Welcome to the Eagles
Summertime Book Review Competition
As per the email you have received on the 14th July, please click this link to find out how to enter the School Readers book review competiton. Two winners, along with their class, will get the chance to take part in a virtual chat with award-winning author, M.G. Leonard who wrote 'Beetle Boy' and 'Twitch'. She is a thoroughly engaging speaker, and her books are great too which the current Eagles can vouch for as they met her as part of the BookTastic festival in the summer term!
Autumn Term Timetable
Please see the files for an example of the Eagles' autumn term timetable for the academic year 2021-2022. Please note it may change before September but it may help some children to familarise themselves with it as they will have more than one teacher across the week. If there is a change to the timetable in any week, this will be uploaded to the class page accordingly.
Five free games to enhance and develop your vocabulary are available from Vocabulary Ninja: Synonym Stars, World of Words, Magic Verbs, Sentence Samurai and Vocab Lab. Click here to be taken to the website.
In addition to Times Tables Rock Stars, we also have the prestigious '144 Club' that the children are attempting to gain entry to. Each week they have 4 minutes to complete a paper-based multiplication grid consisting of 144 calculations; if successful they will earn themselves a specially-commissioned badge and house token. Not only are children encouraged to complete the grid but also to improve their time each week. Stars are also awarded for children who improve on their previous scores so they are only ever competing with themselves. If your child wishes to practise completing the grid at home, you will find it in the files below.
Added to the files is a document called 'Questions to Support your Child's Reading' which contains lots of different questions that you can use to prompt discussions about the books they are reading. In KS2, we use the acronym VIPERS to refer to each of the comprehension domains: Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explain, Retrieve and Summarise. By asking these types of questions, you will be supporting the teaching and learning taking place in school.
Epic! Books for Kids
We have signed up to Epic! Books for Kids which provides a wide range of digital books for free. Click here to login using the Class Code tzc0236 and begin reading books linked to our topics.
To encourage a love of reading, the children in Eagles can earn loyalty stamps for every book they have read. After they have read 6 books, and filled their loyalty cards, they will be entered into a prize draw to win a new book from me. A winner will be selected at random at the end of each half term.
20-30 minutes (minimum) of reading daily (to be recorded in the diary and signed at the end of each week by a grown up); regular practise on Spelling Shed (minimum of 3 games) - these will be tested weekly; Times Tables Rock Stars 5 minutes daily; plus CGP 10-minute workouts when set (reading, grammar, and maths) as well as other tasks as and when reequired, including Purple Mash.
Please see the files below for a knowledge organiser linked to the Year 6 grammar terms that the children need to know. Other knowledge organisers will be added as required which link to the topics being covered each half term. It would be really useful to download and/or print a copy for your child to refer to at home as they help to explain key concepts and topic vocabulary that they need to be familiar with.
Miss Kaplan - Teacher (CKaplan@sharnbrookprimary.beds.sch.uk) - Monday to Thursday
Miss Gingell - Teacher (CGingell@sharnbrookprimary.beds.sch.uk) - PE and Friday
Mrs Nash – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Coles - Teaching Assitant
Mrs Wood - Teaching Assitant
Mrs Rushton - Teaching Assistant