Hawking Class

Welcome to Hawking Class

HawkingWelcome to Hawking class! My name is Mrs Berkshire and I teach in Year 5 with support from Ms Holden. We are also lucky enough to have Mrs Pinnock (guided reading) and Mr C (PE) teaching once a week.

In Hawking we aim to create an atmosphere of mutual respect for each other and a resilience in our learning.  We will also develop our ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.  Although we work very hard, we have lots of fun along the way!

Term 4’s learning

This term's theme is called "Alchemy Island” and will be based on a magical journey to Alchemy Island. We will be writing fantasy narratives (passing through portals to other worlds). Geography learning will be based around reading and using map co-ordinates.

In addition, we will find out about the properties of the materials found on Alchemy Island and create a floor book around our science lessons. We will be creating musical scores for film or video games based on Alchemy Island. We will also be exploring electrical circuits, designing and making a light to lead our way across the island.

In RE we will look at the theme of Salvation and The Resurrection in the build up to Easter.

We will continue to learn some Spanish- bienvenido a la escuela de Freeman’s.


Pankhurst and Hawkin class have been working hard, considering what the cross means to them. They have created their own "stained glass" crosses which they will be sharing with the congregation at our Easter Service.


Year 5 Curriculum Maps

How you can help

Please continue to support your child by encouraging them to read widely and frequently.  In addition, help them to learn their spellings (these will be on the class blog every week). Ensuring that your child is fluent with their multiplication tables is also incredibly beneficial for them. There are lots of ways that these facts can be practised; chanting, singing, games, apps, web sites or simply writing them out.

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Home Learning

Year 5 are given weekly homework that is set on a Wednesday and handed back in for marking on Monday. This consists of either a topic based activity, maths or English. The children are also given weekly spellings to learn, which are tested on a Monday. Children are expected to read every day and their reading diary should be signed by an adult five times a week. This should be handed in every day.

School Address

Freeman's Endowed CE Junior Academy

Westfield Road



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