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    Happy Easter to all of our friends and family!  Here are some of our Easter hats!

    Marble Run Challenges!  

    We showed brilliant creativity and fabulous team work in building our marble runs from recycled materials.  Evaluating our designs as we worked,  we were able to adapt our designs so that the marble could run freely to the bottom. It was great fun and we were very proud to have designed a run that worked!

    29.3.21 This week we are focusing on ‘Celebrating Differences’ across the school. We read the book ‘Can I Build Another Me?’ which made us all think about what made us different and unique.

    Our completed recounts about what happened to Percy Fawcett. Our most popular theory is that he was attacked or captured by native tribes! Will anyone ever discover the truth?

    We have been developing our DT skills before we embark on our final challenge to build a Marble Run.  In this session we built bridges and investigated how we could join the tubes together in order for the marble to cross.

    We have learnt so much about the Amazon Rainforest this term! These posters show just some of our favourite facts...

    22.3.21 Our promises to do our bit to help save the Amazon Rainforest...

    22.3.21 - English - Today we finished reading The Quest for Z. We created role plays to show what we thought might have happened to Percy Fawcett. We are going to use these to help us write recounts about what may have happened to him.

    Week Commencing 15th March - 'Learning Powers' Theme Week

     

    This week our focus is on Thrupp School's Learning Powers - Aspire, Resilient, Curious, Relate and Reflect. We will be carrying out lots of activities and challenges to remind us of the importance of these learning behaviours in helping us to achieve our school motto: Doing our best to be our best!

    Relate - We worked in pairs and threes to complete some tricky newspaper challenges. For our first challenge we had to build the tallest tower with only 2 sheets of paper and 30cm of tape, we weren't even allowed to tape anything to the desk!  We related the things we discovered from this task to our next challenges which were constructing a tower to hold a weight and building a newspaper chair.  It was lots of fun and the way we related to one another throughout the task was brilliant too!

    16.3.21 - RESILIENT - We developed our resilience with some egg (bouncy ball) and spoon races. We also discussed how the bouncy ball was a symbol of resilience: when it falls, it bounces right back up again!!

    15.3.21 - ASPIRE - Tower Challenge! We aspired to create the tallest spaghetti tower possible using only one form of material to join the spaghetti together. It was much harder than expected but that didn’t deter us! Naomi, Charlie and Milly were our winners, reaching 70cm.

    15.3.21 - ASPIRE - ‘The Dot’ by Peter H Reynolds

    Can you spot the dot that inspired each of our pictures?

    9.3.21 - Read our fantastic stories inspired by 'The Shaman's Apprentice' and written as part of our home learning.

    Week Commencing 8th March - We're back!

     

    It was so fantastic to have Eagles class back in school this week. There were lots of smiles, laughter and positivity.

     

    Our aim over the next few weeks is for the children to have the smoothest transition on returning to school as possible.  We will be focusing on mental health and wellbeing through the delivery of daily PSHE sessions and regular team building and resilience challenges.  

     

    We are also looking forward to our Learning Powers theme week...

    Home Learning - Week Commencing 1st March

     

    Our final week of live lessons and home learning!

     

    This week in English, we started looking at the text 'The Quest for Z', which is the true story of explorer Percy Fawcett. We will continue to learn more about him when we are back in school. We also found out about the Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda, who was the inspiration for Kensuke in Kensuke's Kingdom. We are now ready to read the final chapter next week in class! We also celebrated World Book Day virtually on Thursday. Have a look at the fantastic book character potato entries here.

     

    We are so excited to have all of Eagles back in the classroom next week!

     

    Eagles' keyworker children celebrating World Book Day!

    Home Learning - Week Commencing 23rd February

     

    Eagles have continued with their excellent attitude to live lessons and home learning after half term. We couldn't be more proud of them - thank you Eagles for working so hard!

     

    This week, the children have written some outstanding stories set in the rainforest, inspired by the two books we have read by Lynne Cherry. We will be compiling the short stories into a class book - watch this space to read them online!

     

    This week we have also been thinking abut the vanishing rainforest and what this means for the world, and we have been looking at the life cycles of different animals in Science. 

    Home Learning - Week Commencing 8th February

     

    This week, we have been learning about people who live in the Amazon rainforest. In Geography, we have learnt about the city of Manaus, and some of the tribal communities. In English, we have read the story of The Shaman's Apprentice, which explores the traditional way of life of the Tirio tribe. Eagles have been working very hard on their assignments set on Teams. We have received lots of fantastic pieces of writing based on our learning. 

     

    On Tuesday, it was Safer Internet Day. The children have produced some fantastic posters to help each other answer the question "How do you know what to trust online?"

    Home Learning- Week Commencing 1st February

     

    What a lot of talent there is in Eagles! Our learning about the rainforest this week has included musical compositions, weather reports, research about plants and medicines, creating models of rainforest creatures and some amazing setting descriptions. 

     

    We are so impressed with how hard that Eagles are working and the creativity they have shown with their learning. Well done everybody!

    Read Meghan's PowerPoint about Rainforest Medicines

    Read Mabel's PowerPoint about Capuchin Monkeys

    Watch Meghan's weather report for the Amazon Rainforest

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    Rainforest Sounds

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    Watch some of Eagles class performing their rainforest composition.

    Milly's Rainforest Sounds Composition

    Eagles have worked really hard to make these wonderful rainforest dioramas. They show the different layers of the rainforest and some of the plants and animals you might find. We think they are amazing!

    Home learning - Week Commencing 25th January

     

    Eagles are continuing to impress us with the fantastic effort they are putting into their home learning. We have learnt more this week about the rainforest, including the animals that live there, and we have read the story of The Great Kapok Tree. In Science, we have been learning about lifecycles. 

     

    Eagles have been finding out about animals of the Amazon rainforest. Here are some great information PowerPoints by Arthur, Naomi and Primrose.

    In RE, we have been learning about God's covenant with Noah. Here are some of our beautiful promise rainbows.

    Home learning - Week Commencing 18th January

     

    We have had lots of fantastic pieces of work submitted this week. Thank you Eagles - to you and your parents - for working so hard at home. We are very proud of all of you. 

     

    This week, Eagles have been learning about the Amazon River and the layers of the Rainforest. In English, we have been working on uplevelling sentences and learning how to write relative clauses. There has also been some great Science and Maths learning taking place. 

    Home Learning - Week Commencing 11th January

     

    Eagles have had a fantastic first week of live sessions using Teams. Mrs Bass and Mrs Catt have really enjoyed seeing the children and everyone has been working hard. Thank you to everyone who has emailed work. We have been busy learning about Michael Morpurgo, South America, the parts of flowers and the story of Noah! We have also started our guided reading text Kensuke's Kingdom, done lots of multiplication and produced some excellent writing. 

    AMAZING AMAZON

     

    Our topic for Spring Term 1 and 2 is ‘Amazing Amazon’ which has a Geography focus. We will be learning about aspects of the rainforest including plants and animals and the threats to this precious environment. We will focus particularly on the Amazon Rainforest, the Amazon river basin and the continent of South America, comparing it to the UK.

    Have a lovely summer. Enjoy some family time together. Term starts for pupils on Monday 6th September. (Reception on Wednesday 8th)
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