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Welcome to the online learning page for Hawthorn.

Any tasks, resources or homework will be published below when they become available:

15.07.2020

Hawthorn Class Letter

 

07.07.2020

Hawthorn Class Letter

 

30.06.2020

Hawthorn Class Letter

 

24.06.2020

Hawthorn Class Letter and Activities

 

15.06.2020

Hawthorn Class Letter and Activities

 

11.06.2020

Dear parents and carers

It was great speaking to you all last week and it was helpful hearing feedback regarding home learning packs. I have now finished your child’s home learning packs and they will be going out in the post to you this week.                                                                                                           

This week’s theme is under the sea. Please click on the link to find information and exciting projects that you can do at home. Under the Sea http://woodside.bexley.sch.uk/learning-from-home/additional-information/projects-to-do-at-home

 

English:

Hawthorn Class online story this week is the Tiger that Came to Tea. Please find on the following link to an audio book on You Tube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXgW9UCgpc8

Once your child has watched and listened to the story on You Tube please go to the link below and follow Oak Academy lessons 6-10 to complete online learning for this story.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-1/subjects/english

Spelling online learning:

I would like to direct you to BBC bitesize for online learning.  The following link should take you to KS2 spelling which has lots of fun online games and activities to teach and help improve spelling.  This week’s focus is the ough sound.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zt62mnb

 

Maths:

 

This week our focus will be learning about money.

Practice handling, counting, and sorting real coins at home. Look at finding different ways of making 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p. I know that many students in Hawthorn class like games that involve money. Try playing Monopoly or role play shopping games. Please click on the following link to access BBC bitesize money lessons https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zp8dmp3

 I have found some great online games to help with counting coins on www.topmarks.co.uk please click on the link

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/money

Well- being

 

In Hawthorn Class we have been learning how to manage our anxieties, worries and strategies to keep calm. I have found some You Tube videos by Go Zen that teach listening to a bell and breathing techniques which are similar to the way your child has been taught in school. Please click on the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZME0JKiweL4

If you have taken photographs of your own children completing any of these tasks or would you would like to share an activity you have done or are doing at home. If you are happy for photographs to be shared on this web page. Please email them to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stay safe and have fun!

Kind Regards

Mrs Lainson, Mrs Flannagan and Miss Wilson

 

03.06.2020

Letter to Hawthorn Class

 

01.06.2020

 

22.05.2020

Dear parents,

Thank you so much for sending in these lovely photos. It is great to see the fun activities you are all doing at home.

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·         Make a poster to say thank you to one of our local workers. This could be for the postman, a bus driver or to the local shop keeper. You could display your poster next to your front door or at a local bus stop or hand it in at your local shop.

·         Write positive messages on stones and leave them in a local park for people to see.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/five-ways-to-help-childrens-wellbeing/zfb2d6f

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is Kindness. Below are some activities you can do with our children. I have also added a link to BBC.co.uk which teaches 5 ways to help with children’s wellbeing.                                                                                                               

 

KS3 are startiing our weekly theme ‘Around the world, whilst we stay at home’.  We will begin by visiting  the USA, you can find links to activities and tasks on the right hand side by clicking on Projects to do at home/ KS3 /theme week/ USA.

Maths activities you can do at home

 

Hawthorn class have learnt how follow and give directions which they quite enjoyed you can support their learning of his by doing some of these activities at home.

  • Hide a toy and draw a map for somebody to find the toy you can also direct them to find the toy giving instructions
  • Hide an item and play hot and cold. Give directions verbally using forwards, backwards, quarter/ half turn tun clockwise and anti-clockwise.
  • Whilst they are on the trampoline tell your child to do a half turn, quarter turn and full turn. Clockwise and anti- clockwise.

For online learning please use the lessons 9 and 14 provided by the Oak National Academy this will support the learning of position and direction. https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2/maths#subjects

 

English activities

 

This week’s lessons are focused on character descriptions.

  • Read daily, ask your child questions about what is happening in the book. Who is the main character? Can you describe what the Character looks like?

 

For online learning please click on the link below and look for Character Description then use lessons 1-5 provided by the Oak National Academy to support your child’s learning.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-1/english#subjects

 

If you have taken photographs of your own children completing any of these tasks or would you would like to share an activity you have done or are doing at home. If you are happy for photographs to be shared on this web page. Please email them to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stay safe and have fun!

Regards

Mrs Lainson, Mrs Flannagan and Miss Wilson

 

15.05.2020

Dear parents,

I hope that you are all finding the web page helpful and have tried some of the activity suggestions from last week. I tried the skittle rainbow task at home, and it was a huge success. Please see below.  

skittles

Maths – Shape, Space and Measures.

Hawthorn class have learnt how to measure using standard and non- standard measurement. These are some activities you could try at home.

 

  • Draw around their hand and find out how many hands long different items are in the home.
  • Go on a hunt either in the house or garden and measure items that you find can you put them in order from the shortest to tallest using a tape measure or ruler.
  • Build a tower and measure how tall it is.
  • Can you weigh items from lightest to heaviest?
  • Fill up different sized containers using a cup and find out how many cups it takes to fill up each one.

I have a attached a measurement power point that can help with this.

Units of Measurement Warmup Powerpoint

Parts of A Plant Powerpoint

Parts of A Flower Labelling Worksheet

English

Hawthorn class have been learning about the features of non-fiction and fiction text. These are some activities you could try at home.

  • Look at non-fiction (real/information) and fiction (imaginary people/events) books.
  • Compare the books. How are they different? How are they the same?
  • Look closely at a non-fiction book. What do they notice?

I have attached a poster identifying features of a non-fiction text and a sorting activity. 

 A4 Display Poster

Non-Fiction and Fiction Book Titles Sorting Activity

Art

Draw around all your family’s hands and put them together to make a flower.

Make a collage of different natural items collected from the garden or from a trip outside.

Paint rocks and draw faces on them also talk about your feelings.

Science

 Look closely at a flower and label the different parts of a flower.

Please see this link for a short bbc video  for children explaining the different parts of a plant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLhTgTwbYMI

If you have taken photographs of your own children completing any of these tasks or would you would like to share an activity you have done or are doing at home. If you are happy for photographs to be shared on this web page. Please email them to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stay safe and have fun!

Regards

Mrs Lainson, Mrs Flannagan and Miss Wilson

 

05.05.2020

Dear parents,

It was wonderful talking to you all last week and good to speak to some member of Hawthorn class.  

Hopefully, you should all have your home learning packs this week. The learning packs have been sent with the idea that you can just do a few activity sheets a day.

I have also listed a few ideas below of activities you could try at home.

Maths - Data Handling

Hawthorn class have learnt how to collect data and complete a tally chart, which they quite enjoyed.  Try doing one of these activities at home.

  • Do a tally/bar chart of vehicles that you can see out of your window
  • Go on a bug hut and do a tally/bar chart of all the bugs that you find.
  • Go on a shape hunt around the house and complete a tally chart of all the shapes you find.
  • Empty a packet of skittles and complete a tally chart of different colours found

Please see the link attached explaining how to complete a tally chart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6L2ch1esFGA

English

Hawthorn class really enjoyed learning about den building, and many enjoyed sitting inside a den. They also love listening to or reading stories. They could combine both interests and build a den, then take one of their favourite books to read whilst inside the den. Afterwards they could complete a book review or talk about their favourite character in the book and discuss why.

This link is to the book trust and has a huge range of popular stories to listen to and read.

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

Art/Science/Sensory  

Rainbow challenge -Find different ways to make a rainbow

Make a rainbow with skittles and water https://www.science-sparks.com/skittles-experiment/

Make a rainbow on kitchen roll https://www.messylittlemonster.com/2020/04/magic-paper-towel-art-science.html

Make a rainbow collage with different items found around the home. https://theimaginationtree.com/giant-rainbow-collage/

Blu Pic

Blu has sent us this wonderful poster he designed for Key workers.

 I particularly love his drawing of the Crossrail train. His poster is now being displayed at Paddington Station to support his parents who work on the railway and other key workers.

Such an amazing achievement.

Well done Blu!

If parents and carers have to taken photographs of your own children competing any of these tasks or would you would like to share an activity you have done or are doing at home, and you are happy for photographs to be shared on this web page then please email them to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stay safe and have fun!

Regards

Mrs Lainson, Mrs Flannagan and Miss Wilson

 

30.04.2020

Seeing Other People Wearing Masks

Updated 29.04.2020

Dear parents and carers,

It was wonderful talking to you all last week and good to hear that you are all safe and well.

I will be contacting everyone on a weekly basis from now on so that we can talk about what is working well and what you might need some help with. I will also be updating this website on a weekly basis with some online activities and ideas that you might like to try at home. I have been homeschooling too and I have found using money and shopping role play was a big hit at home and my children now repeatedly ask to play this game which is lovely. I understand that not everyone including myself have a printer and the school office are in the process of sending home some more learning packs which will focus on Maths and English.

Please find below some useful online links which support home learning.

Science

 If you click on the link and then scroll down to family activities and then click on explore activities it will take you to a page of resources, videos and activities which have been sorted according to age. There are lots of great ideas to encourage scientific thinking and problem solving.

https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning#educational-family-activities

Art

This site provides a focus for creative exploration and respite time for calm wellbeing for all ages. There is also a drawing challenge on here which you can sign up to completing a short form with your name and email. They will then send resources for you to complete and submit in your own time.

https://www.accessart.org.uk/art-covid-19/

Music

BBC Ten Pieces is a really nice music resource, where children are introduced to a piece of music and some background information about the piece and its composer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5clQVzSPv8nPJvVQNdCW0rq/no-place-like-by-kerry-andrew

English and Maths and other Curriculum Areas

I would like to draw your attention to the BBC Bitesize Daily lessons and resources.These lessons have been written by teachers. Lessons include videos and related activities in English, Maths and other curriculum areas.

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Phonics www.letters and Sounds

These sites provide printable letter and word cards, games, plus teaching ideas, activities and links to Letters and Sounds games which you can use on computers.

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

 

Sensory

Try making a bubble snake. I have done this with my own children and its simple to do. All you need is a plastic bottle, a sock, scissors or a craft knife and an elastic band. First cut the bottom off the plastic bottle, this can be tricky so an adult would need to do this. Then cut the foot part off the sock and pull it over the bottom of the bottle. Next fasten in place with an elastic band. Finally make a bubble solution with washing up liquid and a small amount of water dip the bottle into the mixture and blow.

      

Stay safe and have fun!

Mrs Lainson

 23.04.2020:

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Printable Rainbow Certificate

Older

Letter to parents and carers regarding home learning 2.4.2020

How to make cheese on toast - 2.4.2020

How to write a recount powerpoint - 2.4.2020

Features of recounts poster - 2.4.2020

Recount texts checklist - 2.4.2020

Writing a recount powerpoint - 2.4.2020

Recount writing frames - 2.4.2020

Persuasive writing poster - 2.4.2020

Non fiction sentence openers - 2.4.2020

Driving into mastery - guidance - 2.4.2020

Activity cards - count money, pence - 2.4.2020

Answers - count money pence - 2.4.2020

British money word problems activity sheet - 2.4.2020

Counting mixed coins activity sheet - 2.4.2020

Addition and substraction with change money - 2.4.2020

How much do the ice creams cost activity sheet - 2.4.2020

 

 

 

Dear parents

 

I hope you are all well and keeping your spirits up during this difficult time. I will try my best to offer as much support to you as I can through this website with links and ideas to keep your young people active, leaning and most importantly happy.  As a parent myself whom is also trying to home school I can understand the challenges that home schooling can present especially when you have more than one child all working at different levels with a variety of needs. 

Firstly I have found that establishing a routine at home has been working well and has helped to keep my children to feel less anxious. 

I have written down a schedule/list  for our day(without times) to encourage a routine and to help keep myself sane. This is a basic routine that I follow but you could have a think about what sort of things you feel is realistic in your family and what you would like to do with them and in which order. You could (possibly) have a discussion with your child and talk about what you would like your day to look like.  

Breakfast 

Teeth, wash and get dressed                     

Cosmic Yoga - You Tube channel - see link below  

Maths 

Snack 

Exercise - garden play or movement break 

English 

Lunch 

Exercise - garden play or movement break

Handwriting/ Reading

Art (or something practical and fun)

Choosing 

I have found that writing a list that they can see and tick off throughout the day has really helped. I would also suggest just completing one piece of Maths and English to work on each time with a reward time after each activity with a timer for rewards e.g  Maths then ipad for 10 minutes. 

Some of your children might become bored easily and just need things to do or to be kept occupied. 

I have attached some simple matching and sorting task ideas which I have made at home. You could make some of these tasks at home using what you can find for example; ice cube trays, shoe boxes or egg boxes. If you have other children you could ask them to help you. Sorting and matching activities are a good way to help promote independent learning and create a sense of calm. 

Please find below a list of recommended websites for use during school closure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAT5NiWHFIU Cosmic yoga Going on a Bear Hunt 

www.twinkl.co.uk/offer (code UKTWINKLHELPS)

www.topmarks.co.uk/maths -games /hit-the button 

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Great for practising number skills:

www.ictgames.com literacy and maths games 

I hope you have found some of these ideas helpful. Please keep logging into the website for more ideas and activities you can complete at home. 

Mrs Lainson

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