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Hello Future Hawks Class! 

Mrs Clark and I are really looking forward to seeing you all back in school in September and to share the journey of this coming year with you. 


Next year, Hawks is going to be a Year 6 class. We believe that being in Year 6 is the BEST year of Primary School! We are determined to make your last year at Lydbrook as happy and memorable as possible; we already have exciting learning themes planned with lots of fantastic learning experiences. I cannot wait to reveal our learning theme for the Autumn Term (it is one of my absolute favourites!) We also have our amazing residential to the Isle of Wight in May to look forward to! 


This year will bring us all so many opportunities to grow and learn together. As your teacher and TA, we will expect you to have high expectations for yourselves and to work as hard as you can to be the best that you can be. 


I wonder what you want to get better at next year? We understand that reaching your goals can sometimes be frustrating, especially when you get stuck at something! It takes a very long time to become an expert at something you are not yet so good at. In fact, scientists have proved that the only way to learn is to try something new and work really hard at it…even if you make lots of mistakes.


Yes – we want you to make mistakes next year! In order to be successful you need to try something tricky, make mistakes, get feedback and then learn from them. Remember, the worst mistake anyone can make is to be afraid to make one!


We would really like to find out more about you, including what you are looking forward to and what you want to get better at next year.  Please complete the 'All About Me' activity. Both Mrs Clark and I have filled ours in so you can get to know more about us.  Please complete yours neatly and carefully. You can then email it to me at or bring it with you on the first day back in September. 


You will see from my ‘All About Me’ that I LOVE reading; I am looking forward to having time over the summer to enjoy more books. Did you know that the biggest impact you can have on your future success is to read lots? Why not have fun with this year's Summer Reading Challenge? This year the online reading challenge is a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter, with a story set in a fun house and a team of mad-cap animals who love to make people laugh. But be warned: a mysterious baddy is hoping to ruin their fun!


Click the link below to join the online challenge or search for Summer Reading Challenge 2020. 


Please come prepared in September to recommend one of your favourite books (fact or fiction) to your classmates. This might be a book that you read over the summer, or it could be a book that you have already really enjoyed. Please complete the attached Book Recommendation Sheet neatly and carefully (or recreate on a piece of paper if you do not have access to a printer). 


As well as literacy and history, one of my favourite subjects to teach is maths. Please keep practising your times tables and division facts over the summer as these will REALLY help you next year! 


Finally, I would just like to say how much we are looking forward to learning with you next year!


Mrs Hughes and Mrs Clark

Hawks Class 



Summer To Do List: 

  • Complete the ‘All About Me’ activity 
  • Enjoy lots of reading and complete a Book Recommendation 
  • Keep practising your times table and division facts (TT Rockstars)
File icon: pptx All About Me and Book Recommendation [pptx 1MB] Click to download

Summer Reading Challenge

This year, Silly Squad, the Summer Reading Challenge 2020, will celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter. Children taking part in the Challenge will join the Silly Squad, an adventurous team of animals who love to have a laugh and get stuck in to all different kinds of funny books!

Click here or search for Summer Reading Challenge 2020 to join. 

Looking for more activities to keep you busy over the holiday? 

Take a look at the 'Games To Support Learning' tab which includes links to a range of games to keep practising key skills.

The Maths Passport tab also contains links to games to help you to practise your Maths Passport Targets. 

You can also access your Bug Club books over the summer break.