Eagles – Years Five and Six

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 now focusing on the four operations. We are recapping previous methods and learning how we can use what we already know as we consolidate and develop mental and written methods to solve different calculations. We will then be combining these skills to solve a range of problems, including problem solving and reasoning as well as one-step and multi-step problems.

In writing, we are using ‘Paperman’, a short animated film as our focus. We are concentrating on a short part of the film each day, to develop detail and build cohesion into writing. A key focus throughout is the use of fronted adverbials as well as relative clauses and repetition. Eagles will be writing their own version of the story, making changes to the main character and tweaking the key events to suit their adapted version.

In Book Talk, we have now finished ‘I Am David’ and Eagles have really developed their fluency when reading aloud as well as using direct reference to the text in their answers. We are now going to be completing short text extracts, focusing on reading fluently to aid understanding as well as developing verbal and written retrieval and inference responses.

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

mgraham@spaldwickschool.org.uk

Purple Mash

Spaldwick School where everyday is a chance to LEARN and SUCCEED

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