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Hawthorn Primary School


Primary School

Inspire, Challenge, Achieve

Year 1

Year One have been and will be thinking about World Religion Day, which is celebrated on January 17th, in our Live lessons. Please look on our 'Rights Respecting' class tile on the Hawthorn Y1 bgfl page to find out about activities to take part in to support UNICEF and also how to obtain the Red Cross First Aid Award ( for children aged from 5 - 18 years). This is the perfect time to take part in such a worthwhile cause.

Riley what an improvement in your handwriting since last term. Well done! We are so proud of you for practising.

Idman well done for completing all your home learning! Fantastic sentences and look at your part whole model. Just shows you have great listening skills in our live lessons.

Kyle what an amazing piece of writing about the Great Fire of London. Fantastic handwriting using capital letters and full stops.

Amira you have been very busy this week and we are so proud of you. That is why you have been chosen as our Star of the Week!

Azaan, you have really impressed me with your handwriting, I can see you have been practising. You have written some amazing sentences using capital letters and full stops. You really know your stuff about the Great Fire of London. Well done.

Excellent home learning Senon, you have obviously been really busy. It has been lovely to see your smiling face during our live lessons everyday!

What an amazing piece of art you have created there Reiss! Fantastic sentences about the Great Fire of London too, using capital letters and full stops. Well done!

Wow ! Look at your fabulous Great Fire of London Timeline. Fantastic work Erin!

The Year One Team would like to thank parents and children for your continued support in these uncertain times and hope to be back in class with you all very soon. In the meantime, please continue to join me (Miss Phillips) in our live lessons at 10:00am and 2:00pm every week day from Wednesday January 6th. Please look on the Home page of this website to explore how to access our home learning and live online lessons using our bgfl page. The children all received their login details before half term and began to use the site in class to support them in the event of the current situation arising again. It has been lovely to see some super work in the children's online files relating to our previous theme about 'Space' and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for taking the time to do this. I am also aware of how creative our children and their families are, the Year One staff are really disappointed as we have not been able to celebrate the Home Learning that we know would have taken place over Christmas. We would therefore like to take this opportunity to ask parents to take photographs of their children's models/creations linked to our 'Fire!Fire!' theme and to either send them to us via our school e-mail: or if you feel able please upload them to our home learning account. I would also really appreciate it if you would take photographs of your child's work/efforts as they complete our online learning activities and send them to us too. I would love to display them all on the website and show our appreciation of the hard work taking place at home! I am currently attempting to telephone you all to ensure you are aware of how to access online/collect home learning packs available and to keep in touch with our lovely class!

Thank you again and please don't hesitate to call if you need to ask anything at all. The well-being of the parents in our class is equally as important to us as our children's. 

Keep safe, 

Miss Phillips

09.12.2020 The Nutcracker

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08.12.2020 Clump the Lump of Coal

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07.12.2020 The Unicorns Are Coming To town!

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04.12.2020 The Slightly Annoying Elephant

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03.12.2020 What's a Christmas?

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02.12.2020 Gnome

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01.12.2020 There's a Snake in my School

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30.11.2020 Spinderella

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No queues at Year One's Asda!


Wow! Can you believe we are in the 2nd half of Autumn Term already! Year One really enjoyed returning to school and finding the classroom in darkness as we started our Space theme for this half term. We have already made a rocket for our book corner and have been creating galaxies with chalk and pastels! We can't wait to start making moonstones and we will also be writing timelines about the life of the famous astronaut Neil Armstrong. Please ask us all about him!


In English we are reading the book The Man on the Moon and will soon be sharing various space related stories such as Aliens Love Underpants! We will also be creating poems linked to Remembrance Day. Please help us with our subtraction skills and recognising 2D and 3D shapes as these will be areas of learning in our Maths lessons over the next few weeks. 


Also, keep an eye on the Curriculum page as Mrs Haines will be adding photographs of the fun activities taking place with our Forest School Group. 


Thank you to all those parents supporting their children with our new fun home learning tasks too. Please feel free to stick extra pictures or creations on to the double page given for each task or send in models if relevant. Prizes are awarded to the most creative home learning after each task is returned. We will be adding photographs of some of the fantastic creations we have already received. 


Thank you again, 

Miss Phillips, Miss James, Miss Leddy and Mrs Barrow 

Welcome to Year One


The teaching team in Year One would like to welcome the children and parents to an exciting new year at Hawthorn Primary School. The children have settled really well into our secure and happy environment and have been keeping themselves safe by understanding and taking on our new rules and procedures during these unusual times. 


This half term our theme for learning is based around 'Me and My World'. We have discussed the season of Autumn and will be taking part in learning walks around school to collect natural objects and displaying them in our art work as we study sculptor and artist Andy Goldsworthy's designs. We are also adhering to this theme as we observe the seasonal changes, nearby buildings and local history. Parents and grandparents have also kindly supported the children by sharing information on family trees and discussing memories. 


In English lessons we are recalling fairy tales such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff etc and thinking about ensuring we use capital letters, full stops, etc correctly. Whilst in Maths this half term we will be ordering numbers to 10 and beyond, looking at place value and addition.


Please keep watching the website as we add photographs of the children sharing fun activities and developing their knowledge. 


We hope they make you smile,

Miss Phillips, Miss James and Miss Leddy



We are thoroughly enjoying our Space Theme in Autumn Term 2

Learning in Y1 is so much fun ...

Year One really enjoyed creating works of art outdoors just like the artist and sculptor Andy Goldsworthy!

Look at the budding musicians in Year One! We love to play the glockenspiel. Are you impressed?

Bailey came to circle time. We told him our names and our favourite food.

Year one children have been teaching Bailey some tricks. We taught him how to sit, lie and fetch a ball. We gave him treats as a reward.

Welcome to Year 1!

This is "Year 1 intro video" by Hawthorn Primary School on Vimeo.