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Eagles (Y5 and 6)

Well done, Caitlyn. The final winner of the last ever (Hopefully) Home Learning Hive Game.

Leaver's Video

Please have a look at the leaver's video in the Video Resource Centre, link below. We hope it will make you smile with memories. Thank you Year 6 for everything you have brought to the school over the years, and to the parents and carers who have supported us on their children's journeys. Good luck to you all.

Please check the amazing performance of Power In Me in the Video Resource Centre, as performed by the children of Smeeth School and put together by Mrs Hobby.

Eagles Term 6

During Term 6 the work will still be shared on the class page as before, with activities on Seesaw and Purple Mash also being set, so that the pupils working from home will be getting the same tasks as the pupils in school.

 

Tasty Shortbread baking with Mrs Guntripp

Shout Outs for Eagles - 17/07

Purple Mash Multiplication Stars:
By order of accuracy:

Samuel, Amie, Emily and Sophie.

Read Theory Stars:

This week's winner was:

Sophie.

The following children also did four pieces or more: Evie and Amie.

Spelling Shed Stars:

Current leaders by points:

Amie, Sophie and Samuel were this week's top three.

Special mention to Emily for winning this week's Hive Game by the tightest of margins over Evie.

Do not forget to look at the good examples of work also found on this page.

Examples of good work

Check out the videos in the Video Resource Centre of our versions of Pandora's Box and Theseus ad the Minotaur.

Ava's Theseus story

Home Learning Term 5

Hello Eagles,

During the school closure please take care, keep clean and healthy; washing hands, doing exercise (Joe Wicks on YouTube daily at 9am) and keep yourself mentally busy.

Remember, I am keeping a track of the work you complete, so please let me know what Maths, etc you have done.

See you soon,

Mr Peall

Good Examples of Work

On Purple Mash, definitely check out the Eagles notice board where you will find some more great work.

Home Learning End of Term 4

There are the Maths tasks in the above folder which covered the work we would have completed at the end of Term 4. Check the Home Learning Summary in the Newsletter Section to access more activities to keep you busy.

The Alex Rider: Stormbreaker text is on here for you to finish reading. You should have read a chapter at a time, written your own version like we were doing in class and used collinsdictionary.com to check your spellings and used their thesaurus tool. If your parents contacted me on the class email, eagles@smeeth.kent.sch.uk, then I shared the documents you started, so you can type up the story. These can be emailed back for me to share on here. Year 6 also had their their graphic novel versions of Alex Rider on Purple Mash to complete.

Your user details for TT Rockstars and Numbots are the same as your Purple Mash details. 

Remember to practice the basic operations, spellings and writing, as well as reading as many books as possible.

You have the following accounts to use:

  • Read Theory
  • TT Rockstars
  • Purple Mash
  • Seesaw - once your parents email the class email
  • Code.org for Y5 and Scratch for Y6
  • Spelling Shed

See you soon,

Mr Peall

Recognising different tense types can be confusing; it is much more than past, present and future by year 6! Look at the different types on the documents above, then see if you can find examples in your reading books or on websites. Type the examples up with which tense type it is and post it back to me; either on Seesaw or ask your parents through the class email.

www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/

Is a really good maths activity site, created by a key note speaker at this year's Maths Leaders Conference. These are problem solving activities to demonstrate application of maths skills; a key part of children being true mathematicians. 

Welcome to Eagles Class. Please look on here often in order to find out what we have got up, as well as for homework, letters and topic webs.

International Day

We had some wonderful costumes for our International dress up day. As we have been studying Mexico, there were flowing dresses, sombreros, Dias de los muertos costumes and clothes in the colour of the Mexican flag. We do not however condone smoking of cigars due to the health risks.
Please enjoy watching the Eagles' Bollywood inspired dance choreographed by Mrs Horton via the link below.
We explored being mountaineers by using safety ropes to climb our way from base camp to the summit of Smeeth mountain. It was treacherous and unfortunately we did lose a few explorers to lack of supplies and some losing grip of the safety rope! We did learn the importance of working together, communicating and going at the same speed, in order to be successful. 

The children put their learning into practice when they visited the actual site of the Battle of Hastings. The children were able to see where the events they have been learning about took place, have extra information from the tour guides and become warriors in a mock battle.

The guides were impressed with the knowledge of the students, and expanded their knowledge by explaining the events, weapons and characters in more detail.

Bayeux Tapestry

Bayeux Tapestry

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The children sewed their own version of the Bayeux Tapestry, taking care and focusing hard.
The children have produced some great projects about William as their homework task. Many are on display in and around the classroom, but here are two PowerPoints to share.
After studying the Norman invasion of England, the children demonstrated their knowledge of the events by recreating the Bayeux Tapestry with their DT skills. Thanks to seamstress Mrs Guntripp, the children were taught how to thread and do running stitches to make their scenes come to life.
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