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Hawthorn

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

hawthornhomelearning@st-margarets.bury.sch.uk

 

 

Maths

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.

 

 

 

Friday 27th January

Here we are at the end of another week. Once again your children have done you proud and worked extremely hard.

After ,meeting Luca's new puppy last week Ted is off to spend the weekend with Matilda. Matilda got star of the week for some excellent  english work this week. I will look forward to reading what he gets up to with her.

Homework once again is on mathletics. Our mathletics stars are Penny, Charlotte, Luca and Luca. Well done guys.

We have had a great day today and finally made our bird feeders. Pictures are below. I'm sure the birds in your garden are in for a tasty treat. Thankyou for sending in the apples and those of you who sent extra ones as well.

We have got nearly all the money in for the art workshop which is great thankyou for that.

I also sent a letter about ordering SATS books . If you want to order any please send the order for in early next week then these can be ordered.

I know Mr Longworth has mentioned this in his newsletter but just a reminder that we will be coming in through the classroom door from Monday. This is through the side gate that YR use. The gate will be open approximately 8:45am. This is to stop congestion at the main door where the bike/scooter racks will be. We will continue to leave from the front door as usual . Should this change I will let you know.

Just another reminder that your child needs two boxes for our Tudor houses. I will let you know when to bring them in.

I've also put next weeks spellings on this webpage which might be handy if your child forgets to bring them home.

Have a great weekend.

 

Mrs Wsmiley

 

Key dates this term

Valentines disco            16/2

Half term begins           17/2

Art workshop                 1/3

Coffee morning             16/3

Class assembly            17/3      9:15am

Parents Evening           29/3

End of Term                  31/3     2:30pm

 

English

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 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.

 

Homework

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 

 

Reading 

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

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.

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