Eagles 2018 - 2019

Miss Wilkins

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Welcome Eagles to our spring term topic:



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Within our literacy sessions, based on our spring topic

'Spread your wings', the children  will be reading Skellig by

David Almond. The children will be writing short diaries from

various character’s perspectives, a formal letter, news report,

poetry and fantasy story writing. Over this term of writing, the

children will also present their work in various ways, with the

use of technology being a focus within this.






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Over the term, the children will be focusing on 2 areas in

Science. Firstly, they will investigate forces, including,

air resistance, gravity and friction. They will be taking

part in various challenges and tasks to explore what these are

and what can affect them. Children will also be looking at the

life cycles of animals this term, identifying the differences

and similarities between the life cycles of amphibians and

insects, mammals and birds.



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During our community sessions, the children will consider the symbolism, ideology, cultural relevance and beliefs of birds, angels and wings. Also within this, consideration of different viewpoints about problems will be looked at, also developing empathy; this will support our skills for debates that will also take place on different topics throughout the term. Through learn about the world, children will research and investigate bird emigration, variations of climates and time zones and their impact on birds.


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Image result for spider and web cartoonDuring our creativity sessions, the children will learn about specific elements of both music and art. Throughout the term,the children will develop a range of artistic skills, specifically with the use of sketching to create pictures. Children will also learn about, explore and create their own musical composition, focusing on some music theory, selecting appropriate instruments composing music to tell a story. Also within our creative curriculum, the children will be understanding and discussing communism and democracy, current political topics and angels within culture.






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Throughout our individuality topic this term, children will discussing, understanding and learning about numerous life skills. These include: identifying own beliefs and thoughts, understanding what makes us fearful and strategies that could help deal with this emotion, identifying the links between physical and mental health and understanding key signs and symbols to keep ourselves safe. We will also be going on nature walks over this term, keeping ourselves active through the use of our topic.


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Within challenge based sessions, children will be learning about the past through looking at the historical use of birds for human advantage, wings and angels within Greek mythology and birds that are now extinct. Also within this topic area, the children will be making a bird feeder. They will have to consider a range of specification criteria when designing this, including ecological impact, sustainability and effectiveness. Over this spring term, developing independence will be a focus, as well as building confidence and responsibility. Our challenges and missions will support this.


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  • Eagles are asked to read daily and record their pages in their planner. 
  • Eagles have been issued their TTrockstar logins and have been asked to have a session practising their times tables 2-3 times a week. Image result for ttrockstars
  • Eagles will be given home learning on a Friday of each week, which will be due the following Thursday.




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- PE will be taking place on

    Monday afternoons 


-  Outdoor footwear to be

    available in school each day 


- Everday, Eagles will need to bring in their wallet

that includes their spelling book, planner and reading book


- All clothing to be labelled 


- Keep an eye on when it's your week for 'Read and Tell' 



To support the children's learning at home, please access these

free websites:

Timestable Rockstars

Top Maths

Mini Maths Challenges

Literacy Shed

SPaG Games

SPaG Games 2

Reading Eggspress

Maths Booster Site



Please see below for the Eagles, Kestrels and Hawks Topic Overview and Spring Curriculum Letter for more detailed information on what your child will be getting up to this term:




Files to Download

Eagles: News items

weekly news 24.5.19, by Miss Byrne

Eagles news 29.3, by Miss Wilkins

Eagles news 15.2.19, by Miss Wilkins

Eagles: Blog items

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Eagles: Gallery items

SING-A-THON, by Miss Wilkins

Word Problem scavenger hunt, by Miss Wilkins

Eagles: Calendar items

School Closes for the Summer, by Mrs Williams

Inset Day, by Mrs Williams

Inset Day, by Mrs Williams

Contact the School

Wheelock Primary School

Crewe Road
CW11 4PY

Tel: 01270 845911


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