"When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest."
It’s a new half term and a new season is upon us- even though the daffodils are out it doesn’t feel very spring like. More like the monsoon season with all this moor mizzle around.
Despite the damp, we had a fun start to the week: anonymously writing about our favourite part of half term and then guessing whose half term we were hearing about. It sounded like everyone had at least one exciting adventure ranging from football matches and French dancing to falling grandparents!
For the next three weeks we will be combining our learning in science and english. Our science lens is now focusing on earth and space for this half term and we will be referencing the fantastic book: Science in a Flash: Earth and Space by Georgia Amson-Smith. We will not only be using it to find facts about our galaxy and space travel, but also to use as a blueprint text to design and write our own non fiction page about the lunar eclipse and the moon cycle.
In maths we are using our times table knowledge to great effect- recognising, simplifying and finding equivalent fractions. Due to our ever-present, playful revision of times tables facts during the day, we have noticed a better than normal understanding and grasp of the very tricky concept of fractions. At least all of our maths lessons will be online via google classrooms so if you ever want to get a head start or revise what we have learned in class with you child please take a look. We will endeavour to get all our english work up as well these will be more research activities that you and your child can do together at home.
Don’t forget that your child has a log in for Times Tables Rockstars - let's make Hawthorn Class come at the top of Mr Finch's League Tables each Friday.
Mr Frewin has started to roll out the new Real PE curriculum this week and after one very enjoyable (and sweaty) footwork session we are all really impressed by how inclusive and fun the lessons are. During our Saints PE session on Monday, Miss Edwards really put the kids through their paces with a gruelling circuit training session. The children were asked to record their heart rate and monitor the immediate effects exercise has on the body.
Another reminder: It is World Book Day next Thursday - children do not have to dress up for the day but they may if they choose to. We will be having a special day filled with bookish joy. We will be welcoming a pop up bookshop from our friends at The Bookery in Crediton who will introduce children to some fun age appropriate books and give them a chance to buy a book from the shop. The bookshop will remain open until four o'clock at the end of the day in case any parents or carers would like to visit it. To buy a book children need to bring cash in a sealed, named envelope and give it to the class teacher at the start of the day. Children will be able to buy one book for six pounds or two books for ten pounds.
Well at least the sun came back for the final day of the week May it stay with us for the weekend so we can welcome spring in the right way.
Enjoy your weekends.
Mr Frewin and Mr Evemy