Welcome to Term 5 of Year 6! Hawk Owls have been amazing throughout this year whether they were learning at home or in the classroom. You have been a wonderful source of support and I hope you have a brilliant Easter break with your families.
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This term, we will be focussing our learning around ‘Backpacking around the world!’. Hawk Owls are continuing to share their learning journey with the Eagle Owls! If you would like some more information about which objectives we are covering this term, then please see the Topic Web that I have uploaded on our class page.
I have also uploaded lots of helpful resources which will help the Hawks Owls practise different skills e.g. times tables, number bonds, comprehension work, handwriting and spelling practice. All of the Active Learn games which I allocated throughout Year 5 and 6 are still accessible to the children’s profiles if there is a particular area in maths which you would like them to revise. I have also collated a range of fluency tasks (with the answers) to help develop the children’s application of mathematical skills. All of these documents are on our class page for you to access throughout the year. Please feel free to use them – the majority of these activities can be accessed by your child independently.
Our PE lessons will be taught by Mr Sykes and Mrs Cox on a Thursday afternoon. Hawk Owls will be outside on the field or the tennis courts. If there is poor weather, then the children will be moved into the hall. To cover all weather possibilities and to reduce mud being brought into the classroom, please ensure your child has appropriate sports shoes and clothing for the outdoors (e.g. outdoor trainers, a jumper, light waterproof and longer tracksuit bottoms). They will also need a pair of indoor trainers in case they are moved indoors during wet weather. Please ensure your child has fully named PE kit as we are unable to store unnamed lost property. All children should come into school on a Thursday morning wearing their PE kit (children should be wearing their indoor trainers in the classroom) for the PE sessions in the afternoon. I would still advise the children to keep a pair of outdoor trainers or wellington boots in school throughout the week just in case they are needed!
. At break times, we will be on the new playground by the science area and on the main playground at lunchtime. For lunchtime, school dinners will be in the hall and packed lunches will be in the classroom.
As a class, we will be starting a new class book for our whole class reading sessions: ‘The boy at the back of the class’ by Onjali Q Rauf. Hawk Owls have been brilliant at immersing themselves during our whole class shared reading sessions and I really appreciate your support when you have voluntarily purchased a copy of the books we have studied. Thank you! We are continuing to develop our comprehension skills and build our knowledge of different vocabulary.
Please encourage your children to enjoy borrowing reading books from our fantastic reading corner – there is such a range of books to enjoy in Year 6! They are more than welcome to borrow one book at a time from our selection of books to enjoy at home. We have a signing out book which they can fill in to help us keep track of our books. They are also welcome to bring in their own books from home with their names in the front which would need to remain in their drawer in school for the time being.
We will be continuing our homework set up this term. I have uploaded the homework grid and spelling lists for this term. The spelling lists are organised from week one to week six so you can learn them at home before we focus on them in school during the following week. Remember, if you are finding your maths work really tricky then ask an adult in class to explain it or help you. Some of the tasks in the homework grid may take longer or shorter amounts of time so do pick what works for you that week whilst also keeping a balance throughout the year. Each week, your child will come home with a double-sided maths sheet in their homework folder which coincides with the learning covered in maths that week. I would recommend making a note of their Google Classroom, Active Learn and TTRS logins from the front of their folder for the days when your child’s homework folder is in school. I will be handing out homework on a Thursday before their homework is due on a Tuesday.
Hawk Owls are expected to pick a task from the creative grid, learn their spellings and complete the maths sheet to help consolidate their learning in class.
I will be opening the outer classroom door to the Hawks Owls at 8:45-9:05am for drop off and again at 3:15pm ( if your child does not have siblings in the school) and 3.30pm (if your child does have siblings in the school) for pick up.
If you have any queries or concerns this term, please feel free to contact me via the school office at email@example.com
All of our remote learning is now being accessed through Google Classroom. Please contact the school office if you need support to access this.
Dear Parents and Carers of Hawk Owls,
I would like to say a big thank you for all of your support and kind words this term. You have all been incredibly generous with your lovely cards and gifts - thank you very much for your kindness.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
Stay safe at home. Remember, there is always someone to listen if you do not feel safe. Follow this link to the Childline website:
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.