Hawthorn Class

Termly Newsletter

Autumn Term Information

Welcome back! I trust you have had a fantastic Summer and hope everyone is back ready for some hard work!

In English this term we will be exploring the portal story of ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ by C.S. Lewis, before focusing on ‘Stormbreaker’ by Anthony Horowitz. Our non-fiction will focus on a non-chronological report with the focus of deforestation and animals. Our residential trip, to YHA Buxton, will have a ‘Stormbreaker’ focus and children will all receive their own copy of this fantastic story.

Our Maths skills will develop through focusing on our place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and statistics. It is vital that the children learn and know their times tables (up to 12 x 12) fluently. This will support their learning and enable them to answer questions of increasing difficulty with ease. Plenty of practice at home, including times tables games, will help with this.

Science this term will focus on comparing the lifecycles of animals. This will include a human lifecycle, changes to the human body through puberty will be taught and we will touch upon reproduction.

Our topic this term is ‘Rainforests’ we will be learning the location of the world’s rainforest. Learning about the cultures of some rainforest tribes, learning about the animals, deforestation, carbon cycle, habitats. This will include a trip to Chester Zoo, which will include a workshop on Rainforests.

PE will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays children will be expected to be in the correct PE kit for this, however it is best if your child brings in their kit on a Monday and then takes it home on a Friday to wash.

Homework (Maths, English and Spellings), will be set every Monday and is due back by Friday. There will be a weekly homework club every Monday to support children with this. As part of the children’s weekly homework it is essential that children regularly spend time reading and practicing their times tables (1-12) at home. Please ensure your child reads regularly at home, writing in their reading record when they do so.

This year every child in Hawthorn class will have a brass instrument for music, they will need these every Friday afternoon.

Please do not hesitate to come and speak to us if you need any more information or have any questions.

Many thanks,

Miss Richardson and Miss Woodall