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WaterfootPrimary School

At Waterfoot School, we think for ourselves but feel for others.

Hawthorn Class

Class Teachers: Miss Lorgat and Mrs Shorrock

Class TA: Miss Schofield

Other TAs who work in class Hawthorn: Mrs Atkin


PE Days

Monday: Outdoor PE

Thursday: Indoor PE 

Swimming Spring 1 (Wednesday)

Children to wear PE uniform to school on these days.


Uniform link here:



Home reading: 

Children will bring their home reading book home every night. Please ensure they bring their home reading book back to school everyday! When they have read at home and had their diary signed they earn a reading raffle ticket. We also have a reader of the week for who is reading lots at home! More reading can win pupils a prize in our raffle draw each week! As a class we also work as a team, reading at home, to earn the home reading playtime reward box! Please aim to read 4 times per week.



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 set on 'Spelling Shed' where they can complete various activities in order to practice their weekly spellings. There will be a spelling quiz each Monday to consolidate their learning. 


Times tables: 

We encourage and reward everyone for practising their times tables as much as they can. These are such crucial building blocks in Yr3/4. We have the amazing online platform, TT Rockstars to practise times tables. The times tables in the 'Garage Band' are set specifically for each child, so they should not be too easy or too hard!


Curriculum Map:

Below you will find more details about our learning this academic year 22-23.

Outdoor Learning!

We have been using our creativity and brilliant teamwork to build our own versions of some of the landmarks in France. Check out our pictures to see our fabulous creations.



Science Week - We had a great time investigating the question, 'Is paper a good material to make a bridge?' We also made posters about connections for the national competition.

Exploring Magnets!

Cardboard Cosmos!

Year 3 pupils enjoyed a workshop with Stute theatre, called ‘Cardboard Cosmos’! The workshop involved an intergalactic story full of creativity, charm and cardboard! Year 3 pupils were challenged to help mend their broken spaceship, so the aliens could find their way home! Children used their creative skills whilst also learning an important message about sustainability.


As part of our outdoor learning, we have been working collaboratively.

In PSHE we have been learning about how to work as part of a team.

In RE we have been thinking about which qualities make a good leader.

Food Groups!


We have been sorting foods into the correct food groups. We then used this to help us design our favourite healthy meal!

The Great Plague


Our new topic this term is 'The Great Plague'. To introduce our topic, we have had a WOW day where we have learnt lots of new information about the plague and how it affected people's lives. We made our own plague doctor masks and herbal remedies! 

This week we have been remembering the Queen.

Walk into Waterfoot


As part of our 'Local History' topic, we have been on a walk through Waterfoot looking for clues which give us information about the history of Waterfoot. We visited The Henry Trickett Memorial, The Trickkets Arcade and Gaghills Road where Gaghills Mill once was. 



This week we have been learning about our digestive system. This experiment has helped us to understand what happens to our food once it enters our bodies. 

Safer Internet Day


Today is Safer Internet Day! The theme this year is: ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’.

Hawthorn class have had lots of discussion about how they can stay safe online and what they can do when they feel worried about something they might have seen online. 

We watched a live lesson on BBC Teach this morning which gave us lots and lots of tips to keep us safe online. We then read a story called Hanni and the Magic Window which taught us what we could do when feel anxious or upset. Take a look at Hawthorn's 'magic windows' which include pictures of what they love to see online.