Year 6 Leavers' Service - Wednesday 19th July
It is the time of year where we say goodbye to our Year 6. They shared memories of their time in school, and the Year 5s were able to share examples of the great role models they had above them. This was an opportunity to thank each other, and wish a fond farewell to the school.
Swimming Monday 10th July - Friday 14th July
We had a great week this week, because every afternoon we were fortunate to travel to Farleigh School and swim in their swimming pool. The instructors there were really helpful and we all made great progress to feel more confident swimming in the pool. We know how important swimming is for our safety (and to have fun!) so it was excellent to get some practice.
School production - Monday 26th June and Thursday 29th June
After a great deal of practice and preparation, we were overjoyed to perform the play, Let the Games Begin, to an audience. The whole school were able to watch us in the dress rehearsal (see photos below) and we performed twice. We must thank all of the adults for your support - it was so encouraging to see your smiles, applause and laughter throughout the performance.
Winchester Cathedral Leavers' Service - Wednesday 14th June
We joined 16 other schools, part of over 2000 students to go to Winchester in the week, to celebrate our graduation from Primary School and receive a blessing for the next stage of our lives. It was great to represent the school. We even chanted our Christian Values - Love, Hope, Trust and Joy - to participate in an African drumming session! As well as a tour of the Cathedral, we even had an opportunity to go below the Cathedral and explore the crypt. Then, Nicholas and Sebastian did a fantastic job at carrying our school banner down the length of the cathedral while we sang in the service. We all did the school proud by showing how respectful we could be to others.
Cricket competition - Wednesday 7th June
Some of our Year 6s went with Mr Sparrow to represent the school at a Test Valley cricket competition. We played brilliantly, and our sportsmanship was excellent. Fast bowls and good batting almost got us through to the top game - the winners of which went on to play in Ageas Bowl. All the best to them!
SATS week Tuesday 9th May - Friday 12th May
What can we say. This was the week Year 6 had been preparing for! It was tough, but we gave it our best, stayed positive and really pushed through! We were a team!
Avon Tyrell Wednesday 29th March - Friday 31st March
We had a great time at Avon Tyrell, putting our absolute best into all our activities. Some were tough, and required teamwork, and some needed resilience and courage from all of us! We had a fantastic time, and really enjoyed our stay here! After the wild few days, we were all ready four our half-term holidays!
Saints Football Tournament Thursday 23rd February
On Thursday, 8 Year 6 children attended a football tournament at Goals Soccer in Southampton which was being run by Saints.
We played five 10 minute games across the space of the day against five different schools.
We faced some tough competition but we worked well as a team and had a wonderful day.
World Book Day
We welcomed the acclaimed author Sam Usher. He was such an amazing illustrator, and we were so glad to have him join us to show his creative process: it was inspirational! We had a lot of questions to ask. His ability to illustrate ideas quickly was immense - we saw him speed draw during an assembly. Additionally, we had the chance to dress up as our favourite characters from a book - see the picture below and guess what we are!
On Tuesday 6th December, 9 children from Eagles represented our school at a federation Football Tournament. We showed amazing teamwork skills and showed exemplary sportsmanship, ensuring that we thanked the other teams and complimented them on their hard work.
We even came 2nd out of 7 schools! We would like to thank Ed for his amazing support and encouragement to be able to play as well as we did.
On Friday 11th November, we went and stood by the monument to pay our respects to the soldiers who have given their lives and those who are still working to defend our country. We sang a beautiful rendition of 'In Flanders Field' led by the marvellous Mrs Cartwright.
Some children in Wren class shared some wonderful poems with us based on the importance and symbolism of the poppy. Their poems are in this collection of images.
We have created a whole school art project based on poppies which will be on display.
We started our writing journey of The Three Little Pigs this week, with a bit of drama! We roleplayed the old tale in class with some great performances! This then helped us to see how The Guardian had interpreted the story of the Three Little Pigs differently in their award-winning advert. Ask us about it, we'd love to tell you: there's a dramatic twist!
Mrs Cartwright's Art Club Exhibition
The children who have been attending Mrs Cartwright's art club held their art exhibition on Wednesday 19th October. They loved showing around their parents and carers and talking about the different techniques they used to create their art work.
They created some truly amazing imaginative pieces!
We have put up some of the incredible artwork produced in relation to our learning journey. We were influenced by photographs from the blitz to produce artwork with varied tone and shadow. Feel free to come in to see!
While our PE focus in Autumn half-term was hockey, we decided to have a discussion about the importance of mindfulness and how looking after our bodies can make us feel good. We did this during a session of yoga! There was some serious stretching involved, and it was a lot of fun.
We have also been celebrating diversity in our worship. We looked and the varied backgrounds in our class and the community tied to us. We also chose to focus on neurodiversity, and discussed how we all work differently and that's worth celebrating!