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This half term’s Learning Journey is: Magnetic Magic

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Week Ending: Friday 19.1.18

In English:  This week the children have been looking at the structure and features of letters. They have been learning how to use persuasive language in their writing. They have planned for their own persuasive letter.

Next week:  The children will continue to look at persuasive letter writing and will write their own letter.

In Maths:  This week the children have been learning how to use mental strategies to add and subtract a range of mathematical questions involving 2 and 3-digit numbers.

Next week: We will be using mental strategies to answer multiplication and division questions.


Also this week: The children explored paintings by Turner and really enjoyed the discussions around the skills he used to paint them.


 Tree Assembly Achievement Winners:
3R: Kevish
3O: Marnie
3M: Annadeen

Well Done children!Image result for smiley face**********************************REMINDERS &  NOTICES********************************** 

Key dates this term:

Cake sale: Tuesday 23rd January 2018 (donations needed please)

Science museum trip: Tuesday 30th January 2018

Art Exhibitions in classes: Tuesday 7th February 2018 (after school)

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: Wednesdays and Fridays
3O: Wednesdays and Thursdays
3M:Wednesdays and Fridays





Celtic Harmony Stone Age school trip (Sept 17)

In September, to kick off our first learning journey with a BIG BANG, we went on a school trip to Celtic Harmony Camp in Hertford. A truly amazing time was had by all! During this trip, we were able to experience life as it might have been in the time of the Neolithic Stone Age. The children enjoyed the following things:

  • Working in their teams to make real dens
  • Making their own arrowheads by soap ‘knapping’
  • Hunting and gathering for ‘food’
  • Watching a demonstration of a fire being made, in the way they would have had to in the stone age time
  • Gathering in the impressive Round house for a traditional story around the fire








Autumn 2: Ramayana

In October we were lucky enough to visit the Bhaktivedanta Manor. The children had the chance to dress up in traditional Hindu clothing and even go on a bull cart! The people at the manor were very welcoming and helped us to understand a lot more about the Hindu religion.Sharing a range of religions across the school is important so that they children can learn, acceptance, tolerance and diversity.

This term We were also able to perform our show to the whole school as well as the parents. The show was as good as a west end performance and the children enjoyed putting it together 🙂















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