We had a busy term in Eagle Owls! We began by cooking with the school apples in Design Technology. We made a selection of apple based recipes including, apple pie, apple crumble, apple shortcake and apple tart. They were all very tasty!
We wrote spy stories in English after reading the book Spy School by Stuart Gibbs. We focused on action scenes and how to build tension. Please enjoy the two examples from our class.
Before Christmas, we began designing and making light-up Christmas cards. We had been learning about circuits in science, so we built circuits and used LED bulbs to make our cards extra special.
Finally, we made Christmas cakes. We made one for each of us, and some extra cakes which we gave as a thank you to some of the kind people who come in and help at our school. The cakes were delicious!
This term we were very much looking forward to going away for a residential experience at PGL in Caythorpe, Lincoln.
To provide the very best opportunity for PE: Outdoor and Adventurous Activities and to promote leading healthy active lives; we offer this trip in order to build character and embed values such as respect for each other in challenging situations. Whilst away, our pupils develop their physical skills in new and exciting situations, as well as exercising important social skills such as teamwork and leadership.
They develop independence – some pupils have never been away from home before, and they gain a new sense of responsibility and understanding that they can make decisions of their own and remain safe.
We hope to promote an enjoyment for participating in outdoor activities that lasts a life time, and that the pupils adopt a positive attitude to challenge and adventure. We see them gain personal confidence and self-esteem through taking on new challenges that take them out of their normal comfort zone and enjoy seeing them take pride in achieving personal success.
They are continually developing their self-awareness and social skills, and their appreciation of the contributions and achievements of themselves and of others.
These skills can all be related back to real life at home. When faced with a difficult problem in school, they can now draw on the strength that they needed to find in order to take that extra step on the High Ropes or go into the dark tunnels. They can remember that they do have the inner capability to attempt difficult challenges, and to set personal goals that provide enormous pride when achieved.
They develop in maturity, needing to find the self-confidence to tell a teacher or instructor if they are unsure of anything. Pupils have to make decisions about many situations when away from home, including what and how much to eat, how to get on with room-mates and personal hygiene. Many of them will only have asked parents in previous situations like this, but as Eagle Owls all now know – PGL stands for Parents Get Lost (In the nicest possible way!)!
Most of all: the pupils have fun and build life-long memories!
Here are some photos of Eagle Owls enjoying their week away.
Eagle Owls have had a very busy half term. They have studied Electricity in science and to complete this topic they made Christmas cards with their own circuits and working bulbs. You can see some of their Sketchbook designs and cards. We have studied different elements to circuits and are showing examples of this year’s science books so far this year.
Sketchbook (7) Sketchbook (3) Sketchbook (5) Sketchbook (6) sketchbook (9) Sketchbook 1 Sketchbook (2) Sketchbook (4) Sketchbook (8)
Science Book (3) Science Book (2) Science Book
Pupils also completed their music 007 Spy School topic by learning how to play a small part of the 007 theme using keyboards and recorders. They were able to play this in the Christmas Production cleverly slotted into our production plot line! You can see their music books where they learnt how notes look and what they are called.
Year 5 pupils were invited to go to Hethersett Academy to participate in a multi skills event with other cluster Year 5 pupils. They were spilt into different teams to make new friends and compete as a team against the others.
They had a great morning and thoroughly enjoyed the activities provided.
In science Eagle Owls planned, made and then used periscopes. As part of their topic on light and how it works, they were able to use their periscopes to look inside the classroom. This fitted in well with our Class Novel – Spy School as a gadget that a spy might use.
Year 6 pupils visited Hethersett Old Hall School to take part in a science investigation day. They were able to use a variety of equipment in a purpose built science laboratory. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed the day, being able to use a range of chemicals and apparatus provided especially for the day.
Activities included: making ‘mice’ fly off the top of different sized bottles; sensory experiments with tasty crisps; ‘blowing-up’ a plastic glove with bicarbonate of soda and vinegar and using the space outside to explore the facilities at HOH and play an enthusiastic game of football.