Welcome to Hawk Owls!
What an exciting year this is going to be!
We hope you have all had an amazing summer and are looking forward to completing your Primary School journey.
We have so much to look forward to - meeting our buddies, showing off our amazing talent, our residential, a final performance and lots of fun consolidating all of our earning.
Monday 18th September - Mrs Green will be teaching you - PE today - outdoors
Tuesday 19th September - Mrs Green will be teaching you
Wednesday 20th September - Miss Wells will be teaching you
Thursday 21st September - Miss Wells will be teaching you - PE today - outdoors
Friday 22nd September - Mrs Green will be teaching you, Celebration Worship in classes - Families are welcome - 3:50pm
Monday 25th September - Mrs Green will be teaching you - PE today - outdoors
Tuesday 26th September - Mrs Green will be teaching you - Open Day at Great Milton - 10 - 11:30am, OPEN Evening at Wheatley Park - 6pm
Wednesday 27th September - Miss Wells will be teaching you
Thursday 28th September - Miss Wells will be teaching you - PE today - outdoors - Individual Photos - WEAR SCHOOL UNIFORM and BRING PE KIT to school in a bag.
Friday 29th September - Mrs Green will be teaching you - Individual Photos (if needed due to weather on Thursday) - OPEN Morning at Wheatley Park - 9 - 10:45 ( if your child is attending this, please notify the office at Great Milton, so we know about their absence and their preference for lunch).
Sadly, the weather is changing and we are now experiencing the autumn change. Please make sure you have a coat in school everyday and a change of shoes. A pair of old trainers that can be left at school would be ideal unless of course you prefer wellies.
Hawk Owl’s PE lessons will be on a Monday and Thursday this term. Please come into school in your PE kit ready for these lessons. This term, you will be focusing on football (Monday) and Tag Rugby (Thursday), both lessons will be outside. Please make sure you have a change of indoor shoes for the rest of the day whilst you are in the classroom and school building and that all of your kit is labelled with your name. Remember earrings must be covered or removed. PLEASE - make sure you have the correct coloured PE kit.
In Hawk Owls, we have an extensive range of exciting books which you are more than welcome to borrow and enjoy at home or in the classroom. We have a signing out book which you can fill in with the book you would like to borrow to help us keep track of our lovely books. Once you have returned this book, you can then sign out a new one. You are also welcome to bring in your own books from home. I would suggest writing your name in the front so we can easily return it to you if it wanders around the classroom.
Will you take on the year 6 reading challenge? Or maybe you'll choose to read one of the top 100 books you should read before you leave Primary School.
We will work on our spellings in class during our early morning work and as a weekly informal spelling test. For those of us who find spellings a little difficult, a mixture of year 6 and individual spelling words will be given.
This term we will be studying ancient Greece, we will gain an understanding of where and when some key events took place during the ancient Greece period. We will explore what is meant by the terms 'trade', 'civilisation', and 'empire' and explore how, towards the end of this period. Alexander the Great grew an empire resulting in the Greek civilisation spreading more widely. When learning about daily life in ancient Greece, we will explore what life was like for different people who were enslaved during this time and then independently research and feed-back on different elements of daily life inn ancient Greece. We will also explore the differences between life in ancient Athens and ancient Sparta. We will use primary sources to gather evidence about the ancient Greek Olympics and make comparisons between those and the modern ones. In addition to this, we will learn about the beliefs of the ancient Greeks, producing fact files about the Greek gods. Finally, we will sequence a simple story map of a version of the Trojan War and will explore historical evidence relating to this.
Every Thursday/Friday you will receive a sheet with short tasks or questions relating to our lessons in SPaG, maths and English. Each task can be completed on its own therefore, hopefully, making it easier to complete for those of you who are busy with out of school activities. Please attempt each task but always ask me for help if you are unsure. Homework will be handed out on a Thursday/Friday and should be placed in the homework tray by the following Wednesday.
Later in the term you will have your own revision books for maths, reading and SPaG - you will be asked to complete certain pages linked to our class work. We will work through these together in lesson time so that we all have a secure understanding.
For those of you who like to complete more homework, you will find our topic homework grid below. Some of these activities may need a week or two to complete. Any topic homework you do bring in will be celebrated and added to our display!
Mrs Hawksworth will be in class with us every morning from Monday - Friday.
Mrs Green will teach on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday.
Miss Wells will teach on a Wednesday and Thursday.
We are really looking forward to supporting you throughout this year, so please come and talk to us if you have any worries however great or small.
If your grown-ups have any queries or concerns this term, they are more than welcome to contact us via the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org or come and speak to me at the end of the day.
Here's to a great year
The Hawk Owls Team
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Useful Websites and Resources
Below is a list of recommended websites and resources for continuing learning at home.
BBC Bite Size
This web site has opportunities to revise key areas of English and Maths and learn across the curriculum.
Key Stage 2 Literacy
A good web site for revising spelling patterns, grammar and punctuation.
Practice KS2 SATs questions for English, Maths and Science.
Free SATs revision resources.
Online quizzes linked to subjects and topics across the curriculum, including Ancient Greece.