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HAWTHORN CLASS

Welcome to Hawthorn Class!

~ Grace, Courage, Friendship ~

Hawthorn Class 

 

This year we have Mrs Johnson, Mrs Daisley, Mrs Nwaeke and Mrs Embleton in Hawthorn Class, along with 29 lovely children.

 

On a Friday, we have Mrs Sinfield in Hawthorn.

 

Our topic this term is Extreme Earth

 

Week 6 - 24.05.24

Happy Half Term! I hope you all have a fabulous week and enjoy some days out in the sun! Today, we said Goodbye to Miss Rodgers, Miss Rodgers has been working with Hawthorn class for the last 7 weeks, and we have all had so much fun but it is now time for Miss Rodgers to return to university to continue to study to become a teacher. We will all miss her lots! We have made some delicious cookies this week and on Friday we had a special visit from Mary Anning, we learnt lots about fossils, her life and what she found. It was really interesting. 

 

Have a look at else what we have been up to this week. 

 

English 

This week, we have revised our learning on Diary writing and have written a diary entry from the point of view of Mary Anning on the day she made her great discovery. Everyone remembered the features of a diary entry successfully, especially that it is written in the first person and in the past tense. 

Spellings -

Year 3

special, strange, difficult, important, length, perhaps, position, pressure, purpose, question

Year 4

girls’, boys’, babies’, children’s, men’s, mice’s, ladies’, cats’, women’s, geese’s

 

 

Maths 

In Maths this week we have been learning about how to work out the duration of time taken to complete different activities. It has been tricky but we have used what we have learnt about addition and subtraction to help us work it out.  

 

Science 

This term, our science topic is Rocks and soil. 

 

Geography and History

Through our topic of Extreme Earth we will be learning about Volcanoes, Earthquakes and tornadoes. We will be thinking about the layers of the Earth and what course natural disasters. We will then be thinking about how we can help people who are impacted by natural disasters. 

 

PE 

In PE we will be learning about different Athletic games and team work activities. 

 

Art 

This term our focus will be on drawing and painting. We will be studying Hokusai's art 'The Great Wave' and having a go at recreating it. 

DT

In DT this term we will be making biscuits. We will be tasting different biscuits to see what we like and dislike about different biscuits and we will then be making our own biscuits. 

Music

This term we will be learning all about Jazz music and making our own piece of Jazz music based on the pattern of notes.

 

Computing

This term we will be learning about online safely and what a computer is made up of and the difference between input and output. 

 

PSHE

In PSHE we are learning about celebrating differences. 

 

Investigating properties of rocks and innovating phrases in English

Computer component hunt

Building our own London Landmarks

Science investigation and painting our cartouches

      Mrs Johnson book of the week is....

 

                      

 

Well done Luke and Morgan for all their hard work this week and getting their Growth mindset award! Keep it up!

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:

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

Please make sure that you always have your super six in school!

Class Notices:

 

PE

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. 

 

Homework

Maths/SPAG will both be set on a Thursday to be returned the following Thursday along side Times Tables Rockstar practise and spelling practise on Spelling Shed. 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 and have written personal comments about what they have read in their reading diary. 

 

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. 

 

The spelling words for each year group, for each week will be handed out to children as a paper copy as well as on here to refer back too. The children will practise these spellings throughout the week in spelling lessons. We will not be testing the children on these words weekly but will be looking for the correct spelling of these words in their work, so we do encourage the children to practise them at home. 

 

 

Reading

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

https://www.ourreadingden.com/

Each child will have their own individual login.

 

Look at these websites for book inspiration:

https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-3 

https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-4

Useful Dates for your Diary:

 

Monday 15th April - Back to school - yay!

Wednesday 24th April 1.30pm - Spring Concert

Monday 6th May - Bank Holiday (school closed)

Friday 24th May - break up for half term

Half Term - 227th - 31st May

Monday 3rd June - Back to school

Tuesday 11th June - Sports Morning

Wednesday 26th June - Changeover Morning 

Thursday 27th June - Literary Festival event

Tuesday 2nd July - District Sports

Friday 19th July 1.30pm - End of term

 

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

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