Welcome

April 2022
 
Welcome back Hawker Class!
We are now into the Summer term, which is my favourite because it is warmer, there is swimming and we can do even more outdoor learning.
 
We are going to be doing lots of interesting learning over the next term.
 
 
We will read:
There's a RangTan in my bedroom; 
And Tango Makes Three; 
The Proudest Blue; 
The Lion Inside; and
The Hare and the Tortoise
 
We will write:
Informal letters;
Recounts; 
Nature poetry;
Rhythm and rhyme poetry; and
Recounts
 
We will revisit all phonemes and graphemes that have been taught so far and focus on those that the children find the most difficult. 
 
In maths we will learn about position and direction, time, weight and volume, and mass and capacity. 
 
We will use retrieval practice to recap our learning on continents and oceans, then we will learn about hot and cold places.
We will learn about more significant individuals Neil Armstrong, Mae Jemison, Bernard Harris Jr. and Tim Peake. 
In science we will learn about plants. We will investigate why Seva is important to Sikhs.
In PSHE we will explore working together and financial capability. Finally, in art and DT we will look at printmaking, textiles and food technology. 
 
Reminder re PE
PE will take place every Friday and your child should come in wearing their PE kit. Our PE lessons will take place in the school hall and children will need to take off their shoes and socks. Please take your child's earrings out and ensure that long hair is tied back! 
There is no need to provide additional trainers for the daily Golden Mile but if your child would be more comfortable wearing them, please do send them into school.  
 
Covid-19 planning:
If your child(ren) have to stay at home because they have tested positive for Covid-19 then you will be able to access school work & learning via Microsoft Teams.
There is a detailed document on how to access the Hawker Class pages and pupil folders at the top of this page. If you have any problems accessing Teams or cannot remember your child's login details please contact us and we can help you. 
  
You can access the Teams folder here
 
Meet the Team:
 
Mrs Steer - Class Teacher
Hello, I'm Mrs Steer and I teach children in Key Stage 1 - year 1 and year 2. I have been at Townley for 6 years now. Science is my favourite subject, especially practical science and investigations. I also really enjoy teaching English lessons based on high-quality books and teaching phonics which is multisensory and engaging for the children.  I am passionate about developmentally appropriate learning and am keen to embed this in key stage 1.  I have a 9 year old daughter in school. I have 2 adorable pet fancy rats (called Jacob and Francis) who can sometimes be a little mischievous. I love reading books, learning new things and cooking (and eating!) delicious food. 
 
Mrs Hazzard - Teaching Assistant 
Hello! I'm Mrs Hazzard and I have a daughter who is 19 and a little dog called Roxy. I love swimming, listening to music and watching movies. My favourite subjects in school are phonics and art. 
 
Miss Chenery - Teaching Assistant 
Hello, I'm Miss Chenery. My favourite subjects are Literacy, especially story writing, and History. I am especially interested in world war 2. I enjoy watching our local team play football and listening to music. 
 
Mrs Freeland - Teaching Assistant 
Hello, I'm Mrs Freeland and I will be supporting you all in class with your learning. I like gardening and have 2 sons. 
 
Mrs Gardner - Teaching Assistant
I'm Mrs Gardiner and I work in Hawker Class and Early Years, bringing fun and play into our amazing learning inside and outside the classroom. I've worked at Townley for 5 years and I love it! At home I'm happiest in my garden and my beautiful snow dog called 'Nessie".
 
Mrs Gibson - Teaching Assistant 
I look forward to helping you learn and supporting you in class. 
 
Miss Hazzard - Teaching Assistant
Hello, I'm Miss Hazzard and I enjoy being in Hawker Class and supporting you all with your learning. I like listening to music and spending time with my friends and family.