Welcome to Eagle Owls.
We are a mixed year five and year six class. The adults who teach us are; Mrs Paton, Mrs Woodburn and Ms. Fielding.
There are also supporting adults who work in our class and these include; Mrs Hodgson and Mrs Payne.
The Eagle Owls PE days are on Thursday and Friday.
Eagle Owls love literature! On a two-year cycle we enjoy reading many books including; Who Let the Gods Out by Maz Evans, Floodland by Marcus Sedgewick, Wonder by R.J Palaceo, Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell, Viking Boy by Tony Bradman, Holes by Louis Sachar, King of the Cloud Forest by Michael Morpurgo and Skellig by David Almond along with many more exciting fictional delights.
Listening to quality texts such as these is very important in Eagle Owls and we make sure we dedicate time every day to listening to our class novel. In our Whole Class Reading sessions, we discuss the class novel and work on our comprehension skills. We also look at a lot of non-fiction and information texts that are relevant to the world, our topics and our science work.
In Maths we use the Power Maths scheme by Pearson to ensure we are implementing the government focus of Maths Mastery. This has helped us develop our reasoning skills in mathematics and enables us to learn using a range of methods. We also have a dedicated arithmetic session where we learn efficient mental and written methods and work on improving our quick recall of number facts. We have a daily times table challenge from Rockstar Maths and each week we complete the 144 challenge!
For an overview of all of our Topics, have a look at our medium-term planning page. Each year we go on a class residential. We alternate between Ingleborough Hall - where we experience caving, gorge scrambling and visit a show cave - and Edinburgh City centre where we visit Dynamic Earth, Camera Obscura, The Edinburgh museum and other exciting attractions.
Homework is recognised as very important in our class. We recognise the impact homework has on learning as identified by the Education Endowment Foundation. Homework is carefully provided to ensure that it encourages the children to practice their calculation skills and grammar to enable them to build on their working memory. Homework also prepares the children to become organised as part of their secondary school transition encouraging them to take responsibility.
Homework is given out each Thursday and is a combination of Maths, Grammar and a reading activity. Homework should be returned to class by the following Tuesday. Children are also expected to read regularly outside of school and must bring their reading record to school daily.
We enjoy class worships in St Mary’s church on Monday mornings, whole school and class worship throughout the week and have a celebratory assembly each Friday.
If you have any questions regarding your child’s time in Eagle Owls, then please email Mrs Paton on the class email address Eagleowls@allithwaite.cumbria.sch.uk