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 In Hornbeam we strive for excellence in all we do so always do our best!

Hornbeam is a mixed year 5 and 6 class taught by Mrs R McParland. We are lucky to have the ever ready Mrs Rooney to support learning in the mornings. On a Tuesday afternoon, Hornbeam is taught by Mrs G Riach who is an amazing French speaker and Mr L Dunstan an expert in all matters sporting.


Value of the month: Generosity

What does being generous mean to you? How can you show generosity?

Proverbs 19:17 says, 'Lending to the Lord. Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.'

If you spot your child showing the value of the month, let us know so this can be celebrated in school. 


Homework is set on a Friday and is due in on the Thursday. Homework consists of maths, grammar/creative and spellings. We encourage you to hear and help develop your child's understanding of  texts by questioning at least three times a week. Home reading books are changed daily if the reading record is signed to say it is finished. Occasionally, we will send reading comprehension to accompany the Ginn 360 books or newly purchased Big Cat books. For help with questioning, see the insert of the reading record. When it comes to tackling homework, think: How do you eat a cake? A chunk at a time! Why not try spreading homework out over the week. 

Click her for a copy of the creative homework. 


PE days for Hornbeam Class are Tuesday and Friday. The Tuesday PE session is taught by highly qualified sports coach and the lesson is supported by the Mrs G Riach. For the autumn term, the coach will be focusing on Tag Rugby. Please make sure that your child has the correct PE kit on both days.



In history, Hornbeam will be learning about how crime and punishment has changed over time. The time period studied will cover crime and punishment in the Roman era, Saxon and Medieval times. Does the punishment always fit the crime? Hornbeam will find out! For more details on other subject areas please click on the curriculum pamphlet.


Thought for the term: Have you asked any good questions today? 

Dr Isidor Isaac Rabi, Nobel Laureate, was asked what made him a good scientist. He replied, 

 'My mother made me a scientist without ever intending to. Every other Jewish mother in Brooklyn would ask her child after school: So? Did you learn anything today? But not my mother. “Izzy,” she would say, “did you ask a good question today?” That difference — asking good questions — made me become a scientist.' As quoted in "Great Minds Start With Questions" in Parents Magazine (September 1993).

What good questions are you going to ask today? How far are you going to take your own learning? 


Click here for the curriculum pamphlet. 

Click here for our Autumn timetable. 


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