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. Ms Smart will cover on a Wednesday afternoon.
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
Monday 10th May
Good morning. Thankyou all for your kind donations to the NSPCC for number day on Friday. I'm not sure of the final total raised yet and will let you know as soon as I do.
In maths this week we are tackling money. Making amounts of money in different ways and giving change. If you could give your child the opportunity to go in a shop and buy something that would be great.
In class we are giving a big push on maths especially checking our answers to avoid silly mistakes. We are also aiming to improve fluency in number by completing little assessments each week. This is already having a positive affect and improving maths.
Don't forget I will be ringing you on Thursday afternoon. If you have not got your time please give us a shout and I will send it to you again. If your time is now no longer convenient we can change it no worries.
See you soon.
Mrs W xx
Olga da Polga- English
life from a guinea pig’s viewpoint. These stories are charming but also enable deeper thinking and enquiry, for example the chapter ‘Olga Starts a Rumour’ encourages questioning about science and the environment. Olga is an imaginative storyteller – she has a tale about why guinea pigs have no tails. Catherine Rayner is known for her illustrations which portray animals that talk like humans without anthropomorphising their appearance. The design means that the illustrations are fully integrated with the text in a way that is rarely found in chapter books.
Overall aims of this teaching sequence:
● To engage confidently with a chapter book and have the opportunity to respond to its characters, plot and themes in a range of ways
● To explore the story through a variety of teaching approaches including artwork, drama and role play
● To identify with and develop connections with key characters in order to deepen reader response and experience the pleasure that can be derived from engaging with a quality text.
Handwriting: to be completed by Thursday.
Spelling : to be returned Wednesday
Maths : to be handed in on Monday
Please remember that PE is on Monday and Tuesday and your child will need their PE kit in school then. This will stay in school until half term. We will be doing PE outside whenever possible so you might like to send joggers to use was the weather gets colder.
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.