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This half term’s Learning Journey is: MAGNETIC MAGIC

Week Ending: Friday 15.2.19

In English:  This week has had a grammar focus having assessed the children’s learning over the half term. We looked at adverbs of time and place. At the end of the week, we finished by recapping how to use inverted commas.

Next week: After half term, we will be looking at Haiku poems. To kick start our learning journey, there will be a focus on word generation around volcanoes. We’ll make our own volcano erupt!

In MathsContinuing with fractions as a focus,  we have been focusing more closely on finding fractions of amounts using the bar model. We then applied our understanding of this to different problems.

Next week: After half term, we will be revisiting formal written methods of addition and subtraction. Some children will apply this understanding to calculating missing number problems.

Also this week:

Thank you for coming to see the childen’s amazing Art work and Science boxes. They were so proud of their work and we’re sure you are too!

Tree Assembly Achievement Winners:

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Key dates this term:

Exhibition: Wednesday 13th February We will complete our term’s learning with an exhibition of the children’s Art and Science projects. We will dismiss the children as normal and you are welcome back into the classroom from 3.30-4.00pm so that you can view your child’s masterpiece!

Reminder: Please check the school newsletter on the website every week as key dates and events will be on there.

Calling all parents…Share your talents & passions!
Our upcoming learning journeys for the year are as follows:
Autumn 1: Stones and Bones
Autumn 2:Ramayana
Spring 1: Magnetic Magic
Spring 2: Extreme Earth
Summer 1: Roald Dahl
Summer 2: Ancient Greece
If you have any particular interest, knowledge or speciality in any of these areas / topics, we would love to hear from you! Some parents have expressed an interest in delivering informal workshops or talks to the children, linking to our current learning journey. Please talk to your child’s teacher or Year Leader if this is something you are interested in. We appreciate what a great asset our parents are at Hazelwood in supporting our children with their learning. A big thank you in advance to any volunteers!

PE Kits:
Please ensure that your child has his/her PE kit in school as our children partake in two PE lessons a week (see below for days) Please ensure that your child has a suitable PE kit for their outside lesson.
3R: Tuesdays and Thursdays
3O: Wednesdays and Thursdays
3M:Tuesdays and Thursdays




Our BIG BANG allowed the children to experience the life of humans from the Stone Age as they stepped into role by becoming hunters, gatherers, farmers etc. They loved building the story of ‘The Stone Age boy’ by working in groups to create scenes in the form of cave paintings (we improvised with brown sugar paper!) and they were fantastic at building their own monument out of pebbles, inspired by ‘Stonehenge’.

We were also fortunate in having a parent from 3O (Aiden’s mum) come in and show us how to create mandala patterns on stones! The children were very patient and created some wonderful designs.

We had such great fun competing in our assault courses. Here are some pictures of some of the activities involved.

We had such a great time travelling back in time to the Stone Age and Iron Age. The children learned about fire-making, worked together to build dens out of natural materials, practised their target skills when hunting a variety of animals, learned all about Stone Age tools and weapons and even helped in cooking a ‘unique’ soup from various herbs. The weather did not hold us back!

AUTUMN 2: Ramayana

BIG BANG: A HUGE thank you to Mrs and Mr Pankhania (and family!) for our AMAZING Hinduism day. The children absolutely loved it and were so lucky to be treated to such a great range of activities. They thoroughly enjoyed painting and decorating diwas, creating their own rangoli art and making delicious sweets. They learned so much about Hindu beliefs and stories. We feel very fortunate to have such supportive parents at Hazelwood!

The children did amazingly with their performance ; we were so proud of them and their hard work. Everyone learned their lines and gave it their all so well done year 3!

SPRING 1: Magnetic Magic

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The children thoroughly enjoyed their ‘Magnetic Magic’ BIG BANG. We loved exploring magnetic and non-magnetic materials. Also, children completed experiments with scientific equipment (newton metres) to measure various forces needed to complete tasks given. We learned about air resistance and gravity whilst watching a demonstration of a ball hovering in the air over a leaf blower! It was a fantastic day!

NSPCC number day!

SPRING 2: Extreme Earth


List of useful revision websites:

List of  useful spelling websites:

BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling & grammar
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling : Play
Crickweb | KS2 Literacy
spelling – Topmarks Search
English Spelling Games and Activities