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Hawks Y2/3 Mrs Kent

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Welcome to Hawks Class - Yr2/3


Mrs Kent and Mrs Shadwell



Don't forget your PE kits and book bags

10th January 2018


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Forest Maths Monday 4th October 2017

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Is fun! Counting leaves in tens.
We worked out 29 x 10 = 290

1st October 2017


Hello from Mrs Kent and Mrs Shadwell,

How has everyone got on with their earthworm survey? See the previous blog for our hyperlink about what to do and how to take part. This offers a fabulous pre-learning opportunity for Hawks pupils.


We endeavour to change reading books as often as is appropriate, however the curriculum demands much more than the ability to decode. In this blog we would like to suggest some discussion questions to support your child. These questions can be used on a school, home or library book. Using these questions at home would greatly support how much your child can get out of their guided reading lessons in class.

  • What do you like about the way the book started?
  • Where does the story take place?
  • What do you think will happen next?
  • How are the characters alike?
  • How are the characters different?
  • Does this book remind you of another book? Explain why.
  • What is the main event in the story?
  • Find 3 good describing words the author used in the story.
  • What do you think might happen next?
  • What did you like or dislike about the story?
  • How could the story be made more exciting?
  • How did the author show the characters speaking?
  • What is your favourite picture?
  • Did the characters do something unusual? What was it?
  • How did the author finish the story?
  • Challenge (find a part you like). Open your book to the page when ..........
  • Find .......... (memory skills, emerging skimming and scanning).

Finally maths we cannot stress enough how learning times tables (and their division equivalent) is. Songs are more fun to learn and we would recommend the app called Maths Rockx.


Mrs Kent and Mrs Shadwell

17th September 2017


Hello everyone.


What a busy week we have had in Hawks class. In maths we have been learning about patterns in numbers for example what is the pattern for the digits in the ones column for the two times tables? We have extended this to see how far we can count, then we have asked ourselves can I add 1, 10 or 100. Can I count backwards in 1's, 10's and 100? Challenge - always start at a different number! An underlying theme in maths will be place value, so as well as being able to read, write (including spelling) and use numerals we are expecting to be able to identify the value of any digit in a number. Please make sure you learn all your times tables. We will be having speed times tables tests regularly.


In English we have reminded ourselves about neat handwriting; spelling; when to use capitals and full stops. Some children will have an extra book in their reading bags. This is from our class please look after it, the purpose of the book is to share reading of a more challenging text. We now look at other reading skills than being able to decode. We will try and share our foci as we work in class. At the moment they are; choose five nouns from your book and create five silly sentences using your nouns; one of your characters is wanted by the police, create a wanted poster include a portrait, name and description; scan your story and make a list of three and five letter words record them in a list; choose your favourite part of the story you are reading, describe what happened and explain why you like this part.


We have also explored where in the world different fruit and vegetables come from. At home it would be good to extend your learning by examining your weekly shopping, identifying where your food comes from in the world.


We will be carrying out an earthworm watch in science and reporting the results to the Natural History Museum and the Earthwatch Institute. An investigation pack is available for you to do this at home


Mrs Kent and Mrs Shadwell



Woodland Project Launch

Please ensure that all snacks for break time are healthy snacks to support our healthy eating policy. Thank you.