West Huntspill Academy, New Road, West Huntspill, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3QE
Tel: 01278 783842
East Huntspill Academy, New Road, East Huntspill, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3PT
Tel: 01278 782453

west@thpa.theplt.org.uk / east@thpa.theplt.org.uk

The Huntspill Primary Academies

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Welcome to Hawthorn Class

The children in Hawthorn Class are Reception and Year 1.

In Hawthorn Class our teacher is Mrs Bott, who is supported by teaching assistants Mrs Neale and Mrs Cozens.

This year we have 22 children in Hawthorn Class. 

We love to learn in our classroom and the spacious, adjoining outdoor area.   

We use our outside area every day and enjoy spending time exploring in our garden.

Summer Term 2023

Welcome back!

This term our learning theme is 'What could make me healthy?' We will be reading a variety of different texts, including Supertato, Real Superheroes, Ready Steady Mo! and Astro Girl. Our class readers this term will be Superworm, Traction Man and The Book of Pets. We will continue to develop our knowledge of phonics using Read Write Inc and this will help support our reading skills. In Maths we will continue to use White Rose to support our teaching. The children will be learning about numbers in fun and exciting ways. We are always looking to foster a love of Maths in Hawthorn Class to give the children good foundations when they move throughout the school. We continue to encourage the children to investigate and reason about their maths, talking about what they are doing, why they have chosen this way and how they could change their approach when needed.  In Science we will be using our investigative skills by asking questions, designing tests and carrying them out and then evaluating and talking about what we have found out.  In PSHE our topics are ‘Relationships' and 'Changing Me'. We will be talking about ourselves and our relationships and friendships with others and will also be talking about the changes that occur to our bodies.  In Computing we will be looking at photography and digital imagery, as well as talking about how we can stay safe online.  In RE we will be learning about the different stories that are told in the Bible. We will be learning about people who help us in History, including Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell and we will be looking at the different places that these people travelled to on maps.  We will be developing our throwing and catching skills in PE and preparing the children for sports day races.  

We are looking forward to another exciting term!  

Look at our learning!

 Take a look at the wonderful experiences we have in our Science lessons.

This year we have learnt about animals and how to classify them.  We made lots of different playdough animals- reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds and mammals.   We can name and label parts of the body.

We have explored plants and can name and label the parts of a plant.  We looked for deciduous and evergreen trees and compared their leaves.   We continue to develop our scientific enquiry skills. and are enjoying planning and carrying out investigations. We are becoming super scientists!

Our visits and visitors

 We visited Maundril's farm on a very snowy day.  The children had lots of fun exploring the farm, learning about bees and cows and planting potatoes.  We talked about the different trees and looked for human and physical features on the farm.  We really enjoyed our visit  and learnt so much about the farm. 

Class Information

 PE days are on Monday & Wednesday each week