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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


Phonics newsletter

Friday 26th May

We have made it yippee!!! I hope you are all looking forward to a restful half term hopefully in the sunshine.

There is no homework this week as the children have been completing their SATs and deserve a rest.. However, there is still reading and spellings for the first week back. Also, there work on Developing Experts(Science) and Classroom Secrets.

Our star of the week is Luca so Ted will have an extended stay with him this half term. Our star of the half term is Ollie for being a good role model within the class. We have also given extra wards this half term in connection with Happy Minds and the two children who are our Happy Ambassadors are Wren and Penny. Well done girls!

With the summer term approaching and the hope of nice weather please make sure your child has sun-cream on when appropriate before coming top school. It saves a lot of time if you use the once a day lotion and your child won't miss valuable playing out time applying sun-cream. Also, please can you make sure all jumpers and cardis are named as we currently have enough unnamed jumpers to start a stall on Bury market.


Have a great week. We return on Tuesday 6th June 8:55am. The children have assured me that they will make sure that all mums, dads and carers have a great holiday too.

Mrs W x


Key dates this term


Bank holiday picnic         8th May

SATS                               W/b 15/5     &      22/5

Half term                          26/5

Summer Fair                   30/6

School Trip                      13/7

End of Term                     21/7    2:30pm




Olga da Polga by Michael Bond, illustrated by Catherine Rayner


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


. 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.




  •  Tell/write the time on digital/analogue clocks to 1⁄2 past, 1⁄4 past & 1⁄4 to the hour; draw hands on a clock face to show these times.
  •  Begin to tell and write the time on digital and analogue clocks to the nearest 5 minutes
  •  Know number of minutes in an hour & hours in a day; use it to compare/ sequence intervals of time

Maypole dancing

As part of our book '10 ways to help our World' we made bird feeders. This is part of the english curriculum but also links with the science and technology curriculum/

Our DT project this half term was puppets. This linked nicely with our history topic of toys. The children were introduced to needle and thread and did a great job.

Our history topic was toys this half term and the children made wooden spoon dolls.

The children wrote the instructions of How to Make an Egg Box Dragon then followed them to make their own. This was linked to our book this half term.

Decorating the Christmas tree

Mrs Wainman's son's Wedding

We had a great time on Friday at our bonfire party. We built bonfires and made Guys. We had traditional food like black peas, treacle toffee and parkin.

Our science topic this term was Living things and their habitats. As part of this we collected leaves, twigs and moss to build our own microhabitats- Bug Hotels! The children have been asked to put them in their gardens and observe them over half term.

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.