Welcome to Year 5 - Hawks!
Hawks is a Year 5 class. We work hard and respect one another so that we can learn in a calm and happy environment. We are proud of the work we produce and encourage one another to reach our potential.
Please feel free to contact school on 01254 291250 (in the first instance) or alternatively email me at
if you have any concerns or queries.
Please ensure your child reads at least 4 times a week. An adult needs to sign the record to confirm reading has taken place. Details of when books will be changed are in our latest class newsletter below. It is important children do not race through books, and ensure they fully understand them before moving on. Please spend time with your child noting new vocabulary and asking your child questions about what they have read.
Your child has come home with login details for Times Table Rock Stars, Mathletics and Purple Mash. Please keep these safe as the children will need them to access homework and have fun on these websites at home. There are some very exciting incentives - certificates and exclusive access to Meritopia! Intrigued? More will be revealed...
PE day is every Tuesday so please ensure your child has their PE kit. This must be kept in school until half term when it can be taken home to be washed. School allows for children to wear studded earrings only for school (for health and safety reasons). Please ensure these are removed before coming to school on a Tuesday morning, especially if they are not confident removing them themselves. We cannot assist them.
Useful online learning resources
BBC Bitesize - www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize This is a new service set up this week that is offering daily lessons. I have had a look at the Year 5 lessons and the Maths, English and Reading lessons this week would link very well to the units we cover in school. The Music and PSHE lessons this week also look fantastic. If you get through all of the work that I have set and would like another challenge, have a go at these. I would love to hear what you think!
DfE Home Education Resources - Please click this link to find a list of resources that the government have put together to supplement the daily tasks that we are setting for the children. Please make sure you check the key stage as some of the resources are designed for secondary school age children.
The Oak National Academy - https://www.thenational.academy/ This website offers daily lesson videos led by teachers. I have had a look through this week's and they are fantastic. They could be used as extra practice or, if your child would prefer to complete these instead of the Maths and English tasks in the home learning section, then that would be fine. This is a great way for the children to use metacognition and take ownership of their own learning.
Scholastic Learn at Home - https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k.html (Alternatively you can use google to search for ‘Scholastic Learn at Home’)
This is a website that has been set up specifically for school closures. It has stories and activities based around various different topics that link to your children’s learning. More activities are being added to the site every day.
Step 1: visit www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Step 2- fill in the 'new to twinkl' form.
Step 3- enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS
Step 4- search KS2 activities
Five minutes each day will really help the children to remember their times tables.
On this website you will find lots of fun, practical learning activities as well as access to a library of e-books.
www.topmarks.co.uk - fantastic interactive resources linked to the National Curriculum
Audible Audio Books-
stories.audible.com - This site is offering free access to audio books each day during school closures
As the current situation means that the children will be spending more time online to access their learning, here is a useful link about online safety:
History and Geography Learning Tasks
Our Summer Term topic is Benin so the next few weeks will provide a great opportunity to research this African kingdom, as well as recapping our Ancient Greece and Beautiful Blackburn topics.
The websites below provide lots of information and ideas for activities. 3dgeography is particularly good for junk modelling - why not see if you can build the local landmark that you did your Beautiful Blackburn presentation on?