Eagles' Summer Homework
In the run-up to SATs, homework will remain SATs based and there will be no homework grid to complete. Once the SATs have been completed, a homework grid will be sent home and uploaded to the class page. Pupils have spellings to learn each week as usual; the documents are below and in homework books.
Theme Park Project
Year 6 were given a budget to plan, cost and market a theme park of their own design.
National Numeracy Day
Year 6 took part in TTRockstars attempt at beating the Guinness World Record for the most viewers of a rolling numbers livestream. Rolling numbers is a high-octane, call-and-response times tables chant that gets everyone enthusiastic about numbers!
Schools across the country took part, and we managed to beat the current record!
Well done to Year 6 for completing their SATs! We have been so impressed with the resilience and focus they have all demonstrated this week. They have tried their absolute best, whilst remaining calm and composed. They should all feel incredibly proud of themselves - we certainly are!
Well done to Year 6 for their hard-work during Friday’s Cross Country event. A special mention to Heidi (fastest girl), Chris (fastest boy) and Yasmin (sportsmanship).
We’re coming home!
We are now departing PGL - what a week we’ve had!
The children have been absolutely amazing and we are so proud of them. They have all stepped out of their comfort zone (more like a giant leap to be honest!) and demonstrated resilience at every challenge they’ve encountered. Many have faced and overcome fears. They have supported each other and learnt the true impact of teamwork.
Most importantly, they’ve had lots of fun with their friends!
We’ll let you know what time ferry we get on (if there’s space, we might be able to get an earlier one).
Year 6 were very lucky to have Mr Blackwell (Yasmin's dad) come into school today to help us make sushi rolls. Did you know, it takes 7 years of training to become a Master Sushi Chef? The children did a super job and really enjoyed the experience. Thank you Mr Blackwell!
Year 6 were very lucky to be visited today by an expert in (almost) all things Japanese. Kim lived in Japan for 4 years, speaks fluent Japanese, has skills as a Taiko drummer, and has previously worked as a Programme Officer at the Japan Foundation: today she came into school to share her experiences and knowledge. She showed the class photographs of her time in Japan and answered many of their very sensible questions about Japanese life and culture. The class then learned how to say hello and introduce themselves as well as finding out how to write and say their names using the Katakana writing system. We all enjoyed the talk and were very grateful to Kim for donating her time. We are even more excited about next week's sushi making session now!
The whole school took part in BBC Radio Oxford's Comic Relief event. They are attempting to make a world record for the biggest game of musical bumps!
Well done Jayden, who came 2nd out of the whole school!
Year 6 really enjoyed their tea party - particularly the biscuits! They all brought in their favourite book and wrote down why would they would recommend it to other children. During the tea party, they changed seats and spent some time reading another child's book. They all enjoyed trying something different and lots of them have found a new book they want to try!
Anti-bullying Week - 19/11/21
This week as part of Anti-bullying Week, the Eagles spent time considering what bullying is, what form it can take and how we can all act to stop it. We looked at this year's message of 'one kind word' and created our 'one kind word' hands. It has been wonderful to see so many of the class putting this into practice over the week.
Unofficial Class Outing - 16/11/21
It was wonderful that so many of the children who went to see Macbeth by Candlelight were keen to share their experience this morning. It seems that they all had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed the play - even the parts with the witches! A few future theatre critics thought that Banquo's death scene needed work... Thank you so much to everyone that managed to attend - it has clearly had a very large and positive impact.
The Eagles have honed their debating skills this week. We held a debate to decide 'Is Lady Macbeth responsible for her husband's downfall?' There were strong arguments for both sides and the final vote was fairly evenly split. In the end, most of the class believed that she was responsible.
Outdoor Learning Day
The Eagles really enjoyed their outdoor learning day. In the morning, we went to Forest School, where we toasted marshmellows and made popcorn!
We spent the afternoon with our Year 1 buddies, helping them complete an outdoor scavenger hunt and creating some art using natural resources.
Year 6 started their work as 'Playground Pals' this week. They have been on the playground playing games with the younger children and acting as fabulous role models. Well done for all your hard work so far Eagles!
The moment Year 6 had been waiting for finally arrived on Monday this week, when they met their Year 1 buddies! All the Eagles listened to their buddy read and enjoyed finding out more about each other. They played lots of games together and the younger children certainly kept the Eagles on their toes!
It was lovely to see all the Year 6 children being so responsible and caring with their buddies.
Keep up the good work Eagles!
Well done Eagles!
Eagles have set the bar high with their first week of home learning. We had a wonderful array of Tudor based work and enjoyed taking the time to share and celebrate it this morning (17th September). Let's hope that this standard is maintained over the year!
This week, all of the Eagles have shown us how mature they are, as they have taken the changes to our usual routine in their stride and continued to work very well. Keep it up Year 6!
A great start to the year!
The Eagles have made a great start to Year 6. They have enjoyed having different teachers and a staggering three classrooms! So far they have been getting to grips with Macbeth, exploring place value, finding out about the human body and researching Tudor dates. The class is working very hard and demonstrating this month's school value of responsibility. We have every confidence that they will continue to be an amazing Year 6!
Year 6 Home Learning
Home Learning books will be sent home each Friday and expected back by the following Wednesday. Work will be celebrated in class, but books will not be marked. Spelling dictations take place each Friday. Home Learning should include:
1. Grid. Something from the grid (attached below) each week. Please remember to date work and write a title.
2. Spellings. Learn this week’s spellings – the list is in your book and attached below. The document below also has some ideas for ways to practise. If you already know all of this week’s words, practise some of the Y5/6 statutory spellings (attached below). You can also revise key spellings here: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=spellingBelow you can also look at the Y1 -4 common exception words to revise and practise these if needed.
3. Mathletics – once you have your login, please ensure you complete your assigned tasks and problems. Let us know if you lose your login.
4. Reading – please read daily and at least once a week with an adult. Below is a bookmark for some ideas for questions.
5.Make sure your times tables are up to speed! You can practise with a family member or play hit the button at https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button. Alternatively, see if you can pass the tables test that pupils have to sit at the end of Y4 (it’s a good way to check that you are up to speed!) https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check