This year, we have had a strong focus on our spelling work in Eagles, with 20 – 30 minutes daily of spelling and word work. Confidence and competence with spelling has really improved and over the last few weeks, our older children have been taking part in a Spelling Bee, organised by the Swaledale Alliance. There have been three rounds – the first in school, where we selected our team. The second at West Burton CE Primary School, where we went head to head in the small schools round… and the final at Richmond School, against 6 other teams. After making it into the final, our team were pipped at the post and came in joint second- what a phenomenal performance!