Year 6- Eagles: Blog items

Science: developing our own dichotomous keys

Date: 1st Oct 2020 @ 9:09am

Eagles class had fun developing their own dichotomous keys today.

They practised question types with a game of guess who before working hard in groups to classify a variety of different sweets and chocolates. Using post-its and pens on tables really helped when we had to edit and improve our keys. Children then swapped with another group to test out if they could classify the sweets in the same way, and if all quaetions were clear.

Great work everyone,

Mr Simpson

    

 

 

 

 

French le la les

Date: 21st Sep 2020 @ 4:48pm

We have practised French greetings and numbers to 12.  Today, we learned about masculine, feminine and plural nouns. 

Quiz time!  Ask the Year 6 Eagles the plural of the following words:

le stylo

le chat

la gomme

la souer

The answers are: les stylos, les chats, les gommes, les souers.

Developing our passing skills in football

Date: 21st Sep 2020 @ 4:27pm

We had a great lesson today, working on our football passing skills.  We practised with different partners and in our groups to develop the control of passing a ball to people of different abilities.  We finished with a game of 5-a-side.  

Eagles - PE

Date: 19th Sep 2020 @ 9:11am

Some excellent close control on display in Eagles class today.

Like they’ve never been away...

Date: 10th Sep 2020 @ 11:46am

Eagles have been working hard this morning and are starting to build their writing stamina back up again with a non-chronological report about eagles.

Great attitude by a all today!


Eagles - New Class Blog - 17.07.20

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 8:25am

Good morning Eaglets, 

I can't quite believe this is the last transition blog! I have loved getting to know you all through these last two weeks, through your amazing work and through the zoom calls!

I hope that you all have a lovely summer, full of fun activities, laughter and memories! I can't wait to hear all about it in September, when we're finally all reunited. 

Todays Task: 

 

Interest/Passion Project

Today, you are continuing with your interest/passion project. Remember to do this based on something you are passionate about or extremely interested. This could be a hobby, a person, a place, animal etc. I want you to do as much research about it as possible and present it to me in a way that can best teach me about your chosen subject. 

Here is an example from someone who did a project on China.

I can't wait to see the end results!

Have a great day, 

Mr Simpson 

Eagles Home Learning 16th July

Date: 16th Jul 2020 @ 8:46am

Good morning!

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Well done to those of you who completed the aspirations work yesterday - you all have some really interesting career ideas. Only two more days to go for this school year - are any of you doing anything nice this summer?

 

Today's task - Interest/Passion Project

For the next two days, I would like you to create a project on something you are passionate about or extremely interested. This could be a hobby, a person, a place, animal etc. I want you to do as much research about it as possible and present it to me in a way that can best teach me about your chosen subject. 

Here is an example from someone who did a project on China.

I love all sports - Rugby and Arsenal FC in particular. If I were to choose, I would do a project on the British and Irish Lions rugby team.  My favourite player ever was Willie John McBride!

Ulster Rugby | The legend Willie John at 80

I'm looking forward to seeing what your interests are.

 

Have a great day.

 

Mr Simpson

Eagles - New class big - 15.07.20

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 8:22am

Good morning everyone, 

We're already on Wednesday! Can you believe it? Our transition days are flying by. 

Once again, I loved seeing all of your work from yesterday! Your houses were impressive and I could see you put a lot of thought into them (even picking the colour schemes!). I have attached some photos to share the work of your classmates so you can see what their houses looked like too! 

Mr Griffiths and I have loved our Zoom chats with you this week and learning more about you. Thank you to those who joined, it was lovely to see you all. 

Last message, WELL DONE! Mr Horsley posted the results of the sports week and WE WON!!!

You worked so hard last week and completed so many activities. You should be so proud of yourself, I know I am! 

Todays Task: 

 

Today's task is about  aspirations. 

I would like you to create me a piece of work in your own format about:

- What you would like to be when you are older?

- Why you would like to do this?

- How are you going to achive this. Think about what subjects you will need to excel in at school and if you will need to go to University? Will you need to do an apprenticeship? etc.

This website could help you.

https://www.firstcareers.co.uk/

Remember that you might not know what you want to do right now and that is ok. You might also change your mind in the future. I always wanted to be a teacher because my Grandad was an excellent teacher, but I also considered joining the Navy, being an engineer amongst a lot of other things.

Investor in Careers – The Quality in Careers Standard - CSW Group Ltd.Have a wonderful day everyone,

Mr Simpson

Eagles - New Class Blog - 14.07.20

Date: 14th Jul 2020 @ 9:10am

Good morning Eaglets!

I had great fun on the Zoom meetings with some of you yesterday - I am looking forward to the next one already and I am really looking forward to starting our new class in September. Well done again to everyone who completed the transition task yesterday.

Today's task

I saw that Year 3/4 had done this task yesterday and the results looked amazing therefore I thought I would magpie it for you to try today. 

If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Build, draw or paint your dream house. Perhaps it’s a castle or a tree house. Maybe it is as tall as the sky and has a slide for you to reach the bottom. Write 5 sentences about your house to tell us more about it. Talk about the colour, the rooms, the height, the size …. anything you like! Don’t forget to blog them when you have finished.

For me, I would definitely have to have lots of green house plants, a darts board, an indoor football pitch and a huge fish tank - maybe I could put some sharks in there.

Here are some examles from Y3/4

Have a fantastic day everyone!

 

Mr Simpson

Eagles - New Class Blog - 13.07.20

Date: 13th Jul 2020 @ 8:29am

Happy Monday everyone - not long to go until it is officially the summer holidays. I hope you all enjoyed a nice weekend. What did you all get up to? I put up a gate on the side of my house yesterday and went for a walk through Haigh Hall (then watched Arsenal get beat - but we're not mentioning that!).

Zoom calls start for some of you today - remember to change your display name to your first name so I can make sure it is you and let you into the meetinglaugh.

 

Mr Horsley will also be totting up the Health and Fitness Week scores today to see which class has been crowned the winners. The winners will be posted later in the day.

 

Today’s task:

Today I would like you to complete a book review about your favourite book from yesterday. Use a piece of A4 paper. Draw a picture and write the title of your book in the centre. Then, around the outside, use bubbles, sections or clouds to tell me about the characters, setting, the main events and why you like it.

When you have finished, colour it in!

Here is an example from Y3/4 -

You could also use the template attached below.

 

Have a great day everyone,

 

Mr Simpson

Eagles - New Class Blog - 10.07.20

Date: 10th Jul 2020 @ 8:22am

Good morning everyone - Happy Friday!

A message from Mr Horsley:

I was really impressed once again with the amazing work that has been submitted over the past few days. I am really looking forward to our PE lessons next year already after looking at the wonderful responses to Health and Fitness Week. I saw some interesting 'Horizontal Rock Climbing' pictures yesterday - I hope you all enjoyed it!

Today's task - 

What is your favourite book?  Do you have a book that you could recommend to another one of your friends in our new class?

Your task is to draw a picture of the cover of your favourite book and give it a bit of colour. Leave a short review to let me know why you enjoyed it so much. Have a look at this example:

“This is my favourite book and as a child, my Dad would read this to me, the words in it are a little tricky! I loved the story and plots about adventures and battles and beasts and heroes! I particularly love the way JRR Tolkien describes the landscapes and setting!”

Task 2:

I would also like you to think about 5 things that you are most looking forward to next year. You can record this however you like: pictures, a poster or just written notes. I think next year will be a fantastic one and I hope that you are looking forward to it as much as I am.

 

Health and Fitness Week:

Health and Fitness week is coming to an end so let's put in extra effort before the weekend. A survey will be sent out today for you to submit your final scores for the Home Olympics. Make sure you read the Health and Fitness blog post I will post later to see what challenges I have set you for the day.

 

Have a great day and weekend everyone.

 

Mr Simpson

Eagles - New Class Blog - 09.07.20

Date: 9th Jul 2020 @ 8:34am

Good morning Eaglets! 

Throwback Thursday  - Guess Who!

Today is Thursday which means there will be another 'Throwback Thursday - Guess Who' posted to the Whole School blog page (School Website > School blogs > School Blog). 

Make sure you have a look and cast your guess as to who you think the little person grew up to be! I can't wait to see your responses.

Your Work: 

It has been a pleasure to see all of your transition work so far! You are so motivated and hard working and I am super impressed. Well done!!

Todays Tasks: 

Activity 1:

For the task today, I would like you all to, Using an outline of a face, draw the aspects of Year 6 that you are looking forward to e.g. clubs, lessons, trips etc. 

Here is an example: 

Bubble 7 had a go at this yesterday - here are some of their examples:

I have attached to this blog a document of two head outlines which you can print or copy :) 

 

Health and Fitness Week: 

Make sure to have a look at Mr Horsley's blog post on the main page to see what your task is for today!

Have a great day, 

Mr Simpson 

Eagles - New Class Blog - 08.07.20

Date: 8th Jul 2020 @ 8:25am

Good Morning Eagles! 

 

Todays Tasks: 

Today's tasks focus on wellbeing, our Growth Mindset and goals for the future. 

Task 1

Throughout lockdown, you have all shown how motivated and determined you are to continue with your work, showing a consistent Growth Mindset. Today, I would like you to create a poster all about Growth Mindset. Think about how you can have a  growth mindset and what you can say to motivate yourself. Also, think about the flipside of this and what would be negative things that could be said in the same situation. Here is an example:

Task 2: 

  1. Think about your goals for next year – what would you like to achieve? Split a piece of paper into two columns and label them ‘goals’ and ‘actions’. Think about what your goals and what actions you will need to make to achieve them.

Here is an example: 

 

 

Health and Fitness Week:

Today’s activity is Yoga. Click the link below and follow the moves!

https://imoves.com/home-learning/1339

Please take as many pictures/videos as possible and post your responses to the blog/Seesaw!

Day 3 - Sports Day – Home Olympics

Well done to everyone who attempted the long jump yesterday – If you didn’t have chance to try this yesterday then do not worry – you can catch up today.

Today’s event is the washing basket target challenge. Find as many rolled up socks as possible and see how many you can get into the basket in 1 minute. Remember to challenge people in your household, try as many times as you like and record your best score – can you beat my score?

 

Have a great day, 

Mr Simpson

Eagles - New Class Blog - 07.07.20

Date: 7th Jul 2020 @ 8:25am

Good morning future Eagles!

Well done to all of you who posted your 'All about me' posters yesterday. I knew quite a bit already about most of you, but there was definitely some new information and a few surprises in there!

Today's task: 

We are in the Eagles class. What can you find out about Eagles? Search on the Internet or look in a book and find out what you can about this wonderful bird. Then present your findings. You could draw a picture of an Eagle, write a paragraph or some sentences about them, brainstorm facts or make a fact file.

One interesting fact about Eagles is that there are over 60 different species of eagle. 

Remember to keep any work you complete, all of our work on Eagles will go on the front door of our classroom :) 

 

 

Health and Fitness week

 

Today's Health and Fitness activity:

Today's activity is Bollywood Dancing, click the link below and follow the moves!

Challenge - can you create your own routine using the moves you have learned?

https://imoves.com/home-learning/917

Please take as many pictures/videos as possible and post your responses to the blog

Day 2 - Sports Day – Home Olympics

Well done to everyone who attempted the speed bounce yesterday – definitely a lot harder than it looks isn’t it? If you didn’t have the chance to try this yesterday then do not worry – you can catch up today.

Today’s event is the standing long jump. Remember to challenge people in your household, try as many times as you like and record your best score – can you beat my score?

Have a great day, 

Mr Simpson 

Eagles - New Class Blog - 06.07.20

Date: 6th Jul 2020 @ 9:19am

Welcome class of 2021!

I'm very excited to welcome you to your new blog and your new class! 

 

Over the next two weeks, I will be setting you some taks to complete at home so I can learn lots more about you! Anything that you complete at home, please blog it - I would love to read and see them all. I would love for you to bring them in in September so that I can display them in class so make sure to keep them safe :)

Getting to know each other:

This week, I will be ringing home to say Hi! This will be a great chance for you to ask any questions which you may have. Next week, I wll also meet with you all over Zoom. If you haven't had an email with a date and time, please mention this when I call. 

 

Today's Task:

Today I would like you to create a poster all about you! You could put a picture in the middle and create sections about your family, your hobbies, your favourite things and anything else that you would like to share.

Here are some examples to help you out! 

Take a picture and blog your poster when you have finished. Remember, we need to keep safe online so we don’t want any personal details on the blog.

Here is a little bit about me: 

- I support Arsenal in football. 

- I used to play rugby union - until my hip didn't want to any more.

- My son has the same name as me - he's also called 'Mr Simpson'. 

- My favourite lesson to teach is .... well I think you should know by now. 

 

Health and Fitness Week:

This week is also Health and Fitness Week. Everyday we will set a separate task on the blog for you to complete at home. 

Make sure to have a look at the ideas that Mr Horsley has set on the Main School Blog Page and blog any activities that you have done. 

Have a great day!

Mr Simpson

Eagles - 2nd July - Home Learning

Date: 2nd Jul 2020 @ 8:24pm

Good morning Eagles!

Moving On:

I would just like to take this moment to congratulate all of you for your hard work this year and the fantastic motivation you have shown and maintained during this time away from school. You are all superstars! 

Today will be the last day that we will post home learning for you guys - sad I know. But from Monday, we will be posting transition activities for next year's Year 6 and the time has come for you to focus on some of the transition activities that your respective high schools have set for you.

I'm really looking forward to seeing you all on the 13th (fingers crossed for good weather!) for our picnic - please make sure your parents respond to the survey that was sent out via School Spider by Monday's deadline.

PS - Can anyone make any links / suggestions about the balloon picture? Post your comments here.

Tasks for today

  1. Reading Solutions / LBQ  – mtp
  2. TT rockstars (20mins)
  3. Maths – LBQ code – mtp
  4. Literacy https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/character-description-write-a-character-description

Make sure you write up your final draft into best and submit it to the discussion feed.            

 

  1. Geography - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/why-does-population-change

 

Have a great day everyone.

Mr Simpson

 

Eagles - Home Learning - 02.07.20

Date: 2nd Jul 2020 @ 8:32am

Good morning Eagles! 

Throwback Thursday  - Guess Who!

Today is Thursday which means there will be another 'Throwback Thursday - Guess Who' posted to the Whole School blog page (School Website > School blogs > School Blog). 

Make sure you have a look and cast your guess as to who you think the little person grew up to be! I can't wait to see your responses.

Tasks for today:

  1. Reading - Reading Solutions / LBQ - ugo
  2. TT rockstars (20mins)

3) Maths - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/problems-with-percentages-of-amounts

There is a worksheet at the end, however if you would like some more practise, you can go onto IXL.

IXL - Maths - Year 5 -  X.3

IXL - Maths - Year 6 - P.3

4) Literacy  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/character-description-spag-focus-relative-clause

There is a worksheet at the end, however if you would like some more practise, you can go onto IXL.

IXL - English- Year 5 -  H.3

IXL - English- Year 6 - G.3

5) Geography - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/where-are-all-the-people

6) PE with Joe

Have a lovely day, 

Mr Simpson

Eagles - 1st July - Home Learning

Date: 1st Jul 2020 @ 8:11am

Good morning everyone, 

Tasks for today:

  1. Y6 Reading Solutions / LBQ - yps
  2. TT rockstars (20mins)

 

Maths – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/equivalences-between-fdp

There is a worksheet at the end, however if you would like some more practise, you can go onto IXL.

IXL - Maths - Year 5 - S.4

IXL - Maths - Year 6 - J.4

Writing– https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/character-description-identifying-the-features-of-a-text

There is an independent task at the end, however if you would like some more practise, on similiar word meaning, you can go onto IXL.

IXL - English- Year 5 - N.1

IXL - English- Year 5 - M.2

 

PSHE –https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/do-you-want-to-be-a-hero-893ee5

 

Have a lovely day everyone, 

Mr Simpson

Eagles - 30th June - Home Learning

Date: 30th Jun 2020 @ 8:09am

Good morning everyone, 

Tasks for today:

  1. Reading - Year 6 LBQ - tji
  2. TT rockstars (20mins)

 

Maths https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understand-percentages

There is a worksheet at the end, however if you would like some more practise, you can go onto IXL.

IXL - Maths - Year 5 - X.1

IXL - Maths - Year 6 - P.1

Writinghttps://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/character-description-reading-comprehension-word-meaning

There is an independent reading comprehension at the end, however if you would like some more practise, on similiar word meaning, you can go onto IXL.

IXL - English- Year 5 - C.3

IXL - English- Year 5 - C.3

 

Spanish – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/saying-your-birthday-in-spanish-323843

PE - https://classroom.thenational.academy/pe/pe-with-joe-or-19th-june

 

Have a great day everyone, 

Mr Simpson 

Eagles - 29th June - Home Learning

Date: 29th Jun 2020 @ 7:55am

Good morning everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! The weather has been up and down, but hopefully you managed to do some fun and exciting things! 

Tasks for today:

  1. Reading (LBQ) - urk
  2. TT rockstars (20mins)

Maths –  Decimals https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/decimals-to-represent-decimals

There is a worksheet at the end, however if you would like some more practise, you can go onto IXL.

IXL - Maths - Year 5 - V.1

IXL - Maths - Year 6 - F.1

Writing – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/character-description-reading-comprehension-fact-

retrieval

There is an independent reading comprehension at the end, however if you would like some more practise, on similiar word meaning, you can go onto IXL.

IXL - English- Year 5 - F.8

IXL - English- Year 5 - E.5

 

Foundation subject :  Science

The link to lesson 3 is below, please submit any work to the discussion feed or Seesaw –

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-is-sedimentary-rock-formed

 

Have a great day everyone, 

Mr Simpson

Eagles - Star of the Week

Date: 26th Jun 2020 @ 8:36am

The Star of the Week this week goes to Olivia! You're always engaged, always showing enthusiasm and always giving your all! Well done!

Eagles - 26.06.20 - Home Learning

Date: 26th Jun 2020 @ 8:27am

Happy Friday everyone!

 

Tasks for today:

1) Reading (LBQ) - wxu

2) Maths - LBQ code reviewing converting length - wxu (task 2)

3) Literacy  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/information-leaflet-lesson-5-writing-an-information-leaflet

Please submit your finished tasks to the discussion feed.

4) Spelling test - upload to discussion feed

5) Art - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/rangoli-elephants-primary/activities/1

 

Have a lovely day, 

Mr Simpson 

Bubble 7a - Raft Building

Date: 25th Jun 2020 @ 1:52pm

If we can’t go to Robinwood, let’s bring them to us! (Sort of!)

Over the past two days in Bubble 7, we have been working hard to create our own rafts. We used a range of materials to ensure that our raft would float on water and we could save our little toy. 

Well done to Amy, Lucy and Alfie who successfully saved their toy!

 

Bubble 7a - I have a Dream!

Date: 25th Jun 2020 @ 10:14am

Over the past 2 weeks Bubble 7 have been working hard to write their own ‘I have a dream speech’ inspired by Martin Luther King. We discussed recent world events and the future world we would like to live in. I am so proud of the work created!

 

Here are our speeches attached below, make sure you have a read! 

Eagles - 25th June 2020 - Home Learning

Date: 25th Jun 2020 @ 8:10am

Good morning Eagles,