Welcome to Hawks’ Class Page
This term our topic is 'A Greek Odyssey!'
The children will learn lots of exciting new facts about the Ancient Greeks, including who they were; when they lived and researching some fascinating facts about their traditional foods, daily life and Olympic games. Please read our curriculum letter to find out more about what your child will be learning this term.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding anything, please feel free to write a comment in the home link book or pop into school and speak to any of us. Over the year, we will be using this webpage to post useful and important information, such as home learning, useful websites and photos.
Timetable for Spring Term:
Here is a useful list of our regular class activities. (Please note that these may change on occasions).
Home link books: These must be handed in every morning so that we can receive any important messages or to record if your child has read.
Spellzone - To help encourage spellings, we have set the children up on a program called ‘Spell Zone.’ This is a fantastic online program which can help children with their spellings. There are lots of different games on spell zone that are set to your child’s ability. To access this, simply visit www.spellzone.com. Your child’s login and password can be found in the back of their home link book.
Read Theory: To help encourage reading and comprehension skills, we have provided each child with a username and password to access ‘Read Theory’ (Again, these can be found in the back of the home link books). This is an online resource where children have access to a range of short texts, suited at their ability. After the children have read their chosen text, they will be asked a series of questions to assess how much they have understood and future texts will then be adapted accordingly. This activity can be used as part of their ‘weekly reading’.
Mathletics: To help encourage maths skills, we have set the children up on an online programme called ‘Mathletics’. This is a fantastic resource which allows children to practise and improve their maths skills in a fun, interactive way. It provides access to maths games and ‘beat the clock’ resources so that children are faced with an additional challenge should they choose one! Their login can also be found in the back of their home link books.
PE: Thursday and Friday. All children need to make sure they have their P.E kit in school for this day. Please make sure that all of their P.E kit is labelled. Any children with earrings must be able to remove these for their P.E session, or they may not be able to take part due to health and safety reasons. On days where children do not have P.E, they will be taking part in 'The Daily Mile' and will need appropriate foot wear for this.
Swimming: Tuesday (Summer Term only). All children will need to make sure they have their swimming kit in school for this day. Please make sure that all of their swimming kit is labelled. Any children with earrings must be able to remove these for their swimming session, or they may not be able to take part due to health and safety reasons.
Spelling Test: Thursday - Children will be given 12 spellings to learn every week. 8 of these will include a set rule and the last 4 will be statutory spellings which they need to be familiar with by the end of the year. They will follow the LOOK, COVER, WRITE, CHECK method to help them learn their spellings.
Home learning: This will be set every Friday and will need to be completed by the following Thursday at the latest. Usually, children we be asked to complete reading, spellings, Big Maths ‘Clic’ and ‘Learn its’ and an additional Mathletics / Grammar activity. Please note that these are all short activities which should not take a huge amount of your child’s time. If you require any additional Big Maths worksheets, or support, please let us know via the home link book and we endeavour to answer your queries as soon as possible.
At the bottom of the page, we have added some useful websites for the children to play on. Please let us know of any websites that you would like me to add to this page.