4 Hawthorn Category

Soil investigations

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Moving on from the rocks, Hawthorn have been looking at soil. They have made close observations to see what they think soil is made of and have carried a second investigation out to see which soils around the school have the best drainage (soil permeability).                              

Rock sorting

This afternoon, 4 Hawthorn have been thinking about different ways we could classify rocks. We have learnt about igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, but today we tried to think about other ways organising and classifying rocks.

Hawthorn Fire

This week Hawthorn had our Christmas fire. After lighting the fire (with a few attempts!) we decorated the forest and sang carols. We toasted marshmallows around the fire and made s’mores while drinking hot chocolate.    

Maths Homework

At the end of the homework we have set for this half term, I promised I would try and write up some notes to explain quite what I was talking about. All this talk of distributive law, multilink cubes and arrays doesn’t exactly slip off the tongue and some people might be wondering what I am asking […]

A riddle

In 4 Hawthorn we are working on using metaphor and other figurative language to create riddles. As a class we have created this riddle. Can you solve it?   It roars and moans, but it has no mouth. It takes you places, but never moves. A winding river, but it has no water. What is […]

Across the Fields

Across the Fields, sung by key stage 2 in our singing lessons. The second half is sung as a round.

More Ukulele

Hawthorn have been working hard learning more songs, aiming towards a concert for everyone later in the year. These are snippets from their latest song. (This is what the whole song sounds like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B0b2iU0nzc&safe=active )

Hawthorn Ukulele

This term Hawthorn have been working very hard with Mr Martin, learning to play the Ukulele. They have made excellent progress and have learned to play lots of songs in full. We thought you might like to hear them playing Price Tag, originally by Jessie J.

Hawthorn Ukulele

    Next term Hawthorn will be starting their ukulele lessons. We have one this term as an extra and we did really well. We could already play a recent(ish) pop song by the end of one session. There will be no stopping us after the holidays!

Easter Poems

In literacy we have been studying free verse. Without rhyming or any formal structure, we have had to use description and rhythm to make our poems interesting. Important lines are surrounded by short punchy ones to give emphasis. We have written a poem, either based on the Easter story, or on the themes of forgiveness […]