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Welcome to Hawthorn Class!

Hawthorn Class is so excited to welcome you back to school for the Autumn term! 


This year we have Miss Trayte and Miss Kaushal in Hawthorn Class, along with 24 lovely children.


On a Friday, we have Mrs Coe in Hawthorn.


Watch this space for details about our fun activities and what we get up to in class!

Just one more weeks to go until Easter now, it certainly is creeping up on us! We had a lovely week this week, celebrating all things STEM!


Also, I would like to say a huge thank you for all the money raised in the cake sale! Such a generous amount and I can't wait to discuss with the children what we will spend it on.


Let's have a look at what we got up to this week:



This week we started looking at Kenning poems, where they originated from and what they consist of. When then had a go at writing one together as a class before peeling off into pairs to create our own with the rest of the class trying to guess what it was about!



We carried on with our unit of measurement this week, looking at comparing and adding lengths.



We looked at a text in Whole Class Reading this week based around special people in the STEM industry and what they have contributed to our society, we learned about who created the electric lightbulb and the solar powered house!


History and Geography

This term we are looking at the Anglo Saxons to the Vikings, exploring that through the concepts of Liberty, Justice and Legacy. We will look at how these settlements came to be and how it impacted Britain long-term.



This term in PE we are looking at Tennis and Gym.



In DT this term we are working towards creating a slingshot car, looking at mechanisms involved.



We are exploring Sound in science this term, looking at how we hear sounds, the parts of the ear and how volume and pitch work.


Phew! That's a lot to fit in one week!


Growth Mindset of the Week:


Chloe W-S


Well done! Brilliant work! :)

In Hawthorn class, we are always representing our core values of Grace, Courage and Friendship. We are a supportive community that always tries our best and looks out for each other.

Please don't forget your super six from the first full week back at school:

  • Writing pen
  • Pencil
  • Rubber
  • Ruler
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Glue stick

Class Notices:



Our PE days for this term are Tuesday and Friday.

The children will wear their PE kits to school on those days and stay in those clothes for the whole day. Please ensure that all clothing items are still labelled. 



Maths/SPaG and Spelling homework will both be set on a Thursday to be returned the following Thursday. It is expected that children read five times per week at least and this must be recorded in their reading diaries. These will be collected every Thursday and the children will receive a house point if they have adult signatures in their reading diaries too.


The spelling words for each group, for each week will be handed out to children as a paper copy as well as on here to refer back too.


Please ensure that your child's blue homework folder is brought into school every Wednesday and Thursday as we will put their homework straight into them, along with any other work for them to practice at home. Our spelling tests will take place on a Wednesday afternoon and they will receive their new spellings for the following week on a Thursday.


Spellings - 23.3.23

Dolphins                         Sharks                            Whales                             Jellyfish                                 

food                             television                    chef                               though

pool                             treasure                      chalet                             although

moon                           usual                           machine                         dough

soon                            division                        brochure                        through

zoo                              vision                           crochet                          breakthrough

book                            pleasure                       ricochet                         thought

took                             measure                      parachute                      bought

foot                              occasion                      moustache                    brought

wood                            usually                        champagne                    fought

good                             leisure                         chute                             ought


There may be some individualised spellings included following each spelling test.



Whenever you read a book, you can leave a review on it with Reading Den:

Each child will have their own individual login.


Look at these websites for book inspiration:

Useful Dates for your Diary:


Wednesday 4th January - INSET day

Thursday 5th January - Pupils back to school


Thursday 19th January - Maths training for parents


Thursday 2nd February - Synagogue Visit Year 3 & 4

Friday 3rd February - Hawthorn Cake Sale


Thursday 9th February - Break the Rules Day

Friday 10th February - INSET day


Monday 13th February - Friday 17th February - Half Term


Friday 3rd March - World Book Day and Hawthorn Collective Worship


Sunday 19th March - WASMA Choir Concert at the Hexagon

Monday 20th March - Friday 24th March - STEM Week


Tuesday 28th March & Thursday 30th March - Parents Evening

Friday 31st March - Last day of Spring term, 1:30pm finish

Citizenship Award


We are participating in the citizenship award, where there are several activities that must be completed, helping your local and wider communities, before signing off and being given a citizenship award. Successful children will receive a badge at the end of term and maybe an additional separate treat! Bring in photographs as evidence or signed notes and Miss Trayte will add them to your sheet. I have attached a blank copy below so you know what you need to do!

Below are some links to websites which you can use to supplement your learning at home. Most of them we also use in school.