our conclusions about which material was the best insulator.
Next week will be a busy week as it is anti-bullying week and we will also begin to plan our class assembly, which is on Thursday 28th November at 9:10.
Monday 18th November
We had quite a dramatic start to the day today! Upon our arrival at school, we discovered that someone had rampaged through the playground, turning over chairs, benches and picnic tables and scattering rubbish and classroom items on the ground. We also found some giant footprints on the playground and Mr Ormiston in a sling! We think that a large beast (Bigfoot) may have made an unwelcome visit to school, knocking Mr Ormiston over and injuring his arm in the process.
Today we wrote a newspaper article on this unfortunate event for our cold task, to start off our new Talk for Writing unit. We hope that we don't have another such visit from this mysterious creature!
Monday 25th November
Today UKS2 had a workshop led by the NSPCC about different types of abuse and how to stay safe. We learned what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour towards us from others, and who to talk to if we are ever in need of support.
We all agreed that we have the right to stay safe and to speak out if we feel worried about something.
We memorised the Childline phone number, which is 0800 1111.
Thursday 28th November
Thank you for coming to see our class assembly today. We hope you enjoyed it!
Friday 6th December
Over the last three weeks we have been doing some Talk for Writing work around newspaper reports. We have read a book called 'Real Life Mysteries' and have learned about some mysterious events such as UFO sightings and unexplained sea-monsters. We even had a visit from Bigfoot, who caused some damage to the school, and to Mr Ormiston's arm!
We have now written our hot tasks and we think they are pretty good! This super book has really inspired us and we have loved researching these real life mysteries!
Thursday 12th December
Today we did an investigation into which materials make the best conductors and insulators. We discussed the importance of appropriate materials used on plug sockets and appliances to make them safe.
Thursday 19th December
Merry Christmas from Y5/6!
Monday 13th January
Today we have been learning about jazz music, listening to and appraising Bossa Nova ryhthms. We also played along to the music using the notes G,A and B on xylophones.
Thursday 23rd January
In science this term, we have been working as lighting technicians. We have explored the different shadow effects we can create using a variety of materials and coloured papers/plastics to create a shadow ‘setting’ of flowers, insects and trees. We found out that opaque objects did not let any light through, translucent and transparent materials let some light through and created colour, and that coloured tissue paper and textured wool attached to the inside of a card frame created vivid colours!
Take a look at our shadow pictures.
Friday 31st January
Today in PE we were developing our team work skills by trying to cross the river as a team, without falling in. The number of pebbles that we had kept being reduced, which made it trickier. We had great fun!
Monday 3rd February
Today we had great fun using our WeDo Lego kits to build a football kicker, and to programme it using an iPad. This has been this term's computing project.
Thursday 27th February
We had a fabulous time at our animal workshop today! We were learning about animals and their natural
habitats, as part of our science work on Animals Including Humans. These lovely creatures were fascinating!
Thursday 5th March
We have had fun this week during Book Week! We enjoyed our Rocking Chair Tales workshop on Tuesday, where we listened to some great stories. Today we enjoyed seeing all of the fabulous costumes that everyone was wearing. We have also produced some lovely descriptive writing to go in our illustrated class book, which is based on An Atlas of Imaginary Places.
Privacy and cookies policy
Last Edited: 23rd May 2018
1.1. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of the users of our services. Our services include and will hereby be referred to as ‘Our Services’ (our websites used to promote eSchools services and tutorial resources, specifically http://www.eschools.co.uk/ and https://academy.eschools.co.uk/), ‘School Websites’ ( designed by eSchools and populated by individual schools themselves) and ‘Platforms’ (individual online services that provide teachers, learners, parents and governors with information, tools and resources) as well as our smartphone app. This policy sets out how we will treat your personal information across these services.
2. Collecting personal information on Our Services
2.1 We may process or temporarily store the following kinds of personal information:
information about your computer and about your visits to and use of Our Services (including but not limited to, your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths)
information contained in or relating to any communications that you send to us or send through our website (including, the communication content) via online forms
any other personal information that you choose to send to us via online forms
2.2 Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person's consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with the terms of this policy.
2.5 Schools are also able to add analytics tools and can therefore gather information on visits to and use of their website (including but not limited to, IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths). Individual visitors can manage their preferences through cookie preferences, as mentioned in 2.4.
2.6 Session IP addresses are retained to monitor and safeguard against improper usage of our services.
2.7 Content on the platform (added by staff, governors and students) and website content is added directly by School Users. This information is only used for to display on the platform in the way the user intends and is not used for any other purposes by eSchools. At a time when a school ceases to use our services the content is removed within a 14 day period as detailed in our agreement with the school.
2.8 Some of our services require the school to provide access to information they require for use with those services. For example a school using our communication tool, Letters Home, which enables schools to contact parents by email regarding important school information. In this situation a school will provide eSchools with access to the email address(es) they wish to send their communication to. Schools have granular access to ensure only the required data is shared and accessed by eSchools. The data is frequently updated to ensure that eSchools only retains up-to-date data.
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administer our services
enable your use of our services
troubleshoot and problem solve
send you email notifications that you have specifically requested. You can manage your preferences at anytime through your eSchools dashboard.
keep our services secure, safeguard against improper use of our services and prevent fraud.
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3.1.3. We will use any contact details supplied in an online form for the purposes explicitly detailed in said form. For example troubleshooting and problem solving or the provision of live online training as explicitly requested by you, the user.
3.2. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.
3.3. eSchools understands our obligation to be mindful about the data we process and only process data that is required to fulfil our obligations in providing our services; to a school who enters into an agreement to use our services and you, the user.
3.4. We will not pass your information to third parties; except for the purpose of fulfilling our services to a school who enters into an agreement to use our services and you, the user or where we are required to do so by law.
4. Disclosing personal information
4.1 We may disclose your personal information to, any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
4.2 We may disclose your personal information:
to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information;
to the school in the case of improper use on the platform by individuals.
4.3 Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.
5. International data transfers
5.1. Data directly collected by eSchools may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy. Any third party we use is within the EEA or they hold a sufficient accreditation (i.e. Privacy Shield) as in line with requirements under the GDPR. No other third party are permitted to access the school’s data.
5.2. Personal information that an individual adds to our websites may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
6. Retaining personal information
6.1. This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.
6.2. Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
6.3. Data collected through analytic cookies will be retained for 26 months. Individual visitors can adapt the data collected through cookie preferences, as mentioned in 2.4.
6.4. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
If we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk). Data will no longer be kept after the termination of the contract with the school.
7. Security of your personal information
7.1. We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
7.2. We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers. The web service we employ has a broad range of accreditations and certifications and the data centres used ensure the data stays within the EEA.
7.3. eSchools use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) which creates a secure connection uses two keys to encrypt data in transit. Despite this, you acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data.
8.1. We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
8.2 You should check this page regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes to this policy.
9. Your rights
9.1. You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.
9.2. We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
9.3. You may change your cookie preferences at any time as referenced in 2.4.
9.4. School Staff/Governors who subscribe to our Newsletter may manage their preferences at anytime through their eSchools dashboard.
10. Third party websites
10.1 Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.
11. Updating information
We will only provide communication about the eSchools platform to school staff/governors who can manage their preferences at anytime through their eSchools dashboard.
Last Edited: 23rd May 2018
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