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Eagles Class Learning: Spring Term 2024

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 How much do you know about one of our greatest monarchs?

Victoria was a British Queen who reigned from 1837 to 1901. At the time of her death, she was the longest-reigning British monarch, but she has since been overtaken by Queen Elizabeth II. The 'Victorian' period of history is named after her.

Click on the picture below to watch a video all about Queen Victoria and her reign:

Want to find out more about Queen Victoria? Listen to the Podcast below (it is about 5 minutes long) and then see if you can answer the questions below. Good Luck!

1) Queen Victoria was the ruler of what country?
 A   United States
 B   Spain
 C   Russia
 D   United Kingdom
 E   France

2) Which of the following best describes Queen Victoria's childhood?
 A   She spent much of it in prison
 B   She grew up on a poor farm in the English countryside
 C   She was tutored by adults and seldom got to play with other children
 D   She was an orphan adopted by the King of England
 E   Her father was king and she attended the best public schools

3) True or False: Young Victoria was in line to be the next ruler of England from the day she was born.
 A   TRUE
 B    FALSE

4) Which of the following is a nickname given to Queen Victoria?
 A   The Most Beautiful
 B   The Navigator
 C   Lilibet
 D   Grandmother of Europe

5) Where did Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, come from?
 A   Germany
 B   England
 C   Spain
 D   France
 E   Denmark

6) Which of the following best describes the United Kingdom during Queen        Victoria's reign?

 A   War and famine
 B   Economic struggle
 C   Peace and Prosperity
 D   A time of riots and internal uprisings
 E   Civil war

7) Around how many years did Queen Victoria rule the United Kingdom?
 A   12 years
 B   25 years
 C   40 years
 D   50 years
 E   63 years

8) True or False: Queen Victoria never had any children and left the kingdom to her nephew.
  A   TRUE
  B   FALSE

9) Queen Victoria also took the title as the empress of what country?
 A   France
 B   Germany
 C   Russia
 D   India
 E   China

10) How old was Queen Victoria when she became queen?
 A   7 years old
 B   18 years old
 C   25 years old
 D   32 years old
 E   47 years old

So how did you do on the Queen Victoria Quiz? Here are the answers:

1) United  Kingdom 2) She was tutored by adults and seldom got to play with other children 3) False 4) Grandmother of Europe 5) Germany

 6) Peace and Prosperity

7) 63 Years 8) False

9) India

 

10) 18       years old

Queen Victoria Video 

Want to find out even more about Queen Victoria? Watch this BBC Teach video to have all of your questions answered!

Eagles' Queen Victoria Presentation: 24th September 2021

To get our Street Child topic up and running, we began by looking at the life of monarch which the Victorian Era is named after - Queen Victoria. Using a range of sources, (videos, books, websites) we researched all about her life under these categories:

Early Life, Childhood and Schooling

Becoming Queen and the Coronation

Marriage and Family

Later Life and Death

Other Memorable Events 

Here are a couple of examples of how we decided to lay out our research in an organised and helpful way and some pictures of us completing our research:

     

     

     

Once we had found out all of this information, we thought of how we could present it to others. We decided upon  a class, collaborative presentation. This meant that we all could work on the same presentation at the same time. We allocated slides to different teams of writers who were responsible for the information, pictures and videos on that slide. Each team had a particular area of her life to write about using their research to support them. We loved feeling that we were all working on the same thing and it was great to watch what people were doing on their slides in 'real' time. 

After the presentation was completed, we used the comment function to give each other feedback on their slides; it was nice to get feedback in this way from our friends and from our teachers. 

We are really proud of our presentation and we hope that you enjoy reading it and finding out all about this amazing monarch. Use the left or right arrows in the controls to navigate through the slides. Any videos will play with a click on the videos play button. There is also a music option; click on the sound icon if you would like to hear some suitable music to accompany the slideshow. To stop the music at any time, return to slide 1 and click on the icon again. 

Eagles are 'Out of This World'! Our Space unit of work in Science Begins!

 

In Science, we are learning about Space and all of the wonders it holds. In our first session, we thought about what we knew already.  We've also got lots of questions:

  • How big is space?
  • Is there anything next to, above or below Space?
  • What does a planet need to have to be called a Planet?
  • Is there an easy way of remembering the order of the planets?
  • How long would it take to travel to Neptune?
  • Are all the days and nights on the planets the same length?
  • What skills or qualifications do you need to become an Astronaut?

To help us remember the names and order of the planets in the Solar System, Mrs Hughes found another one of her songs that we sing/rap at the start of our lessons. Mrs Hughes takes the part of The Sun and does a good job of rapping! We think that she secretly is a rap-star!!!!

         

 We then spent time learning all about the solar system and how the planets are so different. Mrs Hughes created a Fruit Solar System which helped us to compare the relative sizes between the planets. We used this to help us create our own using any objects that we could find in the classroom!

       

       

We are going to now choose a planet that interests us and research some key facts about it in order to create an information poster about it!

Eagles Computing: Video Editing Unit 

In our computing lessons, we have been exploring what is video and the techniques used when filming. 

We started by looking at different videos and highlighting the different filming techniques that they used such as long shots, medium shots and close up shots. We discussed how and why they had been used for a deliberate effect on the audience.

 We studied these two videos: One from DanTDM who was reviewing old-fashioned games and a music video from DIXI 3: called Do What U Love. Can you spot where close up, medium and long shots have been used?

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 We are now beginning to storyboard our own videos so that we can show our understanding of the different filming techniques that we have been studying.

Eagles Model how Day and Night Occurs - 7th February 2024

In Science, Eagles have been learning about the Earth and the Sun and how this causes Day and Night on Earth. We learnt that on his spacewalk, the british astronaut Tim Peak, only had 31 minutes in which to complete the work needed on the space station's solar panels as this is how long night lasts on the ISS. We then thought about how day and night occured on Earth. This video gives a short introduction to day and night:

As we were unable to see it from space, we made our own Earth's (using a tennis ball covered in blue with a wooden stick through the middle!) and we used a torch to represent the sun. We had to show our understanding of how day and night happen and then try and explain it through using our own diagrams.

        

        

        

Here is our class answer:

 We have day and night because the Earth rotates. It spins on its axis, which is an imaginary line passing through the North and South Poles. The Earth takes a whole day (24 hours) to make a complete turn. At any time, half of the Earth faces the sun so this part of the Earth has daytime. The other half of the Earth faces away from the Sun so it receives no light and so has night. 

 Eagles' Young Voices Concert: 22nd February 2024

On Thursday 22nd February, Eagles and Woodpeckers went to Resorts World Birmingham to perform in their Young Voices concert. For the past 20 years, Young Voices has staged the largest children’s choir concerts in the world.  Over 2 million children have taken part in a Young Voices concert; each night, between 5,000-8,000 children perform as a single choir to a sold-out audience of family and friends. 

We have been practising the songs and dance moves for many months and it was so exciting that the day to show off all of the hard work had finally arrived. 

When we arrived, we went straight to our seats and we saw just how big the arena actually was. After lunch, it was time to rehearse with all the other schools, the band and the guest performers.

  

Then, the audience began to arrive and the concert could begin! We lots of songs and guest performers including MC Grammar who performed a song about the importance of reading. We also sang with Natalie Williams on her song 'Extraordinary'.

  

  

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 We had such an amazing time and we have many memories that will last a lifetime! It was awesome!

Eagles Celebrate World Book Day with Book @ Bedtime: Thursday 7th March 2024

Eagles celebrated World Book Day 2024 by coming to school in their PJs and taking part in Book @ Bedtime. There is nothing better than snuggling down to listen to a book! 

       

       

Here is a video from MC Grammar all about why reading is important and the different places that a good book can take you!!!

Eagles Try Out Mudlarking - Friday 8th March 2024

In Eagles, we have been exploring how to write a Mudlark Finding Tale using our knowledge of what is was like to be a victorian mudlark. We all brought in objects that we thought were possible 'finds' and we wanted to experience what it was like - even if it was for a short while! First we listened to a audio story all about a girl called Gyp who was a mudlark:

Mrs Roebury hid items in different (muddy) area of the school grounds  and in our mudlarking gangs we had to scavenge around trying to find the objects. Here are some photos of us mudlarking:

       

       

The mud was so cold! I could not imagine doing that every day for hours!

 

I felt a mixture of frustration when I couldn't find anything but then it was exciting when your fingers actually found something in the mud! You didn't know if it was going to valuable or useless!

After mudlarking, we then wrote a list poem describing the moment that the mudlark in our stories found something. It really did help to experience mudlarking so that our descriptions were much more accurate for the reader. We are now thinking of what will happen as a result of our mudlarker finding this object so that the action can really begin!

 Eagles research and present a selection of Famous Victorians - 17th March 2024

As part of our Street Child  project, Eagles were given the challenge to select and research a victorian person who they believed has left an important legacy to us today in 2020. Over the course of 5 weeks, at home and in school, presentations were put together, rehearsed and improved in preparation for presentation day. The marking criteria was:

1) Showing good knowledge about the person and their life

2)  How the person has left a legacy and is still important in 2024

3)  Getting the audience involved in the presentation

4) Keeping the audience interested by how the information is presented

5) Confidence and use of voice

Each category was marked out of 10 so there was a possible 50 marks up in total for each presentation. 

Here are some examples of our presentations:

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We all really enjoyed finding out all about a significant victorian; we did not realise how much our lives today have been influenced by these pioneers. One special presentation was awarded 50 out of 50. It was superb piece of work all about Charles W Alcock who founded the FA Cup competition. A great job well done!!! Here is the winning presentation:

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  Eagles' Bikeability Week: 18th - 22nd March 2024

This week, Eagles have been undertaking their Level 2 Bikeability training. With Neil and Dave, the two instructors, the children worked really hard on developing their confidence when riding on the road. They learnt the following skills: 

Start and stop with more confidence

Pass stationary vehicles parked on a road

Understand the road: signals, signs and road markings

Negotiate the road: including quiet junctions, crossroads and roundabouts

Share the road with other vehicles

Each group went out each day to continue their training whilst, back in the classroom, they wrote leaflets about the benefits of cycling to encourage others to 'get on their bike'!

  

The instructors were so impressed by their cycling skills, listening skills and their road awareness and, as a result, every single member of the class passed the Level 2 Bikeability course.

If you would like to find out more about Bikeability or cycling in general, watch the following video and then click on the links below:

                   Bikeability website DK Find Out: Facts about cycling    Interactive Kahoot Quiz

Eagles' Gymnastics Festival @ Flics: 20th March 2024

On Wednesday 20th March, we enjoyed a day once again at Flics Gymnastics in Worcester as we participated in the Chantry Cluster Gymnastics KS2 Festival. Along with 2 other schools, we were able to hone our gymnastics skills and have the opportunity to use their gymnastics equipment. During the day, we went on the Parallel Bars, traversed the Beam, completed a floor routine and had a go at lots of different types of vaults. 

      

      

To see more photographs and a video of our trip please click on the link below to go to our current PE and School Sport Page:

Sport @ Clifton: 2023-2024

Thank you to Ollie at Flics who allowed us to go and visit the gymnasium. Also, a special thank you to Mrs Coleman and the Chantry Young Leaders who helped us all day and made sure that we had a great time! 

Eagles' Blood Models: March 2024

In Science, we have learning all about The Heart and The Circulatory System. We have looked at the different parts of the heart, acted out how the Circulatory System works and completed a Heart Rate investigation. This week, we delved deeper into a major part of the Circulatory System which is blood. We looked at the 4 key parts of our blood: Red blood cells; White blood cells; Platelets and Plasma and found out what important jobs they do:

Click on the links to find out more about our blood:

         What is in our blood? BBC Video  What are Blood Vessels? BBC Video

                       Kids Britannica  Kids Kiddle: Blood

Once we had explored the information, we made out own blood models. We worked out the percentage of each part, then mixed it all together.