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Welcome to Hawthorn Class.

Mrs Hanson  is the class teacher.

Miss Monks is our class teaching assistant.

Hawthorn Class is a Year 2 class.


Hawthorn Class Information


Coming in and Leaving School

Hawthorn children will come in to school in the morning from 8:45am to 8:55am by the side of Hawthorn Classroom, this is exactly the same place as where we came in for Oak and Lilac Class. At home time the children will come out by the side of Hawthorn Class (where you dropped them off) at 3:30pm. Please wait outside the gate and we will bring the children to you.



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 e.g. History or Geography research



All children will receive a home reading book. Please encourage your child to read to an adult for at least 5 minutes each day.  Books will be changed once it has been completed. Please ensure their reading record is signed then we can facilitate this.



PE will be on a Tuesday . Please continue to send your child into school in their PE kit.



Each week your child will have 10 spellings to learn. 1These  will be based on the spelling rule that the children will have been practising that week and some of the spellings will be from the high frequency words that the Year 2 children need to learn.


This half term we will be looking at the story of The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright and Jim Field. 


This is a lovely story about a mouse that is very shy and quiet and wants to be more like the lion who he believes is strong, shouty and important. But all is not quite what it seems and mouse finds out that you shouldn't always judge a book by its cover.


Overall aims of this teaching sequence


  • To explore the author’s purpose
  • To understand cause & effect
  • To explore and analysis different character traits
  • To practise answering comprehension questions and using writing prompts
  • To infer and make predictions
  • To explore the main idea and theme within the story
  • To making connections (to other stories with similar themes)
  • To understand the main characters point of view
  • To investigate problems and think of solutions
  • To retell, sequence and summarize the story






Number, Fractions, Money

Count in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s; multiples of 2, 5 and 10

Count in fractions; fractions of amounts

How to find amounts of money


Calculation Strategies

Add by partitioning or counting on

Choose strategies to subtract



Addition and subtraction

Multiplication, division and time


Puzzles and Problems

Maths games

Number puzzles

Logic and shape puzzles

Problem solving and investigations


This week we have continued to look at homophones. A homophone is a word that sounds the same as another but is spelt differently and has a different meaning. Please talk about the meaning of each word as you practise them. Some of the words have been on previous spelling tests.

  • where
  • were
  • we're
  • wear
  • whole
  • hole
  • meat
  • meet
  • plain
  • plane