Hello everybody and welcome back to Eagles Class. I hope that you all had a fantastic Easter and are ready to get stuck back in to a short yet busy term. Our topic this time around is ‘High Energy’. Children will be looking into renewable and non-renewable sources of energy as well as understanding the ‘greenhouse effect’ and the implications of climate change. These are issues that are really being emphasised on the global stage at the moment more than ever, and it is children who the ones really pushing the issue (the recent ‘Climate Strike’ saw many children take the day off school to protest about governments and large companies not doing enough.) We will be getting involved ourselves in Year 6 and writing some persuasive letters and informative reports in English lessons. There will also be some strong geography in this topic using world maps to investigate where the majority of coal deposits are or where most of the planet’s crude oil is being exported from. A very interesting area to look at I’m sure you will all agree.
We are all aware that it is also SATs term, tests from May 13th – 16th. Children have worked amazingly hard especially since January and we are all quietly confident that children will do themselves proud in these national tests. We will be taking a very relaxed and non-pressured approach over these first few weeks of Term 5. We just want the kids to try their hardest and not get stressed out. There was a real air of positivity in revision lessons last term and we want to extend that into this term. Relax kids – you will be fine and you can only do your best! We will also be putting on a special breakfast during Week 4 so plenty to look forward to in general. Let’s have a fab term.