Welcome to Eagle Owl Class
Eagle Owl Class is for the Year 5 and 6 children.The children in Eagle Owl Class are taught by Miss Nelson and are supported by Mrs Wiltshire, Mrs Morin and Mrs Jenkins.
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, 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.
The children follow the same weekly routine. The children arrive at school at 8.30am and have time with their friends in the playground. The teachers will be on the playground to welcome and monitor the children during this time. At 8.45am they will line up with their teachers before heading into class. When they arrive in class they will unpack their belongings, find their seat and begin their morning challenge: handwriting, vocabulary challenge or operation challenge. The LSAs will be in class waiting to welcome the children in.
The school day finishes at 3.15pm, the children will be dismissed from the top playground.
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 Friday week A, Eagle Owl Class will have an enrichment day, led by Mrs Morin, our Field School Leader. The children will have PE with Mr Hooper, Field School with Mrs Morin and their weekly spelling tests, handwriting and library time as well as an R-Time session. On alternate weeks the children will have a normal day in class, with their PE session taken by Mr Hooper.
In Eagle Owls, bespoke maths, English, reading, science, PE and topic lessons are planned to meet the needs of all the learners in our class. 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, we will explore the following topics:
Autumn 1 - Gallery Rebels
Autumn 2 - Frozen Kingdom
Spring 1 - Tomorrow's World
Spring 2 - Off with her head
Summer 1 and 2 - Hola Mexico (Key Stage Two Play)
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 at the below.
The National Curriculum
In Eagle Owls, all children access the following subject areas:
This year the children will be involved in a range of enrichment opportunities:
During the topic 'Gallery Rebels' the children will take part in 'Art Week' where they will go on a whole school trip to 'Contains Art' in Watchet. The children will learn about the local artist John England, who made a portrait out of over 20,000 nails. This can be found in Watchet and the children will be given the opportunity to see this for themselves. When returning to school the children will get the chance to learn more about this local artist.
The children will also be given the opportunity to take part in 'cycle-cross'; a scheme ran by the British Cycling Association.
Throughout the Autumn term, the children will be taught to play a tuned instrument as a class. The children will be working towards performing in Autumn's Good Work Assembly.
During the topic 'Tomorrow's World', the children will be given the opportunity to participate in a two day workshop (based in school) on STEM Robotics and Engineering. On day one, the children will be taught how to create simple robots using Lego. They will then learn how to program the robots using motors and sensors to make their robots move and react. They will then experiment with building more complex robots that use gearing systems. On day two, the children will use slightly more advanced robotics kits with a range of instructional builds and free builds. They will use their robots and compete in a range of robotics challenges!
During the topic 'Off with her head', the children will be going on an exciting school trip to Montacute house to explore and learn about the Tudors. The children will be discovering the history of the house and will get to investigate the portrait galleries.
During the topic 'Hola Mexico' the children will be exploring a range of myths, legends and traditions. As a result, we will be focusing on the text 'Beowulf'. As an extension of this learning, we will be visiting the Ancient Technology Centre to gain an insight into the life of an Anglo-Saxon and Viking. We will take part in a range of 'hands-on' crafts and activities to practise and learn about the essential skills that Vikings and Anglo-Saxons would have needed.
Also in the Summer term the children will be swimming once a week, to develop their water skills.
We will also be working towards our Key Stage Two Summer Play.
In the Autumn term you are invited to attend our Curriculum Evening where we will explore the above areas and what it will look like for your child. The Curriculum Evening will also give examples of how we teach the children through the use of 'Bloom's Taxonomy'. Blooms is used across the school and across all of our lessons. The children are used to the format and enjoy all lessons being taught in the same structure. However, if you have any further questions as the year progresses please do not hesitate to contact Miss Nelson.
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 Miss Nelson 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 Miss Nelson at the end of the school day or make an appointment via Mrs Ellis, the school secretary.
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 done 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.
We now have a whole school Twitter page and you can request to join this to see what your children have been up to. You can find the page by searching: @LSLschool
If you would like help to access our page, please do come and see any member of staff at the end of the school day.
Please note that only the class teacher can grant access to the class Twitter page. To read the school's E-Safety Statement please click on the link below.
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 11th May to Thursday 14th May 2019.
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.
Websites to support your topic study!
Parents please check each link.