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This half term’s Learning Journey is: STONES AND BONES

Week Ending: Friday 12.10.18

In English:   We have begun our non-fiction unit by organising texts into Fiction and Non-fiction categories. We then explored features of non-chronological reports and finally, conducted our own research on given subheadings, linked to the Stone Age.

Next week: Continuing with non-chronological reports, the children will explore formal and informal language to support them with their writing. From this, coupled with their research from this week, they will organise their facts onto a plan, picking out key topic vocabulary. Eventually, each child will create their own information text on the Stone Age.

In Maths:  We have given the children a little break from number work and moved on to looking at Statistics. We investigated different types of data presentations, including tables, bar charts and pictograms. Eventually, they had to interpret data by answering questions based on these presentations.

Next week: Next week, we will recap properties of 2D shapes. They will be introduced to ‘parallel lines’ and ‘perpendicular lines’ whilst investigating properties. Finally, they will explore angles (right angles).


Also this week:

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

Thank you to all those people who donated money towards Celtic Harmony because we now have enough for the coach! The children can’t wait to take part in both assault courses next Wednesday!

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

Tree Assembly Achievement Winners:
3R: Sotiri
3O: Zain
3M: Rachmiela

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**********************************REMINDERS &  NOTICES********************************** 

Key dates this term:

Big bang: Wednesday 5th September. Workshops in class

TRIP: Celtic Harmony- Thursday 1st November 2018

We are so excited to be returning to Celtic Harmony this year as last year’s year 3s absolutely loved experiencing a day in the life of various early humans from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. However, as it is such a popular trip, the company have raised their prices so we have organised sponsored ‘assault courses’ for the children to take part in (it sounds intimidating but they’ll love the challenges!). The money raised will go towards the cost of the coach. Any donations would be much appreciated from family, friends or people in the community!

Fundraiser assault courses: Wednesday 10th October

The children will compete in a number of physical challenges in the form of courses to raise money for Celtic Harmony. The money raised is due back on Friday 28th September 2018 for a final count. This money is to cover the cost of the coach so parents will still receive a letter requesting a £15 contribution for the trip itself.

Any money that we do not need for the coach will be carried forward to future trips for your class so that we don’t need to fundraise again to cover extra costs (e.g. watching Matilda at the theatre).

Parent Consultations: for 3O and 3R Tuesday 16th October 2018 and Wednesday 18th October 2018.

For 3M Monday 15th October 2018 and Tuesday 16th October 2018


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’.


AUTUMN 2: Ramayana



SPRING 1: Magnetic Magic

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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