Suckley School

Happy, Aspirational and Ready for Life

Spring Term

Welcome back to Eagles Class! I hope that you all had an enjoyable and restful Christmas break and that you and your child are looking forward to the exciting year ahead. 


This term, we are exploring the extreme earth. This topic will focus on developing children's understanding of natural disasters to describe how physical features affect the human activity within a location. We will explore areas such as volcanoes, earthquakes and extreme weather through Michael Morpurgo's adventure tale, 'Kensuke's Kingdom'. Please see our topic web attached. 


A few gentle reminders:

  • Reading: Children must have their reading record with them in school each day so that they can be filled in when we read with them. Each week, 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 ticket to be entered into a prize draw. 
  • Spelling: Spellings are emailed to the children's Spelling Shed accounts every Monday. Please ensure your child practices their spellings daily. 
  • Forest School will commence again after half term. Please could children wear school uniform on Wednesdays. 
  • PE will continue on a Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon. Please come in PE kit on these days. 


I hope that the above information has been useful in informing you about the Spring term. If you have any further queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to myself or Mr Walker. 


Best wishes, 


Miss Weaver



What We'll Build

Celebrating our unique identities

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To start the Spring Term, we immersed ourselves into Oliver Jeffers' story, 'What We'll Build'. This follows the story of a father and daughter who lay the foundations for their life together. Using our own special tools, we spoke about the meaning of the world 'build'. This enabled us to produce artwork to represent our future, write about a place which makes us feel at home and research key figures who have overcome divides and built peace throughout history.

English: Haiku poems inspired by Michael Morpurgo’s novel 'Kensuke’s Kingdom'

Science: Creating and performing space presentations to Wrens

On February 2nd, Eagles took part in a Quicksticks tournament, held at Malvern St James. The morning consisted of workshops  where we practiced ball carrying, passing and shooting to develop fundamental skills, techniques and game understanding. In the afternoon, we took part in a 7 a-side Quicksticks competition against ten other teams. To begin with, we were nervous and lacked some confidence but Eagles quickly realised that their amazing team spirit and positive encouragement would lead them to immense success. Our A team came home with a bronze medal and our B team won their final match 3-0! 

Music: Understanding, reading, composing and performing rhythms

Mount Vesuvius paintings inspired by Andy Warhol’s ‘Pop Art’

Glow stick party to celebrate filling the respect jar!

A super day visiting the Think Tank to conclude our Science topic of Earth and Space

Eagles took part in a STEM workshop where we had to use our problem solving and innovation skills to design a robotic arm to sort recycling. There were some super lever and pulley systems! Congratulations to Winston and Robin who will now go on to compete in the final, taking place in June. 

Making erupting volcanoes!!

Creating our own microorganisms

Experimenting with volume

Non-chronological earthquake reports

Reciting and performing poetry