4 Hawthorn Category

Switches

Today, Hawthorn have been learning about electricity. We have modelled how electricity flows using tennis balls as electrons. We discovered that a circuit never runs out of electrons, but if we have a gap, electrons can’t be passed on. We used this to create a switch out of paper clips and split pins, allowing us […]

Hawthorn Museum

This afternoon, Miss Johnson transformed Hawthorn classroom into a virtual museum. The children had a great time touring around the museum, deciding what type of sources they could find with and what those sources told us about Roman times.

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 […]