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Year 5 - Hawthorns

Welcome to Hawthorns!

Class teacher:Mrs Dutton


Welcome to our class page. On this page you will find lots of information about our learning, important notices and details of the children's achievements. 

Welcome back!

We are very excited about welcoming your child into Hawthorn class and we can't wait to start our new school year. We have lots of amazing activities and learning planned and we look forward to helping your child learn and grow.

From September, we are operating a one way system for drop off and collection. In the morning, your child will enter school via the main school gate and walk to their classroom. At home time, you can enter school via the main school gate and wait at your child's classroom door. Once children are dismissed, follow the path round to the toy box exit which leads back to Aspen Road. 

Teachers and TA's are unable to talk to parents and carers at the classroom door at the end of the day. If you need to discuss any issues, please make an appointment at the school office or send a message via Class Dojo.

Hawthorn Pictures

Water Bottles

Please can all children bring a drinking bottle with water (no juice) into school everyday. Please put your child's name on their bottle. 

In Hawthorn class we will continue to use Class Dojo to keep you up to date with our learning. Class Dojo is a great way to communicate with the class teacher, receive important news and see your child's achievements. 

If you are not already signed up to Class Dojo, let us know and we can get you signed up.

Spring 2 Topics 

Geography: Biomes

Science: Space

PSHE: Rights and respect

PE: Gymnastics and Advanced Football

PRIDE at Snape Wood Primary

Super Points have been replaced with PRIDE points. At Snape Wood, we believe that every child should feel proud to be a part of our school and so we have introduced PRIDE points. Each letter represents an aspect of our school values:

P - Positive attitude

R - Respectful

I - Inquisitive

D - Determination

E - Empathy

We will be using Class Dojo in the classroom to record PRIDE points.


P.E kits can be worn on Tuesdays and Fridays. 

P.E kit should include; A plain white T shirt, black/navy shorts, leggings or track suit bottoms and black trainers/plimsolls.

If your child wears earrings, please remove these on a PE day. This is to ensure your child's safety whilst taking part in our PE lessons. 


Studies have shown that reading supports the children's subject knowledge in other areas of the curriculum.

Reading is really important at Snape Wood. We want all children to become confident readers, who enjoy reading for pleasure. To support us in this, please make sure you read with your child for at least fifteen minutes a day and write this in your child’s reading diary. We will be monitoring which children are reading at home and they will be entered into a competition to win a book every Friday. 

  • Reading diaries should be in school everyday.

  • Pupils should read for at least 20 minutes everyday and record this in their diaries (diaries are checked daily).

  • The deadline for topic homework can be found on the homework sheet (see links in Creative Homework Topic section).

  • Look out for more information regarding trips and upcoming events in the class and whole school newsletters.


In Hawthorn class, we follow the behaviour traffic light system. All children start the day on green. If a child breaks one of our school rules, they are given a reminder and asked to change their behaviour. If the child does not correct their behaviour, we move the child's name to orange. If there is still no improvement, the child's name is moved to red.

Children are given the opportunity to move up the traffic light system at every stage and we encourage children to work their way back up to green. If a child is on red and their behaviour does not improve they are sent for timeout in another classroom.

Red Cards are sent home if a child is on red at the end of the day (because they have not worked off red) or if they display extreme behaviour. If your child brings home a red card, please take this opportunity to talk to your child about their behaviour. Please sign and return the card.

Green Cards are sent home on a Friday to children that have displayed positive behaviour and finished the week without getting a red card. It is an opportunity for both school and parents to celebrate positive behaviour. The children really enjoy receiving green cards and look forward to bringing them home. If you sign and return the cards, children are entered into a prize draw on Monday.

Helpful Online Sites For Children


The English area of the Bitesize website is packed with activities and questions 
to help you prepare for the National Tests in English. 

You might like to try some spelling practise on this BBC spelling site

This site will help with the new spelling, grammar and punctuation tests (you may need to make an account).


All children have their own Read Theory logins:


Get your head around addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Take a  visit to Gere's Bike Shop and help them read their graphs and charts. Practise  working out the mode, median and mean for a set of numbers. Take a look at time, mass and capacity. Investigate the properties of different shapes. Get your brain ticking with some mental maths questions. 

A daily practise to keep those brain cells sharp

Practise your tables with the games and activities on this fun site. 

All children have their own TT Rockstars logins:

Helpful online sites For Parents

Skillswise aims to help adults improve their reading, writing and maths skills. It 
is targeted at Level 1 of the adult Basic Skills Literacy & Numeracy 
Curriculums for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

The School Run is a great website which offers free help on understanding grammar terminology, as well as tips for how to help your child with their revision. There is also an option to pay to upgrade to have access to their full collection of resources, too:


Grammar Glossary: 

Additional Websites - Games and Learning

If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please make an appointment at the office or send a message on Class Dojo. 

Due to confidentiality, we are unable to speak to parents in public areas.

Thank you for your support

Mrs Dutton