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Eagle Class

Welcome to Eagles class!

Spring 2018

Class Teacher: Miss Sadler

PPA Teacher: Mrs Holt

Year 6 Interventions: Mrs Blake

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Dear


During the Spring Term we will continue to place a strong focus on children improving their knowledge and understanding of spelling and grammar, ensuring that they can use these skills with greater fluency in their independent written work. Our written work will centre on reading, understanding and creating balanced arguments followed by flashbacks within narrative texts. Guided Reading will now become whole class to support the children for their upcoming SATs. 


This Half Term in Maths we will be recapping our knowledge of Place Value (looking at 8-digit numbers, numbers up to 3 decimal places, negative numbers) using key skills such as rounding and ordering. We shall then extend our understanding so far of algebra before moving on to revising key multiplication and division skills.


This half term we will be looking at the process of classification within the natural world. We shall consider the different forms of life that exist on Earth and the way in which scientists group them.


This term our topic is a study of North America. We shall be using atlases and the internet to understand more about this continent, the number of countries there are as well as the various climates experienced. The children shall explore both the physical and human geography of the continent and consider the impact that human migration has had on the landscape. Cross-curricular will be included with English, Art and Music.


We will be swimming every Wednesday morning this half term so children must remember to bring their swimming kit with them. On Tuesdays the children will take part in a range of invasion games to practice their passing and team work skills.


In ICT the children will be developing their coding skills.


In RE we will explore the topic of Incarnation with the children.


Homework is sent home each Tuesday, and is due back the following Monday. The children are expected to practice their spellings and times tables (which are tested on a Monday) and complete an English and Maths focussed task.


PE lessons are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. PE kits need to remain in school during the week. Outdoor kit, including trainers, will be needed as will a swimming kit. This should include a one-piece swimming costume/ trunks/ towel and any other equipment they may need (for medical reasons). They do not need shampoo/ shower gel etc.

Please note – children should not be wearing any jewellery other than a watch and/ or stud earring, both of which will need to be removed for P.E. lessons. If children are unable to remove their earrings, they will need to cover them with tape. We are not permitted to remove a child’s earrings or apply the tape; the children need to be able to do this independently. Long hair must be tied back.