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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 Mrs King in Hawthorn Class, along with 25 lovely children. We can't wait to see everyone on Friday to kick off this academic year! We are going to have lots of fun and learn some fantastic new things!


We can't wait to hear what you all got up to on your summer break - we hope you had an amazing time whether you went away or stayed closer to home!

We have had a great second week back in Hawthorn. We have continued with lots of fantastic learning, and had lots of fun too. You will find outlined below what we have got up to this week in all of our subjects and some pictures of the week!



We carried on with our story of Little Red Riding Hood this week, cementing our remembering of a section of the story and being able to write this out accurately. The children showed off some beautiful handwriting for this, very impressed! We also pulled out important features of the story and identified the underlying pattern of the traditional tale.



We have continued with place value this week, learning rounding up and down to the nearest 100, looking at identifying different numbers on the number line and working on our problem solving and reasoning skills.



We looked at a comprehension about Harriet's Hare this week and we delved into the vocabulary within the text, identifying any words that we hadn't come across before and defining them using the dictionary. We then answered a series of questions involving our VIPERS skills and developed the skill of answering these questions in full sentences. We even magpied some vocabulary for our Little Red Riding Hood story, when we start to innovate it.



We carried on with Games this week in PE, with our first block of teaching on Basketball. The children had an excellent time with Mr Blake on Monday, looking at the different passes.


This is taking place on the playground, so it might be worth the children wearing long trousers so that we don't get too many scraped knees! The children had an absolute blast, lots of happy faces to be seen!



We started French this week and for the next few weeks, we are starting to learn how to pronounce the letters and sounds in French, whilst learning to put these sounds together to make some words.



We had our first lesson in Music this week, starting to learn the clarinet. We looked how to safely and carefully assemble the instrument and looked at the different notes we could play before having our first go!



We looked at Ancient and Modern Egypt this week, locating them on the map of the world. We discovered which continent Egypt is part of, what the climate is like and found out what the capital of Egypt is and where we can find the River Nile!



Phew! That's a lot to fit in one week. Have a good weekend!


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 Monday 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 and Spelling homework will both be set on a Friday, to be returned the following week - Maths (Friday), Spelling (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 housepoint 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.


Spellings - 10.9.21


Dolphins                         Sharks                            Whales                      Jellyfish

going                           write                            hey                          inactive

where                          written                         they                         inaccurate

would                          wrote                           obey                        indefinite

or                                wrong                          grey                         infinite

took                             wrap                           prey                         incorrect

school                         wrist                            whey                       insecure

think                            wreck                          survey                     incomplete

home                          wrestle                        convey                     inedible

                                   wriggle                        disobey                    inability

                                   wren                            purvey                     indecisive



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:



Friday 3rd September - First Day for Pupils!

Wednesday 8th September - Welcome Evening 7pm


Tuesday 5th October - Harvest Service

Tuesday 19th October, Wednesday 20th October, Thursday 21st October - Parent Consultations (details TBC)

Monday 25th October - Half Term


Monday 1st November - INSET Day

Thursday 11th November - Remembrance Day

Friday 12th November - Children in Need


Tuesday 7th December - Salvation Army Gift Assembly

Thursday 9th December - Phase 1 Christmas Show 6:30pm

Monday 13th December - Junior School Pantomime, South Hill Park

Friday 17th December - End of Term, Reports Home

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