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Friday 27th January

Parents, thank you so much for coming to our classroom for the open afternoon. It was lovely to see so many faces and the children enjoyed sharing their work with you.

A huge well done to the children who attended the Athletics tournament - what a triumph! We are all so proud of you for taking part but winning was the cherry on top!

Maths: We have been continuing our work with ratio and proportion. See a worked example below.

English: We have entered the 'independent application' phase of our sci-fi writing unit. We have boxed up our own plan and look forward to our hot writes next week. It was really great to see that so many children chose not to 'hug' the model quite so closely. See a worked example below of a joint plan.

We have also uploaded some pictures of our home-learning.




Friday 20th January

Another fabulous week in Golden Eagles.

In English, we have boxing up the model text - The Wild Robot. We have also been innovating to a space setting. 

In Maths, we have been learning about ratio, including proportion and enlarging by scale factors.

In Topic, we have thought about where inventions started - the Victorian era.

We also had a wonderful afternoon with our buddies. 

Friday 6th January 2023

Happy new year and welcome back. Thank you so much for all of your generous gifts. We have kicked off January with a bang! 
In journalling, we have thought about the changes we want to make this year and what we want to leave in 2022.
Our new topic this term is Robots. So far, we have learnt about what a robot actually is. In our English lessons, we are going to be looking at Science fiction. 
In maths, we have been brushing up on our arithmetic skills.

During art, we have enjoyed exploring Eric Joyner artwork and had a go at experimenting with different robots and settings. We will work towards creating our own scenes next week.

Keep your eyes peeled for a newsletter and home learning next week :)


Have a fabulous weekend. 


Monday 19th December 

Today we have consolidated out skills during our ICT units this term. The children were asked to create a stop-motion animation using a new app on the IPads. The class had a great time exploring different aspects of stop-motion animation and have created some fantastic videos!


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Friday 16th December

We have been feeling very festive in the Golden Eagles class. A visit to the church in the snow on Monday morning really got us all into the festive spirit! The children did really well in their church church performance and we were really proud of you all. Year 6, you did a fantastic job of reading the Christmas story.

In English, the class have completed their hot writes based on balanced arguments. We were really impressed with the quality of their writing and their passion for the subjects that they chose to write about. We have decided to do a short unit of work based on the John Lewis advert, ‘the unexpected guest’ from last year. We will continue to work on this until we break up.

In maths this week we have been looking at budgets. The class have been given parameters to work between to design and create a 3-course Christmas dinner with drinks. The children have really enjoyed working as a team to design and budget for their meals and looking forward to their own Christmas lunch today!


We have been taking part in some Christmas crafts this week, including pop up Christmas cards and pastel silhouettes. We also finished off our Tudor roses by painting them.

Friday 9th December 

Wow, what a class assembly! We are so proud of you all. A huge well done :)


English: This week, we planned and started writing our 'hot' discussion texts based on a topic of our choice. Here are some examples of the questions we chose to discuss:

Should the the World Cup be held in Qatar?

Should schools use a values ladder?

Look out for our finished versions on the class page next week!


Maths: We have started a new unit on measurement this week. We had a very tricky lesson converting miles and kilometres but we were very impressed with perseverance levels!

Friday 2nd December 

Wow, what a busy week! A few highlights... 

English - We have been carrying out debates. We chose our own topics such as 'should we have free chfree of snacks at school'. We are currently working on stitching our debates together on imovie and will upload them soon.

First Aid - Year 6 had I.M.P.S - see more info below.

DT - We went to visit ICC to bake some Tudor Knots. Mrs Lloyd, the food technician, commented on how well behaved the children were and what a credit they are to WPS.

Art - We made some Christmas decorations for the church.

We also had a special visitor in class... Mistletoe the Elf... who is causing lots of mischief and spreading festive cheer!

Cooking at Tudor Knots at ICC

Year 6 I.M.P.S

Today the Year 6’s had a visit from imps to help teach the children about first aid. They had a great morning learning about how to keep themselves safe and what to do in an emergency situation. The children did themselves proud and have been really enthusiastic with their role play! See if your child can talk you through the recovery position!


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Friday 25th November

Golden Eagles have been busy completing their assessments this week. We have been very impressed with their resilience and attitudes to learning.

One of our highlights this week has been using clay to make Tudor Roses. Mrs Doran ordered us some journals and they finally arrived this week! We did some work around the emotion 'excitement' - what it is, how it feels, why it can be positive and ways to regulate ourselves if excitement is taking over in the classroom!

We are looking forward to visiting ICC next week to do some baking.

Friday 18th November

Maths: We have been tackling fractions. We have been looking at equivalent fractions as well as simplifying and ordering. Did you know, you can compare fractions by making the numerators or denominators the same? The types of fractions may depend on which method you prefer. See some photos below. Click here for a useful link and to explore further at home.

History: We have been looking at the Tudor diet and comparing this to modern day England.

English: Our new writing unit is based on discussion texts. We have been looking at the features exploring with aspects of grammar.

ICT: See more info below! We had so much fun :)

It was anti-bullying week and we made posters. It was also kindness week so we have been carrying out random acts of kindness. 

Computing - film makers

This term in computing we have been looking at using the iPads to make information videos. Today we had a ‘tinkering’ session exploring iMovie to help us create short videos with multiple frames. We have focused on recording close-up shots, long shots and zoom. Golden Eagles had lots of fun both in front and behind the camera. Look below to see just some of our practice results!

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Friday 11th November


This week, we have been analysing and creating war poetry. We then performed our poems to the class. Some of us filmed the poems and then Harry, Megan and Lucas stitched the videos together using iMovie to create a compilation. See the video below! Our poems are stuck to the classroom windows so come and pick us up one day this week to have a look!


In maths, have been looking at problem solving using all 4 operations. We also started to look at BIDMAS. The following videos will be useful if you wanted to try some at home:

BIDMAS     Priority order

War poetry compilation

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Friday 4th November

We have had a busy start to term 2. Some of our learning includes:

RE: Discussing why festivals are important to religious communities.

Maths: Our brains hurt! We have been recapping short division and building our confidence with long division. It would be great to continue practising this skill at home.

Click on these links for more information: Year 6 Year 5

English: Using figurative language to create war poems. We also had a go at performing them too!

Science: Investigating the impact of other materials on the rate of oxidation. 

12.10.22: Our Tudor portraits

Science 10.10.2022

Today in science we have been looking at irreversible chemical reactions. We discovered that all chemical reactions will change the reactants involved and will create a new substance. In todays experiments we created carbon dioxide! Have a look at our experiments below to see what we did. All of the reactants that we used were all items that can be found at home. Perhaps you can have a go and explore a change of variables.


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Friday 7th October

We absolutely loved Outdoor day today and had lots of fun! Have a look at the photos below to see what we have been upto.


In English, we have been looking at the features of newspapers.

In Maths, we have been applying our knowledge of addition and subtraction to solve problems.

Mrs Doran also introduced 'Listening' to our positive pathway - we hope to reach this destination soon!

Friday 30th September

Here are some of our highlights....


English: We completed our hot writes this week. Mrs Doran and Mrs Gardner-Brown were very impressed with the way we applied our toolkit to create an effective piece on a battle setting.

Topic: We discussed the validity of historical sources and then researched Henry VIII. We all loved the song about his wives! Click here to watch!

PE: We are really enjoying our swimming lessons!

Music: We are progressing well with our ukele lessons.


Thank you parents for visiting our class during the open afternoon. It was lovely to see so many faces :)


We are looking forward to outdoor learning day next week!

Friday 23rd September 

Another busy week in Golden Eagles! Here are some of our highlights:


- Retelling the Wars of the Roses in topic lessons using a comic strip or playscript. 

- Creating battle freeze frames in English. We will use some of these ideas when we do our hot write next week.

- The grand opening of our calm corner. We worked collaboratively to create some rules.

- Applying our knowledge of rounding to solve problems. This really tested our resilience!


Here is an example below:

A and B are integers. 

A = 300,000 to the nearest 100,000

B = 300,000 to the nearest 10,000


What is the greatest possible value of A + B?

What is the smallest possible value of A + B?

What is the greatest possible value of A - B?

Friday 16th September

We have been very busy this week in Golden Eagles. We have been exploring different emotions and have started using our well-being check in. The calm corner is currently under construction but we are excited to see it unveil next week - first we need to create some rules around how to use this space.


English - using figurative language to describe a setting, such as similes, metaphors, personification and hyperbole. 

Maths - representing and partitioning numbers up to 1,000,000. 

Science - creating and describing different solutions 

Topic - locating the countries and oceans visited by Sir Francis Drake and mapping out his route


School council and Sports Captains

We were very impressed with the hard work that went into your video applications. A huge well done - we are so proud of you all.

School councillors: Megan, Rosey and Maddie.

Sports captains: Matilda, James Gr, Archie, Imogen, Lucas, Freddie, Otis and Freya.

8th September: We loved trying out the new Sunshine Gym!

Welcome to our wonderful school!