Weekly Bulletin 16/09/22
Another fantastic week of learning in Hawk class. In maths this week, we have been learning to partition numbers to a million and be able to understand the values of each digit up to an including millions as well as being able to increase and decrease values by powers of 10.
In English, we continued with our work on 'The Giants Necklace' and discovered that Cherry has survived her ordeal at sea ... but nobody knows yet so we have been writing our newspaper reports breaking the news that she has disappeared!
We have been busy in science when we added various materials to water to see which formed a solution and which formed new materials. Our next step is to see how we get the salt back out of the water!
I hope you all have a nice weekend and are able to take some time to reflect and be thankful to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Weekly Bulletin 09/09/2022
Welcome back and a huge well done to all the children in Hawk class as we leapt right into our learning this week.
In English, we began our work on the wonderful story 'The Giants Necklace' by Michael Morpurgo. We have learnt about verb choices and how changing a verb can alter the impact of a sentence or passage of text. In maths, we have been learning about place value in numbers to a million and have been learning how to write them using commas appropriately to group values which also helps us to say the numbers accurately.
Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday so please ensure that children are in the correct PE kit and, if appropriate, are able to remove their earrings themselves.
Welcome to Hawk Class
My name is Miss Waters and I am in my first year at CPS. As well as being lucky enough to be the year 5 teacher, I am also a specialist music teacher. I play the violin, viola and saxophone and I am looking forward to sharing this with you in our music lessons this year.
I have two teenage children and a puppy, who has just turned one, called Maple. In my spare time I like to take her for walks and spend time with my family. We like playing board games and we all get a bit competitive when we play Monopoly!
In Hawk class, the aim of all our learning is focused around making you, as learners, confident and independent. At the end of year 5, you will be learners who are confident and willing to try out new skills and ideas. The key to learning in year 5 particularly, is about developing a mindset that will allow you to take risks in the knowledge that if something goes wrong, then it's not anything to worry about, rather it is a brilliant opportunity to learn something and try again. You will never fail at anything if you don't give up on it.
What to wear and bring to school
All pupils should come to school in school uniform and with a school bag. Pupils should pack a water bottle, hat and any pencil case/stationery that they may want to use. Please make sure all personal items are labelled with your child’s name. On PE days we are asking children to come into school in PE kits rather than school uniform.
Termly timetable and homework
Your child will receive a timetable at the start of each term. This will also be sent out and put on the class web page. Homework will be primarily set via Google classroom each term – where possible submission should also be on Google classroom (unless something more tactile like a model/cooking etc). As with previous years the homework will be based on the 100 point challenge. If at any point you would like extra support work for your child please contact me and I can provide appropriate support.
End of the day
The school day ends at 3.10pm – if you would like to grant permission for your child to walk home independently at the end of the day then please complete the Google form on the link below. The permission window remains open - you may sign up at any point or withdraw permission should you need to.
Please note that permission for independent walking ends at the end of the academic year and new permission will be needed for the following year.
If you have any queries about the daily routine or what your child is learning then do not hesitate to get in touch. Please refer to our email addresses on the first page. We will always endeavour to reply to you as soon as possible, occasionally this may take longer than we would like but we will always aim to get back to you within 24 hours during the school week.