Term 5 & 6 Topic - Time Travellers
This term our topic is 'Time Travellers.' We started off our topic with a 'big bang', all the children in Year 5 and 6 came into school dressed as a person from the past. We had great fun making a human timeline and guessing who everybody had come as - even the teachers dressed up! Throughout our topic, we have been learning about how life has changed across the key periods in history, right from the stone age through to the 21st century. In science, we have learnt how plants and animals have adapted to their environments over time. We also investigated how animals are diurnal or nocturnal. Can you believe that bats sleep for about 20 hours a day, whereas giraffes only sleep for 2 hours day?
End of Year Trip - Chessington World of Adventures
Year 6 have been working hard over the summer term to raise money to go to Chessington World of Adventures. After asking Mr Quinn, he agreed they could go providing they raised all the money themselves. They have demonstrated commitment and persistence when running their weekly Coffee Shop on a Friday after school.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents for their contributions to the cake sale and for visiting the coffee shop on a regular basis. Furthermore, we would like to thank the Defence Academy for their generous donation towards this trip and for making it a huge success.
Faringdon Academy 'Pass It On!' Reading Project
Today Mr Beau, an English Teacher from Faringdon Community College, came to see Eagles class. He brought two year seven students him with to recommend some new books to us. We really enjoyed hearing about 'trick 99'; if you read page 99 of a book and it is enjoyable then it's highly likely to be a great book. We tested this on three new books: Captain by Sam Angus, A Boy Called Hope by Lara Williamson and Circus of Thieves and the Raffle of Doom by William Sutcliffe. We enjoyed hearing a range of extracts from the books and then deciding which one we were going to read. We can't wait to find out what happens...
Faringdon Academy Evolution Project in conjunction with the Natural History Museum
On Friday 22nd May, Ospreys and Eagles were lucky enough to take part in an Evolution Project run by the Natural History Museum. A visitor came into school and we all took part in a workshop. The children enjoyed looking at real live cockroaches and discussing how animals had evolved over time. Even Mrs Roberts held a cockroach...
Arts Week - Mary Poppins Themed
This year our whole school arts week was based around 'Mary Poppins.' We thoroughly enjoyed our week including all the arts. Some of our activities included: riding a carousel, designing a new house for Mary Poppins (a challenge set by Grampy Wright), a visit from a one man band and many more exciting opportunities. See our photos below to join in with all the fun we had.
Last term Eagles took part in the poetry and photography competitions organised by PiXL. We had great fun exploring the school and looking at how maths is used in the world around us as inspiration for our photos. Mrs Roberts choose six winning photographs and entered them into the regional competition. We couldn't wait for the results to come through. On this occasion, we were hugely successful and Trinity Worth has been announced as the winner for the whole of the South West Region. Trinity is now through to the nationwide competition and we will find out on Thursday 9th July, at the celebration conference held at the QEII Centre in London, how she got on. Take a look at her winning photograph below. Congratulations Trinity we are all very proud!
Today Eagles went on a trip to Rewley Road Fire Station in Oxford to take part in the Junior Citizens project. During their two hour visit all children experience eight different safety scenarios and each child is given the opportunity to practice making a 999 telephone call. All learning sessions are designed to be interactive, where children are taught a variety of life skills which focus upon how to keep themselves safe whilst potentially helping others who may be in difficulty or distress. Based on the controlled learning experiences provided, children are encouraged to make decisions which they may face during a real life emergency.