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Tuesday 24th May. Viking Weaving

Friday 19th May 2023.

Collective Worship Theme for the week - Forgiveness

Forgiveness is something we all do at school.  We use it to forgive others if they do something that they may need to think more deeply about.

We talked about the Prodigal Son in our Monday assembly with Mrs Howe.  We also listened to our 'forgiveness song' and joined as a school to sing it.  

We also make sure we forgive ourselves if we make mistakes.

Cross Country Championships 2003 - Tuesday 16th May

Friday 5th May 2023

CORONATION CELEBRATIONS!  We started our day with some cooking.  This afternoon our school will be celebration the King's Coronation with a fete.  We got busy preparing some cheese twists to share at the celebration.  

Wednesday 3rd May 2023

As part of our RE topic we were learning about the Holy Trinity and we had to represent it out of clay.  This was particularly tricky because we needed to come up with an idea which was different to the original and so many representations have already been made that it was hard to be original.  Also the clay was quite dry and hard so we were limited in what we could do.

Tuesday 2nd May 2023

Weaving was hard at first and is getting easier.  It sounded like it would be difficult but with practice it became more automatic.  We are weaving because we want to make a section of cloth using the same methods as the Vikings.  

Monday 24th April 2023.  Viking Boy.  Prologue

Three voices speak in the deep darkness by the giant roots of Yggdrasil, great tree of worlds, its colossal bulk rising high into the sky above.  “Spin and weave…” says the first, the oldest, voice of that which has been.


The prologue of Viking Boy is a mystery!  Who are The Sisters?  Where have they come from?  Do they live for ever?  What do they mean by, "Spin and Weave..."?   

We tried to put ourselves into their shoes with a little role play and freeze frame.  Who has the most effective expressoon?!?!?

Frida21st April 2023.  Making Butter the Viking Way.  


Who knew it could be so easy ----  and yet sooo hard to make butter.  A seemingly simple task of shaking cream until it separates into butter and butter milk - and yet- our arms ached from the 25 minutes worth of shaking.  After a little taste, we could not agree on whether it tasted delicious or disgusting.  Great fun though.

Monday 27th March - Cooking on a budget - group 2

Monday 20th March - Cooking on a budget

Monday 27th February 2023


Today was our second session in forest school and we learned how to light fires.  It was more difficult that it looked as you had to strike the metal objects together much harder that we initially thought.  Miss Smith showed us how to use both hay and cotton wool to get the fire going and we had a go at lighting cotton wool.  We also played a different game in another part of the forest.  Great fun but the afternoon goes by way too quickly!

Friday 24th February 2023

We spent a whole day finishing our retro futuristic art unit and bringing together all of the elements of our art for the first half term.  Look below for our stunning creations.  We had a lovely (and messy!) day.

Retro futuristic Art

Monday 20th February

Today we had our first whole class forest school session.  We were really looking forward to the experience and it certainly didn't disappoint.  We loved the different games and activities that we were shown and particularly the game of hide and seek.  Many thanks to Miss Smith for sharing  her expertise with all of the children and staff in Eagles Class.  We can't wait to light fires next week now!

Eagles Class - Forest School

Wednesday 21st December

What a lovely way to end the term.  Irena asked for some help with decorating Christmas biscuits so year 6 volunteered with great enthusiasm!  Look at our masterpieces below - what a tempting sight.  We shared a delicious Christmas lunch wearing magnificent crowns and played some board games we wanted to share from home.  

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all in Eagles Class.


Monday 12th December

We ended our topic of Climate Change by setting foot in our local environment of Brington Village to try and find evidence that local residents are making changes to the way they live in order to help slow down climate change.  We followed this up with a snowman making session and snowball fight!!

In the afternoon we recorded any evidence of supporting the environment on  map and then added our own ideas of how to go further with our environmental support.

Snowy Brington walk and playtime

6th November 2022

We have used both ICT and our own artwork to design an environmentally friendly classroom using all of the information we have gathered this term.  Today was time to start to create these masterpieces!

Our Environmentally Friendly School designs

Friday 14th October

We had a really informative workshop run by Richard from Anglian Water on Tuesday this week.  


We now know much more about how our water is treated and cleaned.  Our favourite part was when we mixed up lots of different things including tea bags, toilet roll, cereal, wet wipes and pretend waste from our bodies!  The sludge it made made a good point about what things we shouldn't flush down the toilet.

We also found out that we can waste more than 6 litres of water each time we brush our teeth if we leave the water running!

Richard had some really funny stories about things that can happen inside the sewage pipes.  We were all glad that the puppy which got flushed down the toilet had a happy ending!


Anglian Water Workshop

Friday 30th September 2022

This week we had an extremely informative workshop session with a visitor from Amey Cespa, the recycling company from Waterbeach.  We are now fully confident when deciding which bin to put in our different types of rubbish.


Friday 23rd September 2022

On Monday this week, there was a bank holiday because the Queen passed away and her funeral was on Monday.  Most of us watched it - the music was very sad and the drumming was soulful.  We are very sad that we may never have a queen again in our lifetimes.


This week we drafted our newspaper articles about Ernest Brightstorm's possible robbery and death from the book 'Brightstorm'.  


On Friday afternoon we enjoyed our art lesson.  We collected flowers and leaves from outside and had a go at sketching from observations including shading  and line drawing.



Friday 16th September

This week we enjoyed dissecting flowers.  

Friday 9th September 2022

Year 6 would like to give a warm welcome to our new members of class.  Hello - wonderful year 5's!.

We have had a great first week back in school after the summer holidays with everyone excited to see their friends again and get back into a routine.  

There was some very sad news yesterday - the Queen has died so we are feeling a little bit sombre today and would like to pay our respects to her family. 

We are all a little tired after a busy first week and looking forward to working together this year.

Week Commencing Monday 13th June 2022

Oh we do like our science in Eagles class.  This week we completed our forces unit by planning and carrying out an investigation into friction.  We had to drag an object over a range of different surfaces and use a force meter to see which one needed the most force to move it.  We concluded that the rougher the surface, the more friction there was between the surface and the object.  


W/C Monday 6th June 2022


After we all enjoyed a week for half term we are back again and working as hard as ever.  This week we created our mosaic art.  This proved to be more of a challenge than we thought it would as we were restricted by having to use whole squares to make up our design.  We got quite a lot of paint in our hair also!

Mosaic Art

Friday 20th May 2022

Science again today!!  This time we are looking at water resistance and aiming to compare two boats of the same design but one will be adorned with a sail!  In theory, the boat with a sail will be blown more quickly to the other side of the tub.  In reality, some of our sails were a little heavy and our boats quickly got soggy and sank to the bottom of the ocean.  The ones that were successful did prove that the addition of wind to a streamlined design will speed up the boat.

Making sailing boats.

Friday 13th May 2022

Science today was all about air resistance.  We had a go at making different sized parachutes to see if there would be any difference in the drop speed.  Even though it was rather windy in the forest area and some of us needed to drop our parachutes off a high climbing bar in the hall, we all demonstrated that the larger the parachute, the slower the drop speed.


Friday 6th May 2022


What an absolutely unforgettable week.    We loved our residential at Grafham at the start of this week.  Even the rain didn't stop our climbing and sailing activities.  The food was brilliant and we all slept well!  The week ended with a bang as many of us joined the Young Voices choir on Friday.  Once we got used to the volume, we threw ourselves into the songs and sang our hearts out.  We arrived back at school at midnight - nearly all of us fell asleep on the bus. 

Friday 22nd April 2022

The highlight of this (very short 4 day week due to Easter Monday) was our athletics lesson.  Mrs David from Hunts Schools Sports Partnership taught us how to maximise the use of our bodies to squeeze extra speed from our sprinting.

In science, although it looked like we were just dropping balls from the top of the tower in the forest area, we were actually investigating the effect of gravity on the rate of falling objects which are the same size but different weights.  Take a look at the videos below to discover our findings.

We also became familiar with the story of Romulus and Remus and now know the story of the beginning of Rome.


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31st March 2022

The last two weeks have flown by in a whirlwind of end of term activities and events!

We had the wonderful Mothers Day shop last week and made some beautiful cards for the special ladies at home.  These cards were linked to our art for this term and made use of a vanishing point to show off our new skills.

Our Easter cards for our pals in France got posted just in time and we hope they receive them before they also break up for their holidays.  

Some of us in Year 6 came back to school to hear some detailed information about our SATS next term and took some past papers to look over for the weekend.

During our last PSHE lesson we made some board games to demonstrate our knowledge about staying safe online.  Check our a few photos of these below.  

We finished the term by saying a temporary goodbye to Mrs Kiernan who will be away for the summer term.  Extra breaktime and biscuits were enjoyed by all.  Have a super Easter break everyone.