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Welcome to Eagles!




We are all settled into our new year at school and I would like to tell you about some changes and events that will be happening in Eagles class.

Firstly, this year Eagles class will be taught by Miss Banks and Mr Banner. Miss Banks will be teaching the children on Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Mr Banner will take over for Thursday and Friday.

Our topic in Eagles class for this autumn term will be Ancient Greece. Mr Banner and Miss Banks will cover topic in the afternoons and will also incorporate it into other parts of the curriculum. In Literacy we have started a class book called ‘Who let the Gods Out’ by Maz Evans, which will be read as a whole class with Miss Banks. We are also hoping to organise a school trip to do with this topic - more details will follow soon.

This term the children will have PE on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. I would like children to bring PE kits in on Monday morning and leave them in school for the week. Children should be wearing the school PE kit and either pumps or trainers for PE, not the same clothes or shoes they wear in class. They will also need water bottles filled with cold, fresh, water every day. If your child wishes to go on the field at break time they will need spare shoes in school, these can be trainers or wellies.

Homework will be given to the children on Tuesdays and they will be given a week to complete this. Each week there will be some Maths or Literacy homework to complete - there is a record sheet inside their homework books to help them remember. Sometimes, their Maths homework may be online completing Big Maths task. If your child can not access a computer or laptop they will be given printed out version of these tasks in their homework books. They will also be given spellings once a week to practise along with times tables. Plus, children should have their reading books in their bags every evening. If they read at home three times in one week they earn a team point and get a chance at winning a prize in the reading raffle, which is drawn every Monday. If a child reads independently please ask them a few questions about the book and record in their reading records as this also counts.  Reading is important for children’s learning so please encourage them to read at home.

 Enjoy the term and please contact either of us if you have any questions or concerns about your child in school.




We offer Nursery spaces starting in September, January and April for 3 year olds. If you would like to reserve a place, please contact the school office. You can also join us on Monday afternoons at 1.30pm for our Stay and Play group. All welcome.