Welcome to Eagle Class!
Eagle Class is the home of our Year 6 children.
The class teacher is Mrs Page and our teaching assistant is Miss Storr.
Eagle Class will have 2 sessions of PE a week this year. PE lessons will take place every Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure that all items of clothing especially sweatshirts are clearly labelled. Girls should have their hair tied back, if it is long. Earrings should be removed, for health and safety. If your child is unable to take part in PE, due to physical injury, please contact the school office. Children will need to arrive at school on Wednesdays and Fridays in PE kit. For this term, children need to have an outdoor PE kit including trainers. Daily Mile sessions take place each morning; children are required to have trainers in school. Trainers may stay in school through the week, preferably in a plastic bag.
Reading is a passport to countless adventures - Mary Pope Osborne
In Eagle Class, reading strategies are taught in the English lessons through shared and guided reading. Your child will read in a group every week and complete reading or writing activities to support this learning. As part of their homework we would like you to encourage your child to read independently at home. As your child is in Upper Key Stage 2, please try to encourage him/her to read for sustained periods of time - an average of 20 minutes, 3 times a week. It is important that the children try to read a variety of material, such as fiction, non-fiction, poetry and a range of more complex short novels. It is not always necessary for your child to read aloud to another person; discussing the book after your child has finished reading will help you to check his/her comprehension of what has been read. Please sign and date your child’s red reading record after a reading session; these will be collected on a daily basis to monitor your child’s reading. The children can then change their books as necessary.
During the Autumn term, Eagle Class with be studying the topic Hola Mexico where they will learn about the Ancient Maya. The class book for Autumn Term 1 will be Crater Lake by Jennifer Killock. Our class text for Autumn 2 will be Room 13 by Robert Swindells.
In maths, pupils will be studying number and place value, four operations and fractions.
In PE, pupils will be improving their skills in tennis, netball and sports hall athletics. In addition to this, they will be taught the new skills required for handball.
Pupils will be studying French as their modern language for Autumn 1 before moving on to study music in Autumn 2.
Autumn Term 1 Documents
Eagle Class Autumn Term 1
Autumn Term 2 Documents
Eagle Class Autumn Term 2
During the Spring term, Eagle Class will be studying geography. Our focus will be on Biomes and Ecosystems followed by The United States.
In English, we will begin studying the book Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman which links into our science work on the circulatory system. We shall be moving on after half-term to look at the book Holes by Louis Sachar.
In maths sessions this term, we will be developing our understanding of converting units of measurement before we are introduced to ratio. After half-term, we will be looking at fractions, decimals and percentages as well as shape and statistics.
Spring Term 1 Documents
Eagle Class Spring Term 1
Spring Term 2 Documents
During the Summer term, Eagle Class will be studying Britain at War with a focus on the local history. After half-term in geography, we will be studying in-depth the economic activity of the UK.
In English, we will be continuing to study the book Holes by Louis Sachar while using the Literacy Shed video of Replay to create an extended narrative. After half-term, we will be studying poetry from the book Midnight Feasts and using this as a basis for writing our own poems. We will then be moving on to look at the book Darwin's Dragons by Lindsey Galvin.
In maths sessions this term, we will be developing our understanding of geometry - position and direction as well as geometry - properties of shape alongside consolidating our understanding of methods of arithmetic.
In science, we will be studying evolution and inheritance
Summer Term 1 Documents
Summer Term 2 Documents
Eagle Class Chat - Year 6