The Eagles finished writing their 500 Words stories in class and are submitting them to the BBC R2 website over half term as their English homework. The children are very good at writing descriptions of settings - some fantastic atmospheres were created!

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On Thursday, January 26th Eagles celebrated Australia Day as part of their topic on Australia. Poppy and Caleb had Australian hats and Jimmy had a didgeridoo! Maisie looked fantastic in her Australia shirt and flag on her cheek, whilst Felix G had an Australian bow tie printed on his t-shirt.

They learned about Dorothy Napangardi, an Aboriginal artist and created their own artwork following her style.

They also made Lamingtons - some more successfully than others! Luckily Mrs Griffin had made some fabulous Lamingtons which we shared at the end of the day. Thank you Mrs Griffin!

Mr Major did some Aussie Rules football - handily Jimmy had brought in his own Aussie Rules ball. The children also played cricket before ending the day with an Aussie food experience - camel sausages, kangaroo sausages, ostrich burgers and crocodile burgers. Every single non-vegetarian child gave every meat type a try, which we were very impressed by. The vegetarians had mozzarella filled veggie bites and stuffed cucumbers, a popular Australian appetiser. We also had fairy bread and Vegemite.

Eagles started their Maths topic of Fractions, Decimals and Percentages by thinking about simplifying and adding fractions. They were supported in this by the use of Smarties on Thursday - it was interesting to find out the variation of numbers of colours from tube to tube.Year 5 in particular were absolute stars with t2017 01 05 14.36.50

This week we have been learning about Alexander Graham Bell. Here are 5 facts about him that we found out:

  1.  His father gave him his middle name for his 11th birthday
  2. Bell was interested in communication because his mother was deaf
  3. He filed his claim for the patent on the telephone only hours before his rival, Elisha Gray did
  4. A famous Alexander Graham Bell quote is: "Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."
  5. On the day of Alexander Graham Bell's funeral, all phone calls were suspended for one minute in the US in honour of his work


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