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.
We welcomed children from Abbeywood First School this week to take part in a dodgeball tournament. All the children demonstrated excellent teamwork skills and made us proud. We took time to get to know each other and introduced our visitors to the chickens!
Congratulations to Abbeywood, who were the overall winners and huge thanks to Mr Veness for organising the event.
We couldn't have been more proud of our 'buzzing stars' this week. All their hard work paid off and they entertained the audiences with their impressive acting, public speaking and singing talents in our outdoor production of the 'Bee Musical'. Congratulations everyone!
We have been down to the local stream to investigate more habitats .We used our observational skills to identify different creatures that we caught in our nets and also took photographs of any unknown species so we could research them back at school using the Ipads.
In science this week we have been investigating different habitats and exploring living things found in these habitats. We could name some of the creatures we found , but did discover some new ones which we are going to identify using a classification key.
We've been focusing on 'tone' in our drama work this week. We discussed different emotions and combined these with varying volumes to help us consider how our voice can be used to express how we're feeling. We aim to use these skills in the school production. Keep your ears open!
We made cheesecake and strudel with Mrs Taylor at Cooking Club. We are developing our teamwork skills whilst creating delicious dishes!
We've been classifying leaves in science this week. Ask us what we've learnt!
Our second Contact the Elderly tea party was a resounding success. We even made the most of the sunshine and entertained outside! We welcomed previous guests and new friends. Both children and visitors enjoyed catching up and learning about the past and present. Thank you to those children and parents who baked or bought for the event. It is very much appreciated. Our next tea parties will be in June and July.
We developed our teamwork skills when we took part in an Orienteering Festival at Bromsgrove Hockey Club. We were inspired to create some of our own games in our Maths lessons and hope to trial them with our peers in the coming weeks.
In P.E. we have been working hard to develop our tennis skills . We are trying to control both the direction of the ball and the strength of each stroke as many of us can get rather enthusiastic, resulting in balls landing on the roof and in the vegetable garden !
This week we have been looking at the different processes involved in the water cycle. We have made our own mini water cycles and stuck them on the classroom windows so that we can watch water cycles in action . We have also made the most of a sunny day this week by setting up some evaporation experiments, watching puddles shrink as the temperature rises and also placing wet cloths all around the school to find the best place to dry our washing ! The greenhouse was the perfect drying room closely followed by the metal monkey bars .
Welcome back! It's already the Summer Term and we can't believe it!
The children have returned refreshed and ready to learn.
This week we have been writing exciting endings for our class reader, 'Hubert Horatio' by Lauren Child. We have reminded ourselves of the difference between plural and possessive nouns and have played games to help with this.
German is our language to explore this term.
Happy Easter everyone! Have a peaceful and relaxing break.
Congratulations Eagle Class on a fabulous class assembly! What a wonderful way to end the term! We are extremely proud of you all.
Rehearsals for our class assembly are well underway. Mrs Chapman and Miss Gamble were treated to a sneak preview! They were very impressed!
As part of this month's value of participation, we had a wonderful time organising and hosting our tea party for the Contact the Elderly charity. We enjoyed getting to know our visitors whilst serving them tea and cakes that we prepared for them with Mrs Marshall earlier in the week. We will be hosting another tea party next month.
After six weeks of developing our golfing technique, in P.E., we finally got to use all our skills on Beoley Golf Course. We had a chipper, putter,ball and score card then off we went . We learnt how to play a round of golf and also some of the rules including how to shout "Fore ! " to warn others of flying golf balls. Take a look at our great swings and the results .... .Ioan I think you may be a future Tiger Woods !
We have been learning how to make the perfect lemonade recipe through dissolving and mixing our ingredients . We learnt that by changing the variables i.e. the amount of lemon and sugar, we could eventually come up with the perfect mixture . Each team decided which was their favourite then Mrs Taylor and Mr. Irving decided which was the ultimate lemonade recipe . Well done everyone !
We’ve had a busy week of learning in Eagle Class this week. The children loved looking at the outstanding Science projects and making predictions of their own. Some of us attended a talk about the moon by Ben Wilkes, who amazed us with different facts - who knew Mickey Mouse was up there?
We’ve been working extra hard on devising word problems and were lucky enough to hunt for some written by Kestrel Class too in an outdoor ‘time word problem’ trail.
A fabulous time was had by all watching Horrible Histories ‘Barmy Britain’ at the Palace Theatre. We now have many interesting characters and periods of time to research in History!
Our new Science topic is Solids ,Liquids and Gases. We have been sorting different items into groups and looking at the properties of the three states of matter. Today we had to plan and carry out an experiment to see what happens when you mix solids with water. Each group had to decide what equipment they needed, and how they were going to carry out their experiment. The children tried to predict what they thought would happen with each solid, and discussed their findings in their groups.
Archery and the Quad Pole were our final activities. We used our listening skills to follow instructions carefully.
We couldn’t be more proud of the children. They have overcome fears, encouraged each other, gained independence and worked as a team throughout their stay. Keep up the sandwich and bed making!
Mrs Sweeney and Mrs Taylor.
Some of our adventures from our second day! We mastered the high ropes and ventured into the Tunnel of Doom today, amongst many other activities! Mr Irving joined us for orienteering and a Pyjama Fashion Show! Fantastic teamwork and kindness. We are extremely proud.
We’re all having a whale of a time! The children slept well and are excited for another day of adventures! Favourites from yesterday were the zipwire and night walk!
Mrs Sweeney & Mrs Taylor.
Day 1- We have unpacked and had lunch. Waterproofs on and we are off on our first adventure!
Day 1- the children have safely arrived at the centre and are already sorting out where they will be sleeping.
Beoley Book Day was a resounding success! The children shared their clever potato creations and were immersed in books this afternoon, sharing stories of their choice with staff members. Don't forget to spend your World Book Day vouchers!
The children have returned refreshed and ready to learn! This week we have been excited to begin one of the World Book Day books 'Hubert Horatio - A Very Fishy Tale' by Lauren Child. We have researched the World Book Day books and discussed what influences our book preferences. Happy shopping with your vouchers!
We were fascinated to discover that our very own Samuel is related to Alfred the Great! Here is is pictured with his family tree. Our topic this half term is the Vikings, so this link makes it even more relevant!
Ask us about our persuasive arguments that we debated this week in the hall. Some of them are very convincing!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
We have been learning about Christmas celebrations in France and have created some French Christmas cards. Joyeux Noel!
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'.
Conductors and Insulators
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!
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
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 !
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!
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.
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.