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Welcome to Eagle Class

 

Welcome to Eagle Class. We are proud to be setting the standards for the rest of the school.

Mrs Sweeney and Mrs Taylor are our teachers.

Huge congratulations to our fabulous artists whose talents have been recognised in the St. Leonard's Snowdrop Art Competition! We are extremely proud of you! Enjoy your presentation from the Mayor!
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We've been putting our descriptive writing skills under the microscope recently and have produced some enthralling pieces of work. We began by creating thoughtful descriptions of a rainforest and then moved on to a piece of writing based on the forest in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. This week we used these skills to write entries for the BBC Radio 2 500 Words competition. Good luck everyone!
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We enjoyed a visit from Catherine from the Malvern Outdoor Elements Centre who explained the activities to us and answered all our questions. We even had the opportunity to try on some of the equipment! We're all very excited and have been planning some fun activities of our own!
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As part of Safer Internet Day (SID) on February the 5th we held discussions about consent and asking permission from parents before going online. We linked this to this month's value of 'responsibility' and the fact that we are responsible for our own actions when online.
We are thoroughly enjoying our study of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at the moment. Mr Genders and Mrs Sweeney have been astounded by our recall of the plot and the improvement in our acting skills. We even had a visit from 'Shakespeare' this week who answered our thoughtful questions! Both classes are very much looking forward to seeing a production of the play in June! 
Estamos aprendiendo espanol este termino! We have begun by looking at Spanish colours and playing games to help us remember them. Test us at home!
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We have been extending our knowledge of millimetres and centimetres using decimals and body parts to help us! We've become very skilled at converting from one to the other by thinking about how the digits move across the decimal place. 
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HAPPY NEW YEAR AND WELCOME BACK EVERYONE !

On Mondays this term we shall be getting down and grooving to different sounds in both dance and  music lessons. Our topic in Science is Sound , we shall be exploring how sounds are made and creating our own sound experiments. This week we have been investigating how sounds are made through simple experiments . We all shared our different results and decided that VIBRATIONS play an important part in creating sound.

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Eagle Class, Mrs Sweeney and Mrs Taylor would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy the break and have lots of fun!

Mr Irving asked us to have a look at the 'Oxfam Unwrapped' website today so that we could help decide how to spend the very generous donations from our families. We worked in teams to decide how the money would be best spent and used our Maths skills to spend the money wisely! The children researched what each package involves. Each team presented their pitch and we decided on two 'Safe Water for a Community' packs and two 'education' packs. 

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We have been learning about Christmas celebrations in France and have created some French Christmas cards. Joyeux Noel!
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Our new class reader is 'Harry and the Wrinklies' by Alan Temperley. We have learnt about Harry and Lavinia McScrew so far and have completed some character studies. We are comparing this book with 'The Girl Who Thought She Was a Dog'.
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Conductors and Insulators

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In science we have been investigating insulators and conductors . We discovered that metal was a great conductor, so we then went on to find out if all the different types of metal objects in our classroom would conduct electricity. We tried zips, door handles, earrings and many other objects and they all conducted electricity.  Next week we are going to be learning about switches , then put all our knowledge into practise to create a scribble bot , a motorised drawing tool.
We've been busy baking shortbread in Cooking Club preparing treats to sell on Monday evening. The challenge for the Cooking Club members this afternoon is to instruct their peers to do the same thing in a Beoley Bake Off!
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Crazy Hair Day has arrived! Well done to everyone for making such an effort and for the contributions for our Candlelit Christmas! 

SYMMETRIC PATTERNS AND SHAPES

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In our maths and ICT lessons we have been looking at symmetry and have designed symmetric patterns. 

We managed to use  our coding skills we have learnt this term to create symmetric flowers using a turtle coding programme . It did involve a fair bit of debugging , but most of us got there in the end ! 

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We have been investigating how to make circuits as part of our Science topic on electricity.

Using different components, including buzzers, bulbs and motors we have been building and testing our circuits . We have been looking to see how changes in our circuits e.g. adding extra wires and  changing the type of battery, affects it.

Kestrel Class visited us this week and shared the Maths games that they have been creating. We were asked to play the games and give constructive feedback. 
We've almost finished our class read, 'The Girl Who Thought She Was A Dog' by Clare Balding. Look out for reviews coming soon!
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We are telling the time at every opportunity at the moment! Please quiz your children! We have been working out durations and telling the time to the nearest minute.
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We have been studying the poem 'In Flanders Fields' by John McCrae and the life of Reginald Cooper, a child who worked in a cotton mill during the First World War. Some of us have shared stories about the lives of family members who have either served or are still serving in the forces. These have been fascinating and are displayed in the classroom.
We enjoyed welcoming some familiar faces to school this week for our Transition Inspire Workshop. Many thanks to Birchensale, Church Hill, Ipsley and Walkwood for joining us to give us some insight into life in Year 5. 
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