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 be supported by Mrs Cersell. On a Tuesday afternoon the class is taught by Mr L Dunstan, an expert in all matters sporting. 

Value of the month: Truth and Truthfulness 
Psalm 119:160 The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.

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 summer  term, the focus is athletics and striking games.  


Other Curriculum Areas 

Our topic for this term is Mayans and Aztecs. We will be learning about where and when the two civilisations lived, learning about their religious beliefs and customs and how their society is made up. We will explore where the Mayans and Aztecs lived by studying Mexico and learning about geological features and uses of land today. In art, we will be learning to weave and create a calendar. In DT, we will plan and make some traditional food. To enhance our topic, we will be having a trip to the History Museum and ending our topic on a Mayan/Aztec feast.

Thought for the term:

“Don't Just

Don't just learn, experience.
Don't just read, absorb.
Don't just change, transform.
Don't just relate, advocate.
Don't just promise, prove.
Don't just criticize, encourage.
Don't just think, ponder.
Don't just take, give.
Don't just see, feel.
Don’t just dream, do.
Don't just hear, listen.
Don't just talk, act.
Don't just tell, show.
Don't just exist, live.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


Anti-Bullying Will you 'Choose Respect'? 

 This year's anti-bullying campaign 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.

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