Happy New Year! 


It has been wonderful welcoming all the children back and seeing them settle into our classroom routines. 


We are continuing our class dojo reward system across our school, whereby all the children need to accumulate dojo points to earn bronze, silver and gold awards respectively. The children need to follow our school rules of being safe, respectful and ready. These expectations are set across the entire day therefore a child can receive 9 points a day for demonstrating these behaviours. We have all made it to our Bronze award now and our Bronze party awaits, which we are all so excited about!


We have started in English by exploring the unique picture book, Jack and the Dreamsack, which brings the most unreal and incising dreams to life.  We will be exploring the features and techniques the author uses to bring the dreamland alive, with the aim to use these to write our own dreamtime stories. 


 As mathematicians, we will begin by focusing on multiplication and division. This is an important time for us in Eagle Class with the multiplication check approaching. All children should be concentrating and working hard to know their times tables up to 12 x 12. In maths we are using the scheme, Power Maths, which builds in small steps to deepen our mathematical understanding.


We have commenced our journey in humanities to look at our Spring History topic, all about the Ancient Mayan Civilisation. During RE, we will begin by focusing on our local Church and the community we live in. I am looking forward to seeing the children develop their enquiry and oracy skills over the next coming weeks. 


All children have been shown and engaged with Dojo and so I will continue to use this platform to set weekly homework tasks for all the children to engage with. 


Thank you to everyone for your continued help in supporting the children’s learning. I am very excited and proud to be teaching the children in Eagle class and hope you are looking forward to hearing about our learning and seeing some of the amazing work we produce. 


Many thanks, 


Miss Greenwood and The Eagle Team