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Welcome to Hawthorn Class!

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


This year we have Miss Trayte, Mrs King, Mrs Barnes and Miss Wright in Hawthorn Class, along with 26 lovely children.


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

We had lots of fun and learning in our third week back.



We finished off our block of Oliver Twist, finishing with some lovely written narratives, using a similar structure to the adventure story with the main character having a moral dilemma. The children produced some wonderful work with lovely vocabulary included and fantastic ideas.



We finished off our statistic block this week, looking at different charts, table and graphs. We especially focused on line graphs, understanding how we can read and interpret them so that we use the data to answer questions and estimate answers.



We looked at a narrative text called 'The Albatross Virus' this week, focusing on the skill retrieval, amongst our other VIPERS skills. There were some particularly interesting descriptions and vocabulary used which can help us in our own writing.



The children have started looking at Rounders and Athletics this week. The children thoroughly enjoyed Sports Day and it was so lovely to have members of our parent community there to support after so long! Please keep your eyes peeled for some lovely photographs documenting this event!



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


Growth Mindset of the Week:




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 Thursday.

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 five adult signatures in their reading diaries.


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 - 23.6.22

Dolphins                         Sharks                            Whales                             Jellyfish                                 

again                           station                         enough                         autograph

bath                             fiction                          young                           autobiography

could                            motion                        touch                            automatic

door                             national                       double                          autofocus

every                           addition                        trouble                         autocorrect

full                                subtraction                  country                         autopilot

grass                            potion                          courage                       autorotate

here                             option                          rough                            automobile

today                            introduction                 tough                           autonomy

would                           section                         cousin                         autocue


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:


Monday 25th April- Summer Term 1 Starts

Friday 20th May- World Diversity Day

Monday 30th May- Half Term 


Monday 6th June- Maths Week

Friday 10th June- Year 3/4 Football Tournament 

Monday 13th June- Year 4 Multiplication Check (testing period opens)

Wednesday 22nd June- Whole School Changeover Day

Thursday 23rd June- Junior School Sports Day

Friday 15th July- Reports home and School Disco 5pm

Wednesday 20th July- End of term 1.30pm 


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.