Welcome to the Eagles
World Book Day Competition
See the files below for the annual Design a National Book Token competition. You must use this template and bring your completed design into school. If you cannot print the template, you will be provided with one in school to take home. All the entries will be submitted together. Fingers crossed we have a winner in our class - good luck!
200 Million Minutes
We are taking part in the 200 Million Minutes Reading Challenge – a global reading initiative from education charity Achievement for All. Beginning on World Book Day (Thursday 4th March 2021) children and young people from early years settings, schools, colleges, parents, carers, libraries, businesses and community groups from around the world will try to collectively read for 200 million minutes! All reading counts towards our minutes: paperbacks, magazines, comics, plays, newspapers, picture books and e-books are all great and it includes independent reading, reading in groups and reading with an adult. Children and young people participating in the 200 Million Minutes Reading Challenge can note their reading time on the bookmarks which will be given out by their class teachers. Best of all, certificates will be awarded for each milestone your child reaches, and the school could even win some prizes too!
To order your leaver's hoody, click here. You have until 11pm on the 28th March to place your order. All hoodies will be delivered to the school.
The 100 Challenge
In memory of Sir Captain Tom Moore, you might like to take part in The 100 Challenge. This is how it works, complete anything 100 times and share your pictures or videos of you doing them with us. It could be: run 100 laps of your garden, pick up 100 pieces of litter, draw 100 pictures, read 100 books, spot 100 living things, do 100 calculations, etc. The list is endless and you can do anything you like...as long as it's 100 times!
Thank you to Isla for this beautiful drawing of Sir Captain Tom Moore which is now on the school gate as part of a wider art project.
For students joining Sharnbrook Academy in Year 7 in September 2021, induction days will be held on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th July2021.
Five free games to enhance and develop your vocabulary are available from Vocabulary Ninja: Synonym Stars, World of Words, Magic Verbs, Sentence Samurai and Vocab Lab. Click here to be taken to the website.
In addition to Times Tables Rock Stars, we also have the prestigious '144 Club' that the children are attempting to gain entry to. Each week they have 4 minutes to complete a paper-based multiplication grid consisting of 144 calculations; if successful they will earn themselves a specially-commissioned badge and house token. Not only are children encouraged to complete the grid but also to improve their time each week. Stars are also awarded for children who improve on their previous scores so they are only ever competing with themselves. If your child wishes to practise completing the grid at home, you will find it in the files below.
Added to the files is a document called 'Questions to Support your Child's Reading' which contains lots of different questions that you can use to prompt discussions about the books they are reading. In KS2, we use the acronym VIPERS to refer to each of the comprehension domains: Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explain, Retrieve and Summarise. By asking these types of questions, you will be supporting the teaching and learning taking place in school.
Epic! Books for Kids
We have signed up to Epic! Books for Kids which provides a wide range of digital books for free. Click here to login using the Class Code tzc0236 and begin reading books linked to our current science topic: Light.
To encourage a love of reading, the children in Eagles can earn loyalty stamps for every book they have read. After they have read 6 books and filled their loyalty cards, they will be entered into a prize draw to win a new book from me. A winner will be selected at random at the end of each half term. Well done to Sophie on being our second winner!
15-20 minutes (minimum) of reading daily (to be recorded in the diary and signed at the end of each week by a grown up); regular practise on Spelling Shed (minimum of 3 games) including the 'Look-Cover-Write' sheets (these will be tested on a Thursday); Times Tables Rock Stars 5 minutes daily; plus SATs Companion (English and maths) as well as other tasks as and when set including Purple Mash.
Please see the files below for a knowledge organisers linked to our new topic Extreme Earth in Geography, Changes and Reproduction in Science and You've Got a Friend in Music. In addition, I have added one for the Year 6 grammar terms that the children need to know too. It would be really useful to download and/or print a copy for your child to refer to at home as they help to explain key concepts topic vocabulary that they need to be familiar with. A copy is kept in their books too.
Miss Kaplan - Teacher (CKaplan@sharnbrookprimary.beds.sch.uk)
Mrs Nash – Teaching Assistant