Alpington & Bergh Apton C of E VA Primary School

Class Eagles

EAGLES – Autumn Term

Welcome to a new year in the Eagles class.

For more details of what we have been up to, please go the the Eagles in Action page of the website.

Eagles’ Autumn Term Newsletter                                                                                                            September 2023

Dear Parent/Carer,

This term, our topic is ‘Fantastic Creatures’. We will be learning about how animals have evolved to adapt to their environment, we will be looking at classification and life-cycles, the biomes of Australia and finding about famous scientists who have changed the way we understand the world. Full details of what we will be learning are detailed on our curriculum plan which is detailed below.

Timetable – a full timetable is available below. On Tuesday afternoons, Mrs Brown will teach French which will be followed by music, taught by Mr Cooper. This year the children will be playing the ukulele – they will be provided with an instrument by the school.

PE – PE will be on a Friday afternoon. A suitable change of clothing (school PE kit) must be worn. It is important that your child has appropriate clothing such as jogging bottoms, jumpers, gloves and a light waterproof jacket if the weather is inclement. If, for some reason, your child cannot participate in PE, please send a note or see me in the morning.

Homework – This term, spelling tests will be on a Wednesday and mental maths will be on Fridays. New spellings and mental maths targets and practise sheets will be stuck in the back of your child’s homebook. Your child will also have comprehension homework – the class is split into two groups and homework will be due every other Thursday depending upon which group your child is in. This will be detailed in the back of their homebook. Please support your child with their homework!

Reading – Your child will be given a ‘Group Reader’ appropriate to their ability. Reading homework will be given in your child’s homebook and their group reading sessions are detailed on the inside cover and a timetable is detailed below. It is essential that your child completes their reading homework and whilst for most children it is not necessary that they read with you, it is useful if you discuss what they have read with them and are available for vocabulary checks etc. Please indicate that your child has completed their homework by initialling it in their homebook.

If you have any questions, concerns or queries, I am available both before and after school.

Michael Stowers

AUTUMN CURRICULUM MAP

Below are some useful timetables: