Hawk Class - Year 5

Welcome to Year 5, Hawk class.  This page will give you an overview of all of key information and homework for Hawk class this year.
Mr Davis teaches on a Monday and Tuesday.
Mr Nicoleides teaches Wednesday to Friday.
We also have fabulous support from Mrs Hackeson.  We have PE on a Tuesday and a Friday.
 For homework this term, we would like you to use your TT Rockstars account at least three times a week, and we'd like you to read.  This will either be on Bug Club, or a class book.  We'll talk to you about how much you are reading.
We would also like you to learn the spellings.  The complete Year 5 spelling lists are below:
Term 5
In terms 5 and 6 we are working with the Banwell Bypass development team to investigate 'Can more people travel to Banwell Primary School actively?' We will write a travel plan for the school and seek to understand the barriers that are preventing people from walking, cycling or scooting at present.  We recognise that the traffic in the surrounding streets is the key area and are working with local councillors and the Bypass team to see what can be done to mitigate these factors beyond the provision of the Bypass itself.
Our geography learning focus this term is around mapping.  We will learn how to read and follow an OS map, how to sketch a map of the local area, and how to interpret and create accurate and informative thematic maps.
Our Science learning is an investigation of the diversity of wildlife in the the areas that will soon be developed as the Banwell Bypass.  We will be working with TCAP, one of the Bypass developers, to understand the habitat as it currently exists and to follow their progress as they look at ensuring the habitat loss is mitigated against.
In History we will be learning about the end of the Anglo Saxons as they fought the invading Vikings.
Click on the link below to take you to the National Online Safety website. Here you can download parent guides about popular apps and games.
At Banwell the children's well being is always our priority and this year we are making mental well being a focus. Below is a link to the 'Wheel of Well-being' website that has some interesting information and activities to help with this. 
Reading is so important!
We encourage you to listen to your child read and discuss the text at least three times a week. Sometimes it is hard to know what to ask them so below is some ideas of the type of questions that you could be asking your child whilst they are reading with you.
Times Tables
Being able to recall the times tables is a huge skill and will have benefits across all areas of the Maths curriculum. In Year 5, the expectation is that children can recall their times table up to 12 x 12. Make sure that your child is practising their times tables regularly at home both verbally and written.
SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)
Click on the image below for SPaG games that will help develop understanding of SPaG-