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Friday 26th May

School closes for half term (2 weeks)

(All Sites)

Monday 12th June

School reopens to staff and children (across all sites)

Sports Day 1

For Aspen, Elder, Holly and Pine (weather permitting)

 1:30pm start till 2:30pm

Sports Day 2

For Beech, Blossom, Chestnut, Maple, Sycamore and Willow (weather permitting)

 9:45am till 11am

Welcome to Buds Class

We are a Reception/ Key stage 1 Connections pathway class at Hawthorns school. We love to learn in a sensory considerate and highly engaging environment. In Buds class we aim to; support pupils to develop early communication skills verbally and visually, enable pupils to develop emotional regulation, develop valuable early play skills by learning through play and develop our early academic skills.


The Adults in Buds Class are:

 Name  Position
 Miss T. Sullivan  Class Teacher
 Miss L. Latham  Teaching Assistant
 Miss C. Gallaghan  Teaching Assistant
 Mrs K. Green  Teaching Assistant


In Buds class we focus our learning around themes. We use themes to teach new vocabulary and provide a range of language and communication opportunities. We use themes that are highly motivating and engage the children in learning activities. Our themes are;


Year 1 Year 2

Crazy Characters  (Favourite TV and story characters)

Story time (Interesting short stories)

Once Upon a Rhyme (Popular rhymes and songs)

Down at the bottom of the garden (Explore the wildlife around us)

How we travel (Transport)

Under the sea (Beautiful creatures we find in the sea)

Animals of the world (Amazing animals across the world)

We love to be beside the seaside (All about the seaside)


Here is our weekly timetable

Here’s some of the things we love to do in Buds Class …

Video coming soon

Please see our class twitter page, @Hawthorn_Buds for regular updates of what we get up to.  Click on the icon below to visit our page now.


Please feel free to contact us via the class twitter page above or on our email:


Parent App

Hawthorns school now has a parent app (PA Connect) The app is now the school’s main way of communication.  This reduces the amount of paper we use as an Eco School.  All letters, newsletters and important message will be sent directly to your phone or tablet via the app.  Parents and carers can also update changes in emergency contact numbers that we have on our systems for your child.  For more information about what else the parent app and a step-by-step guide on how to install the app click here

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