Welcome to Squirrel Class
Autumn Term 2019
This half term we will be finding out about the plague in Eyam in 1665. We will be visiting the church and the local museum, walking to local sites such as the Riley Graves, the boundary stone and Mompesson’s Well, and learning from plague experts who are coming to school to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with us.
Click on the links below for this half term’s topic web and spelling list
Here are a couple of photos of us playing games to exercise our brains and develop our HOT skills (Higher Order Thinking).
Summer Term 2 2019 The Legend of King Arthur
This half term we are really looking forward to learning all about the legend of King Arthur. Our work will culminate in a class production of the play ‘Arthur’s Knights and the Dragon’ on Thursday 11th July.
We will also be developing our writing skills by creating tension and suspense in descriptive writing based on our class novel ‘Arthur High King of Britain’ by Michael Morpurgo.
We will be very busy this half-term, not only with reharsals, but with a host of curriculum enrichment activities including: Bikeability, Cyclocross, Technology day at Hope Valley College, the STEM Rolls Royce design challenge, Quad Kids sports event at Lady Manners School, Ocean Day (7th June) and sports day.
Click on the link below to see our Topic Web for this half-term.
Click here for this half-term’s spellings.
Spring Term 2019
This half term our focus is traditional tales. We will be reading lots of fairy tales and traditional stories from other countries, and then writing our own contemporary versions.
Click here for this half-term’s spellings. Y5&6 Spring 1 2019
Welcome to Squirrel Class
Squirrel Class School Council representatives
We have our very own parents guide to encouraging motivated and independent readers – Reading Booklet 2017
Suggested reading books for Year 5
Suggested reading books for Year 6
‘Creativity makes life more fun, more interesting and more full of achievement’ (Edward de Bono).
We are using ‘How to Have Creative Ideas’ by Edward de Bono to help us to develop our minds and to practise thinking creatively.
Welcome to the new school year!
AUTUMN TERM 2018
Have a look at our topic web to see what we will be learning about this half term.
Click on the link below to see a list of our weekly spelling lists.This half term we will be developing our geographical skills and using maps and Google Earth to find out about the capital cities of some of the world’s countries.
Our class novel for this half term is ‘Sky Hawk’ by Gill Lewis which is a wonderful story about the incredible migratory journey undertaken by birds such as ospreys. We will be exploring the themes of friendship and the connections between people in different countries.
Click on the links for our Topic Plan and spellings lists for this half term.
We have been developing our creative thinking abilities by playing some brain games.We have used Edward de Bono’s book ‘How to Have Creative Ideas’ to help us.
We had a fantastic day at Quarry Bank Mill where we learned lots about Victorian cotton mills and life as a child apprentice.
SUMMER TERM 2018
This term our main focus will be our class production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream which we will be performing in July. We also have a huge range of other exciting activities to look forward to.
Have a look at our topic plan below to see what we are going to be getting up to.
SPRING TERM 2018
This snowy Spring we are busy finding out about how people lived in the Stone Age.
High Fives Competition
Last week Squirrel Class competed in the High Fives cluster competition at Hope Valley College. Everyone played brilliantly and our Blue Team came first! We will be sending a team forward to the next round at Lady Manners next week.
Stone Age Food
As part of our Stone Age topic, we had an exciting afternoon learning about food that would have been eaten by Stone Age people. We tasted berries and nuts and made delicious soup. Quite a few of us were surprised at how much we liked it!
We came back from our half term holiday to a real treat – a visit from the illustrator Martin Olsson! We really enjoyed learning how to draw characters to illustrate our writing.
We have been thinking about ‘justice’ this term, and in particular, the effect of the Fair Trade Premium on people’s lives in Pakistan. We have written letters asking local football coaches and secondary schools to consider buying Fairtrade footballs. Here are a couple of them…
This January we will be starting our exciting new Space topic. We will be learning about the International Space Station and what it is like to be an astronaut in space.
Why don’t you have a look at the International Space Station live feed for a different view of Earth? www.isstracker.com
Here is our topic plan for this half-term.
Click on the link below for Year 5 and 6 spelling lists for Spring Term.
We have been learning about Day and Night. We used ‘Stop Motion’ to make our own animations to show how the Earth moves around the Sun.
Click on the icon below to see some of our animations.
We have been composing our own Space poems. We had to include alliteration, similies, metaphors and personification.
Here is Polly’s fantastic poem!
We had a great time making games to play at the Christmas Fare and everyone enjoyed playing them too!
We made delicious leek and potato soup which we served to local residents at our Soup and a Chat lunch. Everyone had a wonderful time chatting and being entertained by the fantastic handbell group.
Our trip to the Veoila Recycling Centre
We enjoyed finding out about how our waste is sorted so that it can be recycled.
What a fantastic time we had recreating the ‘Roaring Twenties’ and solving the Mystery of Magpie Manor.
Well done to all of our brilliant actors and wonderful singers.
A good time was had by all!
We had a fantastic visit to the National Cycling Centre at Manchester. We were able to experience riding the velodrome, watching the National Team train and riding the BMX track. Everyone was really proud of our achievements!
We had a fantastic time at the Derbyshire Cyclo Cross Championships at Whitworth Park. Everyone enjoyed taking part in the Cyclo Cross Relay, Italian Pursuit and Individual Race. Well done to all of our riders!
We are already busy with our final term. Our theme for this term is Local History / Geography.
We had a fantastic time washing cars. We worked really well together as a team and really enjoyed it!
(We also raised over £100 towards the cost of leavers hoodies – well done!)
We have enjoyed starting to make Roman Mosaics. You could try using this link:
27th April 2017
What a great day we had with the History Van, learning all about Romans!
26th April 2017
We really enjoyed starting our Bikeability. Everyone rode really well and passed the ‘closed road’ part of the training with flying colours. (We wouldn’t expect anything else!
23rd April 2017
This Term we are looking at the impact the Romans had on the world. This starts with an exciting History Van Day on Thursday.
Our Y6’s are also going to be getting ready for their SAT’s.
We are looking at the impact of the industrial revolution, what if we all buy Fair Traded products and a whole host of Science activities this half term. Here is our topic web and here are our spellings for the half term.
We are using Zappers to learn any particularly tricky words that we haven’t managed to remember from last term. Details of how to use your Zapper can be found here.
Stories and story writing are our focus this half term, with an author visit, a unit of work on Philip Pullman and the start of the BBC 500 word story competition.
Our new topic web for November and December – we are learning about Rivers
Our spellings for the half term are here, and this week’s homework is here.
Learning in school and at home
Our topic for this half term is World Kitchen. We are focusing particularly on the food and culture of Italy. Our spellings for the half term are here. The current homework is also here and is due Thursday 6th October.
29th September 2016
Our school council election went really well.Speeches were well written and well received. After a democratic vote, we now have 3 school council representatives. Well done to Luke, India and Fabian!
We have been enjoying our regular running sessions. We all have personal best times and are aiming to improve our running, ready for the Cross Country Championship at Hope Valley College.
15 April 2016
Click on the link below to find out what exciting things we will be learning during this Summer term
9 March 2016 – It’s been a busy few weeks!
26 February 2016
Click on the link below to find out what exciting things we will be learning during this Spring term
29 January 2016 – Squirrels Visit London!
January 2016 – More Forest School Fun
Soup and Chat
Children at Eyam School have invited friends into the school to enjoy a home made soup lunch and Christmas carols. Some visitors came to school as children so it was a great chance to see how the school has changed. The children enjoyed sharing their work and learn to chat with the guests
Helping with Community Lunches at Eyam Church Centre
Students from HVC visiting us as part of our Inspire Topic
Making Christmas decorations
Fairtrade Cake Sale – we raised £65!
11 November 2015
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16 October 2015
15 October 2015
Click on the links below to find out what exciting things we will be learning during the Autumn term, as well as what our Long Term Plan is.
For the children who learn 10 spellings, please only learn the words in RED
Class 4 playing Tag Rugby in preparation for the Tag Rugby World Cup to be held at Hope Cement Works on Tuesday 14th July 12.30-4pm. This is a whole family event!
Rounders at HVC
Some of our year 6’s took part in a Rounders Tournament at Hope Valley College. Although our team did not win, we had loads of fun!
We will be learning about Eyam’s local history this term.
Click on the link below for more exciting information
For the children who learn 10 spellings, please only learn the words in RED
Our new topic is ‘Ancient Egypt’
Click on the link below to find out what exciting things we will be learning during the summer term
Happy New Year!
Our new topic is ‘Amazing Animals’
Click on the link below to find out what exciting things we will be learning during the Spring Term.
Autumn 2 2014
Welcome back to another exciting term!
Click on the link below to find out what we will be learning in Class 4 this half term.
Welcome back to a new school year!
Click on the link below for an overview of our Curriculum for the coming year
SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2014
our TOPIC – ‘WEATHER’
Click on the topic web below to find out what we will be learning this term
Viking Living History Day At Tatton Park
We had a wonderful day! Everyone dressed up in Viking costume and looked fabulous as you can see from the pictures. We made clay thumb pots, threshed wheat, made flour and bread cakes, built barricades and learnt about life in Viking times. We even ate lunch outside in the sunshine.
Experimenting ‘Sounds of Brass’ with Brass Instrumental teacher Chris Burge
We had a fabulous time on our residential trip to Whitehall.