Hawthorn Class

Mrs Marriott's Y1/Y2 class


We have been enjoying doing maths in an active way outside in the sunshine.

We have found the missing numbers finding different clues and we spotted missing numbers in the ladders.

We also won lots of pirate's gold solving maths word problems.

For our Seaside Sculpture Event we learnt about Andy Goldsworthy and how he only uses natural objects.

We spent a morning in the woods working in groups to build our natural sculptures.

For the event we all worked together and used shells and pebbles from a beach to create our own sculpture.

We enjoyed our Friday morning outside gardening with Mrs Ormand and playing snakes and ladders or in the water. We also used viewfinders to draw pictures of what we could see.

We all loved learning how to maypole dance with Mrs Butler.

We learnt our dance well for the school show.

World Book Day was great fun dressing up as our favourite book characters.

We had a great fun learning about a dairy farm from Michelle and had a go at milking a cow. In the afternoon Jimmy's dad brought in Jimmy's chicks and hens.

During our Space topic we enjoyed making 'Pizza Planets' with Poppy.

We practised our cutting and grating skills. They were yummy!!

We loved performing our Christmas play to our families.

We enjoyed painting a pebble with a poppy and taking them to the Memorial Gardens in Wirksworth on Remembrance Day.

We have started the year learning about DINOSAURS.

We all enjoyed our walk around the Stone Centre learning about fossils.

Did you know there was a volcano in Wirksworth?

We all enjoyed our Harvest Sponsored Walk. We looked for the harvest pictures that led the way.

Mrs Poyser gave us a snack at the Stardisc.

The children were asked which liquid would be the best to add to bicarb of soda to make the best erupting volcano.

Lemonade, water or vinegar?

A lot of the class predicted lemonade as it has bubbles... try the experiment yourself to see which one made the fantastic volcano.

The topic this half term is Carnivals. After learning about the history of carnivals in Africa we created African masks from recycled materials.They look wonderful in our garden!