Welcome to the autumn term.
We have already settled in and are beginning to get to know new routines and timetables. Our class is a year 4,5,6 class and has brand new topics, the themes of which fall very well within the new OFSTED framework – please refer to the web site to get details of these.
All Grammar, Spelling and Maths activities will be set according to children’s needs, with reference to the expectations of their year group. Maths homework activities will follow a format very similar to that in class this year; for the Year 6s, this is a development on last year’s format.
Since homework follows on from what we are doing in class, it will begin on 16th September. Maths will be given on a Monday to be handed in on Thursday, spelling practice is best done on a ‘little and often’ basis and a brief summary of reading should happen 5 times per week – please see inside cover of the Reading Record Book. There is also a section in this to do 4 book reviews each half term and to list any new vocabulary, further opportunities to extend comprehension skills.
May I thank you in advance for the support that you give to your child in these home activities – it really does make a difference.
A Change4Life programme will be running once per week and the children need to have footwear suitable for running around, which may mean something other than their outdoor shoes. For those ’just in case’ times, PE kit needs to be in every day. Jewellery is not allowed and long hair needs to be tied back. This term we are going swimming on Wednesdays.
Please check your child’s book bag daily for letters and other pieces of information.
Thank you very much,
Welcome to Eagle Owls!
10th January 2019
Welcome to the Spring term. Please find an update for our curriculum this term as follows:
Maths: Reading & organising data, problem solving including the Bar Model, reflecting and translating shapes; are& perimeter, fractions, percentages, number systems
English: Writing opportunities linked to other curriculum areas, spelling, grammar and handwriting.
Class Book: Myths & legends from Egypt
Writing news reports, instructions, poetry
Science Forces; Properties & Changing Materials
Computing Geometry and Art
PHSE Dreams and Goals
History The Ancient Egyptians
Geography Map work, time zones
Art linked with Egyptians and Computing
DT Moving objects, pottery
Music Pitch and Pentatonic Scales
PE Gymnastics and Dance
Our PE days are on Thursdays and Fridays, although changes in timetabling could alter this. If the children have indoor kit and something to keep their arms and legs warm every day, we will be always ready for those ‘just in case’ moments. Thank you for ensuring that the girls have something suitable for keeping their hair tied back and that all children have suitable footwear for outdoors – it really does make a difference.
Please continue to check your child’s book bag daily for letters and other pieces of information.
Homework continues to be given on Monday to be handed in on Thursday; thank you to those of you who play a part in helping your child with this. As usual, reading needs to be ongoing, 5 times per week with a record of what they have read is important. Many summarise very clearly when they feed back to the class. Again, thank you for your support in this. The children really do benefit.
Finally, I’d like to introduce you to Mrs Crawford, who will be supporting intervention programmes alongside Mrs Hodgson who will continue to work with us in class. She has already made a start and has got to know some of the children.