Hawkstone Class Autumn 2019
Class Teacher: Mrs S O’Hara and Miss Marshall
Teaching assistants: Miss Jones and Miss Edwards
What a busy term we have had so far in Hawkstone class! The children have absolutely loved our whole school theme of 'Take One Picture' which led us to take a journey on that infamous ship, the Titanic.
In our English lessons we read Michael Morpurgo's 'Kaspar Prince of Cats' the exciting tale of Johnny Trott and his travels on the Titanic. We imitated Morgurgo's writing style and produced emotive letters and diary entries, poetry, informative news reports and the most beautiful artwork inspired by the illustrations in the book.
In our science lessons, the children devised an investigation to test why and how HUGE icebergs float in the sea and why don't they melt. We had great fun creating mini icebergs (growlers) to develop an understanding of water expansion and then much bigger icebergs of differing sizes. As the children observed the changes happening it led to further questions such as how do different shaped icebergs behave in the water? and what happens to the icebergs in saltwater compared to freshwater?
For our whole school assembly, the children sang sea shanty's and danced an Irish jig. It was great to see all the children smiling as they performed and parents clapping and singing along too!
Our key question in our history lessons has been 'Who do you think was responsible for the sinking of the Titanic?' This has led to investigating primary and secondary sources of evidence and a passionate debate!
Our visit to The Merseyside Maritime Museum in Liverpool was a huge success. The children became history detectives for the day and the experience enhanced their already excellent subject knowledge.
Please encourage your child to log on to TT rock stars at home to support multiplication tables practice. If your child needs reminding of their log in please ask a member of staff. See document at end of page for further information.
Reading at home and spelling practice is essential. Children are encouraged to change their books on a regular basis and spelling practice sheets are available for the children to take home.
PE is on Tuesday and Friday. As the weather is becoming cooler, children are allowed to wear black jogging bottoms or black leggings instead of shorts. Trainers need to worn for every session.