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Eagle Owls (Year 5/6)

Welcome to Eagle Owls!

Year 5/6

8th September 2018



Dear Parents,

Welcome to the start of the new academic year.

Our curriculum this term as follows:

Maths                                                    Efficient methods, estimating, multiplication and division; problem solving, number systems, decimals, fractions, patterns in number;  time.

English                                                   Writing letters, folk tales, short summaries, narrative, spelling, grammar and handwriting

Science                                                  Living Things & Habitats, Carl Linnaeus

Computing                                            Link Humanities

RE                                                           Hindu Prayer and Worship

PHSE                                                      Being Me & Celebrating Differences

Humanities                                            The Mayans

Art                                                          Mayan Designs, Geometric Patterns

DT                                                          Pottery, Textiles

Music                                                     Understanding musical notation

PE                                                           Swimming, Invasion Games


Our swimming day is on Wednesday until half term. Later on, we will be doing outdoor games, so the children need to have PE things in every day. A change of footwear, suitable for running outdoors and something warm for the winter months will be really helpful. For safety reasons, long hair needs to be tied back and earrings taken out. A small container to put them in would be useful.


I am pleased to say that Miss Sutton and Mr Howell from Cothill will be joining us again to do French and singing. All the children enjoy both these lessons.


Maths homework will be given on Mondays to be handed in on Thursdays. This year, Mrs Moorhouse will be supporting us and will contribute to the setting of homework.

The children are expected to read 5 times per week. It is of huge importance that they read for enjoyment as well as understanding, so establishing a good routine will be greatly beneficial. Please encourage your child to record a small summary of what they read in the Reading Record Book to aid understanding. At the back is a place for spellings. Some practice will be needed at home to support what they do in class.

Each child has a homework folder which they will need both at home and at school. May I thank you in advance for the support that you give to your child in these home activities. It does make a difference.


Please check your child’s book bag daily for letters and other pieces of information.  Any reply slips to letters or any dinner money can come directly to the classroom so that it can all go to the office together.


Thank you very much to all of you who have named sweatshirts, cardigans and PE kits – it is very helpful when things are misplaced!



Yours sincerely,



C. Stirling