Hawthorn Class

Welcome to Hawthorn Class!

My name is Mrs. Dobson and I will be teaching in Hawthorn Class. 

We have 2 Learning Support Assistants who work in Hawthorn class. Mrs. Denyer will be working on Monday mornings and Mrs. Punt on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

We are so happy to have all the children back in school and returned to some normality. The children have made a fantastic start to the year and have come back eager to learn. We have been amazed at how quickly they have adapted to the new routines and I am very proud of them all.



Our topic for the Autumn term involves focusing on these Power of Reading books-'The Emperor's Egg' by Martin Jenkins and ‘The Lonely Beast' by Chris Judge.  

We are very excited about our topic work and plan to spend lots of time in the grounds exploring the woodland areas and linking this to our book 'The Lonely Beast.'

During the term we will be enjoying reading and writing information facts about penguins and Antarctica, writing stories and diary entries inspired by our Power of Reading books and listening to and creating our own poetry; in Science we will be learning about ‘Animals and Their Habitats’. We will learn which animals live in each different habitat in our school grounds and how they are adapted to survive there. We will begin to understand simple food chains and how animals affect each other. 

Our maths learning will start with ordering and sequencing numbers to 100 and beyond, addition and subtraction. We will be using place value and number facts to solve problems. We will also be counting in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward. We will use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100. Remember to keep practising your number bonds to 10 and 20 and times tables as we work our way through the Times Table Rockstars scheme.

Learning will take place outside as often as possible and children need to be dressed for the weather. Warm, shower proof coats for the cold and hats for sunny days please.

It is important for children to read and talk about the books they are reading every day. As they become more confident at decoding words please encourage them to look out for punctuation and begin to read with expression and try to ask them questions about what they are reading to check their comprehension and understanding.