Beagle 5B

Welcome to Beagle Class

Read more about how we became Beagle class
On 27th December 1831 the HMS Beagle set off on its second voyage with Charles Darwin on board. The Beagle was a survey ship and its mission was to chart the coastline of the countries and islands in the southern hemisphere. Its Captain Fitzroy also realised such a journey would be an ideal opportunity to collect specimens for natural history and so Charles Darwin was invited to join the expedition.

When Mrs Greer asked us to investigate a ship that we would like to be named after we discussed at length different ships we knew about and researched others. As a class we agreed we liked the style of the Black Pearl in the Pirates of the Caribbean films and so we researched ships that were of a similar age and style. The Beagle was one such ship.

As part of our class work we were also considering the answers to some big questions we had posed such as:

Why are we here? How were we made? How was the Earth created?

As part of our research into these questions we looked at myths, creation stories and scientific theories. The discoveries Charles Darwin made on the Beagle expedition provide some answers to the questions we had posed and so we felt the Beagle could be the ideal name for us.

Alongside this we were also finding out about the world map, the countries of the world and their many different geographical features. As the Beagle was a survey ship it was in fact gathering data to create some of the early maps of the coastlines of many countries we would be looking at. Again it seemed to be the ship for us.

The Beagle was also famous for carrying many of the new technologies of that period to help with the survey. We pride ourselves in using new technologies at school to help us in our learning and broaden our understanding of the world in which we live.

Luckily Mrs Greer agreed with us and so welcome to Beagle class!

News

News for school year 2016-17
Newsletter 20 – 2016/17 – 12th July 2017
Class Photos Halletts’ Photography will be in after half term on Monday 5th June to take class group photos. Parking…
12th July – Year 5 Sex Education Programme
Next week we will be starting our Sex Education programme with Year 5 pupils. To support our discussion and question…
5th July – Sports Day on July 11th
We will be holding our annual Sports Event on Tuesday 11th July 9.30 – 11.00a.m on the field at Crestwood…
19th June – Primary Proms at The Anvil in Basingstoke on July 5th
The year 5 teachers are taking year 5 to The Anvil Theatre in Basingstoke on Wednesday 5th July to take…
Summer Fayre 2017 Donations
This year’s summer fayre is fast approaching and we would be grateful of your support for a some of our…
25th May 2017 – Forest School Childcare Opportunity
Mr Crossley and Miss Francis will be starting a Cherbourg Forest School After-School Club after half term for a few…
Newsletter 19 – 2016/17 – 16th June 2017
Class Photos Halletts’ Photography will be in after half term on Monday 5th June to take class group photos. Parking…
The Cherbourg Primary Times Table Challenge!
Since the changes to the National Curriculum in 2014, there has been a big emphasis on children learning their times…
Forest School Child-Care Opportunity
Child Care Mr Crossley and Miss Francis will be piloting a Cherbourg Forest School After-School Club in July. The club…
Newsletter 18 – 2016/17 – 26th May 2017
Class Photos Halletts’ Photography will be in after half term on Monday 5th June to take class group photos. Parking…

Homework

Y5 maths homework 14717
Here is this week's year 5 maths homework. If you have any problems, please come and speak to your class…
The Cherbourg Primary Times Table Challenge!
Since the changes to the National Curriculum in 2014, there has been a big emphasis on children learning their times…

Kid’s Space

Staying Safe Online
It has come to our attention that a number of children have been setting up You Tube accounts and posting…
Information regarding internet safety
At Cherbourg Primary School we are committed to helping children stay safe online. Internet safety is promoted through a variety…
Lunchtime council meet with HC3S, Pauline and Mrs Greer to discuss our new school menu!
As part of our 'Issue of the Month' discussions in class, our lunchtime council from across the year groups met…
Staying Safe Online – Get The Facts From The Met Police
Why is it important to stay safe online? Most of us are ‘connected’ via our laptops, mobile phones, tablets or…
Internet Safety for Parents – Talking to your child about Internet Safety
Talking to your child – openly, and regularly – is the best way to help keep them safe online. Discussing…
Accessing the Cherbourg Library From Your Tablet or Phone…
iMLS Library App Our librarian, Mrs Brydges, has recently launched a new way to access our library. You have always…
Purple Mash Access
Purple Mash is an excellent way for you to use your ICT skills to explore and learn. Every pupil at…

Curriculum

Summer Term in Year 5
Have a look at what year 1 are up to this term         [pdf-embedder url="http://www.cherbourg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Summer-Term-Year-5.pdf" title="Summer Term Year…
Year 5 Curriculum Overview
Our broad and balanced curriculum offers many opportunities for children to enquiry about the world around us. Take a look…
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