Eagle Class is home to our Year 5 & 6 children. Miss Reis is our talented teacher who leads the children through incredible learning journeys. Miss Mitchell is our Higher Level Teaching Assistant who supports us with our learning.
Ancient Greece Curriculum map Spring
What a fantastic day we had! Greek cooking (stuffed vine leaves), pottery, games, the Greek Alphabet, building temples, laurel wreaths, dancing, weaving and even a visit to the Parthenon (via green screen). Thank you to all the help on the day and for the fabulous costumes, all of the children had a great time.
In art lessons we have been looking at Greek pottery and we were lucky enough to arrange a visit from the Thaxted potters. A big thank you to Dick, Faye and Mrs Hale who came in to show us how a flower pot, plate, jug and various other things can be made on a potter's wheel. We were introduced to the whole process of pottery and some of the equipment that is used too. We are hoping there are no cracks and they can be successfully fired in the kiln too.
Ancient Greek Battles - Drama
As part of our Ancient Greek topic we re-enacted some famous Greek battles: The Battle of Marathon, The Battle of Thermopylae and The Battle of Salamis. We first found out about hoplites including how they held their spear in their right hand and some of their battle formations too. The children also researched each battle in their group to ensure they got some extra facts in when performing to the audience.
In Music with Mrs Clark we have been looking at Olympic themed music and then composing our own on Garage Band.
Making Hummus to try as a class
Acting out the story of the Trojan Horse
After learning the story of the Trojan War, Eagle Class then split into groups and prepared their own versions of the Trojan Horse story. A lot of rulers were used in the place of swords, but in the end Helen was saved!
Cooking from wartime recipes
Miss Mitchell was amazing in the kitchen with Eagle Class. They were able to make; Trench Stew, potato and cheese dumplings and an eggless fruit sponge. They all went down rather well, one child even had 6 helpings! The children demonstrated their peeling, chopping and weighing skills to name a few. Thank you again Miss Mitchell.
The Year 5 children were investigating volume, they built this 1m cube and then discussed what it was really like. Lots of teamwork involved!
We were lucky enough to show off all our wonderful work about WW1 and WW2 to our parents. It was in the style of the TV show 'GoggleBox' and involved; Art Attack, Match of the Day, Britain's Got Talent, Jackanory, Antiques Roadshow, Meet the Churchills and of course Horrible Histories. The children wrote their sections themselves and showed off the full range of work we have managed to do in such a short time. Well done Eagle Class.
We made our own wreath to lay at the church service for Armistice Day.