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 and Mr Venn teach our class, with fabulous support from Mrs Hackeson.  We have PE on a Tuesday and a Thursday.
 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.  This week's spelling list is below:

In Term 1 of 2021/22, we are learning about World War II

In Hawk class our class project is, What makes a hero?  For history, we are learning about World War Two. In World War Two, there was an evil man called Hitler.

When the war began, millions of children were evacuated. Being an evacuee was hard but staying in London was highly dangerous.  World War Two began in 1939 but continued to 1945.

WWII had a number of events including the Blitz which had non-stop bombing for eight months. Buckingham Palace in the process got bombed although the king and queen stayed despite being bombed. The king and queen went out looking at places which had been bombed. The royal family were German in origin, and during WWI, they changed their name to Windsor to sound more English.

We now know that being an a evacuee is really hard because you have to leave your family and your mum and dad might die. You won't have your toys. Sometimes the people you are staying with are not the kindest.

Skills that are important for Year 5's to have:
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-