Suckley School

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Welcome to Eagles Class! I hope you all had a fantastic summer break and that you and your child/children are looking forward to the exciting year ahead.

We are starting this year off with our topic, The Second World War. We will cover topics such as the outbreak of the war, key events, evacuation, rationing, the role of women and the holocaust. Children will describe characteristic features of the past, describe changes in a period of history and use sources of evidence to deduce information from the past through our chosen book, ’Carrie’s War’. Please see our topic web attached for more information.


A few gentle reminders:

  • Reading: Children must have their reading records in school with them every day so that they can be filled in when we read with them. Every Monday, reading records will be checked and if children have read at least 4 times at home and this has been signed by a grown up, they will be rewarded with a golden reading ticket to be entered into a prize draw.
  • Spelling: Spellings are sent to the children’s Spelling Shed account every Monday. They will also be given a paper copy attached in their spelling books. Please make sure your child practises their spellings regularly as they will be tested every Monday.
  • Forest school is on a Wednesday afternoon. Children should come in long sleeves and trousers and have wellies in school.
  • PE is on a Thursday afternoon. Please make sure your PE kits are in school on this day.


I hope the above has been useful in informing you about our first term in Eagles. If you have any further queries or concerns at any time, please do not hesitate to speak to myself or Mr Walker (Eagles Teaching Assistant).




Best wishes,


Miss Weaver


Topic Web

The first week has been spent completing a whole school project based on the Jessie Sima book, ‘Not Quite Narwhal’ which tells the story of a unicorn who was born to a family of Narwhals. This story is about being unique and finding out who you truly are. Eagles have been exploring different water colour paint techniques in Art to create their own Jessie Sima inspired artwork. 

Year 6 buddy reading with Wrens

Each Friday, the Year 6 children share stories with their reception buddy. It has been amazing to see the year 6 children shine in their new roles, acting as responsible and helpful role models. 

Investigative science! Using Newton meters and scales to explore the effect gravity has on objects. Is there a link between weight and mass?

Sharing our WW2 artefacts!

Using drama to help us understand direct speech and characterisation.

Discover History visited us to deliver a WW2 workshop. We all came dressed as evacuee children. Topics included: scene setting including blitz, black out, gas masks, shelters and evacuation, civil defence jobs, home guard, rationing, land girls, childhood schooling and the importance to dig for victory. 

Cross Country Event

Eagles participated in the Worcestershire West School Games Cross Country Championships on Friday 6th October. We had a brilliant morning and it was amazing to see the children showing resilience, determination and maintaining a positive mindset to achieve their best. Standout performances came from Jacob, Scarlett and Hope M who finished within the top 10 in the advanced race and Sam L who finished 5th in the intermediate race.  

Harvest Soup

It's that time of the year again... the annual soup off! This year, Eagles decided to make butternut squash soup with a few additional (secret) ingredients. Surprisingly, the soup turned out remarkably tasty and we were victorious thanks to great teamwork, communication and positivity. We concluded harvest week with a visit from Mr Roper's tractor, harvest crafts in our coloured houses and a harvest service in the church. 

CPR Training delivered by Midlands Ambulance

RE: Discovering the message behind the game Snakes and Ladders to answer ‘Why do Hindus try to be good?’

Mapping Allied and Axis Powers

A fantastic war poem written by Sam

Investigative Science: friction, water resistance and mechanisms

A visit from Sri Lanka!

KS2 welcomed a visitor this week from Sri Lanka: Rev. Leslie; Secretary of Conference in Sri Lanka which was organised by one of our school Governors, Mr. Hewlett. This was a fantastic experience for the children to learn about different cultures, tradition, global diversity and climate. 

Fantastic English writing inspired from ‘Carrie’s War’

Topic learning: researching a key event/turning point from WW2

Thank you bakers!

Computing: learning about networks and the history/future of the internet

DT: designing, making and evaluating our own Anderson shelters