Autumn Term in Eagles

Hello Eagles!

This half term our theme is ‘A World of Bright Ideas’. We are focusing on the whole creative process of invention and design, from generating a concept to producing a commercially viable product. Additionally, we are looking at important inventions over time, the changes they have gone through and the impact they have and continue to have to this day.

A World of Bright Ideas

Our PE days are the ‘T days’ (Tuesday and Thursday). The children can still come to school in their PE clothes so please ensure that your child brings warm clothes and they have a bottle of water.

In maths, we are beginning the term with a focus on number, place value and the four operations. We are comparing and ordering numbers, writing them in words and digits as well as using mental and written methods to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division calculations.

In writing, we are using ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell as our inspiration to create a detailed and descriptive adventure story. It is a story about a group of children who find themselves alone in the jungle … or so they think. The children are looking at different ways to create detail and depth to their story through similes, personification, direct speech and adverbials. They are also exploring how repetition and short sentences can build tension.

In Book Talk, the children have chosen to read ‘I Am David’ by Anne Holm. It is a powerful adventure story about a young boy who escapes from a concentration camp. The children will be focusing on reading aloud fluently, as well as answering retrieval, inference and author’s choice questions.

Eagles are expected to read at home 5 times a week, complete their Mathletics work each week and ensure they have been on TTRockstars twice a week.

I am looking forward to an exciting and happy term ahead! If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to ask.

Mrs Graham

Purple Mash

Spaldwick School where everyday is a chance to LEARN and SUCCEED

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