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Welcome to Hawthorn Class




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 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 15 spellings to learn. 10 of the spellings will be based on the spelling rule that the children will have been practising that week and 5 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 Adventures of Egg Box Dragon by Richard Adams, illustrated by Alex T. Smith (Hodder)


Arts and crafts literally come to life when Emma brings home a dragon she has constructed from a range of materials – shiny bicycle reflectors, black bin liners, thick wire and, predominantly, cut up egg boxes. A night under the moon awakens the Egg Box Dragon who quickly becomes famous for his ability to find lost objects, eventually coming to the notice of the Queen. The comically expressive characters in Alex T. Smith’s pictures operate in a mid-twentieth century setting in terms of fashion and furniture blended with colours and patterns suggestive of a fantasy world.


Overall aims of this teaching sequence


▪ To engage children with a story with which they will empathise.

▪ 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 responding to reading, drama and artwork.

▪ To write in role in order to explore and develop empathy for a character.

▪ To write with confidence for real purposes and audiences.


As with the previous books that we have this looked at could I ask that you do not read this book yet as we will slowly unravel the the story together.




For the next few weeks the children will be focusing on measuring and understanding the different standard units that we use to measure.

  •  measure length in metric units: rulers
  • measure weight in g and kg
  • measure capacities in litres
  • understand hours minutes and seconds
  • tell the time: introduce 5 min intervals


spellings this week - double the consonant and add /ed/ if a short vowel sound

  • couldn't
  • wouldn't
  • shouldn't
  • aren't
  • didn't
  • isn't
  • don't
  • won't
  • wasn't
  • can't
  • people
  • water
  • again
  • half
  • money