Summer Term Eagle Class

Posted on April 17th, 2017 by Eagle Class

Summer Term

I hope you have all enjoyed the Easter break and are ready for your final term.

Always check the blog for weekly updates and important dates to remember.

This blog tells you about the term ahead and what your children will be learning.

SATS

It is extremely important that you child does not miss any time from school.  The children will sit their SATs tests on Monday to Thursday the week beginning 8 May.  You should have already received a leaflet from school with these dates.

Date Subject Test paper
Monday 8 May English: Reading 1 paper
Tuesday 9 May English: Grammar, punctuation and spelling 2 papers: spelling; punctuation and grammar (including vocabulary)
Wednesday 10 May Mathematics 2 papers: arithmetic; mathematical reasoning
Thursday 11 May Mathematics 1 paper: mathematical reasoning

Maths:  This term the children will be revising areas of the mathematical curriculum they find difficult in preparation for the SATs tests.  Following on from this they will develop their skills by taking part in the Year 6 Enterprise topic which will cover life skills such as book keeping, learning about income and expenditure, profit making and the economies of scale when running a business.

English:  We will be developing our writing skills through a variety of genre including: fiction – story writing; persuasive – letter writing, this will also include editing and redrafting their writing.  We will be improving our speaking and listening skills through discussions, small group work and presentations.

Science:  We will continue to cover and revise topics, including planning, preparing and conducting experiments.  This includes using scientific terms and making a hypothesis.

Jigsaw PSHE:  All Jigsaw lessons are delivered in an age-and stage-appropriate way so that they meet children’s needs.

Relationships covers a wide focus looking at knowing how to make friends, trying to solve friendship problems when they occur (love and loss), help others to feel part of a group.  It also looks at power and control, showing respect in the way they treat other.  Also, being safe with technology, using technology positively and safely to communicate with friends and family.

Changing Me deals with understanding that everyone is unique and special.  That we can express and respect how we feel when change happens to themselves and others.  This includes looking at both the male and female reproductive systems.  It also covers knowing who to ask for help if they are worried about change and finally the change they are about to undertake by moving on to Secondary School.

Computing:  Through all our work we will be continuing to embed the importance of E-Safety.

We will be focusing on all the skills already taught throughout the year groups and also looking at how 3d graphical modelling enables us to explore objects which may not yet exist, or which would be difficult to observe in other ways.  We will explore examples such as mapping, planning, design and architecture, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of this technology.

PE:  We will be developing our ball and racket skills through sports including tennis and rounders.

Art:  Using a variety of mediums we will be focusing on landscapes, both locally and in making scenery for the end of year puppet theatre production.

Design Technology:  This will focus on preparing the scenery for the end of year puppet theatre production and also the making of the marionette puppets.

Music:  The children will experience the use of sound equipment and produce music for the end of year production.

RE:  This will continue to be taught by Mrs Bastable and will cover topics which include Buddhism and Christianity.  There will also be a session relating to moving on to Secondary School Life.

History and Geography:  The children will be looking at the development and growth of London focusing on iconic buildings of their time both old and new.  They will be looking in particular at the history of the Tower of London.

MFL:  This will continue to be taught by Mme Lawson and this term will focus on French in preparation for the day trip to France.

 

Dates for your diary

Thursday 20 April – PTFA EGM

Friday 21 April – Film Night

Thursday 4 May – PTFA Quiz Night

Monday 8 – 11 May SATs tests

Friday 9 June – Day trip to France

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KS2 Choir

Posted on March 24th, 2017 by Kestrel Class

New school choir – sign up now!

The choir will be open to all KS2 children with no auditions needed. Rehearsals will take place at school on Thursdays from 3.15 to 4.00pm with Mrs Williams and Miss Langley Higgs.

The choir will provide a valuable opportunity for the children to develop their vocal technique and build confidence in their abilities, gaining knowledge of music theory and performance skills and, most of all, to enjoy singing together.

Please sign up now on the School Gateway!

Can you help with the choir?

We are looking for a volunteer piano/keyboard accompanist for occasional rehearsals and termly concerts.

We would also like to hear from any parents who want to help with the choir in other ways, whether by supporting children’s engagement during rehearsals, contributing ideas or helping to organise concerts – no musical experience necessary.

If you are interested in any of these roles, or you know someone else who might be, please contact Miss Langley Higgs.

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Year 6

Posted on March 17th, 2017 by Eagle Class

Well done to all Year 6.

Stars of the Week.

So proud of you all last night at the theatre.

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Year 6 Lion King Trip

Posted on March 15th, 2017 by Eagle Class

Reminder

The trip to see The Lion King takes place this Thursday.

The children are to be dressed smart but casually.  They are allowed to bring sweets and drinks (not fizzy) and the sweets must not be chocolate or contain any nuts.  There should not be any cameras or mobile phones taken on the trip.  As staff we will have the school mobile with us if you need to contact us in the event of an emergency.

The children should be back at school for 5.15pm so that we can leave promptly at 5.30pm.

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Star of the Week

Posted on March 10th, 2017 by Eagle Class

Well done to Ellie for taking part in all PE activities in school and at home, completing the Fitter Future programme, keeping herself fit and healthy.

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Star of the Week

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 by Eagle Class

Well done to Dylan A,  Eagle Star of the Week, for being helpful and caring with children in Swift Class when completing Fitter Future fitness workouts.

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World Book Day 2017

Posted on February 20th, 2017 by Robin Class

This year World Book Day is on Thursday 2nd March to celebrate reading books, authors and illustrators. It is held in more than 100 countries around the world. A key aim is to give every child in the UK a book of their own to keep. Every child is eligible to receive a £1 World Book Day Token which can be exchanged for one of ten exclusive £1 World Book Day Books, or if you prefer, use it to get £1 off any full-priced book or audio book. Tokens must be redeemed by the end of March 2016.

We will be celebrating this great event on Thursday, 2nd March, by asking children to come dressed as their favourite book character. There will be prizes for the most original costume in each class and every child will receive their £1 World Book Token.

If you would like to find out more information about World Book Day, there are ideas, activities and resources at: http://worldbookday.com/

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Posted on February 10th, 2017 by Eagle Class

Eagle star of the week this week is Dylan N for his excellent, polite manner and willingness to always help others.

Well Done  

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Puppets

Posted on February 8th, 2017 by Eagle Class

Today we began to paint the heads and make the hands and feet

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Eagle Safer Internet

Posted on February 8th, 2017 by Eagle Class

7 February was Safer Internet Day.  We had a discussion concerning who we know and how we know a person on the internet.  We then completed a matching activity, ‘can you match the emoji with its title’.  Not as easy as you think!

Then we created our own emoji designs.

 

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Posted on February 3rd, 2017 by Eagle Class

Well done to Holly this week for always having a positive attitude to her learning and having a go at anything she is given.

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Home-Start

Posted on February 2nd, 2017 by Swift Class

Please remember Friday 10th February is “Wear a heart or something red for Home-Start” and donate £1

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Puppets

Posted on February 2nd, 2017 by Eagle Class

What a great time we had making the heads of our puppets.

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Junk Modelling Materials Needed In Robin Class

Posted on January 29th, 2017 by Robin Class

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The children in Robin class are very creative! We need lots of boxes, plastic containers (not milk cartons), rolls of cardboard for our fantastic creations. The children love to make and invent, last week we had Robots, Planes and many more inventive ideas! If you have any of these we would be greatly appreciative.

Many Thanks,

Mr Libberton and Mrs Warner

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Posted on January 27th, 2017 by Eagle Class

Well done to Daisy, our star of the week for always working hard, trying to improve her work and being more confident.

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Watford Junior Challenge Run 2017

Posted on January 19th, 2017 by Eagle Class

The Watford Junior Challenge Run, organised by Watford Harriers, will take place on Saturday 18 March 2017 at Cassiobury Park from 11.15am.

There will be races for U8, U10, U12 and U14.

If your child is interested in entering ask them to collect an entry form from Mrs Burns

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