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Welcome Hawks class I hope you had a wonderful Christmas period and New Year! Miss Powles and Miss Davis will also work in Hawks class. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back to school and helping you as much as we can!


Our topic for the Spring term is ‘Grand designs’ where we will be focusing on treehouses as the main aspect to our designs. To kick start us off we will be making a treehouse in groups of 3 during our Hook day using KNEX as part of our KNEX challenge.


In English, we will be learning a newspaper report and then writing our own version, we will also be reading the story ‘Magic Faraway Tree’ and then writing instructions.


In maths, we will be finishing the term up until Easter by looking at time.


In Science, we will be learning about electricity, forces and magnets. In term 1 we will be designing, making and creating our own mini treehouses. Then in term 2, we will design our own magnetic game that we would play in our treehouse. Alongside, we will write instructions on how to play our game.


In art, we will be learning about the styles of lots of different famous and influential artists.


In music, we will learn Anglo-Saxon and Viking songs. We will begin to use instruments while we sing and start to sing in rounds.


In Computing, we will focus on developing our key skills such as touch typing and saving and opening documents. We will learn about the school network, the internet and how to stay safe online.


In PSHE, we will be recapping what we learnt in Autumn, including behaviour, kindness and mental/physical health.


In the Spring term, our P.E days will be Monday and Wednesday from now on. Children will need to come to school wearing their PE kit on these days (they will not change during the school day). Please make sure you wear appropriate clothing for PE such as joggers and hoodies/jumpers. We will be outside for all PE lessons until further notice.


Homework will be set on Seesaw this term. If you or your child need support accessing Seesaw please come and see me. Children can complete all their homework on Seesaw and send it to me to be approved. Please do not have all your homework completed in the first week. You can support us and your child by listening to them read regularly and helping them learn their times tables and weekly spellings.

The children will receive rewards for completed homework and if an adult signs their link book to let us know they have read at home. Children can become ‘Maths Champions’ and receive a special pencil when they know all the times tables for their year group: Y3: x2, x10, x5, x3, x4 and x8, Y4: all x tables up to 12 x 12.

We are all looking forward to learning new and interesting things this term.