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Welcome to Hawthorn



Welcome to Hawthorn Class. My name is Mrs Wainman and along with Ms Monks we hope you have a great time in Hawthorn class. 

We have lots of exciting things to do in class this year. Just check out our curriculum jigsaws.

We will also beginning our Spanish curriculum with Mrs Townley once a week.


Should you need to contact us please use the email address below. Please remember no question is silly especially if it stops your child worrying. We will get back to you ASAP


Friday 23rd September


Whoo hoo Friday at last. Are you sure it was only a four day week?

I had a lovely night last night watching Shrek the Musical at Albert Halls Bolton. It was fantastic .If you get an opportunity to see it I thoroughly recommend seeing it.

Our star of the week is Rory for producing consistently high quality work. Well done Rory I'm sure Ted will have extra cuddles and a great time at his house over weekend. Last weekend with Frankie Ted enjoyed watching Bolton Wanderers win 1-0.smiley

We have our first mathletics champions this week with Olivia M and Louie both achieving a bronze certificate. Well done I wonder if we can get more certificates to hand out next Friday.

In a bid to try and make the Y2s a little more independent we do not check their bags. Please could you remind your child to hand their homework in on Monday . Hand their reading  books in on their reading days or if it needs changing. Also, remember to take spellings and homework home. The black spelling folders should come into school each Wednesday. Please keep their reading books in the plastic book bags as this protects them should a spillage occur.

The cricket season is now over so not sure what I'll be up to over weekend. I'm sure the preparations will ramp up for my son's wedding in November now . Have a great weekend everyone.


Love Mrs W xx



Beegu by Alexis Deacon (Red Fox)

Beegu is not supposed to be on Earth.  She is lost.  This is a simple, bittersweet story telling a familiar tale of a child separated from her parents who struggles to cope in an unfamiliar world.  It deals with themes of hope, kindness, loneliness and being an outsider.  Alexis Deacon's simple text and illustrations, with stark empty backgrounds, allow the luminous Beegu to stand out.  There is a childlike perspective to this touching tale.

Overall aims of this teaching sequence:

  • To explore a high quality picture book which allows children to put themselves inside the story and empathise with characters and their issues and dilemmas
  • To engage with illustrations throughout a picture book to explore and recognise the added layers of meaning these can give to our interpretation of a text
  • To explore themes and issues, and develop and sustain ideas through discussion, enabling children to make connections with their own lives
  • To develop creative responses to the text through drama, poetry, storytelling and artwork
  • To write in role in order to explore and develop empathy for characters



Place Value

  •  Identify any number on 1-100 grid; understand that each is a multiple of ten and some ones
  •  Locate any 2-digit number on a 1-100 grid or a landmarked line; use this to order and compare numbers.
  • Count in 10s from 1-digit and 2-digit numbers.
  • . Recognise the place value of each digit in a   2-digit number.



Y2 Curriculum



Please see the curriculum overviews in the relevant term below for details of what we are doing in the curriculum. The weekly spelling words can also be found there. There are ten spellings each week. Ms

Smart will increase the spellings to fifteen  when we have settled in. Please help and support your child in learning these words throughout the year.  Spellings will be given on a Wednesday to be tested on the following Wednesday.



Spellings will be part of the homework .

Other homework will be set on a Friday to be handed in on a Monday. This is likely to be maths or english but may also be other areas of the curriculum history research or even art 



Once established in Hawthorn class your child will receive a home reader. Please encourage your child to read to an adult for 5 minutes each day.  They will be given at least one reading day in school but we encourage each child to change their book when it has been completed. Please ensure their reading record is signed then we can facilitate this.



PE will be on a Monday and Tuesday . Please send in a PE kit which we will keep in school and send home each holiday. Please make sure all items are named.