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Hawthorn, Juniper and Willow Weekly Update – Friday 24th January 2020

Dates for your diary:

Monday 27th January: Trip to Bude Castle and the Wharf:

Please ensure:

  • Children to wear school uniform but to be wrapped up with warm/waterproof coat, hats/gloves, comfortable shoes to walk in, extra layers, waterproof trousers (if you wish) etc.
  • Children to bring their Bude Library card - named. (if you have returned the form requesting a form, your child should receive a card on the day).
  • Normal healthy snack, packed lunch and drink (some may have ordered a school packed lunch).
  • If you want to collect your child from The Parkhouse at 2:30, please ensure you have replied on Schoolcomms.


This week, the children had a visit from a local artist called Geoff Uglow, an Artist who has produced hundreds of paintings and taken many of them to Exhibitions around the world. Geoff spoke to the children about his life as an Artist and showed them many of his paintings that he has produced over his career and talked about the things that inspires him when he paints or sketches. Geoff also showed them how to use charcoal to create space within pictures and gave a masterclass in drawing portraits. The children were really inspired by his visit and enjoyed having a go at using charcoal to create a Year 2/3 seaside picture!


Driftwood: Thank you so much for collecting so much driftwood. All the classes have enough to share around so we won't need anymore brought in!


English: This week, the children have been writing a biography about Lynn Muir following her visit last week. After this, they wrote a biography about Geoff Uglow using all the information gathered from his visit.


Maths: In Maths this week, the Year 2 children finished their learning of Multiplication and Division and started their new sequence looking at Statistics, where they gathered data to make tally charts, created pictograms using items from the forest and drew their own pictograms based on data from a tally chart. The Year 3 children have been learning how to multiply and divide a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number using partitioning before looking at dividing a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number with remainders.


Maths – Please complete 3 games of Times Tables Rockstars in the garage setting. If your child does not complete 3 games in the garage setting, it will look to us as if your child is not completing their homework.

Spellings – Please practice spelling 10 non-highlighted common exception words appropriate for your child’s year group from the list in the back of their purple book.

Reading - We expect children to read five times a week at home. Reading completed in school does not count towards the five times. Please record any reading in your child’s yellow reading log. The children are allowed to do this themselves as long as you sign their entry.

Thank you,


Mrs Loudwill, Mrs Baker, Miss Smith and Mr Seldon

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