There are 27 excellent eagles in White Tailed Eagles Class taught by Mrs Evans and supported by Mrs O'Brien. Along with Mrs Allsopp and Mrs Cobb who cover the PPA session on a Friday afternoon. Please have a look around our website page to discover some of the exciting learning we have been doing.
Our door is always open and we are more than happy to meet with you to discuss any concerns you may have. At the end of the school day is probably the best time to catch us as the mornings can be a little hectic.
Scream Machine - Spring 2
Roll up, roll up! You’re going on a day trip to a theme park to soak up the unique sights, smells and sounds of the fair.
Learn about the science behind roller coasters.
Okay, ready to ride? Don’t forget to scream if you want to go faster!
Southwell Minster - Time Travelling
What a fantastic day we all had participating in the Time Travelling event. We took part in a variety of different activities such as; Communion, Fair Trade, Children's Society, Stained Glass Windows, Prayer Bracelets, Drama and many more. We would just like to say a huge well done to all the children, as many adults commented on their brilliant behaviour. They were truly great ambassadors and we can't wait to take you all to Ironbridge!
World Book Day
Wow what a fun packed day! The day started with the children coming to school dressed up in their favourite characters outfits. During our whole school assembly we took to the catwalk, so that we could model our costumes to every year group, and prizes were given by the Head Boy and Head Girl. Harry won the competition for our class and he was dressed as 'The Jolly Postman', well done Harry! Throughout the day, we participated in many book themed activities and a particular favourite was the hunt for 'Wally'. In the afternoon W H Smiths came into school armed with 100's of books. All the children were given a £1 book voucher, that they could exchange for a book of their choice. It was an amazing day and the children and staff had great fun.
BBC Terrific Scientific - Water Investigation
We have now completed the second investigation for the 'BBC Terrific Scientific'. We have recorded our results and are ready to submit the data to Southampton University and Terrific Scientific. The data will be used, along with many other schools across the country, and our schools information will be added to the map. We are now ready for the live science lesson later in the month. Towards the end of this month we will be participating in the third investigation all about sleep patterns. Watch this space!
100% Class Attendance
Congratulations to all the White Tailed Eagles, you have achieved 100% attendance this week. This is the first time we have won this award and I am incredibly proud of you all. What an amazing class you are . As a result of this wonderful achievement the children received a wristband and an extra playtime with Mrs Allsopp on Friday afternoon.
Monday 20th March - Peer Mentors to Newark Academy
Friday 24th March - Red Nose Day
Tuesday 28th March - Easter Craft Afternoon
Wednesday 29th March - Easter Bingo Evening
Friday 31st March - Easter Coffee Morning
Friday 31st March - Break for Easter Holiday
Tuesday 18th April - Return to School
BBC TERRIFIC SCIENTIFIC
On Tuesday 31st January we participated in the 'BBC Terrific Scientific' investigation of 'What happens when I eat?' We completed the 'Super Taste Test - Blue food dye investigation' to discover if we were a Non-Taster, Taster or a Supertaster. You can see our results from the photograph. It was fantastic fun and we look forward to the next live lesson on water in February.
Christmas Church Service
On the last day of term the whole school walked down to the Methodist Church for our annual Christmas Service. Each year group had a part of the Christmas Story to retell and year 5 had the Visit of the Kings. We sang 'We three Kings' and using British Sign Language we signed the chorus. It was an amazing atmosphere and a great way to end a fantastic term.
On Tuesday 13th December year 5 went to watch the pantomime at Newark Palace Theatre. Jack and the Beanstalk was action packed from start to finish. There was a huge beanstalk and an even bigger giant that made some of us jump!
It was very exciting watching Jack climb up into the giant's lair to rescue Princess Tamara and even more exciting when we were eating ice- cream during the interval.
Pippa (from Year 6) was fantastic in the junior chorus and we loved watching a member of our John Hunt family on stage.
Some of the Year 5 children took part in the bike ability sessions. They had a great start with everyone passing their level one. It was an extremely cold day but they all did really well, despite the children needing to defrost after the activity! The children learnt how to stop safely, use their gears efficiently, look left and right taking one hand off and how to perform an emergency stop. The trainers commented on how excellent the children's behaviour and manners were throughout the event, well done year 5. You're on the road to the level 2 certificate, which starts in 2017.
Anti Bullying Week
This week as a year group we have been learning about how we keep ourselves safe online as well as cyber bullying. The children were extremely shocked to discover the actual legal ages for social media sites! We have also been discussing how to set privacy settings, reporting concerns and understanding what is bullying online, and how it can effect people in a variety of ways. As part of this topic the children also watched a video from the organisation CEOP, that shows children how to protect themselves online. The link to the video is below if you wish to watch and discuss this further with your child.
On Friday 11th November year 5 delivered the whole school assembly to mark Remembrance Day. Mrs Mole asked us to lead this particular assembly because of our current topic 'Fallen Fields'. The children organised themselves into groups, where they worked on writing their own poems, prayers, facts about soldiers of WW1, songs from the war and much more. To conclude our assembly the children sang a song called 'Remember' which they performed brilliantly. Miss Godber, Mrs Allsopp, Mrs O'Brien and myself were incredibly proud of all of the children. Well done year 5 a huge achievement.
It's always so much fun when Sunita visits. Today, Sunita told us today about how India and England are very similar and we discussed the misconceptions people have about India. We compared and contrasted the two countries and discovered many interesting facts about India.
Attendance - White Tailed Eagles
Congratulations White Tailed Eagle for the first week back after half term we have achieved 3rd position for our attendance with 98.41%
Congratulations to the 16 White Tailed Eagles, who achieved 100% attendance for the first half term. An excellent achievement and I look forward to seeing you all in your non school uniform on Monday 31st October as your reward .
Visiting the Oaks Residential
On Friday 30th September, as part of the MacMillan Coffee Morning, 6 of the Year 5 children were invited to the Oaks to judge the best cake competition. The children were greeted by Val, who introduced them to all the residents. There were 10 cakes on the table ready to be judged on their appearance and taste. It was an extremely difficult decision, but after a lengthy discussion the winning cake was decided upon. A lady called Chris had won, and she was absolutely delighted. Whilst the children were there the Newark Advertiser arrived to take a photograph of the children, so hopefully the photograph will be in next weeks edition. Well done to Harrison, Ruby. S, Amie, Levi, Robbie and Mia for representing the school so positively.
Superhero and Villain Day
On Friday 30th September all the children and even the teachers came dressed up in their Superhero or Villain costumes. Everyone in school looked amazing today to support Luca's fundraising for the QMC in Nottingham, where he received his treatment, and the MacMillan fund . We had an exciting assembly, extra playtime and had the opportunity to buy cakes. They were incredibly yummy! Thank you to all the adults who took the time to bake or buy cakes, we really appreciate your support. We managed to raise over £600 and this will be split between the previously mentioned causes. Well done to everyone in Year 5 for making such a fantastic effort.
Roald Dahl Day
On Tuesday 13th September we celebrated Roald Dahl Day. All day we participated in Roald Dahl based activities and in the afternoon we watched a live feed from the theatre set of 'Matilda' in London. We enjoyed learning many interesting facts about Roald Dahl, learnt how to draw with Quentin Blake, watched a clip of the new 'BFG' film, watched the cast from Matilda perform and much more.
School Election Speeches
Well it's that time of year again where each new class needs a new councillor and deputy. On Wednesday 14th September the children, who want to be considered for this important role, delivered their speeches. 11 children confidently explained to their class mates exactly why they should vote for them. On Thursday the children will enter the polling station and place their vote in the box. These votes will then be counted and given to Mrs Martin, who runs the school council. The results will then be announced in the assembly on Friday. Good luck to all the children who have taken part, you would all make excellent councillors and represent our class brilliantly. Watch this space to discover who will become the White Tailed Eagles councillor and deputy!!
Congratulations to Annabelle who will be our new class councillor. The class deputy will be Christian, who will support Annabelle throughout the year. Well done to you both, we look forward to hearing the news from your first meeting shortly.