Year 5 Hawking

Welcome to Hawking Class Page

Misss Amie Durber - Class Teacher


We have 30 children in our class.


The class is supported by:-


Mrs Michelle Reynolds (Teaching Assistant)


Spring Term


Topic: Tudors and Stuarts

We are currently investigating the Tudors and Stuarts. We have spent a lot of our time focussing on the key individuals between 1458 and 1700 such as Henry VIII and Sir Francis Drake. We will shortly be taking part in a trip to Plymouth Hoe to look at different links to Sir Francis Drake.



Last week (wc. 11.03.19), Y5 had a very exciting week learning how to use bikes safely. We spent Monday’s session learning about how to build our confidence on bikes and learning how to signal to other people when changing directions. We learned how to be pedal ready and how to check over our right shoulder to check traffic behind us. We checked our bikes over to make sure they were ready to be used on the roads. Then, we spent time circling the MUGA learning how to stop suddenly and how to avoid obstacles. Finally, we learned how to balance on our bikes for as long as we can and how to use our brakes safely. Later in the week on Wednesday and Thursday, we began showcasing our new found skills such as completing shoulder checks and bike balancing whilst cycling on roads around the school site. We all had an excellent time and cant wait to get back out on our bikes!



Each week, we ask children to complete homework which is set weekly (each Friday) and will be found in their homework books. In addition to this we ask that children are learning their times tables, weekly spellings and reading regularly. We kindly ask that homework is returned to school by the following Wednesday. Failure to submit homework on time, without a valid reason, will result in the child remaining in at breaktime for five minutes to complete the work. This is to enable children to prepare for the expectation of Y6.


Times Tables

Children should also be learning their times tables as all children are expected to know each multiplication table (up to 12 x 12) by heart by the time they reach secondary school.



In addition to the pieces of written homework we ask that all children read regularly. We suggest a minimum of 15 minutes per night. Reading and discussing books each night will help your children to develop the higher order reading skills of comprehension and will help to move their reading forward. Children will then take quizzes using our RENN reading scheme in school and those that achieve 10/10 will receive dojo points as a reward!

Class Dojo

We love earning Dojo Points in class. We can earn points for demonstrating our whole school learning behaviours: creativity, curiosity, independence, reflection, resilience and teamwork. Every time we are 'caught' using these learning behaviours we receive a Dojo point from the teachers. We can collect Dojo points to earn rewards. Our Class Dojo is linked to our parents and we can share our learning directly with them.
REN Reading

This year, Hawking Class are focusing on our reading skills. When the children have completed a book, they can log on to their REN learning area using the link below and complete a quiz about it. The children can also log on a home and complete quizzes. They all have their own user name and passwords. They can show you all of the books they have read and all of the quizzes they have passed.