Welcome to Eagles
Eagles class is home to years 5 and 6 where we deliver an exciting and challenging curriculum and place emphasis on children having engagement in their learning. The class has developed our Forest School Area for the whole school to use and our children enjoy regular sessions outdoors which supports their learning in many of the curriculum areas.
Eagles are taught by Mr Charley, supported by Ms Wright. Mr Charley is an experienced teacher who has a passion for Maths and Computing. Ms Wright is also Forest School Lead at Harbertonford and other schools in The Link Academy Trust.
Our Class Blog
Eagles receive a letter from 10 Downing St.
At the end of term 4, Eagles researched the environmental issue of single-use plastic bottles ending up in our oceans and landfill sites. The pupils felt very strongly that the government should introduce a Return Deposit Scheme for plastic bottles in the UK. This would encourage more recycling and therefore reduce the levels of plastic litter which can take up to 500 years to decompose. We all wrote a persuasive letter to Prime Minister Theresa May and this week we received a letter back from 10 Downing Street to thank us for our letters and to inform that they have been passed on to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Visit to the STEM Centre
On Thursday 23rd March, Eagles class visited The STEM Centre at City College, Plymouth. We participated in three science workshops linked to our Space topic. The first workshop was exploring rockets and trajectory. We constructed our own rockets and used our unique designs to modify them and then competed to accurately fire them through hoops. The second workshop explored programming and we practised this by programming a ‘Mars Rover’ to manoeuvre over Mars to activate solar panels. In the final workshop, we learnt about Light. We found out about primary colours of light, reflecting light and refracting light. It was a great day.