Welcome back Eagle Owls!
We hope you have all had a restful break and have been able to spend time with friends and family following the slight easing of lockdown rules. We're looking forward to getting back to school and hopefully enjoying some warmer weather in our beautiful grounds at Great Milton.
Our new topic for the summer term is 'Backpacking Around the World'. Based around Geography we'll be planning our own trip, seeing how many connections to other countries we have as a class, learning about lines of longitude and latitude, locating the seven natural wonders of the world as well as putting our own case forward for what should be the eighth wonder! Please see the full topic map for this term below which gives you more detail of what we will be learning in each subject area.
Our reading book for this term is 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' by Onjali Q Rauf. We're sure the children will enjoy reading it in our daily shared reading sessions and addressing the sensitive issues that it raises (the refugee crisis) through discussion and questioning. We have been so grateful for all the support that you have shown us this year by buying copies of the book for your child to read in school. It really has made such a difference to our reading sessions and we are so appreciative. If you could support us again by doing so, we would be very grateful. This is, of course, entirely voluntary.
Spelling tests will continue every Monday morning. There is a list of spellings to learn (the number will vary depending on your child's group) every weekend of term. Please see the updated lists for this term below. Homework will be given out on a Friday to be returned on a Monday. Please see the homework grid below for a list of activities to choose from.
PE this term will be on Mondays and Fridays. Please could you send your child into school wearing full PE kit to prevent them having to get changed in school. Many thanks.
Thank you as always for your support. If you have any queries then do not hesitate to contact us.
Sally Pietropinto and Helen Wood
Headline news in the making.
Last week Eagle Owls became the news team working on the breaking story of the defeat of the Spanish Armada. The children had great fun becoming presenters, producers, reporters and eye witnesses; the team work and cooperation in each group ensured that the finished result was polished and deserving of a place on the BBC News at 6! In addition, the chance to get into role of Queen Elizabeth 1, Phillip of Spain and a few crusty sailors was an opportunity seized on by some budding thespians in our class. We had great fun and a lot of laughs. Apologies to the groups who are missing- the photos came out blank!!
If your child would like to take part in the Eagles' Book Club our new book will be Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell. Becoming a member of Book Club is optional and a fun extra activity for any child that enjoys reading. The next Book Club meeting will be Monday 26th April in our lunch hour.