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Badsey First School

Badsey First School

Class Eagle

Welcome to Class Eagle!

This page is designed to let you know a little bit more about our class...we hope you find it helpful.  If you ever have any questions about life in Class Eagle that you can't find the answer to on this page, you'll always be able to catch a member of our class team before or after school on the playground and we'll be happy to

Who's Who?

Class Teacher:  Mrs A Charnley and Mrs S Elsdon

Teaching Assistant Supporting Eagles:  Mrs L McLean

Summer Term Big Idea

Each term at Badsey, the children will explore and learn about a new Big Idea.  These could range from Fairness to Power.  Throughout the Summer Term, our Big Idea is 'Power'. We link all lessons from the Foundation Curriculum (History, Geography, Art, Music, RE etc) to this Big Idea.

The children will be building on their previous learning undertaken in our 'Wonder' and ‘Responsibility’ Big Idea and will now be focusing on the different ways power can be interpreted; from Shakespeare’s quill pen to Boudicca’s sword; from Florence Nightingale’s lamp to Beethoven’s ear trumpet. The culmination of this learning journey will be the Key Stage 2 production to be held on Tuesday 9th July and Wednesday 10th July.

 Core Subjects


In our Maths Learning Journey we will be providing the children with a range of learning objectives based upon a specific maths topic area.  On a daily basis, this enables us to focus our teaching upon their specific needs and provides the opportunity for the children to apply their maths skills in a range of contexts.  The week will consist of four Maths Learning Journey lessons and one Basic Skills Maths lesson. 

Maths coverage during the Summer Term:

Week beginning 29th April – Measure

Week beginning 6th May – Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Week beginning 13th May – Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Week beginning 20th May – Formal written method (FWM) + and -

Week beginning 3rd June – Formal written method (FWM) x and divide

Week beginning 10th June – Testing week

Week beginning 17th June – Place value

Week beginning 24th June- Security of all four operations through Rapid Recall/FWM.

Week beginning 1st July - Security of all four operations through Rapid Recall/FWM.

Week beginning 8th July - Security of all four operations through Rapid Recall/FWM.

Week beginning 15th July – Address class needs


In English we are staring off the term with a focus on VGPS (Vocabulary, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.) These will be addressed in short burst writing tasks. After half term the English focus will be on Journey/Quest story.

To learn more about Talk 4 Writing, click here. 

Other Important Information


Our main PE will be undertaken each Friday, however other PE sessions will be linked to our topic where relevant, therefore please can PE kit be in school at all times. We will ensure the kit is sent home at half term to be washed; please can it be returned to school on the first day back.

Please ensure that your child always has an appropriate PE kit in school. Your child will need shorts and a dark blue t-shirt. We strongly recommend outdoor trainers for outdoor PE, much of which will be undertaken this term.

Forest School: 

Eagles Class have now completed their Forest School sessions with Mr Holdaway for the academic year.


These will be taught on a daily basis linking to our English Learning Journey where possible. At the beginning of each week the children will be learning a new spelling rule and the following series of lessons will be practising, applying and creating the with the rule. Each Friday the children will be assessed on the spelling rule. We have updated the rules for the Spring 2 term, so the Year 4 and Year 5 children are learning words from their age-related programme of study.

Click here to download the spelling rules we are focusing on in Eagles class for the Summer terms.

The words provided on each list are examples of words that follow the rule; they will not necessarily be the words used in the assessment. The children need to practise the rule at home and seek similar words. The aim is for the children to be confident using the rule and will therefore be able to apply it when needed.

The National Curriculum Spelling Appendix can be found here.  It shows you the expectations for spelling rules and the 100+ common exception words for each year group / phase.  We strongly recommend working through these at home with your child.


We wrote you about changes to the homework offer at Badsey for the Summer term on 2nd May 2019.  Please see a copy of the letter and the arrangements for homework in Eagles class here.

Helpful Website Links

Your child is familiar with using Education City in school, which is an absolutely fantastic website for English, Maths and Science, which school subscribes to each year. It requires an individual username and password (which your child knows & uses in school). Click here to log in.