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Welcome to Hawkstone Class

 

Teacher - Mr Penfold

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Kings and Mrs Edwards

 

I am incredibly excited to have joined the team at The Wilfred Owen School and am thoroughly enjoying getting to know Hawkstone Class. This page will keep you up to date with our learning journey and important information.

 

 

 

Hawkstone Class Carding Mill Valley

Reading

During the school day the children will take part in a teacher led guided reading session. As well as studying non fiction texts, this half term we will be reading 'The River Sea' by Eva Ibbotson. Whilst enjoying the story we will also be honing various reading skills summed up in the acronym

VIPERS:

Vocabulary

Inference

Prediction

Explanation

Retrieval

Summarise

 

Aim to hear your child read at home three times a week and consider asking questions that are linked to our VIPERS reading skills. Use the link below for a handy help sheet!

VIPERS Questions

In our classroom the children have access to high quality texts that are banded and updated on a regular basis. In home school journals, myself, Mrs Edwards and Mrs Kings will set tasks for your children to complete that link to the above skills. children will also have the opportunity to read there own school reading book independently throughout the week.

 

Writing

In Hawkstone Class we pride ourselves on high standards of writing. We follow a writing cycle that provides the children with opportunities to write about a range of genres linked to high quality texts and cross curricular themes.

Maths

Whilst aiming to improve the fluency in a range of maths skills, children are given the chance to deepen their understanding of reasoning and problem solving skills on a regular basis. Ensure your child frequently practises their times tables at home, TT Rockstars is an engaging and fun way to do this. Can your child become a times tables rock god? 

 

Science

During this half term in Science we will discover states of matter and how they interact with the world around us.

 

Theme

Our topic this term is Raging rivers /  Transport and Trade.

 

PE

Children will be learning the skills and strategies for rounders and will spending another session of PE working with Mr Smith on athletics. A focus for improving the class' overall fitness will be an aim, post lockdown.

 

Don’t forget!

  • PE kit is needed every Wednesday and Thursday.  Please make sure it is suitable for the weather – now it is the summer term we hope to make use of the outdoor space as much as possible.
  • All Home Journals must be in school every day.
  • Spellings are given on Monday to be practised at home.  Spelling books should be in school every day and especially on Friday ready for their test which will be found at the back of their book.
  • Number Facts – please test your child regularly on their number facts and ensure they spend time using TT Rockstars to learn their multiplication tables.

 

Key dates These may be subject to change

 04.05.2021 After School Clubs start 3.15pm - 4pm

27.05.2021 Last day of Half Term all day

28.05.2021 PD Day - School Closed for pupils all day

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