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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. Our class is lucky to have a dedicated one on one support of Miss Lee. On a Tuesday afternoon the class is taught by Mr L Dunstan, an expert in all matters sporting and Mrs Cersell, an expert in all matters arty.


Anti-Bullying Week 12th - 16th November 2018

This week is Anti-Bullying Week. This year's theme is 'Choose Respect'.  How can we show respect?

*Asking before we borrow something

*Being kind to someone even if we are in a mad mood

*Agreeing to disagree when we are arguing with someone

*Waiting to someone has finished speaking before speaking ourselves 

*If we have nothing nice to say, we don't say anything

Remember, sometimes it is not always what we say - it is how we say it! 

If you feel you are being bullied, please tell. Parents, if you think your child is being bullied, please report it. Click here for some advice on supporting your child if you think they are being bullied. This advice is from the Anti-Bullying Alliance and one of it's partners, the Diana Award.

Will you 'Choose Respect'? 


Value of the month: Trust

What does trust mean to you? How can you show that you are trustworthy?

Psalm 56:3-4 3When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. 4In God, whose word I praise- in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

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  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. If your child is finding a particular part of the homework tricky or too easy, just let me know. I am always willing to help if I can. 



PE days for Hornbeam Class are Tuesday and Friday. The Tuesday PE session is taught by highly qualified sports coach.  For the autumn term the focus is football and hockey. As the days are getting chilly, please remember your black tracksuit. 


Other Curriculum Areas 

In geography, Hornbeam will be learning about how our local area learning about Kensworth climate, river and use of land. In RE, Hornbeam will be learning about pilgramages and therir importance to believers. Toward Christmas, Hornbeam will be learning to make and decorate Gingerbread Houses. Yum Yum! 


Quote of the term: 

“Do a little more than you’re paid to. Give a little more than you have to. Try a little harder than you want to. Aim a little higher than you think possible, and give a lot of thanks to God for health, family, and friends.” – Art Linkletter




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