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Forces – Oak

In science we have been learning about forces. We compared different surfaces and the time it took to ride 14 meters.

Reception – All About Me

In Reception we have been looking at ourselves in the mirror and talking about what we see. We then used a range of materials to create our faces for our display.  

Autumn in Reception

In Reception we have been learning about Autumn and the changing seasons. The children have loved talking about how the leaves change colour and investigating the conkers, pine cones and leaves that we have set up in the classroom. We’ve been having fun practicing our harvest songs, the harvest samba and the seasons song. Reception […]

Reversible and irreversible changes

This morning in forest school Over the forest school fire, melted chocolate, ice sculptures and made popcorn.  Which of our changes were reversible and which ones were irreversible?  Can I melt chocolate reverse the change?   Then we used autumn leaves and seeds to make some outdoor art.

Brazil Topic – Birch

In Birch class for our topic this term, we have been learning all about Brazil. We looked at the city of Rio de Janeiro and learned about the famous carnival held there. We listened to some samba music and made our own carnival masks. We had lots of fun!

Reception Open Mornings/Afternoon

Please see information below. If you would like to visit the Reception unit for September 2023 admissions, please contact the school office via Reception Open Mornings and Afternoons 22

Subtraction games

This week 4 Hawthorn have been rehearsing their subtraction skills by playing maths games. In this game we had to choose 5 cards to use as digits and arrange them to make a subtraction calculation with the smallest possible difference. We tried the different methods we have learned this week.

Black History Month Workshop

To mark Black History Month we were extremely lucky to have a whole school workshops provided by external experts in African Drumming and Dance. Focussing in the Halaiki rhythms and beats of East African the workshops used traditional Djembe drums and expressive dance movements that could be used to convey stories, emotions and celebrate occasions.  […]

Conducting Electricity

For the past few weeks, Hawthorn have been learning about electricity. In this lesson we have been placing cutlery of different materials into a circuit to see if they conduct electricity.

Music – Take One Tune

‘Carnival of the Animals’ by Saint – Saens We listened to the music and painted pictures to go with the animals.                                                We made fish and tortoises using tissue paper.       […]