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Welcome to Eagle Owl Class

Eagle Owl Class is for the Year 5 and 6 children.The children in Eagle Owls Class are taught by Mrs Mills-Bown and are supported by Mrs Morin.

Class Ethos


We believe that all children have the ability to achieve their aspirations through developing a 'can do' attitude and a growth mind-set through engaging in a stimulating and challenging learning environment. Our aim within this is for the children to become confident, resilient and self-assured learners who are proud of theirs, and others, achievements.


Within the classroom we have a Maths zone, an English zone, a Reading zone and much, much more.  Each area has a designated working wall to help scaffold the children's learning and to ensure that all learners are challenged to suit their individual needs.

Teaching Structure:

The children follow a rolling fortnightly timetable of core and foundation subjects. In the mornings we take part in our Maths, English and Guided Reading lessons; in the afternoons we enjoy exploring a range of foundation subjects in our topic learning such as history, geography and science. 


Eagle Owl's class weekly timetable will look like the example timetable below (this is a working document and may be subject to change).


On Wednesday Week B, Eagle Owls will be covered by Mrs Saxby and Miss Farndell who will lead the core sessions in the morning. In the afternoons, the children will have PE with Mr Hooper. 


Children will need to have their PE kits in school every Tuesday and Wednesday. 


Homework for the following week will be set on a Friday and will be due for the following Friday. On this day, we will complete our spellings test and times table olympics. 


Our Curriculum:

In Eagle Owls, our lessons are planned to meet the needs of all the learners in our class through the use of our Bloom's learning challenges. 


We teach writing through the 'Talk for Writing' approach, developed by Pie Corbett.  Talk for Writing is an exciting, creative and rigorous approach based on the principles of how children learn. It enables children to read and write independently for a variety of audiences and purposes. 


In order to develop mastery in our mathematics, we use the White Rose Maths materials to support our planning and teaching.   


To support all foundation areas of the curriculum we apply 'creative learning' ideas from Cornerstones. Cornerstones provides a skills based curriculum that supports cross curricular links. Our topics for the term are complemented with timetabled enrichment opportunities to ensure children receive a holistic, balanced learning experience. 


This year's learning:

This year, we will explore the following topics in our foundation learning: 


Autumn 1 - Pharaohs 

Autumn 2 - Frozen Kingdom

Spring 1 - Gallery Rebels

Spring 2 - Beast Creator

Summer 1 - Hola Mexico 

Summer 2 - Scream Machine


For each topic, the teacher will create a curriculum map, which shows you what your child will be learning that term, across the subjects. This can be found below.

The National Curriculum


In Eagle Owls, all children access the following subject areas:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Science
  • Physical Education
  • Computing
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art and Design
  • Design and Technology
  • Music
  • Modern Languages
  • PSHE (including RSE)
  • Religious Education

Enrichment Opportunities:

This year the children will be involved in a range of enrichment opportunities to immerse and excite the children in their topic learning. At Lydeard St Lawrence Primary School, cultural enrichment and experiences form an essential part of children's contextual learning and wider educational experiences. 


Spring One: Gallery Rebels

Pack up your pencils, pick up your paintbrushes and prepare to be amazed by the wonderful work of 19th and 20th century artists.


During this half term, we’ll talk about features of the artwork and sketch our favourite pieces. We’ll research important artwork of the 19th and 20th centuries online, choosing a favourite piece of art to describe in more detail. Using maps, we’ll locate art galleries around the world and calculate how much it would cost to get there. When we’ve gathered a range of materials, we’ll make beautiful sketchbooks and use them to collect ideas and inspiration. We’ll create pieces of art inspired by well known artists and use search engines to source images of modern art to put into a digital portfolio. We’ll express ourselves through poetry, stories, music and painting. Art can affect our feelings and emotions, and we’ll investigate whether everyone responds in the same way. We’ll also use found objects to create a surreal sculpture.


Help your child prepare for their project

There are many different styles of artwork, and inspiration can be found all around us. Why not go into the garden together and sketch various objects or plants? You could also reimagine these same objects in an impressionist or surrealist style. Alternatively, work together to collect natural objects and make a colourful collage.

Spring Timetable

How can I help my child learn?


Hear your child read daily, exploring new vocabulary and ensuring that children have understood what they have read. Support your child in learning their weekly spellings and maths homework. The weekly spellings can be found below, and will be updated every half term (this is a working document and can be subject to change). 


The Maths homework is found online, and supports our Maths teaching in class. The homework, alike our teaching format is delivered through 'White Rose' and supports children to consolidate their learning. Homework, will be set on a Friday and is due to be completed by the following Friday. 


Everyday in school I must have...


  • Planner (home school diary and reading log)
  • A water bottle
  • Lunch box (unless hot dinners)
  • Fruit for break time
  • PE kit 
  • Waterproof Coat
  • Bag
  • PE Kit (every Monday and Wednesday)

Residential 2021/2022


Two outdoor experience days have been planned to Wimbleball Lake and Woodlands Play Centre. Please contact the office for further information. 


Eagle Owl Residential: Kilve Court, 14th - 16th March 2022

We are excited to announce that we will be visiting Kilve Court for our residential. We will be staying for three days and two nights.

The residential is all about having fun while taking part in all sorts of adventurous activities designed to help your child learn, develop new skills and really shine as an individual and also as part of a team.  The children will get to discover a range of adventurous activities.





 Year 6 is important for many things for your child; their last days at primary school, their transition to secondary school as well their SATS tests at the end of the year. As a class we will be practising these from time to time throughout the year, so if you have any questions then please do not hesitate to come and talk to us at the end of a day.  At present, the government has stated the dates to be from Monday 9th May to Thursday 12th May 2022. 


In the Summer term, parents will be invited to attend a SATS parents meeting to provide you with information about their upcoming SATS, how we are supporting the children in the lead up to their SATS and during, and ways that you can also help to support your child.


Click on the link below to see how well our Year 6 pupils have achieved in previous years.  

Partnership with Parents:


We understand that any transition can be exciting and daunting at the same time for parents and children. This is why we try to do everything we can to make transitions as smooth and as enjoyable as possible. In the Summer term we have a transition day for the children so they can get to know their new teachers, teaching assistants, classroom environment and routines.  


We offer parent consultations in the Autumn term to inform you about how your child has settled in, and to answer any questions you may have. Ensuring that we work together as a team and do everything possible to support your child to achieve their potential. 


Please feel free to make an appointment with Mrs Mills-Bown at any time, outside of these consultation times. 


Working closely with parents is very important to us at Lydeard St Lawrence Primary School.  In Eagle Owl Class we have many events throughout the year to encourage this. If at any time you have concerns please catch Mrs Mills-Bown at the end of the school day or make an appointment via the school office.

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