4 Hawthorn Category

Buddy Groups

On Wednesday afternoon the children did some Easter activities in the afternoon in their buddy groups. We all had an Easter egg hunt and then designed our own Easter eggs in our groups. The children worked really hard and had a lot of fun!                      

Hawthorn (painted) rocks


This afternoon 4Hawthorn spent some time painting Easter themed rocks to hide around Grove Hill (if they want to part with them). We spent a lot of time talking about colour theory and mixing paints, before drafting out our designs in our sketch books. When it came to painting, we used proper, flat pallets and […]

Soil investigations


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.