Welcome to Eagle Owls.
We are a mixed year five and year six class. The adults who teach us are; Mrs Spibey, Mrs Nowak and Ms. Fielding.
There are also supporting adults who work in our class and these include; Mrs McCleery, Mrs Payne and Mrs Harrington.
The Eagle Owls PE days are on Thursday and Fridays.
Eagle Owls love literature! On a two-year cycle we enjoy reading many books including; Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, Cogheart by Peter Bunzl, Wonder by R.J Palaceo, Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell, Viking Boy by Tony Bradman, How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell, War Horse by Michael Morpurgo and Skellig by David Almond along with many more exciting fictional delights.
In Guided Reading, we work on our comprehension skills, developing our Point, Evidence, Explanation skills and we 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 daily times tables challenges from Rockstar Maths and love singing along to Percy Parker!
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.
Click on the activities button to support home learning. If you are having difficulties with the work then please email Mrs Spibey on the class email address Eagleowls@allithwaite.cumbria.sch.uk