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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 or courageous Mrs Cersell to support learning in the mornings. We also have a dedicated one on one LSA, Mrs Pegley. On a Thursday afternoon, Hornbeam is taught by Mrs G Riach who is an amazing French speaker; on a Tuesday afternoon, Mr L Dunstan an expert in all matters sporting.


Value of the month: Courage

What does having courage mean to you? How can you show courage?

Joshua 9: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

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. 

Click here for a copy of Spring Term's 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 J Tebbutt. For the spring term, the coach will be focusing on Gymnastics. Please make sure that your child has the correct PE kit on both days.



In geography, Hornbeam will be learning about how our planet is subject to different extremes from raging tropical storms to volcanic eruptions. We will learn how these extremes can affect people and the environment. 

For history, we will be looking at the life of children in the Victorians. What jobs did they have? Was school, if they went, different than today? How was life different if you were rich or poor? 


For more details on curriculum coverage for Spring Term, click here. 

Please click here for our class timetable 

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