Sparrowhawk Class 18-19

Welcome to the Sparrowhawks' class page!
We would like to welcome you to our class page, where you will find all of the information you need, as well as exciting pictures of what we have been doing throughout the year!
If there is anything you can't find on here then please see Miss Marriott or Mrs Appleton and we will endeavour to help.
Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school at all times, so that they can take part in the various clubs and activities on offer if they would like to do so.
We do our spelling test on a Tuesday, and this is when we give out the new spellings, so please make sure your child has their orange spelling book in school.
Otherwise, please see us if you need anything at all. 
Miss Marriott and Mrs Appleton
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 Carter this week and we are looking forward to our trip to the Arboretum in October.
Also, congratulations to Emily and George for receiving this week's Pupil and Citizen of the Week awards!
Monday 17th September
Year 5s 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 the jobs that the different parts of the heart does. It was absolutely fascinating and the children were very sensible.
Thank you Dr Hendriksen!
Photos to follow soon!
In maths, we have been working on place value, negative numbers and rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000 and 100,000.  To help with these skills, please have a look at the games in the Sparrowhawks' folder on Interactive Resources (see link below).  
Please continue to support your child with learning their times tables.  Some games to help with this have also been put in our folder on Interactive Resources.
Monday 24th September 2018
Today, the children have been practising their typing skills in computing.  The link below is the game that the children have been playing.  Please practise at home. 
Wednesday 26th September
Today, we had a very exciting assembly led by two musicians from Yamaha Music School.  Some of us were even lucky enough to have a go at playing the keyboard in front of the rest of Key Stage 2.  Photographs to follow shortly.
Wednesday 26th September 
Today, we have been learning about where rice comes from and how it is harvested.  We found out that lots of our rice comes from China.  We have created pictures of daisies using rice pushed into clay for the petals.  This is ready for our Harvest Festival at church next week.  Photographs to follow soon.
Tuesday 2nd October 2018
Today, the children took part in our Harvest Festival at St. Helen's Church.  They enjoyed listening to the other classes share what they have been learning about food from other countries, as well as sharing their own learning.  Photographs to follow soon. 
In maths, we have been using formal written methods to solve addition, subtraction and multiplication problems.  In order for children to be able to solve these problems quickly and accurately, it is vital that they can rapidly recall simple additions, subtractions and multiplications, e.g. 7 + 6, 12 + 9, 16 - 4, 5 x 8 etc.  The links below will take you to some excellent games, that will help your child to do this.
Wednesday 10th October 2018
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.  Photographs to follow soon.
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.
22nd October 2018
Today, we thought about why natural materials are a good resource for creating pieces of art.  The main benefit of using natural materials is that the materials are sustainable.  Here are some of our masterpieces.  Enjoy!
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
Today, the children were raising money for Children in Need.  They came to school dressed as Pudsey or Blush.  Let's hope that we raised lots of money for this worthwhile cause!
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!
Friday 30th November 2018
Today, parents/carers/grandparents were invited to attend our Computing Showcase.  This gave us the opportunity to show off our programming skills.  This term, we have been creating games in Scratch and programming Lego using WeDo 2.0 Lego kits and software.  Thank you to all the adults who were able to attend.  The children really enjoyed showing you what we have been doing.
Year 5/6 Christmas party
Merry Christmas!
Spelling Shed
For the next two weeks, Sparrowhawks will have access to Spelling Shed.  Your child should have their login details in their Learning Diary.  Please use this resource to help your child to learn their spellings for next week. 
In maths, the children have been ordering fractions, decimals and percentages.  Below is a link to the Mathsframe game we have been playing in class.  The login details for Mathsframe should be in your child's Learning Diary.
In our spelling lesson, the children have enjoyed playing 'Bullseye'.  Below is the link for the game.   
Thursday 31st January 2019
Today, as part of our R.E topic on Buddhism, the children have designed their own Mandalas.  Enjoy the photographs below. 
Wednesday 6th February 2019
Today, the children have enjoyed making their Victorian toys.  Enjoy!
Thursday 7th February 2019
This week, the children have been learning how to read timetables.  Below is a link to an interactive exercise on reading train timetables.  The children started this in class today and can complete it at home if they wish. 
Tuesday 12th February
We all had a great day at Think Tank in Birmingham.
Friday 1st March 2019
Today, the children really enjoyed visiting The Book Bus.  They are looking forward to sharing their books with you!
World Book Day!
Comic Relief/Red Nose Day!
Monday 1st April 2019
Today, the children enjoyed using natural materials to make Easter Gardens in the school grounds ready to show off in our Easter Celebration at church.
We hope that you enjoy them.
Thursday 4th April 2019
Today, the children enjoyed using junk to make a Motte and Bailey castle from the Norman times.
Thank you to all the parents/carers/grandparents/friends, who came to support the Norman Castle Building Showcase at the end of the day.  Miss Marriott is sure that those of you who were lucky enough to take it home are admiring it continuously on your mantelpieces!
22nd and 23rd May 2019
Most of our the year 5s took part in Bikeability, which they all passed!  Well done!
The year 4s were using charcoal to draw 3D castles.  They tried to use tone and texture to make their castles look as realistic as possible!
Tuesday 9th July
Today, some children got to showcase their talents (including playing the flute, engineering, singing and Irish dancing) in a special assembly.