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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. 

Value of the month: Justice

What does justice mean to you? How can you show that you are fair?

None of you should be looking out for your own interests, but for the interests of others. (1 Corinthians 10:24)

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 

Our topic for this term is China. We will be learning about what China was like in the Bronze Age and looking how priests used Oracle or Dragon bones. In geography, we will be learning about China's physical features and their economic growth as well as some of their famous attractions. Continuing with the chinese theme, we will be learning about Chinese Art looking at different artistic styles and use of calligraphy. We will end the topic with making a terracotta warrior. 


Quote of the term: 

Chinese Proverb: Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.


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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