Welcome to Hawks Class!
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We have 9 boys and 5 members of staff in the Hawks team.
Our children range between Year 3, 4 and Year 5. 
The class teacher is Sami-Leigh and the support staff are Alicia, Mel, Hayley and Ailish.
On our class page you will find lots of different sections to help you engage with your child during with home learning (Remember to take lots of pictures - we love looking at them on the IWB as a class to celebrate the children's achievement) such as:
Topic (Music / Science / PHSE)
Our aims over this term:
  • Develop effective communication
  • Enhance and encourage social skills including sharing and working alongside our peers
  • Building different relationships with different people around school.
  • Independence skills
  • Attention and engagement skills
World book day was on Thursday 3rd March 2022.  Children [and staff] were invited to dress up on this day as our favourite character if we choose to.
Our school focus was on enjoying a love of listening to stories under the theme 'you are a reader'. You can find more information on our website under the tabs curriculum - home tasks - world book day 2022.
Hawks class enjoy stories at the end of every day before our going home routine and here are a few of our favourites:
  • The Pigeon wants a puppy!
  • The Pigeon needs a bath!
  • Don't let the Pigeon stay up late!
We listened to a new and exciting story called 'The tiger who came to tea.' for World Book Day and participated in some role play tea making activities. We even made our own tea which included the making of ice cream -  which was delicious! 
Which story do you enjoy listening to at home?
In PHSE we will continue learning about the different emotions we feel and how they change our body. For example: when we are happy, our faces smile / when we are sad we might start to cry. It is such a big part of our curriculum to support our children with their emotional understanding and regulation. It is important to us as a school and the child that they can understand the emotions they may feel and they are able to communicate and regulate them. 
Please use the Powerpoint below to talk through the different emotions with your child. 
The mathematical concepts this term are;
number, shape, size & capacity. 
  • Number exploration in sensory bins
  • Number hunt - Can you recognise numbers in the environment? Local shops / in the home! 
  • How many ways can your child represent a number?
  • Playing number based games: Snakes & Ladders 
  • Number formation - use resources such as paint, bingo markers, felt tips, play-dough to write numbers.
  • Can your child help counting things around the house? For example: counting the shoes.
  • Collect pebbles whilst our on a walk and make number pebbles / stones to use as a maths resource. 
  • Can the children sequence these number pebbles? 0-10   10-20   or even backwards 10-0
  • Use a glove and rice / flour to create a sensory hand to represent numbers. 
  • Understand and use the terms lots and one.
Uploaded below are some images to demonstrate these ideas: 
  • Cut out scrap pieces of paper into different shapes (children can help depending on ability). Let the children make a replica of their home, a rocket or any other designs the children would like to make.
  •  Build different shapes with collected stones.
  •  Chalk different shapes on the pavement. 
  •  Dried pasta / cocktail sticks and play-dough to create different 3D shapes.
Uploaded below are some images to demonstrate these ideas: 
  • Can you find small & big objects around your home. One of our children used their PJ Masks characters to show this concept at home - What a great idea :) 
  •  Build big lego towers & small lego towers
  •  Line the shoes in small too big size order or big too small.
  •  On a walk find small leaves and bigger leaves.
  • Cut straws into big and small and trace around to investigate which is the biggest? smallest? 
Uploaded below are some images to demonstrate these ideas: 
Try exercising some of these key vocabulary (displayed on the word mat below) at home with your child. This will encourage and support them to understand the concepts of this vocab. Below are some ideas in doing so for you to try at home...
  •  Fill different bottles (used fruit shoots) up with different coloured fluid liquid and allow children to fill other bottles up.
  •  Use lego / porridge oats / flour and other materials or resources as a replacement for water to fill different containers to different capacity levels. 
  •  Use colouring / whiteboard pens to represent full / empty / half full on hand drawn glasses. 
  • Capacity bingo
Uploaded below are some images to demonstrate these ideas: 
In this section there are lots of ideas and website game links to support your child with their phonics and literacy at home. Some general ideas for phonics learning at home are: 
  • Writing letters from the alphabet in different sensory bins such as oats / glitter / sand etc.
  • Phonic tubs - use different objects of reference such as an apple for the letter 'a' for children to identify the initial sound. 
  • Mark making in different sensory materials.
Reading with your child:
Enjoy some of your children's favourite books with them. Here are some suggestions and questions you can use whilst reading to your child...
  • Encourage children to turn the pages independently
  • Ask children to point to the different characters / pictures in the story
  • Ask children to recall the story.
  • What might happen next? 
  • Who is your favourite character? Why?
  • What do you think will happen in the end?

Open a book and you will find, 
People and places of every kind.
Open a book and you can be, 
Anything that you want to be.
Open a book and you can share,
Wonderful worlds you find in there.
Open a book and I will too, 
You read to me and I'll read to you.