4 Hawthorn Category

Classifying materials

Today Hawthorn have been investigating the properties of solids, liquids and gases. We learned that solids have a fixed shape and volume, liquids have no fixed shape but they have a fixed volume and in gases neither are fixed. We then spend a fun, if gooey afternoon investigating various products from Miss Thompson’s bathroom. Our […]

Christmas Dinner Day.

A great time was had by all on Christmas Dinner day. With a big thank you to the ladies in the kitchen for all their hard work over the year. Even the youngest member wore her festive outfit.

Take one Picture: ‘The Spirit of Christmas’

The children have worked so hard for our ‘Take one Picture’ project and the work they have produced is fantastic. Thank you to everyone who came to have a look at our exhibition of work. If you missed it, here are some photos of everyone’s efforts.

Year 3 and 4 Football Festival

25.08.18 Year 3 and 4 children took part in a football festival, which was great fun. The children played exceptionally well and placed joint second! We played against both Boxmoore and Holtsmere End. We are extremely proud of the children! 🙂

Lest we forget

This year is the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. To commemorate this, we had a whole school assembly with singing from the whole school. They sang “We Remember”, ” Pack up your Troubles” and “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary”.  Out KS2 choir sang “In Flanders Fields”. We had a […]


As we have been looking at fairytales in English, we took a vote on what fairytale style image we should work on in art. We voted for a wolf. During our art sessions we have been looking very closely at the shape of a wolf’s head and the texture made by it’s fur. So far […]

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 […]