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Today we have enjoyed learning about Somalia.  We've learnt about some of the things that are special to Somalia. Did you know frankincense and myrrh come from Somalia? We created factfiles full of information, did some threading to create a class picture frame in the style of a Somalian woven mat, and we've made and cooked some Malawah (Somalian pancakes).

Life Skills Day - Table Manners and Knife and Fork Skills


We have had a fun time learning how to correctly use our knives and forks.  We learnt how to scrape food on to our folks, lift and then eat the food without dropping it. We also learnt how to cut up food by using a forward and backward motion. Take a look at our pictures to see what we got up to.    Please help us to keep practising at home so that we can keep getting better.

On Wednesday we enjoyed a whole day of art learning about Luicenne Day, one of Britain's most influential textile designers. We created collage opaque butterflies.  

Art Day

Art Day 1
Art Day 2

Hello and welcome to Year 1!


We hope you've all had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to the delights of Year 1!


We have been planning the transition from Reception to Year 1 carefully taking in to consideration the way in which the children had been working and learning in the Early years.  We have therefore decided to adopt elements of a play based approach to the structure of this term, to allow the children to explore and get use to their new environment, as well as to enable them to move forward with their learning. 


We have been truly amazed by the children's enthusiasm and positive attitude these first few days. 


Our topic this term is 'Somalia'.  This is a geography based topic which will enable the children to learn about Somalia, as well as other countries in the world.  We will learn the names of the continents, as well as compare similarities and differences between places. We will share more with you about the things we have discovered as the term progresses.  If you have any information, photos, souvenirs relating to Somalia or any other country, we would love to share these with the children.  


Hawthorn Team:

Monday/Tuesday - Miss Shreeves

Wednesday - Miss Mullholland

Thursday/Friday - Mrs Slinn

Ms Cornelius is the LSA in class everyday


We are aware that the children will have many adults which they will be working with, and we wish to assure you that  we have all worked very closely to set and establish the routines for the class and will ensure that there is consistency throughout the week.  All information is and will be shared daily and actions agreed together.    


PE - Mondays and Thursdays.

Please make sure your child has the correct PE kit (black shorts/leggings; plain white t-shirt, black daps or black trainers) and all items of clothing are labelled.  The children will be encouraged to change, dress and keep their clothes safe.  You can help with this by teaching your child how to fold and put their uniform away each night.


PPA - For 1 hour every Tuesday morning Miss Shreeves will have her PPA time. The children will do Art during this time with Ms Cornelius and Mrs Lane (Willow's LSA). 

Mr Germaine will be joining Miss Shreeves on a Monday afternoon to teach the children ICT skills.


We are always looking for people to help out in class, so if you can spare some time each week, we would love to have you. 


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and see us at the end of the school day or make an appointment to talk to us during another time. 


The Hawthorn Team!