Hawks

Welcome to the all new Hawks class page
 
Hawks class is one of our three Year 5/6 classes, where our children are in the final two years of Primary education - UKS2 - before their next learning step and their transition to Year 7 and secondary school.  At this upper end of Key Stage 2, the ethos is very much on developing the sense of independence and responsibility: we have high expectations of our children, particularly as role models for the rest of the school, but we also have high amounts of fun along the way!
 
On this page you will find lots of useful information about what we are up to on a daily basis in class, as well as how children's learning can be supported at home, both from a parent's perspective, as well as how children can learn independently at home in their spare time.  We hope you find it useful. 
 
  • Mr Sam Ostermeyer

    Y6 Teacher; Computing and Physical Education Lead

  • Miss Lauren Price

    Teaching Assistant

  • Mr James Harris

    Trainee teaching assistant; ICT apprentice

                                                                                                
Termly topic:  PE this half term:    Important dates:
My place in the World:
Evolution and Inheritance
Netball; Dance (The Haka)
 
-House Netball gets underway first week back
-Darwin walk trips taking place 26/27 Feb.  Days have been sent out via Seesaw
- Sats parents information meeting: Wednesday 18th March, 3.30pm
 
Latest news:
 
22/02/20: What an exciting first half term back!  Despite the continuing bad weather, we have had a very creative half term getting stuck into our new topic of Evolution and Inheritance, closely linked to the Father of Biology, and Shrewsbury's very own son, Charles Darwin.  We have used the text 'Jemmy Button' as our stimulus, and we were incredibly lucky to be able to get in contact with Jen Uman, one of the books two illustrators, who we skyped to find out about how the book came to be.  You can see a small extract from the chat below - what a powerful message.  She has certainly inspired us with our artwork, which will be made into a whole-year display in the studio.  We also sadly say goodbye to Mrs Baggaley, our associate teacher from Chester University who has been learning her trade up in Hawks from September.  She has been a much-liked member of staff and she will be very missed.  We wish her all the best in her career as a teacher - she will do a fantastic job!
 
07/01/20: Welcome back to all Hawks!  Sounds like everyone had a brilliant Christmas and New Year, and we are ready to hit the ground running.  Our topic this term is Evolution and Inheritance, and we are very fortunate to have son-of-Shrewsbury, Charles Darwin, as our main individual of interest in this.  We shall be going out into Shrewsbury on guided walks to learn about Darwin's life growing up in our lovely town, and what his influences were in developing his groundbreaking theory.  Watch this space for confirmed dates!
Below is a selection of the work we have been completing in class:
We have been learning how the internet works to retrieve websites - complicated but amazing!
Below you can download our latest spellings and weekly homework as well as supporting documents as scaffolds:
The links below include another way we share our learning with the world via our class blog.  We also use core interactive and exciting programmes to support our learning, which can be logged into using the children's provided details.
Here is a quick snapshot of our 30 minute Skype with 'Jemmy Button' illustrator Jen Uman.  What a fantastic experience!