Welcome to Hawks Class

Dear Parents of Hawks Class,

We are obviously entering a period of unknown. I know that I will be setting myself a daily routine over the coming weeks, in order to keep myself busy, focused and in a good mental state. I totally understand that it may be challenging having your children at home and helping to keep them in a routine and focused on learning!

Overleaf, is a suggested timetable to keep some level of structure to your child's day. This is by no means an instruction to follow this, but a guide if you would like something to refer to and tweak to suit! It contains many suggestions for things to do; many of which are things around the house and local vicinity.

Your children have been given an exercise book, containing their login to our Hawks Class Google Classroom. They can access their Google account from ANY device that has access to Google.
I will not be setting daily work as I don't think it would be practical/ manageable for me to keep a track on it all coming in. The coming weeks will have to be a real team effort, with you helping your child and going through work with them, and me marking what can come back to me electronically.

I have decided NOT to teach new knowledge and skills as I am not there to deal with misconceptions and mistakes-which could cause more damage to their learning. So I will, instead, only give work to revise what we have already covered in school, as revision and to consolidate knowledge. Each week, I will set 1-2 English tasks, a reading comprehension, 1-2 maths tasks.

I have promised the children that I will e-mail them, individually, on a weekly basis, to touch base with them. Some asked if they can e-mail me with questions or to tell me things....of course this is fine and I really encourage them to not be shy about e-mailing me- it will be good us to touch base. My email is: dmarks@flyingstartfed.org.uk

Many big companies are putting free resources online, to help parents and schools - below, are links to websites which are offering free resources to parents during this time. There are many worksheets etc that you can have access to on these.

  • TTS Free Home Learning Packs
  • worldbook.kitaboo.com (hundreds of great, online books)
  • www.twinkl.co.uk/offer Enter code: UKTWINKLHELPS
  • Classroom Secrets free home learning packs for parents
  • National Geographic Kids is a lovely website, with games and resources
  • Maths Factor (times tables part is free)
  • mathszone.co.uk

I wish you and your families all the best and hope you stay safe and well.

Many thanks,

Mr. Marks, Mrs Chalmers, Mr. Berry and Mrs. Berry

Writing and Reading- Week 1

Mathematics- Week 1