Welcome to Hawks!
Miss Hall, Class Teacher
Welcome to Hawks Class 2018/19
As always, children joining Hawks class are looking forward to a busy but rewarding year. From the very start of the academic year, some Year 6 children will be sitting the 11+ and all will be applying for places at Secondary School. If anyone requires any help or clarification with the Secondary School admissions process then please drop into school and see Mrs Rowitt, myself or Mr Allen.
All children in Hawks have much to look forward to this year starting with Autumn Term when our topic is evolution and inheritance in Term 1 and Geography in Term 2. We are expecting a visit from ‘Mary Anning’, a woman extremely influential in palaeontology, who will help us understand the importance of fossils in our understanding of evolution in our first term. Later in the term we will learn about Darwin and his theory of evolution. Also in this term, Hawks will be inviting parents in to school for Hawk’s collective worship (date to be confirmed). Children will then compare Kericho in Africa with England before learning about how sustainable farming can be in developing countries.
In Spring Term, Year 6 children will be busy preparing for their SATs tests. This gives the children a chance to show off their skills and knowledge that have been acquired during their time at primary school. The efforts of the children will result in a FREE day out later in the year as a reward for the children’s hard work. I have every confidence the children in Hawks this year will be worthy of a reward after showing dedication and hard work throughout the year!
Our topics this term will be light and Ancient Mayan life. Children enjoy learning about making light bend and building their own shadow puppet theatre. When learning about Ancient Mayans, we will be incorporating history with: art, cooking, geography and myths of the past.
During the Summer Term the children will be swimming, competing in sports day and Year 6 children will be practising hard for the end of year production and Leavers Service.
Our first topic in the summer term will be a science based unit on Living Things. Our topic heading is ‘How would you grow a mould garden’! We will be organising a trip to Perlethorpe to fit in with this topic. Here, the children will have a chance to go pond dipping and investigate algae as well as enjoying learning about wildlife in the nearby woods. Later in the term, science will be the focus and we will be learning about the water cycle; answering the question, ‘Do we drink the same water that dinosaur’s urinated?’