Hawthorn Class

Welcome to Hawthorn Class. This year all of our classes are named after trees. Our class is a mixed year 2/3 class and our teachers are Mrs Wootton and Mrs Rackett. This year we have lots of exciting topics to find out about and some fantastic trips to look forward to which will help to bring our topics to life. Mrs Wootton will be teaching all day Monday, Tuesday and half of Wednesday and Mrs Rackett will be teaching the other half of Wednesdays, All day Thursday and Friday.

Our first class topic of the year is called Heroes. We will be looking in particular at Grace Darling and the work of the RNLI. We will be going on a trip to Bembridge Lifeboat station. To link in with this we will read The Lighthouse Keeper books and write stories based on them. We will also be writing diaries about Grace Darling. The second part of the autumn term will be focused on materials. We will design products and test them to see if they are waterproof. In literacy we will be reading a variety of traditional tales.

In the first half of the spring term, we will be comparing the Isle of Wight to China. We will think about what we like and don’t like about where we live and talk about why. We will then compare our local area to China and explore all of the similarities and differences.

In the second half of the spring term our topic will be history based again. We are going to look at changes within more recent history and compare how life today is different to life when the children’s parents and grandparents were young. We will think about things such as technology, transport, travel and entertainment and discuss how they have changed.

In the first half of the Summer term, we will be thinking about plants and what they need to grow. We will go on a trip to the Botanical Gardens and carry out a range of growing investigations.

For our last topic, which is Geography based, we will go out and about in our local area. We will do lots of map work and using our fieldwork skills we will investigate the features of Brading and then look more broadly at the Isle of Wight, looking in particular at the features of an Island and what it is like living here.

We will continue to teach RE concepts during RE days, where the class will spend a day focusing on a concept and carry out a variety of art, DT and literacy activities to deepen children’s understanding and to encourage them to ask and answer questions.


Hawthorn Class
Hawthorn Class Curriculum Overview 2018-19
KS1 & KS2 Literacy
Whole school curriculum information