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Eagles

Eagles Class

Mrs Scott, Miss Berry and Mrs Nadeau

Welcome back and Happy New Year! We hope you have had a relaxing Christmas break.  

Eagles class are soaring into Spring 2022; although it’s a new year, we still have the same high expectations of ourselves and each other. We will continue to be the best we can be and be proud of our achievements. 

Our enquiry question this term is, ‘How did the Romans change Britain?’ This is a History focussed topic where we will study Britain’s settlement by the Anglo-Saxons and Scots before focussing on the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. At the end of the Spring Term, we will be visiting the Somerset Museum in Taunton to learn more about life during the Roman times as well as to work with Roman artefacts.   

Our Design Technology will link to this enquiry and we will be making Roman bread and designing and making catapults! We will be getting creative in our Art lessons as we look at Roman mosaics and create our own versions. 

In English, we’ll begin by reading The Pesky Rat – a humorous narrative to get us hooked back into writing. After that, we will explore a range of non-fiction texts about the Romans and then we will look at the graphic novel, A Roman Rescue by K.A. Gerrard. We’ll use this to incorporate drama strategies too. 

In Maths, we will be starting our fractions and decimals unit; we will learn how to add and subtract fractions, recognise common equivalent fractions as well as, recognise fraction and decimal equivalents. 

In Science, we will be learning about animals including humans. We will find out how animals and humans digest food – where there will be plenty of disgusting experiments! Also, we will explore the different types of teeth in animals and humans as well as look at how food chains can be used to identify producers, predators and prey. 

In our Religious Education lessons, our focus is on Christianity, so we will be examining the life lessons of Jesus. 

Mrs Gomes will continue to teach us Portuguese as our foreign language, and we are delighted to welcome Mrs Morton into Eagles class who will use her artistic talents to deliver Art and Drama.  

In Computing lessons, we will continue to use technology safely by recognising acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and ways of reporting concerns. We will be using PowerPoint to create our own comic books which will be based upon the novel A Roman Rescue. In addition, we will use the iPads and laptops for weekly Times Table Rock Stars practise as well as for research. 

We can’t wait to get going again! 

Welcome to the exceptional Eagles class with Mrs Scott, Miss Berry and Mrs Pacheco. We are so excited to welcome you all back to school and cannot wait to begin our learning journey with you! As always, our expectations of you are very high and we believe that each and every one of you will achieve your very best; we cannot wait to watch our Eagles soar!  

 

This term, we will be looking at a Geography based enquiry question, ‘How does Chard carnival bring people together?’ This will involve us making key comparisons between the UK and Brazil and looking at the history of carnivals. We are delighted to say that there will be a carnival taking place in Chard again this autumn, so once again we will be able to take part in the Carnival as we have done in previous years.  

 

In Science, we will be exploring electricity and sound, looking at how electricity is made, making and testing circuits and designing our own alarms.   

 

In English, we will focus on a range of genres and texts, allowing the children to extend their ability in writing. Some of these will incorporate key themes from this term’s topic around deforestation and extinction. Our first text of the Autumn term will be, ‘I’ll Take You to Mrs Coles’; a text about a young boy who is threatened by his mother to be taken to the notorious character, Mrs Coles, who lives nearby and seemingly in total chaos, whenever he is naughty. The children will thoroughly enjoy finding out about the real identity of this infamous character. 

 

In Maths, we will be focusing on place value followed by addition and subtraction. As well as this, we will focus on the children’s speed and ability to recall their times tables, in preparation for the end of year four statutory times tables test. Furthermore, we will revisit key arithmetic skills on a daily basis to ensure that we continue to develop these.    

 

In Religious Education, we will be learning about Hinduism and explore the enquiry question: ‘What do Hindu people believe about Dharma, Deity and Atman?’ In addition, we will use some well-known Hindu stories in our English work too.   

 

We will have PE twice weekly; please ensure your child has suitable clothing for either indoor or outdoor activities on these days.  

 

Homework and spellings will be weekly; they will be set on a Friday and collected the following Thursday. In addition to this, it is expected that over the course of a week, children will have read five times at home and have their reading record signed by a parent/carer to prove that their child has read.  

 

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