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Hawthorn Class

Welcome to class Hawthorn, our lower key stage 2,  Year 3/4 class. 


Mrs Rawcliffe is the class teacher on Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Earnshaw is the class teacher on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Mrs Eastwood is the class TA and Mrs Atkin is the TA who works 1:1 in the afternoons. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask when dropping off or collecting your child at a safe distance or if a longer discussion is needed please ring the office to make a telephone appointment.


Please keep your eye out for key messages which are often posted on the classroom window!

Key Information


PE Days: Monday is swimming for Hawthorn this Summer 2. Then indoor PE is on Wednesday.


Home reading: You will bring your home reading book home every night. Please ensure you bring your home read back to school everyday too! If you have read at home and had your diary signed you earn a reading raffle ticket. We also have a reader of the week for who is reading lots at home! More reading can win you a prize in our raffle draw each week!


Homework: Homework is set on a Wednesday and should be completed by the following Monday. We have maths and spelling homework each week. We also send our themed topic homework out, each half term and it is also available on the school website in the Children's section. Our Maths homework is set on Sumdogs each week. These are practice tasks to revise and consolidate maths learning in school. Our spelling homework is the 'Tic Tac toe' activity choices to practise spellings and then once practised, on PurpleMash there is a spelling quiz set in your 2Dos to complete each week. There is no need to return the 'Tic, Tac, toe' sheet to school now (for health and safety reasons).


Times tables: We encourage and reward you for practising your times tables as much as you can. We have the amazing online platform, TT Rockstars to practise times tables. The times tables in the 'Garage Band' are set specifically for you, so they should not be too easy or too hard!



Remote Education 


If your child is isolating and absent from school because they are waiting for a COVID test result of a household member or themselves and they feel well, then please help them continue with their learning remotely at home as a short measure (2/3 days).   


To keep learning please can they access from home the following:  

  • EYFS play MiniMash - play the games to develop their maths and literacy skills  

    • Purple Mash (KS1/2)- complete the 2Dos for English and maths skills practice  

  • Bug Club (All key stages) – read some of the texts and answer the questions about the book. If they are in KS2 ask them to write a short recount or make a book review too  

  • Sumdog (KS1/2) – play in the games section to revise key skills and check and complete maths tasks/homework set by their class teacher  

  • TTRockstars (Year 2 upwards) – play in the Garage Band to practise key times tables that have been set and play in the Studio Band to improve their Rockstar status  

  • Teach your Monster to Read (Phonics EYFS/KS1) – ensure your child logs onto their account each day to learn the sounds appropriate for their phonics phase  

  • Topic homework tasks (All key stages) – these are available to view on the school website in the Children’s section – Half Termly Theme Homework  


For any longer isolation 10/14 days home learning will be delivered through your child’s Microsoft Teams Education account.  Work will be prepared on MS Teams, in the 24 hrs after we are made aware of your child's first day of isolation, by their class teacher. This is now set up for every child and will be used to ensure blended learning and to help your child keep up with their peers in school. Please ensure you have followed the instructions in the MS Teams letter (that you have received by email) and your child is signed into their new account using their username and password details (which you have received by app message). The class teacher will then begin posting and uploading work for your child through their class/year group team. Any problems please email or phone the office.  


If your child is unable to access the online platforms or MS Teams to complete home learning, which may be due to no internet connection or no suitable device, please contact school immediately where we will provide further support and a device if required. 

Ancient Egyptian Day! What an amazing day full of historical enquiry, Egyptian crafts and a visit from Cleopatra the pharaoh herself!

Science fun! We made water cycles in a bag and learnt about the processes of evaporation and condensation!

Active number maths!

NSPCC Number Day


Today we joined in raising money for the NSPCC and its Number Day fundraiser. Many of us bought raffle tickets and Braxton from Hawthorn was one of the lucky winners. We also came dressed in clothes with numbers on and spent the day doing number related activities. Here are some of our photos from our outdoor active maths. 

Canals and Rivers Trust virtual meet

Canals and River Trust virtual meeting


Today we were lucky enough to have a virtual visit with David from the Canals and Rivers Trust. We learnt about water safety near canals, rivers and reservoirs and about what canals are, their history and how they work. We also got the chance to show off all of our knowledge about rivers. 

Cornflour Fun! What messy fun we had as our hook for our new science topic 'States of Matter'! We learnt that cornlflour slime is a non-newtonian material - it acts both as a solid and liquid!

DT - Making our French toast. We had such fun cooking and creating our french toast and using our french vocabualry while cooking! The toppings made it super tasty! Tres bien class Hawthorn!

British Science Week! This week we have been inventing our own Robobugs to explore Mars. We also had a team challenge of building a home for the class Robo-bugs. We had lots of fun and designed some amazing Robo-bugs.

World Book Day 2021

Today was World Book Day and we spent the day in our pyjamas! We enjoyed the story of "Stuck!" by Oliver Jeffers then made our own versions of the story. We told these stories to each other in class.


We also watched a "World Book Day - Books that make you lol" session.


We read another Oliver Jeffers story, ""Up and Down" on our afternoon meeting then spent our afternoon making our own character book marks. 


We enjoyed an amaaaaazing David Walliams live assembly in class, as part of World Book Day, and were inspired to create our own art work based on the 'World's Worst Children' book! We have even begun reading the 'World's Worst Teachers'!

Class Hawthorn's persuasive adverts! Are you persuaded to buy the healthy snacks? We are!

Hot chocolate and marshmallows! Class Hawthorn enjoyed the fresh air and woodland today for some wellbeing time. Mrs Eastwood showed the children how to safely use our school's new 'Kelly kettle' and how to always put out a fire safely.

Safer Internet Day - On the 9th February we spent the afternoon learning how to stay safe in a digital world!

Wellbeing Wednesday! What a lovely walk in the woodlands we had!

Outdoor Classroom Day!

Class Hawthorn 'The Great Plague 1665' Day! The children enjoyed learning about the Great Plague, the plague doctors and herbal remedies.

Home learning during class bubble isolation wc 2nd Nov 2020. Look at our super efforts!

The Tin Forest! We have written some superb setting descriptions based on this story in English. Look at our amazing corridor display!

Christmas Card Designs - We have done an amazing job at creating our Christmas cards! We're all hoping mums and dads will love these!

Science and shadows! We have been investigating making shadows and exploring how we can make shadows bigger and smaller.