Ashton Under Hill First School

Shaping Bright Futures Together

23 - Hawthorn wb 6th March

It's been another enjoyable and industrious week in Hawthorn class.
In English, the children have continued their work on 'The Disgusting Sandwich', focusing on questions, descriptions and dialogue. Next week, they'll be practising more grammar skills as we build towards writing their own stories.
In maths, we've turned our attention to length and height. Lots of practical measuring has taken place which the children have very much enjoyed. Year 1s began by comparing objects for size using appropriate vocabulary, then moved on to using non-standard measures before learning about centimetres. Year 2s have been measuring in metres as well as centimetres. 
There was great excitement on Wednesday when we celebrated World Maths Day. The children played games on laptops, competing against other children from around the world, and a great time was had by all, as you can see in the photos!
In topic, the children became history detectives, working in house groups to find out more about the physical and human geography of the United Kingdom. They also developed their team-working skills during the process.
In Science the children investigated which materials could change shape - could they bend, stretch, snap or twist.  Lots of fun was had finding this out.
Finally, look out for a letter about our annual Poetry Plate competition, which will be held in a couple of weeks time.