Welcome to Hawthorn - Year 6!
Welcome to Hawthorn Class! Our class teacher is Miss Yeates who loves pandas, reading and Harry Potter. We're lucky to have Mrs Davidson and Mrs Comber-Lye helping as our teaching assistants.
Our P.E. days are on Monday and Wednesday this term although we ask that children bring in our P.E. kits to school every day.
We send out Maths and Literacy homework every Friday which is due in the following Wednesday. Sometimes our homework may be practising a skill we learnt during lessons, playing a game or completing an investigation. The amount of effort that we put into our homework is just as (it not more) important than if we complete it all correctly.
We have lots of exciting and interesting topics lined up for this year. On this page you will find details of our termly topics, useful websites and class information as well as photos of what we have been doing in school recently.
Now that we have created our own fantastic beasts, we've moved on to brewing our own potions! The children had a great time this week choosing from the different ingredients on offer (including Dragon's Blood, Werewolf Fur and Powdered Bone!) and then combing them to produce their very own potion. Now that the children have mastered the art of potion making, they will be writing instructions to help muggles to brew potions too!
Now that we've reached the end of our work on World War 2, we're learning about the lasting impacts of the war. Last week, we learnt about the United Nations and the objectives which the U.N. have. To help us understand this, we became delegates from different countries in the U.N. and took part in a model security council. Each pair of delegates suggested solutions to the conflict in Sudan and suggested them to the council who then debated the solutions. In the end, we concluded that we should suggest the government holds an election, send both financial aid and supplies to the refugee camps and that each country would open their doors to the refugees. The children did a brilliant job of considering how they would establish peace- there are definitely some future diplomats in Hawthorn this year!
One of the pieces we created in Art this term are our clay soldiers. Each child rolled and smoothed the clay to shape it into a soldier. Some chose to add detail with helmets or by making parts of the uniforms. All of the soldiers purposefully do not have any detail in their faces so that each can represent any of the soldiers who fought in World War 2.
All of the children had a fabulous time at PGL and made us all very proud with their behaviour. I have added only a few photos to the website at the moment as we have so many to share. All photos will be shared at our PGL assembly on Friday 12th October where the children will also share their memories of PGL. We look forward to seeing you there!