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Hello Eagles!

This half-term we have a Geography focus: Been Around The World.

The focus is on the links between the UK and Hong Kong as well as the similarities and differences between their human and physical geography. A key focus is on the movement of people (temporarily or permanently) and the different factors which cause this. Finally, we will be exploring the approaches to conservation in both countries.

Our PE days are back to the 'T' days: Tuesday (Netball) and  Thursday (Athletics)On a Wednesday afternoon, Eagles will be taking part in Forest School, therefore we ask that the children bring spare clothes and shoes which they can change into and get muddy!

In maths, Year 5 are focusing on the four operations, decimals, geometry and fractions. The children will tackle a range of calculations in different formats, getting them to apply their knowledge of the different areas into different contexts. Year 6, are revisiting key areas of number, place value and the four operations, focusing in particular on the accuracy of working out and the importance of using the inverse. We will also continue to develop confidence in fractions, decimals and percentages, tackling calculations in and out of context. 

In writing, Year 6 are focusing on their grammar and spelling. In grammar, we will be recapping different terminology, the use of different features and how to identify and implement them into their own writing. We will also be revisiting different spelling patterns and rules. Year 5 will be writing a narrative based on the film clip 'The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore'. Their focus is on creating vivid and detailed writing which includes accurately punctuated speech and is cohesive (by using conjunctions and linking phrases). Both year groups will construct short narrative pieces as well as non-chronological pieces in their Theme work.

In Reading, we are looking at a range of shorter texts, including both fiction and non-fiction. For each text, we unpick new or tricky vocabulary by using different techniques: reading on, reading back, finding a root word and also inputting an alternative word. A key skill we are developing is how to summarise concisely and regularly. We do this by choosing one or two words to record next to each paragraph to identify the key theme within it. We are continuing to develop how we explain the evidence from the text to ensure we to give clear justifications.

Eagles are expected to read and record  5 home reads a week, complete their Mathletics work each week and complete their paper homework. Homework is handed out and due in on a Thursday and Reading Records are checked on a Friday.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to ask.

Mrs Graham