Non-uniform day this Friday 20th May, please bring something in for the class hamper. / We have places available in some year groups! Please contact us for more details.

Year 5 Mrs Graves/Mr Brady

Hawthorn Tree Sock Olympics


You only have until 17th July to complete the tasks in the Sock Olympics. Get your scores in soon!

I hope you are still managing to read as much as you can. Here is a Reading Bingo for you to have a go at.

Maths Challenges

Our apologies but the links for Maths on the timetable in your packs no longer seem to be available from Classroom Secrets for free. There is the option to sign up for a free 14 day trial if you would like to which would cover the period of this learning packs. 


We have, however, edited the timetable below with links to BBC Bitesize which should be the same videos. Or they can be accessed using from where we are currently working from weeks 7 and 8.


The links to the online lessons are still working. Once again, our apologies.

Learning Pack Timetable With Website Links For Weeks Beginning 29.6.20 and 6.7.20

There might not be a cloud in the sky at the moment, but with our weather there will probably be some soon. Here is an idea of an activity to do from some photos I found on the internet from the children's book illustrator Chris Judge. Please email any photos/pictures you do create and I'll share them on our class webpage.

Maths Challenges

Learning Pack Week Beginning 15.6.20 and 22.6.20

History Power Point Democracy in Ancient Greece

Geography Power Point Grid References

Geography Power Point Compass Directions

Ancient Greece Power Point for the History lesson in your learning pack

A Real Maths Challenge

After chatting with someone at school yesterday, I thought I would but up some Maths that is a lot more challenging. This is just a little something extra if you are looking for something to really push you. Remember to tell your friends if they are looking for something like this too. 

A message from Mrs Smith


Dear All,


I’m very excited to announce that Hawthorn Tree School has been selected as an Art World Records Ambassador, and we’d like to invite you to be part of breaking the world record for the largest online art lesson! This will be an official Guinness World Records title attempt so if we are successful, we will be making history...from home! Additionally, the project is raising money to help fight COVID-19 which is no doubt front of mind for us all. 


The lesson will take place online on the 21st May at 4:00-4:30pm BST.  It will be led by World Book Day author and childrens’ book illustrator, Rob Biddulph. You might know him from #DrawWithRob (as seen on BBC or all over social media) or his books, ‘Odd Dog Out’ or ‘Blown Away’. The lesson is free to join and suitable for everyone at home.  To count towards the world record, all you need to do is register individually at and join Hawthorn Tree School on the day.


I’m aiming to get every one of our teachers, students and their families to attend. When we return to school, after months confined to our homes, wouldn’t it be great to be able to say that we were all part of breaking a world record!? 


So please register at and pick up those pencils on the 21st May! 


Thank you

Arts Team at Hawthorn Tree School

Some great ideas for reading activities

Good morning. We hope you are all safe and well and enjoying the sunshine when you can.

This week you will be receiving your new learning packs. Below are the resources that you will need to support your learning. These include videos for Maths and Power Points for English and Science. Take care and see you all soon.


Here's a challenge for you. Can you spell your name by taking photos from around your home or garden? You'll be surprised where you can find letters!

My name is made up from letters found on different labels from my kitchen, but if you go out into your garden or look around your house you might find all sorts of items which are the same shape as letters. Let your imagination run wild.
Here are 2 more English activities for you to think about and have a go at if you are looking for more activities to do. For each picture there are comprehension questions, writing (can you continue the story) and drawing activities and some grammar work.

Mrs Brennan has shared with me some links to possible television programmes you could watch to develop your geographical knowledge. There are 2 about the Lake District which would go well with our Geography unit from the beginning of the year.

The Atlas Quiz may be missing from you packs so here it is. Feel free to use Google Maps if you don't have an atlas at home.

Mrs Brennan has shared with me a Geography activity that you could complete all about your local area.

Good Morning,


I hope you are all keeping safe and well. 


I'm sure you remember me talking about how you can get both online and audio books from the library when we have discussed how important it is to keep reading. Miss Morris has just forwarded an email to me which I have copied and pasted below about how you can log on to all the resources at Boston Library. I know some of you had a pin number already, but for those of you who haven't it explains how you can get hold of one. 


While Boston Library may be closed at present you and your family can still access a range of free online library resources for adults and children using your library card number and PIN including ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines and emusic. You can also get free access to Encyclopaedia Britannica Junior to help with your home schooling projects. Visit and choose from the online resources menu on the right hand side of the page.


If you are not already a member of the library you can join online at and get a temporary membership number and PIN that will give you access to all their fabulous resources. You can also follow them @Lincslibraries on Facebook and Twitter and join in with activities such as a virtual Lego Club, Craft Club and weekly story times.



I hope that helps to explain how you can access the resources and remember to keep reading. 


Take care 


Mrs Graves

English Inspiration

Mr Brady and I have been missing our English lessons. Here are some activities we hope will inspire you at home. For each picture there are comprehension questions, writing and drawing activities and some grammar work for you to think about and have a go at. 

Maths Problem of the Day 2

I shall be adding some Problem of the Day questions to get you thinking Mathematically. Why don't you challenge someone else in the house and see if you agree on the answer?

I shall be getting the Lego out this week to try and make some of these. Challenge yourself and have a go.

If you are looking for some daily Maths activities this is a great place to start. White Rose is the scheme we use to plan for your child's learning so the style of questions will be very familiar to them. Different challenges everyday!

Here are the Powerpoints that you will require for your Science and Geography tasks. For your Science you could research other Tim Peake videos too.

In order to continue to develop your child's Maths learning, we have signed up to TTRockstars' sister company, Numbots, for a 60 day trial. Please see the attached letter.

World Book day! Hedgehog class have been reading stories to a Year 1 class. The children took the responsibility well and engaged positively with the children! The costumes were fantastic!

On the 4th March, The children thoroughly enjoyed a dance workshop compliments of West End Theatre!

Our experience in the StarLincs Planetarium! Very interesting and the children loved it!

Every Thursday, starting from the 27th Feb of three weeks, the children have been taking part in cricket lessons. They have been practicing their throws and batting so far! All have been doing really well!

Semaphore Key

Today, we have been looking at air resistance and gravity. The children created a fair test to discover which parachute was better; A5, A4 or A3. The children created their own parachutes and found the bigger the surface area the slower the fall.

Our new science topic! We are learning about all about forces, how different things are measured and what different forces take affect!


Our Science topic this half term is properties of materials and change. We have had a very interesting afternoon predicting and investigating which materials are soluble and which are insoluble. Please ask your child to discuss our finding with you. Were there any materials which surprised them? 

Superhero Well Being Workshop - looking at self-esteem.

It was wonderful to welcome everyone to Hedgehog Class today. All the children were eager to work and we are looking forward to the year ahead. We will use our class page to share all the fun things we are doing with you.


We began our morning getting back into the swing of things by playing TTRockstars. Don't forget to keep playing at home!