Empathy Day. Thursday 8th June 2023
Today we took part in Empathy Day 2023 and completed many different challenges. First we made our 'Superhero Empathy Glasses' which will help us to see inside other people and how they may be feeling or thinking.
We also watch several short video clips of authors and illustrators who recommended books to help us see the world through the eyes of others. We found out how to make an empathy mind map and how this could help us identify our own emotions throughout the day.
In the afternoon we went on a community village walk through Brington (picking up litter as we went). We discussed how we may need to feel empathy for different members of our community, for example farmers or people who don't have access to transport.
We finished our day with an empathy 'Draw with Rob'.
Monday 5th June
Individual Liberty and Faith.
What does it mean to be full in my life?
We watched a film about Noah's ark. He build a huge boat to ensure that many of the species of animals were saved and allowed them to continue. This showed great faith to keep going for such a long period of time.
If you have a full life it is more likely to be joyful.
Having a full life means to live it in the best way you can, know when to say no and taking advantage of every opportunity.
Have a family, be loved and give love to other people.
To experience everything that you want to experience and achieve everything that you aim for.
Monday 5th June - Did you know that rather than being just a groups of violent invaders, the Vikings were great inventors who made many new discoveries. One of these was glue! Eagles class spent time investigating the effectiveness of different types of glue. Some of our results where somewhat surprising!
Wednesday 24th May.
This week the Collective Worship Committee produced and delivered an assembly about love. The story we told in this assembly was about Naomi and Ruth and their friendship and love. Love is one of our four school Christian values. We asked questions such as ‘Have you shown any Christian values today?’ and ‘Do you know anyone like Naomi and Ruth?’ and just like every assembly we lit our candle that shows God is with us wherever we go.
Written by our Collective Worship group.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!