Hello Hawthorn Pupils!
Welcome to Hawthorn Class and welcome to the new school year! We're super excited about all the great things we're going to do this year and can't wait to get started! Below are some important reminders for you and your parents/ carers.
Class Teachers: Miss C Higgins & Mrs E Gómez
LSAs: Miss A Thompson & Mrs J Joyce
(Mon - Wed) (Thurs - Fri)
At Lionel, we know that children who read for pleasure will do well at school and beyond. We foster a love of reading through our enthusiastic reading culture. In Hawthorn Class, we have a well-stocked library with a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction; we will encourage your child to select a book to read for pleasure and change it regularly, alongside their learning to read banded book. Please ask your child about their class library book and share it with them.
In addition, your child's class teachers will read aloud daily to the class from a well-chosen and well-loved book.
Developing a daily reading habit is equally vital to becoming a lifelong lover of books; we expect children to read at home for at least 20 minutes every day and bring in their signed Reading Records. Please help your child to develop and maintain this habit.
Books can be changed any morning, once the previous book/s have been returned.
It is vital children have fast, accurate recall of all their times tables facts; therefore, your child will receive a page of times tables grids with their homework to complete (ideally one every day).
The weekly times table test will be completed each Wednesday, when their score will be recorded. Your child should aim to maintain and/ or beat their score, each week.
At Lionel, we offer children a rich and varied curriculum at every stage of their time here. Please find below our curriculum map for the following academic year, showing what your child will be learning.
Home Learning will be set on Google Classroom every Monday afternoon. This work will consist of a multiple-choice comprehension task, and a Maths activity based on the week's topic or a revision exercise.
Your child's spelling words will also be listed; these should be practised each evening in preparation for the spelling test on Friday.
Completed homework should be handed in for marking by Friday morning.
Please remind your child to wear their P.E. kit on their P.E. days: Mondays (Indoors) and Thursdays (Outdoors).
Please also remember to label all your child’s clothing.
Finally, please do not hesitate to contact us (via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) should you require any further information.