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Eagles Class

Mrs Terry and Mrs Stoodley

Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing Christmas break. Eagles class are soaring into the Spring Term. 

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 focus where we will study Britain’s settlement by the Anglo-Saxons and Scots before focussing on the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. 

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’ll finish off our measurement unit before moving on to perimeter and area, fractions and decimals. 

In Science, we will look at how animals and humans digest food – there will be plenty of disgusting experiments! We will also look at the different types of teeth in animals and humans and how food chains can be used to identify producers, predators and prey. 

In Religious Education lessons with Mrs Nadeau, we will be examining the life lessons of Jesus as our focus is on Christianity. 

Mrs Gomes will continue to teach us Portuguese as our foreign language, and Mrs Morton 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 use the iPads and laptops for research, for Times Table Rock Stars practise, for programming (Scratch) and for data tasks.  

We are going to be joined by Miss Johnstone who is completing her teacher training at Exeter University. 

We can’t wait to get going again!