Our Class

Sparrowhawk Class
 
Welcome to Year 2, 3 & 4's class page
 
Our teacher is Miss Willett and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Hetherington.
 
P.E is every Monday  and Tuesday afternoon. However, the children should have their kit everyday so that we can be flexible with our timetable. Children who do not bring their kit will have to sit out of the P.E session, and I will inform parents at the end of the day if this has happened. 
 
Bury Rangers is every Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure the children have their forest kit and suitable coats and welly boots/walking boots.
 
Spellings are every Wednesday. We have a quiz based on the spellings given the previous Wednesday, and new spellings will be given. Please make sure they practise these throughout the week in their spelling books.
 
The children have a yellow reading record where their reading must be logged everyday. This can be logged with a comment or just a signature.
 
Spring term learning
 
This term we will be working towards achieving the National Outdoor Learning Award (NOLA) through our topic that focuses on our local heathlands within the South Downs National Park, how to protect and conserve them.
We will learn about heathlands as habitats for flora and fauna, how heathlands came about, why they are in decline, how and why we need to protect them. 
We will also study heathland management and removal of invasive species.
Our project will involve a number of trips out to our local heathlands with sessions run by Pulborough Brooks, Sussex Wildlife Trust and South Downs National Park.
 
Geography - Human geography, types of land use and natural resources
 
Science - Humans and animals - teeth, eating and the digestive system
 
P.E - Gymnastics and Cricket
 
Art and Design - Designing and creating healthy smoothies. The children will try a variety of smoothies sold in shops, learn from the packaging, smell and taste. They will use their knowledge of what is healthy to design their own smoothie and packaging.
 
R.E - Christianity
We are learning about the key beliefs of the Christian religion. See our Knowledge organise for more details on what we will learn.
 
Bee Keeping
This year Sparrowhawks class (along with Miss Willett and Mr Gatrell) will be starting a new adventure. As a class we will be keeping bees on the schools grounds, learning how to handle the hives and frames, inspecting them for disease and signs of brood, and harvesting the honey in the autumn.