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Eagle Owls Yr 5

Remember that you can use the DK Find Out website for your research.  If you choose to do the D-Day activity, then you will find the information you need on the 'Normandy Landings' section of the website.


We have had some great Spitfire and Anderson shelter models - thank you for all you hard work!  :-)   We would love to see some more.  There is a scaled drawing of aircraft activity and paper model of a Spitfire activity in the documents below.



Maths homework (07.10.21)


You should have the game 'Marching Madness' assigned on ActiveLearn.  Please try to complete this - I can see who has given it a go!  Some of you have the game 'Jungle Jump' still to complete from before.  Thank you to those of you who have already tackled this challenge.


If you are unsure about your login, please ask.  For those of you have folders, you will find the login stuck to the inside of the cover.  Some of you are still missing folders - please could you have a really good look at home to check.  I will order some next week if they are definitely lost.  




Wishing you a relaxing weekend, 


Miss Woods and Mrs Dickson :-) 

We hope you enjoyed reading our evacuee letters that we sent home.  The children were really proud of their writing and wanted to share it with you. smiley


We have had a good start to the week, relishing the opportunity to do some acting with our play script focus in English.  We have been watching 'Spywatch', a drama set during World War Two; the children are totally hooked! Eagle Owls have also been learning about growth mindset and considering the impact a positive 'Can Do' attitude can have upon learning.  We are making some bunting for the classroom - some of this has a growth mindset theme.  In the spirit of World War Two, we are also sewing some of the triangles.  We will keep this colourful bunting up in the classroom for the rest of the year - it will help encourage us to persevere!  


Please see the message below regarding the project homework.  


Please find this week's homework below also.


Have a good weekend!

Homework 23.09.21 - Please log on to Active Learn for your maths activity (multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100)

Hello everybody!


We are adding some helpful resources to support your homework this term.  Here are some websites to help you - I will also add some more documents later in the week. 


We know that you are all busy and that sometimes it can be a challenge to fit homework in.  I have explained to the children that it is okay to do a project homework over several weeks.  Please do your best to complete your spellings and maths each week.  We are going through the maths in class each Thursday before we go home.  If your child is finding it a challenge, then please encourage them to let us know and we will find some time to go over the learning with them in class.


If you would like a straightforward homework, why not take a look at the Morse code challenge document?  The children can also try the Spitfires activities independently.


The World War Two project homework is designed to enrich your child's learning - it is not intended to cause worry.  Please do as much that is manageable for you and your family.   We have a homework gallery wall in the classroom - it would be excellent if we could fill this up with at least one piece of learning from each child by then end of the term.  The learning may be word-processed, handwritten, a drawing, a model or a photo.  If you are completing a longer project (e.g. making an Anderson shelter) then why not take a photo of the the work in progress?


Please see below for websites and the Spitfire and Morse code documents.

Morse code challenge

Spitfire activities - although this isn't on the homework grid, it is linked to out topic and looks like good fun!

Hi there!


We have made an excellent start to the term - this week the children are really getting into the swing of being Year Fives.  We are enjoying immersing ourselves in the wartime era, and this week have been writing letters as evacuees.  It is great to see the children becoming more confident and settled - we have had many brave volunteers sharing their learning and taking pride in their achievements.


We have been revising some spelling patterns for the last two weeks - there is a bit of both in this week's spellings.  We will have a spelling quiz on Wednesday, so please practise your spellings for then.


We have been practising the short vowel = double consonant rule. 

e.g. hop (short vowel) becomes hopping or hopped

       hope (long vowel) becomes hoping or hoped


This week we have also looked at 'ough' words.  Please find the spellings below - the children should know which group they are in.  If not, please ask.


Happy practising!


There is also a maths sheet - see below.  

Hello Eagle Owls!


To help ease us into the year, we will not be starting homework until next week. If you would like to keep yourself busy, there is the option of choosing a task from the World War Two homework grid (please scroll down the page).  We look forward to you sharing your learning over the coming weeks. smiley 



Welcome to Eagle Owls!


We hope you have had a happy and healthy summer and are now ready to return to school as superstar Year Fives.  We have heard great things about you all from Miss MacDonald and we are sure you will be excellent role-models to the younger children.  :-) 


The children made an excellent start on their first day back at school, bringing both their enthusiasm and creativity.  We enjoyed playing some ‘Getting to know you games’ and making a start on our colourful extraordinary eagle owl model.  During our first week, we shall be imagining how our extraordinary owl got his colour...


This term, our topic is The Fight for Freedom: World War Two.  We shall be learning about how the lives of both children and adults changed during the conflict, examining how people’s resilience and resourcefulness carried them through six long years.  Our class book will be Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll.  It tells the story of a brother and sister who are evacuated to the Devon countryside, where they discover an undercover mission...  Both of us have read the book during the summer holidays and agree that it is a fantastic story - we are really looking forward to sharing it with you.  We will be writing letters, diaries, information texts and persuasive speeches.  Alongside this, we will continue to practise our spellings and begin work on the Year Five grammar objectives.


In maths, we will be recapping some learning from Year Four before broadening our knowledge.  One focus will be development of mental methods to calculate addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems.  We will multiply and divide decimal numbers by 10 and 100; this will link to our learning about conversion of cm into mm.  We will also revise our understanding of the twelve and twenty-four hour clock.  


The children will enjoy getting into the wartime spirit, designing and making Anderson shelters, sewing bunting and baking wartime recipes.  We will also learn some wartime songs. 


  • PE this term will be on a Tuesday afternoon, so please ensure your child comes to school wearing the correct kit on this day each week.  
  • Good hydration is important for brain power so please make sure that your child has a water bottle in school each day. This should be filled with water, not squash or juice. 
  • We encourage the children to bring a healthy snack in to eat at breaktime.  As we are a nut-free school, please make sure it does not contain nuts. 
  • As the weather gets more unpredictable, it is important that the children have a warm waterproof coat and wellies so that they can still enjoy their playground time. 
  • Homework will be given out on a Thursday and should be returned no later than Tuesday.  This will be similar to last year, comprising spellings, maths and a task from the homework grid.
  • The class page will be updated with the weekly spelling patterns and any important announcements. 


Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries.


We are looking forward to a fun-filled, creative year with you all!


Best wishes, 


Miss Woods and Mrs Dickson