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Eagles (Year 5 & 6)

Welcome to our class web page! Here you will find a topic web for the current term, which informs parents of the things our children will be learning about, and a parent letter with other useful information.


We will also post photographs of activities that have been happening in Eagles as well as any useful links for use at home. Please check back regularly for any updates!

Follow the link below to find the Leavers Video.


Pupil v Adults Rounders Champions

The Year 6 children had a great time going around the Safety In Action workshops, where they displayed their usual lovely behaviour, inquisitiveness and confidence. Some of the activities involved the RNLI, the police, the fire brigade and mental health workers.

The children learnt how to put someone in the recovery position and about DR ABC. So for parents’ homework, talk to them about it to keep the knowledge secure so they can naturally recall the steps when required in an emergency.

The children learnt about e-safety, different types of drugs and about help to avoid gangs from the community police officers. The idea being the children have the knowledge to make the right choices if they come across these as they make their way through Secondary.

The fire brigade talked about fires in the home and reinforced the message of not leaving your mobile devices on charge over night as they are becoming one of the main reasons for fire crews being called out as the batteries overheat; so definitely do not leave them under your pillow!



The children have studied Vietnam during International Week, learning some basic vocabulary, converting Vietnamese Dong into GBP and making a factfile, before ending the week with a fantastic dress up day and making our own Banh Trang (fresh spring rolls) to eat.

Some of the costumes were superb; check out the Vietnamese biker and dragon!

After the pressure of SATs, of which the children worked through superbly, we did some natural art to build on from our environment letter to The Right Honourable Damian Green MP. We studied Andy Goldsworthy before designing our own version using some of his techniques, and then created these masterpieces in the school grounds.

Robin Hood Adventures

Eagles Class have been reading Outlaw by Michael Morpurgo, so we went into the woods to get into character. The children were allowed to choose their branches to investigate which would make the best bow. The majority went for fallen branches, so Mrs Quinn chose a flexible young branch to demonstrate the tension it can create. We also made arrows and tried out the bows with lots of success. 

The following day we role-played Robin teaching the Outlaws how to use bows and arrows, to help inspire our writing.

 The hope is to create a campfire to re-enact the Outlaws cooking next.

Science Week Rockets

As part of Science Week, we launched rockets high into the sky.


Discussing the experience we realised that we were actually looking at the effects of Newton's Third Law and then researched the scientific reasons for the rocket being propelled into the atmosphere.

The children had a great time on day one. After a good journey and a very warming jacket potato lunch with a variety of fillings, we got stuck into our first activities.

There was fun to be had at the archery, making rafts, scaling the climbing wall and completing the HAB. The children all braved the activities and most came away having climbed higher or doing more than they thought they would but all with smiles on their faces.

The children entertained themselves with Dobble, photosticks, hair dressing and even hide and seek within their dormitories! Which meant we could save the games room until the second night.

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The children had great fun on day two, with activities including Z Line, Bridge balancing and island team work building, the HAB (High All Aboard), Crate Stack, Climbing Wall and Rafting. The food was delicious and exquisite according to the children and the chocolate chip shortbread was divine.

The evening was rounded off with a campfire and marshmallows.

Use the link below to check out our class dance with choreography by Mrs Horton.

Dragon Dance

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The children made paper chain dragons whilst looking at Chinese New Year celebrations, and then made dances with them.

Dragon Dance

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Dragon Dance

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Dragon Dance

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River Course

The children looked at a river's course is created by pouring water onto a 'mountain' of sand as if it was rain. The children observed the changes to the course and the mountain over time, and the effects of erosion and deposition along the length of the river.

Investigating Volume