Years 3 & 4, Hawks
Welcome to Hawks Class with Key Stage 2 pupils aged 7-9 years old. Hawks Class is taught by Mr Scott everyday. Mrs Carr and Mrs Crawford are our teaching assistants.
We have PE on a Tuesday and a Friday, please come to school in PE kit on these days.
Children will have Guided Reading books in school (that stay in school) but are welcome to also bring in an ‘Independent Reader’ from home which could stay in school.
Spellings and homework are set using the Google Classroom platform every Monday, with the spelling test on Friday. Please read with your child as often as you can to improve fluency and comprehension skills. Reading ‘little but often,’ with a couple of questions about the text would be really good practice!
Please read our posts on Google Classroom to find out what has been going on in school and for important current information.
News for Hawks
Hawks News 11 December
This week we worked hard to try and finish our pencil cases. We have written our own recipes for reindeer food, (some interesting ingredients involved here!) As well as writing a conversation between the reindeer as they wait for Father Christmas to go chimney to chimney. In Maths we have been recapping from this terms work. We learnt some Christmas words in French.
Added: 11th December 2020
Hawks News 4 December
In Hawks this week the children have been writing newspaper reports about a lack of carrots for Santa’s reindeer. These have been excellent!
In maths we have been working on times tables. While practising the 12 times table.
In DT we continued our pencil cases. In Topic we made the pyramids as part of our topic on the Egyptians.
Added: 4th December 2020
Hawks News 27 November
On Monday we had another session on our pencil cases, they are coming together nicely with lots of decoration on them. Just need to check when we sew them up our pencils don’t fall out. Lots of conversations about product design changes.
In PHSE we worked together to design a machine to do different tasks. A great chance for compromise.
In Maths we have been working on our times tables and in Literacy we have been writing newspaper reports.
Added: 27th November 2020
Hawks News 20 November
It’s been a busy week in Hawks! In English we have been learning the features of an explanation text and used these in explaining the format of Total Wipeout!
We discovered the names of animals in French as well as completing physical circuits and mirrored, symmetrical dancing in P.E.
Added: 20th November 2020
Hawks News 13 November
This week we started making our pencil cases. It was tricky to thread our needles but we kept going and started decorating them. We had to think about where the top of the pencil case would close so that we didn’t cover up the decorations. Some of us have had to adapt our original plans.
In Maths y4 have been measuring the perimeter and y3 have been working on multiplication. Keep on practising those tables please.
In Literacy we have been making up our own game shows while thinking about instructions.
Added: 13th November 2020
Hawks News 6 November
We have had a good week back after half term. We have planned our pencil cases that we are going to make in Design Technology this half term. We enjoyed some circuits in PE to keep fit.
In Maths Year 4 have been looking at measures and converting mm to cm to m. In Year 3 they have been finishing off addition and subtraction.
In Literacy we have started looking at instructions and explanations and particularly ‘bossy’ verbs.
Added: 6th November 2020
Hawks News 23 October
This week was our final Forest School session for this term. (Mrs De Bardi will let you know plans for PE soon). We enjoyed ‘planting’ our seed bombs, making a bug hotel, decorating leaves and thinking about what we have enjoyed this term and making pictures with charcoal. We also got to roast apples on the fire - yum! Thank you to the families that helped bring in things for our bug hotel.
We have been continuing with addition and subtraction in Maths and in Literacy have been practising some grammar. In Science we made games to practice the things we have learnt this half term.
Added: 23rd October 2020
Hawks News 16 October
In Literacy this week we have been making trailers for the Tin Forest, on the computer, trying to give enough of the story but not too much to make others interested. In art we have been creating collages of Dorset landmarks. In Science we did a quiz to see what we had learnt about states of matter.
In Forest school, (in the rain again), we did some weeding for a new wild flower bed, some leaf painting and making wildflower seed bombs for the new flower bed. In maths we have been adding and subtracting.
Added: 16th October 2020
Hawks News 9 October
In PHSE this week we talked about problem solving. I gave them 10 problems and they worked together to solve them. They were brilliant, lots of different ideas.
In Forest school, despite the rain, we make potions, cakes (out of mud), did weaving and also made different things out of clay.
In Literacy we made finger puppets and re told the story of the Tin Forest using our puppets. In Maths we have been adding and subtracting hundreds, tens and ones.
In Science we have looked at the water cycle.
Added: 9th October 2020
Hawks News 2 October
We had a great start to the week, in Forest School we made shelters and thought about what we would need to survive. We then tested our shelters to make sure they would protect us from the rain! All the shelters were waterproof - phew!
We are continuing our work on the Tin Forest and enjoying thinking about the old man’s wishes.
In Maths Y3 have started looking at addition and subtraction and Y4 are finishing off their work on place value.
In Science we have been learning how water changes state. This week boiling the kettle, carrying on from last week with ice.
Added: 2nd October 2020
Hawks News 25 September
Another good week in Hawks, we thoroughly enjoyed our Forest School session about the senses, culminating in toasting marshmallows and eating them. We have been writing in the style of the old man in Literacy and this week found out the name of our mystery book. In Maths we have carried on with place value. In Science this week we looked at changing states of ice and the arrangement of the particles in different states.
Added: 25th September 2020
Hawks News 18 September
We had a great first session of Forest School. We looked for something green and then something smooth before ‘writing our names in nature’. In maths we have been counting numbers in the thousands and learning about odd and even numbers. In Literacy we have been looking at the character of the old man in our mystery book. We really enjoyed our mindfulness session.
Added: 18th September 2020
Hawks News 11 September
Hawks have settled back in really well. We have been enjoying Literacy based around a mystery book, title yet to be revealed. In maths we have been recapping place value and found they haven’t forgotten a thing. We even managed some practical Science. A great week has been had by all.
Added: 17th September 2020