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Year Five

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  • Sports Day

    Published 21/06/24, by San Kaur

    What a fantastic day and turn out from parents thank you so much for your attendance and support for the children. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather and the children took part in a range of brilliant sports activities that are covered in our PE curriculum. 

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  • Villa Vision

    Published 10/05/24, by San Kaur

    Year 5 had the opportunity to take part in a workshop by Villa Vision.

    Villa Vision is the Aston Villa Foundation eye health initiative, designed to educate children on the importance of eye health.

    Children discussed different ways in which we use our eyes, along with the use of VR headsets and 3D glasses to enhance the topics and bring these learnings to life. Children also explored preventative measures to encourage good practice and help safeguard the eyes for a lifetime.

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  • Oceanography Focus Day

    Published 03/05/24, by San Kaur

    Today, Year 5 went to Into University, Maryvale Community Centre, to take part in an Oceanography Focus Day.   Oceanography is the study of all aspects of the ocean, which covers a wide range of topics, from marine life and ecosystems to currents and waves.

    Children explored careers in Oceanography, climate change and researched endangered marine species. 

    Children also took part in drafting and delivering a debate around coal mining and its effects on the ocean.

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  • Happy Eid

    Published 12/04/24, by San Kaur

    Happy Eid to our Hawthorn families. We hope that you had a lovely celebration with your own friends and families.

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  • Happy Vaisakhi

    Published 12/04/24, by San Kaur

    Welcome back. We hope that you all had a restful Easter break.

    Within Hawthorn we have been Celebrating the British Values of everyone's similarities and differences. As part of our schools' cultural capital, we celebrated Vaisakhi as part of the Sikh faith. Vaisakhi is the founding of the Sikh community, the Khalsa. Children were also treated with ice cream as an act of sewa (giving to others) from Mrs Kaur. 



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  • Samba Workshop

    Published 22/03/24, by San Kaur


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  • Tudor Houses Workshop

    Published 22/03/24, by San Kaur

    Thank you to all the parents that were able to attend our Tudor House Workshop. It was lovely to see such a great turn out. 

    Year 5 has researched architecture from the Tudor period, linked to the Art curriculum.  Tudor-style homes stand out from other historic homes with their steeply pitched gable roofs, elegant masonary and stonework, and stately wooden beams set in a stucco or stone facade.

    Children were given the opportunity to create a Tudor house with their adults putting into practise all the knowledge that they had gained about the features, colour, shape and pattern which had been used for effect in Tudor architecture.

    We had some amazing and impressive Tudor houses full of detail and characteristics from the Tudor period.

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  • Time for Science

    Published 14/03/24, by San Kaur

    British Science Week is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. This year's theme is Time.

    This week, Year 5 became engineers! They learnt about pendulums by making one themselves. Investigating ways to slow down its swing and even exploring different types of swings.

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  • Happy World Book Day

    Published 08/03/24, by San Kaur

    Children celebrated World Book Day by coming into school in their pyjamas or own clothes.

    We were very fortunate to have an author visit our school, Sofia Georgiou, who spent the whole day at Hawthorn, inspiring young writers and sharing her journey to becoming a profound writer.

    Sofia shared her book, 'Emmas European Adventure,' which embarks on an unforgettable journey with Emma the Pit Bull as she explores the iconic cities, immmersing herself in the vibrant cultures and mouthwatering cuisines that each destination has to offer.

    Along with reading Sofia's book Year 5 created non-chronological reports based on the countries that Emma visited, incorporating our British values of exploring diversity in different cultures. Year 5 also researched their favourite authors/illustrators and used different media to create images from their books.


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  • Gurudwara Visit

    Published 08/02/24, by San Kaur

    Today, Year 5 had an educational visit to Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha Gurudwara, as part of our RE curriculum; learning about Sikhism.

    A gurdwara is a place of worship for Sikhs. Gurdwaras are open to all people, regardless of gender, age or religion. Everyone is welcome.

    Children covered their heads and took their shoes off as they entered the gurdwara as a sign of respect. They learnt about the Sikh faith, which was founded 554 years ago in India, by Guru Nanak Ji.  We entered the Darbar Sahib (the imperial court/prayer room), where holy Sikh scriptures were being read and children consolidated what they had learnt in the classroom, about Guru Granth Sahib Ji (the central holy religious scriptures of Sikhism, regarded by Sikhs as the final, sovereign and eternal Guru).

    Children had the opportunity to have Langar (free vegetarian communal meal) and learnt that over 25,000 people are served Langar in a week, which is cooked and served by volunteers.

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  • Safer Internet Day

    Published 07/02/24, by San Kaur

    Safer Internet Day is the UK's biggest celebration of online safety, covering online issues that young people are seeing and experiencing online.

    Year 5 learnt how to report, save and block whilst playing online games and completed a quiz around real life scenarios within internet safety.

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  • Happy Chinese New Year

    Published 02/02/24, by San Kaur

    Happy Chinese New Year.

    Today we enjoyed celebrating the Chinese New Year, which is also called the Spring Festival. New Year in China marks the traditional start of the agricultural season. It is a time when families and friends get together to say goodbye to the old and welcome to the new.

    Children had a fabulous day enjoying Chinese cuisine and took part in a dragon dance workshop.

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