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DIARY DATES

30/10/17 - School Opens

01/11/17 - Reception and Nursery Parent Information Session @ 14:30

06/11/17 - Pupil Photographs

07/11/17 - Lions Parents Topic Celebration @ 14:45

08/11/17 - Lions Trip to Ledston

Wc 20/11/17 - Parents evenings

23/11/17 - Non uniform day - Christmas tombola donations please!

25/11/17 - Christmas Fair @ 12:00-15:00 

30/11/17 - Bags 2 School Collection

01/12/17 - Starfish and Dolphins Trip to Eureka

11/12/17 - Christmas service at church 

13/12/17 - EYFS nativity @2pm

14/12/17 - KS1 nativity @2pm 

20/12/17 - KS2 Christmas carol singalong in the hall 

16/01/18 - Y5 and Y6 SATS Parent Information Session @ 15:45

23/01/18 - Y2 SATS Parent Information Session @ 15:45

30/01/18 - Y1 Phonics Parent Information Session @ 15:45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTICES 

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Eagles Class (Year 5/6)

Welcome to Eagles Class, where we have 25 Year 5 and 6 pupils this year.  Eagles are taught by Mrs Homes, who works alongside teaching assistants Mrs Whittles and Mrs Holt. 

Learning in Eagles class is very child-led wherever possible, encouraging a pertinent and creative curriculum tailored to the interests of the pupils, whilst ensuring we work hard to fly through our Year 6 SATs! We are preparing our fledglings to fly the nest to high school and, as our eldest members of the school, Eagles are encouraged to  take responsibility and lead a wide range of activities and roles within our school, from chairing the School Council, to running the playground 'Buddy' scheme and leading Christian value and Whoosh Assemblies.

 

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Eagles Trip to Headingley Water Works
   

Ambulance Day


 

Autumn Planning 2017

 

Summer Planning 2017

 

Spring Planning 2017

 

 

Eagles Weekly update

Posted 6/3/2016

Thank you to all parents and carers who attended parents evening last week. Anyone unable to make it please contact Mrs Wilkinson or Mrs Hursthouse to arrange a convenient appointment this week. 

Last week was hard work in Eagles, building on the SATS preparation work we started this half term. Our big grammar push this week has been using the active and the passive voice in our writing (which has been super tough to master). We will be applying our knowledge next Monday to see how deep our understanding is, before moving onto practicing  GPS and reading papers. The big revision  topic in maths has been multiplication and division and so any extra help you can give the children around the formal long multiplication methods (the same column method taught when we were all at school) the better! I've added an example below to help you.

Next week we will be tackling algebra... so hold onto your hats Eagles as this is a new area for Year 5 & 6 from the new National Curriculum. 

Science is now moving onto finishing our self-assessment of our learning on Forces and beginning a new  topic all about evolution and inheritance. The key words introduced last week threw up some exciting and interesting debates around genes and inheritance, so really looking forward to getting into this topic in the run up to Easter.

 

In response to the questions from parents around homework, home reading and  spellings will  continue to be sent home weekly and will be  tested every Monday morning. These spellings are given to pupils on a Monday or Tuesday and we encourage them to take responsibility for taking them home and learning them  before returning  on Monday. Learning logs will be on hold until after SATs in May , as Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Hursthouse will be sending a mixture of practice papers and sample questions for the children to practice their time management and test skills with parents at home. As we are doing a lot of SATs revision over the next term , there will be no Active Learn homework but any children wanting additional maths, grammar or reading are encouraged to access Sumdog where they can target any areas they wish to brush up on. 

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Next week is Parents Evening

Posted 26/2/2016

Next week is Parents Evening, if you haven't already signed up to a time with Mrs Hursthouse and Mrs Wilkinson, please do so as soon as possible - if a suitable time isn't available, please let us know and we'll try to accommodate.

This week we have hit the ground running with SATs preparation.  We've worked super hard on a our grammar, punctuation and spelling and terminology we may come across in our tests - for instance, do you know what an idiom is? It's once in a blue moon you get to learn a new word like that!  How about hyperbole? Well, I've told you a thousand times, I'm not telling you again!  (I'm not being overly strict there - ask the children, they'll explain)

We've revised multiplication and division  - looked at short division, also known as the bus stop method, and we've used these methods in problem solving.

We're having a Mothers' Day service in church next Thursday - it's not just for Mothers - all parents, carers, family members...are welcome.  It's a chance to hear a couple of songs and be together with us in church.

In topic, we've researched Tudor Exploration and found out about some inventions.

We've had such a busy week  - I think we're ready for another half term!

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Feedback week

Posted 12/2/2016

Congratulations Eagles on the completion of your Jedi training. Your information texts were engaging and you worked exceptionally hard on re-drafting and up-leveling your writing. Their final challenge required them to use gauge the effectiveness of their texts by reading them to the younger members of school in the hope of recruiting a further 30 + Jedi to the cause. This was a huge success! The final challenge of their training involved the design and production of their own prototype lightsaber. These were absolutely amazing (including yours, Mrs Whittles!). Our mini-topic of science fiction Kings and Queens has run nicely along-side the history work the children have been enjoying and it has been interesting and enlightening to see how much they know about Star Wars! The links have been followed through into the science work where we have investigated Forces and 'used the force'! We shall continue this link to the topic of Kings and Queens next half-term when we explore the science of evolution and inheritance.

 

Parents evening will be on Wed 2nd March. Time slots have now been released, so please sign up in the entrance for a time. If this date is not convenient, Mrs Wilkinson and myself are happy to sort an alternative date as appropriate. Please note that if your child is meeting with Mrs Hursthouse or Mrs Wilkinson for a target plan review, you will not need to sign up for a parents evening slot.  

 

As we have worked extremely hard and it is half-term,  there won't be any spelling or maths homework this week. I have allocated a few challenges for those really keen mathematicians on Active learn targeting the areas for development discussed post assessment. This isn't compulsory just there if you want it! There is also Sumdog for everything else, should you have s pare five minutes....every little helps in the run up to SATs Eagles!

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