WW2 week for the Eagles

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Wow what a week! On Monday the Eagles finished their recent DT project which included planning, designing and building a Anne Frank replica 3D model based on research carried out during previous sessions. The children were split into 3s and had to join, paint and decorate their houses using cardboard and other materials. This task had no adult support and was all completed by the children.

On Wednesday the Eagles visited Duxford where the children took part in the ‘documentary challenge’ in which they had to choose one item of interest from the exhibition and film key information about it. The questions included what it was and why it was important during the War and why it might still be important today. They also completed ‘activity trails’ whilst looking round the other hangars.

On Thursday we held an ‘evacuee day’ where the children completed ‘Home Front’ activities such as ‘Dig for Victory’ and baking using WW2 recipes. During the afternoon they also made medals using salt dough. I apologise if they arrived home a little messy!

Thank you to the Eagles for their hard work during this half term. You all deserve a restful half term.

Mr Piper

Information for Year 6 Parents

Dear Parent / Guardian,

I am delighted to introduce an initiative to you as part of Hinchingbrooke’s Transition process; the Get Ahead Booklet. Following feedback from staff and students, we have prepared a series of tasks for students to work through between now and when they start at Hinchingbrooke in September. Much of the work will be set as homework in the final half term by the current Year 6 teachers. The work should be completed on separate paper for each subject, so that it can be stuck inside the front cover of their new exercise books in English, Maths, Science, Geography and History.

Completion of the tasks in this booklet will help students by:
 Introducing them to the topics they will study in September
 Helping them with organisation skills in terms of completing all the tasks in the allotted time
 Encouraging them to work independently
 Giving them an opportunity to continue to use and develop subject specific skills over the Summer
If you have any questions about the tasks in this booklet, please feel free to contact the Lower School Office (lowerschool@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk) who will be able to pass on your question to the relevant member of staff. Students can also ask questions during the Transition lessons or across the Taster Days in July. Furthermore you will have the opportunity to meet staff from all of these departments (and others) at our Taster Evening event on 5th July. More details about Taster Days will follow in due course.
Thank you for your continuing support with the Transition process and specifically with this initiative.

Get Ahead Booklet HBK

Sports Afternoon

We are keeping everything crossed that the weather remains dry for our sports afternoon, starting at 1.30 pm tomorrow. If we need to postpone we will make the decision as early as possible.

Please keep checking the website and Facebook for updates.

School lunches

Just a reminder that we’ll be asking the children tomorrow whether they’d like a hot meal or a picnic for lunch and giving them a corresponding wristband.  The menu on the website says that it’s egg and cress sandwiches but our cook is providing ham instead as the children prefer these.  The teachers will remind the children in the morning of this change but if you’re planning to discuss it, please be aware of this change.  Thank you.

Contacting the school

We are sorry to have to advise you that we are continuing to have problems with our phone lines in school.  If you need to contact the school, please email the office or your child’s class teacher.  We are continuing to try to resolve this situation and will keep you updated.  Apologies for the inconvenience.

Just one last week!

Hello,

The Eagles have been working incredibly hard this week with a real focus on maths. We have continued our unit on shape and have covered a range of mini topics such as translation, reflection, rotation and measuring angles. In Literacy we have began our work on diary writing including lessons based around grammar and particular linguistic features that need to be included in this style of writing. We will finish this unit next week with each child writing their own entry based on a WW2 experience. This unit of work ties in well with our current topic with the next series of History lessons looking at the life of Anne Frank (and her diary).

Reminders:

I will not be setting the Eagles any homework from now until at least half term as the children should be spending their ‘homework time’ revising.

 

Office contact

We are experiencing problems with our phone lines at the moment.  If you need to contact the office it would be best to email the office as parents have reported that our lines seem to be constantly engaged.  An engineer is working on the problem and we hope to have it resolved as soon as possible.  Thank you for your understanding.