Staverton C.E. Primary School
School Lane, Staverton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire,
Welcome to Eagles class, year 5/6! This year our staff are as follows...
Teacher: Miss Allen (Mrs Ibison on Friday)
Teaching Assistant: Mr Tandy
Last week Eagles and Foxes performed their end of Year production - Aladdin Trouble.
For two nights parents and family were treated to brilliant singing, fantastic acting and even a custard pie in the face for one lucky cast member.
Well done to all the children involved - you worked incredibly hard to learn lines, song words and even how to use the music system and lighting rig!
Welcome to Term 3!
A new year has arrived and with it a new topic.
Our topic question this term is:
What is so special about the USA?
We look forward to finding out!
On your bike!
This week is Bikeability week for Years 5 and 6. Today an intrepid group of children have braved the cold in order to learn how to ride their bikes safely on roads.
Despite the cold, the children have had a great time and have learnt loads of new skills and tips.
Other groups will have their sessions throughout the week.
The Great Debate!
In Eagles, we have been working on balanced arguments.
As part of this unit we held a debate to answer one of the great Fairy Tale questions...
"Should Jack be punished?"
We learnt the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and then split the class into three teams: a judging panel, Yes team and the No team.
After a session heated debating the judging panel decided in favour of the YES team, lead by Mr Tandy. There were some brilliant arguments on both sides, but Tom's 'was the beanstalk in British airspace' argument was hard to top!
The class will now be writing up the arguments - well done Eagles!
New Term: New topic!
Term 2 has begun and we have a new topic. Our topic question this term is...
"Why should gunpowder, treason and plot never be forgotten?"
We will be exploring what happened during the gunpowder plot and the years that followed. We will be looking at the British Civil War, the Restoration and the Great Fire of London.
Do you know when you use a possessive apostrophe? Eagles do. We have mastered the use of the possessive apostrophe by writing silly sentences about our teachers. Here are some examples:
Do you know what advent means?
Do you know why there are five candles on an advent wreath?
Can you explain why the candles on an advent wreath are different colours?
Eagles can tell you!
Big maths challenge!
The large rectangle above is divided into a series of smaller quadrilaterals and triangles. Each of the shapes is a fractional part of the large rectangle.
Can you untangle what fractional part is represented by each of the ten numbered shapes?