Welcome to Eagles Class - Y5/6
Teacher - Miss Ryall
LSA - Mrs Fowler
Friday 3rd November
We have had a fantastic first week back and the children have been working hard (as always). In English, we've begun writing war poetry inspired by our topic and our current class book Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo. In maths, Mr Lambert has been taking the majority of the year 5's to work on place value and number while the year 6's have tackled ratio and proportion. Alongside this we've started our new topic and you can see more detail about that on our topic web.
I hope you all had a wonderful half term and are well rested. We have a new topic this half term: 'Remembrance'. We will be learning about WWII and investigating the impact that it has had on Wallop.
Thank you so much to all parents who came along to Spy School. It was lovely to see so many of you enjoying the activities and seeing the children's homework projects. Please also look at the photographs from out recent science day - it was a fantastic day and the children learnt a great deal. They particularly enjoyed the lego mindstorms where they learnt how to program a robot.
Friday 13th October
This week we have been busy preparing for our 'Spy School' afternoon next week which you should've received invitations to. Hopefully we will see you then.
In English, we've continued our work on Stormbreaker and had a go at writing a chapter of an Alex Rider story. We focused on varying our sentence openers and produced some superb writing. This will be on display in the classroom next week so please have a look.
In maths, we ended our unit on fractions which has been our most successful unit so far. The children really benefited from using diagrams to secure their understanding when they were converting between different denominators and adding fractions.
We've also continued our work on website building which we are hoping to share with you next week (although we have had some access problems which have slowed progress. We discussed the UN rights of the child in PSHE and continued our fantastic rugby work in PE.
Friday 29th September
Due to bikeability next week (Year 6) there will be no spelling test next Friday. The children have selected their own spellings to practise in their reading diaries based on errors in their English books.
It has been another busy week in eagles class as we have started a new English unit based around Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz and continued developing our written methods in mathematics. Probably the most exciting moment of the week was seeing how many batteries it took to 'blow up' a bulb in science - we weren't sure whether the bulbs would continue getting brighter constantly or whether they'd eventually stop working. Several groups managed to get to a point where the bulb broke and there were lots of shouts of excitement!
A few parents have been to see me recently to discuss homework. Thank you for your feedback - we are going to discuss this as a staff and there may be some changes made. If anyone else has any thoughts, please let me know.
We have also booked some workshops with Winchester Science Museum who will be coming out on Monday 16th October for a science day. Letters will follow this week but it should be a fantastic day!
Friday 22nd September
Well done to the children for showing an excellent attitude towards the SATs papers they had a go at this week. They all recognised that it was an opportunity for them to see what the tests are like and show what they know and there was no need for stress and worry! We will be using the tests to identify areas to work on and this information will be passed on to you at the next parents evening.
Alongside the test papers, we have also continued our English work based on 'The Lost Thing' by Shaun Tan. We are now ready to write some persuasive letters to our parents - watch out for these when you come to spy school in a few weeks! Our work on The Lost Thing is now drawing to a close and we're excited to start an English unit based on Stormbreaker next week!
This week we also 'finished' our DT projects which involved making a quiz which used electricity. We have had varying levels of success and frustration but everyone worked hard and these will also be on display at our Spy School in October.
Friday 8th September
Welcome back to both parents and children. I hope you all enjoyed your first week back and any nerves or worries are a distant memory.
This week we have been working hard to establish routines in the classroom and get started on our new topic. We begun learning about the history of computing and making simple circuits to prepare us for some of the fun which is to follow this half term. If you want to know more about our topic, please look at the topic web below.
We are hoping to end this half term with a 'Spy School' (linked to our current class book: Stormbreaker) which we will be inviting parents to so look out for your invitation in a few week's time.