4 Hawthorn Category

Rocks and Soils.

The children in Hawthorn have started to look at rocks and soils. We have carried out a few experiments using food to represent the different aspects of rock formation. The children grated chocolate to create sedimentary rock and then used the heat, and some pressure from their hands, to form it into metamorphic rock. They […]

Hawthorns Mountain homework

The children in Hawthorn worked very hard on their homework to create some amazing mountains. Some children got creative and built models, others did some impressive research to find out lots of facts on their chosen mountain.

Beat the Author.

The children in Hawthorn have written their own version of a paragraph taken from Tolkien’s The Hobbit. It is a setting description using lots of expanded noun phrases, prepositions and adjectives. We asked Willow class to read all of our adapted paragraphs and to vote for their favourite piece of writing. Lots of Hawthorn children […]

Christmas party 2019

Our Christmas party today began with a bang…….. the Police arrived to see what all the noise was about, then joined in with the fun.

Hawthorn’s Christmas Fire

We had a lovely afternoon in forest school decorating the trees with tinsel and baubles, singing carols, drinking hot chocolate and toasting marshmallows on the fire to make our s’mores.

Le Petit dèjeuner

We’ve been creating some french breakfast menus in Hawthorn this week, the children have enjoyed designing and sharing their menus. We have also practiced asking for different breakfast items. Maybe you could test them out at home!

Practical maths

Over the last few weeks in Hawthorn we have been using equipment to help us model our working. We used Cuisenaire rods to solve divisions and multiplications, Numicon to create factor towers and we cut up pieces of paper to help us to understand fractions.

Take One Tune

Hall of the Mountain King by Peer Gynt or Morning by Edvard Grieg were used by the school to come up with their own interpretations of the music. On Friday 28th June we had a whole school assembly to share class performances. The variety of interpretations were wide, interesting and very entertaining. Many thanks to […]

Hall of Mountain King… Oakthorn Remix

Over the last two days, Hawthorn and the Year 5s from Oak have been looking at ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’, by Edvard Grieg. At first we listened to the music and drew, or wrote everything the piece made us feel. Almost everyone felt that is was something to do with chasing and […]