Category Archives: Hawthorn


Christmas Play


I just want to say a MASSIVE well done to the children for doing such a great job with the Christmas play. All of the children across the three classes have worked so hard to learn all of their lines, know when to come onto the stage, when to speak and remember the words of […]

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Perfect patterns


yesterday we were exploring patterns. We thought about what a pattern is and why we might use them. We came up with lots of ideas. Throughout the lesson we took it in turns to make our own patterns using different mathematical equipment. It was really fun and our classroom looked really messy!  

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Beautiful Bead Strings


Bead strings are fantastic for maths. They can help us in lots of different ways, including counting, solving calculations and fractions. We decided that the red and white ones we already have are a bit boring, so we made our own! The children really enjoyed making their own colourful bead strings, but they did find […]

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Last week


Last week was super busy! The children completed several tests and made me really proud with their positive attitude. Everyone had a go and tried their best. We have also started practicing for our Christmas play. The children are already confident with some of the songs, and they have only practiced them twice! Lots of […]

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Alien invasion!


“When we got to school we couldn’t go in our classroom, because there was lots of rubbish and something came in the classroom while we were in bed” – Esmee “There were footprints on the table and we had to try to work out what they were” – Charlotte. “The footprints were sticky” – Leo […]

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Phonics


As I am sure you are all aware, this week we have been teaching phonics as a whole class. It has been great having all of the children in one place and supporting each other in their learning. We have been completing lots of different activities to ensure that all of the children are supported […]

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What a busy week!


This week has been so busy! On Wednesday the children took part in Diwali dancing, and created lots of nice art work. We even wrote our own Acrostic poem as a class. Diwali Dancing Deer running to a deep, dark forest. Into spaces between each other.  Wonderful patterns when we move. Actions tell a story.  […]

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How many ways can a calculation be shown?


The last few weeks we have been working on solving addition and subtraction problems. We have been focusing on finding lots of different ways to solve one calculation. This makes sure that the children really do have a solid understanding and are fluent in using these numbers/signs. We are also working on our problem solving […]

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Times Tables


At school we practise counting every day with lots of variation. As a class the children are pretty confident at counting in 2’s and 10’s. We still need to work on counting in 5’s though. It is now important that they start to understand this as times table and not just counting on. Throughout the […]

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An amazing two weeks


Sorry for the late update, we have been very busy in Hawthorn class! Tristan wants to let you know that we have done some work on the computers. We had to practice our typing skills. Molly wants to tell you about our literacy work. Last week we told the story of the snail and the […]

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