A hot topic of conversation in Eagles has been COVID-19, so we learned about the difference between viruses, bacteria and fungi. We also used glo germ gel and a UV light to test the effectiveness of hand washing with soap and water.

The Oscars

Our Oscars have arrived! It was exciting to unwrap the little statuettes that Eagles will earn for being ambitious in their writing. Some of the Oscars awarded this week have included Outstanding Use of Vocabulary (Alissa), Best Extended Noun Phrase (William) and Best Use of Punctuation (Matilda), amongst others. In Geography, the children looked at the average rainfall in India - the monsoon months can have up to 800mm! They created choropleth maps to show the areas of India which have the heaviest rain. We also noticed that the temperature across the year does not vary as much as in the UK. In RE, we discovered that there are three main aspects to Brahman. In future weeks, we will be learning more about the different Hindu gods and goddesses.

Board Games

What a fabulous final week of term for Eagles class! The final Forest School of term saw the children enjoying one last hot chocolate - we're looking forward to seeing the difference a change in season makes when we next visit. The children experimented with salt and watercolours to make Christmas cards; there were some very effective patterns. They also made traditional pompom tree decorations - some looking like Brussels sprouts, others a riot of colour. We played our board games which were a culmination of our Around the World in 80 Days topic - there are certainly some potential future graphic designers in Eagles! On top of all this, the children completed their explanations of how Father Christmas gets around the world in one night!

Instruction Writing

The inexorable march to the end of term continues with lots of varied opportunities for learning in Eagles class. Another excellent Forest School was much enjoyed by all the children - many thanks to all the parents who have donated biscuits or hot chocolate - always a highlight of the morning! Mathart also continued with a very cross-curricular topic of Islamic art. Some of us even had a go at creating our own geometric patterns using compasses and rulers - it was very tricky! We've started a new genre in English - writing instructions - and will be applying this to our Around the World in 80 Days board games we are producing in Geography.

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