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Year 5 - Hawthorns



Welcome to Hawthorns!

Class Teacher: Miss Brown

Class Teaching Assistant: Miss Thorpe


Welcome to our class page. This is where you will find all the necessary information about Class 5. Please let me know if anything is missing/ not working.  Please make sure you are signed up to Class Dojo and that you have a valid email address.  Our class email is:





Miss Brown







Topic Maps

Please use the page links below to download copies of the topic overview for each term.


Please use the page links below to download copies of the termly newsletter

Creative Homework Topics

Please use the page links below to download copies of the creative homework projects


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 use Class Dojo to record when your child receives a pride point.


We will be using Class Dojo in the classroom to record PRIDE points. Children can still collect points and spend them in the PRIDE points shop. You can also follow what's happening in our classroom by signing up to our Class Dojo app using a code which we can provide for you in a letter. This way, you can track your child's achievements from your phone as and when they happen. If you require a letter to see your child's Class Dojo progress, please pop in and ask Miss Eckersley.


Helpful Websites support your child at home


Here are  some ideas for how to work with your child at home to support the skills they need at school. I have included documents about supporting your child in reading, writing and with their speaking and listening skills. I have also included a recommended reading list, which contains a variety of age appropriate fiction books to help inspire a love of reading. It is vital that home and school work together to help children reach their full potential. I hope that this will give you a few ideas about how this can be achieved. Please let me know if you have found this useful or have any further questions.


Click on the links below to see the support pages.






  • 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).

  • Spellings are tested weekly and are handed out every Friday.

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

  • All Y5 children should use the new door to enter the classroom.

  • Y5 have swimming on a Thursday morning, please send your child with their swim wear underneath their school uniform with a bag and towel. Please ensure your child is at school for8:45am on this day as we will be leaving at 9am.

  • The children will have PE on a Friday, all children need to come to school in their PE kits.

  • On a Friday the children now have ICT, Music and PE in the afternoon.

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



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. When your child reads 10, 20, 30 and 50 books, they will receive a certificate. Please encourage your child to read at least three times a week at home. We will be monitoring which children are reading at home weekly.




In Hawthorns, 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 their name down 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 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 or if they display extreme behaviour. If your child brings home a red card, please take the opportunity to talk to your child about their behaviour and 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 receiving a red card. It is an opportunity for both school and parents to celebrate positive behaviour. The children really enjoy receiving the cards and look forward to bringing them home. If you sign and return your child's green card, they are entered into a prize draw. 

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