Welcome to Hawking Class!
Hawking Class have made a great start back after Christmas! I've really enjoyed listening to what they got up to during the Christmas holidays and see some of the photos from thereading challenge.
Our topic this term (Spring 2018) is the Neighbourhood Plan; more information about this can be found within the class letter. I'm certain that that the children will love this topic.
During this term, we have forest school on Tuesday afternoons, so please make sure that your children are sent with the right clothes to get changed with.
We ask that PE kits are in all week, please.
This half term, we will be focusing on the value of integrity; we will talk about this in class and during assemblies
Mrs Johnson, Mrs Godfrey and I have really enjoyed teaching your children so far and getting to know them. We look forward to having your children in our class and seeing them progress.
Mon 4 Jun
KS2 swimming gala
Thu 21 Jun
Y3 Science day
Thu 28 Jun
Lego Robotics Day for Y1 - 6
Thu 12 Jul
KS2 summer concert
Fri 13 Jul
KS2 to Royal Air Tattoo
Tue 24 Jul, 15:30-17:30
See the full diary...
We’ve been learning about how many right angles are in a turn. To help us we’ve been using the Bee-Bots and compasses. We had a lot of fun moving the Bee-Bot and working out different directions for it to go.
'It's just great to be free!'
It was our last Hawking Forest School today (Easter Service next week), and so we finished our session by reflecting on what they have enjoyed about their time outdoors. It was so lovely - after watching and observing them outside during the term - to hear what they had to say. We as adults felt that they had grown in confidence, become more independent and creative, worked better as a team and had started to use more initiative. This is what they had to say; 'I like being creative and making things'; 'I like coming together as a group and eating new food'; 'I like being able to play with my friends'; 'I like being able to play and be imaginative in the mud kitchen'; 'It's just great to be free!'
Hopefully the children will take some of the skills that they have acquired at Forest School and apply them to other areas.
Cotswold Wildlife Park
We had such a good time at Cotswold Wildlife Park today!
We saw lots of different animals and learnt lots of interesting and cool facts about them.
We had a talk with one of the keepers about Predators and Prey and how different animals protect themselves from harm.
Although we didn't manage to see everything, we had a great time and everyone enjoyed themselves.
Fun in the sun
After the recent cold and wet weather, it was lovely to have a warm, sunny afternoon at Forest School. The children went their different ways, enjoying the particularly muddy Mud Kitchen (!), whittling, creating dragons and make Elder pencils. We even had our very own viewing of the Falcons when they 'dropped in' to a field nearby!
It has been lovely to see the children develop over the term and becoming increasingly creative and confident in all that they do.
Our Music Wall
The Hawkings Class had a great time testing different objects for sounds, making tin can shakers and rhythm sticks last week. We were also fortunate enough to have a volunteer, Mr Blake, to help us create a 'music wall' for all the classes to enjoy.