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Welcome to Eagles Class!

Miss Thompson


Welcome to Eagles with Miss Thompson and Mrs Pacheco. We’ll be joined again this term by Mr Sparrow (PGCE student from Exeter University) until just before Easter. We’ve had a brilliant year so far and loved learning all about carnivals last term. There are lots more exciting things to come this term though, including a visit to the Museum of Somerset to learn about the Romans.


This term our enquiry question will be ‘What have the Romans done for us?’ so we’ll be learning as much as we can about them throughout the second half term, finishing with our visit to the museum in Taunton and handling some real Roman artefacts!


In English we’ll be starting with non-chronological report about Celtic Warriors and we’ll use this to inspire our own non-chronological report and also some persuasive writing. We’ll also read ‘A Roman Rescue’ by K.A. Gerrard which will tie in to our Romans topic and give us lots more inspiration for our writing. By the end of the term, we’ll have gathered lots of information about the Romans and we’ll be quite the experts on the topic!


In mathematics, we’ll continue to work on length, perimeter and area before we move on to fractions and decimals. We’ll be continue to develop our times tables knowledge, using Times Table Rockstars to keep up the competitive side.


In science, we’ll be learning about animals including humans, where we’ll find lots of interesting investigations and facts to share with you. History will be linked to our enquiry question, so we’ll be learning about the Romans. In geography, we’ll be learning about rivers and this will tie into our history topic too as we’ll look at aqueducts and how rivers have been used historically.


Mrs Scott will teach PE on Wednesday mornings and swimming will continue on Monday afternoons for the first part of the term for some children. Art will be taught on a Friday and we’ll learn how to create mosaics, just like the Romans!