Welcome to Hawks Class!
Mrs French and Mrs Foley teach Year 5 and Year 6 children in Hawks class. In Hawks class we aim to develop ‘Hawk like’ qualities in our learning behaviour by showing excellent focus, intelligence and we do our very best to hit our learning targets!
Here is our rolling programme of topics for this academic year:
Here is our learning journey for the first half of the Autumn term:
Here is our weekly timetable for the Autumn term:
LEARNING IN HAWKS
For weekly updates about the fabulous things happening in Hawks, please see our weekly Diptford Diary and our regular updates on our Facebook page.
Hawks Visit Dartington Hall
Hawks flew over to Dartington Hall, with help from some very kind parent volunteer drivers which was very much appreciated! The weather was kind to us and the children enjoyed a full day of outdoor learning. We were able to see the deer in the deer park on our way to and from the woodland area, where the children enjoyed an archaeological dig experience and a mapping activity.
During the archaeological dig, the children found many historical artefacts including gun shot shells, coins, flints stone from stone age times, clay pipes, belt buckles and even an Iron from Victorian times! The children placed their finds on a historical timeline and talk about what could be learnt from the artefacts, they came to the conclusion that in the past the area has mainly been used for farming and hunting.
In the mapping activity, the children learnt how to read and use four figure grid references and used a compass and map to navigate their way through the woods. They saw the river Dart, heard the steam train and could even see across to the church at Staverton. Do you know what the two different church symbols mean on a map?
After a much needed lunch break, Hawks burnt off steam in the adventure playground before heading back to school. What a wonderful day we had!