The Eyrie

If you fancy a problem solving challenge, take a look at this website: https://nrich.maths.org/14536

 

 

Science week – Term 4

In preparation for science week and our upcoming science fair, we have been exploring how we, as a school, contribute to the release of CO2 emissions. We did a survey of how KS2 pupils travel to school every day and we created a pie chart using our knowledge of circles and angles. We will put all this information together into a handy poster suggesting how we can help reduce the CO2 emissions in the local area. Be sure to look out for all our work at the science fair.

The Viewer – Term 4

We kicked off Term 4 by exploring our new text the Viewer. This fascinating picture book, written by acclaimed horror writer Gary Crew, tells the story of a boy whose obsession with curious artefacts leads him to discover a rather odd box at a dump site. Once he opens this box and explores its content, his life is never the same.

 

As our dazzling start, we merged English with Maths and explored the different parts of a circle to design our very own image reel to go in a view finder. Using our understanding of the various parts of a circle and our knowledge of how to use a compass, the class created perfect circles! This will come in handy later on in the term when we create our very own picture viewers.

During Term 3 we wrote some really interesting Newspaper reports based on our text Varmints. Here is just a few examples of the fantastic reports!

Art meets RE - Term 3

Year 6 worked really hard this term to produce some excellent, thought provoking artwork based on The Kingdom of God.

We explored Emma Yartlett’s ‘Big Frieze’ artwork, which is an artistic representation of the ‘big story’ of the Bible, and created our own version as a school. We have focused on the ‘The Kingdom of God’, the 7th core concept out of the eight that are explored throughout the Understanding Christianity.

Careers day

Careers day

We had a fantastic day last Friday learning all about different careers. The day kicked off with an assembly welcoming all the fantastic adults who volunteered their time to come and tell us all about their jobs (thank you so much!).  We were lucky enough to learn about lots of different careers including: Research Engineer, Online Publisher, Prop Maker, IT Consultant and Artic Lorry Driver. They were all so interesting and different; it really got us thinking about our future careers. We also took some valuable lessons from the day and one which really stuck with us is that it is okay to fail at something and try again- you won’t get everything right the first time. This is an important lesson not just for work, but for our school life too!

Star Trail

We had a great time visiting St Mary’s Church for The Star Trail! We did a range of amazing activities from Christmas decoration craft; discussing how different people would value different presents; exploring the spiritual meaning behind the three wise mens’ gifts and much, much more!

 

 

Some highlights from Term 2

Term 2

We were extremely busy in term 2! We started the term by focusing on debate writing in English, where we discussed a controversial issue: Were the Bombings of Dresden justified? After learning all about WWII, we were in a good position to start answering some of the more challenging questions about this period in history. We had a class debate about the above question and we all had such strong opinions about it, it made sense to focus our writing for the term around it. We then moved on to do some poetry based on the powerful poem: Dulce et Decorum est. Along with the wonderful poetry, we also did a whole class performance of the poem to all of KS2.

We carried this history theme into our art work where we did a class project based on WWI and WWII remembrance. Below you can see some of our amazing art work which the class produced.

In science we learnt all about light! We did lots of different activities but two of our favourites were creating a diagram to show how light travels and using our knowledge of shadows to create some War inspired shadow art.

PGL

At PGL, we did a series of fun activities and had a lifetime’s worth of good memories in just a week. When we arrived, we were greeted with a gentle breeze and a cool spot of rain. Firstly, we were shown to our rooms and met our group leader Ve (Verity). We settled in and had our first meal, which everyone loved. Pudding was doughnuts. On our first night we slept well and began our amazing series of adventures, such as The Giant Swing, Climbing and tunnels… Here are some pictures of our amazing trip. Hope you enjoy!

 

By Magnus

PGL pictures