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Rain Player - Hawk Owls used their collaging skills to re-create the beautiful pages from this Ancient Maya tale

Thank you!


I would like to say a huge thank you to all of you for your support and kindness this term! Everyone in Hawk Owls has worked incredibly hard and are in need of a well earned rest this Christmas break. Thank you so much for your Christmas gifts and cards at the end of this term - I am incredibly grateful for your generosity! I hope you all have a wonderful break this Christmas and I will see you next term in 2022!

Take care,

Miss Johnston

Welcome to Hawk Owls Class!


I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas break and you were able to enjoy time as a family! We will be starting a new topic this term: ‘Hola Mexico’ which focuses on the Ancient Mayans and modern day Mexico. 

For more information about which objectives we are covering this term, please see the topic web which I have uploaded on our class page. You will also find our homework grid and spelling lists for this term under ‘Spring Term 3 Documents’.

Hawk Owls will have Forest School with Mrs Howlett on a Wednesday afternoon and their PE session on a Thursday morning with Mr Sykes. These outdoor sessions start on Wednesday 5th January. For both of these days, Hawk Owls will need to come into school in their PE kit or outdoor clothing depending on the session. It is really important that they have shoes (wellies or outdoor shoes) and clothing (waterproofs are recommended!) that can get wet and muddy for Forest School. They will also need a change of shoes for the classroom so they are not bringing mud inside. All their clothing and shoes should be labelled with their name.

Year 6 are still welcome to bring in their own stationary and pencil cases which you can then leave in class each week or for the whole term. We will still have whole class stationary which everyone is welcome to use throughout the year.

For shared reading, Miss Woods and myself would like to continue the success of shared reading with Thomas Taylor's 'Malamander'. During these sessions, we have seen a huge positive impact on the children's learning with broadening their vocabulary, exploring interesting themes, strengthening their comprehension skills whilst also being engrossed in a popular and current book. 

'Malamander' is set on Eerie-on-Sea and follows a boy and a girl who are trying to uncover the mysterious and legendary sea creature which has been haunting their town for centuries... 

If you would like to purchase a copy of this book for your child to use during our sessions then we would suggest looking at local book shops, charity shops or Waterstones as we have noticed some versions on Amazon are quite expensive! You could also consider loaning a copy from your local library. Please know that this is completely voluntary and that we can also arrange copies in school for the children to share with a partner. As a staff team, we are always incredibly grateful for your generosity and support for these sessions. We will be using this book until the end of the Spring term so that we cover three good quality books over the whole school year. Once we have finished the term, your child can bring their copy back home to treasure on their bookshelf!

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. 

To ensure we are being as kind as possible to our environment by reducing paper, I will be uploading your homework grid and spelling lists to our class page for you to access. I will also be printing out a double-sided Maths sheet which you will add to your homework folder and complete at home. The Maths homework is set from Active Learn and is a great way of consolidating what we have covered in class that week. Remember, if you are finding your Maths work really tricky then ask an adult in class to talk it through with you before it needs to be returned to school. This will then give you a bit of extra help and enough time to complete it at home. Please bring your homework into school on Tuesday so we can send it back out on Thursday

 Each week, you are expected to pick a task from the homework grid, learn your spellings and complete the Maths sheet to help consolidate your learning in the classroom. Some of the tasks in the homework grid may take longer or shorter amounts of time so please pick what works for you that week whilst also keeping a balance throughout the year. Our classroom has been full to the brim with all of your amazing creative homework this year. It really brings our topics alive and I am so proud of all of your hard work both inside and outside the classroom so thank you!

In the mornings, you will be dropped off by the Hawk Owl classroom door which is to the left hand side of the front office. At the end of the school day, we will walk around together to the main playground where you will be collected for home time. 

If you have any queries or concerns this term, please feel free to contact me via the school office at

We are both really looking forward to seeing all of your smiling faces at the start of our new term and in 2022! For now, get lots of rest and enjoy spending time with your family and friends. Remember, we are here to support you throughout this year together in Year 6.

Take care,

Miss Johnston and Mrs Drummond


Look at some of our amazing homework from the topic grid this term - thank you Hawk Owls!

Look at the amazing World War Two Homework Hawk Owls have brought in so far this term! Wow!


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Our evacuee sketches inspired by Nick Sharratt

World War Two Soldiers

RE Display: Are Saints encouraging role models?

We are all different but still connected!

Helpful weblinks for the World War II Homework Grid


Please use the following links to help you with some of the activities in our World War II Homework Grid if you are looking for some guidance. Don't forget - you can also sign out some of our books from our World War II displays if you find that helpful for any research.

Stay safe at home. Remember, there is always someone to listen if you do not feel safe. Follow this link to the Childline website:

Maths Year 6 objectives

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.


Clarity Maths

Free SATs revision resources.


Education Quizzes

Online quizzes linked to subjects and topics across the curriculum, including Ancient Greece.