4 Hawthorn Category

World Cup Games Day

On 27th June the whole school enjoyed a World Cup day organised by our Game On coaches. Every house colour group competed against each other and represented a different country from the World Cup. The children had a great day and enjoyed showing off their football skills! Well done to the children who were selected […]

Buddy groups

We have had a lot of fun on treat Friday this afternoon. We have been working in our buddy groups on lots of different activities. The children have all worked really hard and behaved impeccably!                             

Insulators and conductors

Hawthorn have been continuing their investigations into electricity. Today they have devised an experiment to test which materials are conductors and which are insulators.     


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).