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We had a lovely Christmas dinner with a surprise visitor.

We have had loads of fun in our Elf workshop making Christmas paper chains, stained glass windows and scratch art penguins. We also watched an Elf story.

We have learnt the First Christmas story and then we made puppets and performed it to the class.

In class we are trying to work out what our aliens are called. Can you help us by using your phonics to create names to see if we can guess their names by 2021.

We have been learning some dance moves in PE. The children have enjoyed freestyle to some Irish music!

Click on the link to see group 1:

Group 2 to follow...





More Christmas activities beautifully coloured and cut by the children.

Our self portraits. Can you guess who's who?

In Computing we are learning about Algorithms. We had great fun telling our robot what to do to make a sandwich. We had to think really carefully and make sure our instructions were very clear.

Look at our wonderful firework pictures.

In Creative Thursdays we have been looking at sculptures. We linked our sculptures to our Autumn theme and man leaf men.

We were lucky enough to have OCRA come and do a multi skills session with us just before half term.

Here are some of our final playground equipment designs we created in DT.

In Creative Thursday Hawthorns have experimented using primary colours to make secondary colours, along with exploring different painting tools to create paintings of autumn trees and Van Gogh's 'Wheatfield with Crows.'

We have been exploring our sense of smell and taste in an experiment identifying the flavour of crisps.

Place value - We have found out which numbers are smaller or greater than others.

In DT we have been looking at playground equipment. Here are some photos of us exploring different joins.

We have been creating sentences using pictures and words.

Hi Hawthorns,

I hope you have all had a wonderful summer holiday and are ready for an exciting new term. Mrs Gibb and myself were lucky to meet some of you last term but I'm sure you are all feeling like us at the moment, excited to be all back together again but a little worried too. Our Hawthorn bubble is going to be really special and we will all be there for each other to help get used to the new routines within school life. 

To begin with, we will be recapping on many skills learnt in Chestnuts to consolidate those skills before moving on. Our priority is to ensure everyone is happy within school and ready to learn from all the fun activities we have planned for you this year.

We are looking forward to seeing all your smiling faces again on Monday 7th September at 8.35am, where you will be met by Mrs Perry, Miss Hutton and myself in the playground.

See you soon.smiley

Mrs Jacob.

2019- 2020

This is the last week of the Summer Term. What a lot of wonderful learning has been going on in the class and at home. Try to keep up your reading and phonics over the summer holiday. Phonics play is a good website to practice reading graphemes and for playing games to reinforce them to help you be more speedy with your reading. 

Have lots of fun, take a look back over some of the activities from previous weeks, there are lots of suggestions if you get bored. I hope you all have a wonderful summer holiday and that I will see you some time in the Autumn term when I come in to help with reading.

Best wishes,

Mrs Fawcett

We made some amazing minibeasts from recycled materials.

Today we have been having fun learning about Volume and Capacity with Mr Wright our PGCE student.

For World Book Day we all dressed up as our favourite book characters. Can you see which ones we chose?

As part of our topic about Houses and Homes, we visited the new building site in Hatherleigh. We also looked at all the different materials being used.

We dressed up as Christmas trees for our performance of a Magical Christmas Journey

Eva-Rose made us all beautifully decorated cupcakes for Christmas.

Thank you everyone who helped to make our Nocturnal Animal display so interesting. Your ideas, models, drawings and handcrafts are incredible. Plop would be really pleased to see all your hard work.

We enjoyed discovering what was in an owl pellet. One of them had 5 skulls in it!

We are learning about Owls and other nocturnal creatures.Our home learning project has been to create a poster or a model. Everybody has done something different.

We all dressed up for Children in Need - look how spotty we are!

Maths is fun! We played a game with 10 multilink and a dice, we were learning all about adding and taking away.

We used clipboards to tick things off on our Signs of Autumn walk.

We can order numicon to 10 and back again!

We had a visitor, Sarah, who came in to talk to us about Harvest. We looked at different seeds and thought about what they might grow into.


Scroll to the bottom of the page for Hawthorns' Overview, Termly Newsletter and ideas for Home learning.  

Today some of us dressed up to celebrate the day the men returned to Hatherleigh from World War 1. It happened 100 years ago and the school had a day's holiday!

The whole school celebrated French Day. We sang songs, ate French food, performed in the Community Centre and all dressed up in red, white and blue.