Summer term 2021
Our final half term of this academic year. The last ever for our year 6 leavers!
As usual, we have lots of fun, interesting and exciting things to look forward to this half term. One such exciting thing is Mrs Hovell returning from her maternity leave to join us in Eagles each Friday, so welcome back Mrs Hovell!
Our PE lessons will continue to be Tuesday and Friday, so please ensure children come with their earrings removed and dressed in appropriate clothing. Please also remember to apply suncream before coming to school and bring a bottle of water to drink and refill throughout the day.
For all other information, please see the topic web.
As always, please ring the school and ask to speak to Mrs Mee or Mrs Hovell to answer any questions or concerns. If we are busy teaching, we will ring you back as soon as we can.
Autumn Term Two
Autumn 2 – 2020
This half term we will be starting off with our Year 5 and 6 children completing their Bikeability training on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th November, so please ensure you have read the safety advice regarding the wearing of helmets and ensuring your bike is in good working order. Please check the weather forecast to ensure you bring suitable clothing each day.
Our first week back also coincides with UK Parliament Week, so we will be learning all about the UK government and what democracy means to us as a nation, and as individuals. We even have our own personal message from Local MP, Nigel Mills.
On that point, we would like to say a huge congratulations to the members of our class who were elected last half term to represent us as our School Councilors, School Council Chair and Anti-Bullying representatives. Well done to everyone else who took their role as voters very seriously, taking into consideration who they felt could best represent them in meetings, ensuring positive outcomes for the whole school community.
As we continue our ‘Survival’ theme, and consider whether the place we live is actually our home, we will be learning about the Anglo-Saxon and Viking invasions of Great Britain, what brought them here and the lasting impact they had on our island.
Our PE lessons will continue to be Tuesday and Friday, so please ensure children come with their earrings removed and dressed in appropriate, warm clothing as PE will be outside.
The children have absolutely loved having Mrs Grundy teach them DT on Wednesday afternoons throughout the first half term and have produced some very impressive looking and tasting food. This half term, Mrs Grundy will be teaching Art, so I know they have some exciting projects and new skills to learn.
For all other information, please see the topic web.
As always, please ring the school and ask to speak to Mrs Mee or Mrs Smedley to answer any questions or concerns. If we are busy teaching, we will ring you back as soon as we can.
Just 53 sleeps until Christmas!! J
Welcome back Eagles!
A huge welcome back to everyone! What a relief to have you all back in school after such a long time, we can’t wait to see you all! We have some lovely activities planned to break us all back in gently and get back into the routine of school and learning.
We will start the term by learning all about the birds that represent each class and creating some wonderful art work for our new classrooms and a whole school display in the corridor. We will also spend plenty of time considering and discussing our thoughts and feelings regarding our experiences of lockdown and how we feel about coming back to school. We have lots of opportunities and activities planned to support everyone, in whatever way they need, to ensure that coming back to the Ironville and Codnor Park Primary School family is a fun and positive experience.
We will consider whether we can predict the future and learn about coping strategies and building our resilience to deal with both expected and unexpected events in our lives through the use of the book ‘The Strange Case of Origami Yoda’ by Tom Angleberger.
Our theme this term is ‘Survival’ so we will be investigating the different types of environment where explorers may travel, learning specifically about Anglo - Saxon settlements in history. We will go on Commando Joe missions with the famous explorer and mountaineer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
We are really excited to be able to have three teachers in Eagles this year: Mrs Mee will teach the Year 6 children English and Maths each morning Monday to Thursday and will have the whole class of Year 4, 5 and 6 children every afternoon, Monday to Thursday. Mrs Smedley will teach the Year 4 and 5 children Tuesday to Thursday mornings with Mrs Hallworth supporting the children too. Mrs Palmer will teach the Year 4 and 5 children every Monday morning and will have the whole class of Year 4, 5 and 6 together all day every Friday. We will be covering the same units of work so no-one misses out, but by splitting the year groups we will be able to give everyone much more of our time and attention to ensure each child can achieve their very best. Some children will be able to access invention groups to further boost their learning and emotional wellbeing in the afternoons. Mrs Grundy will teach Design Technology and Art each Wednesday afternoon, so Eagles really are spoilt having each teacher to share their areas of expertise to give the absolute best learning experiences we can.
Eagles will have PE every Tuesday and Friday, so please ensure children come to school in their PE kits, suitable for the weather, and that earrings are removed before arriving at school.
Any questions or concerns please just ring school and Mrs Smedley or Mrs Mee will be really happy to call you back to discuss and help in any way we can.
We can’t wait to have you all back in school and we really look forward to the year ahead,
Mrs Mee, Mrs Smedley, Mrs Palmer and Mrs Hallsworth xx
First day back - 3/9/2020
Wow! Well done everyone! What an absolutely fantastic first day we have had! You all came in ready and raring to go, we were all so very impressed with every one of you.
We had fun learning about the importance of good hand washing this morning after Mrs Smedley covered us and our beautiful new classroom in germs! Luckily for us, it was really just green glitter, but it was a great way for us to see how easily and quickly germs do spread to every surface we touch. Here is a great clip to watch to show this:
We watched a fabulous documentary about bald and golden eagles before conducting our own research and creating our own fact sheets for our display using Purplemash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P0VCMYZenw
Finally, we enjoyed learning about the benefits of guided meditation and had a go using this lovely one from Cosmic Kids called 'Friendly Wishes'.
What a busy day we have had! See you all tomorrow x
15th October 2020
Today we have planted some Daffodil bulbs around the school grounds, so that in the Spring time, we can watch them grow.
Autumn Term Computing Days: 21.10.20 & 22.10.20
The children had an awful lot to learn and cram into these two days and they absolutely rose to the challenge to create their own information powerpoint presentations about famous mountaineers. The expectations were extremely high as they were expected to consider their audience by including appropriate and engaging information, create hyperlinks for users to move between slides, record and import a sound recording and include hyperlinks to online clips or websites. I am absolutely over the moon with what they have produced. Well done Eagles - you are amazing!!!