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This half-term’s Learning Journey is: 

The Romans and Anglo Saxons











Week Ending: Friday 24th January 2020

In English:

This week:

We finished our letter, writing from the point of view of a Roman Slave, named Illiona.

The children revised and edited their work and then tea-stained letters and envelopes to publish their final letter to show to Year 5 this week.


Next week:




In Maths:

This week:

• Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12

• Recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculation

• Multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout

• Divide using formal written method of short division

• Solve problems involving multiplying and adding, including using the disruptive law to multiply two digit numbers by one digit, integer scaling problems and harder correspondence problems

Next week:





Also this week,

In English this week, we have been working very hard to improve and publish our letters we have been developing about Illiona a Roman Slave.

We used tea to stain our letters and envelopes to make them look more authentic, which we then used to write up our letters.

On Friday, we shared our letters with Year 5, who had lots of questions about Illiona and her separation from her family.

















Spelling List – Science Week

On Friday 31st January 2020, we will be holding a spelling bee quiz in class based on the vocabulary we will be learning in science week. Please practise spelling these words:

  1. evaporation
  2. investigation
  3. cycle
  4. condensation
  5. precipitation
  6. Nils Wallerius
  7. physicist
  8. irreversible
  9. liquid
  10. temperature
  11. process
  12. vapour
  13. hydrological
  14. accumulation
  15. freshwater
  16. experiment
  17. observing
  18. fair
  19. properties




Our communal Iron Man display is up in Rowan Hall. Come and have a look!





Times Table Rockstars:   

Carry on practising your times table rock stars and try to beat your scores!

Can you beat your record?






Tree Assembly Achievement Winners: 








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



Hazelwood’s Science week is coming up on the week beginning of January 27th 2020.

We’d love for any parents or members of the community, who have careers involving science or who simply have a passion for science, to come in and share this with our children! Our aim is to inspire the children and create a real ‘buzz’ for the subject with engaging, practical activities throughout the week.

If you think this could apply to you, please email the school or speak to Miss Hennessy directly



Calling all parents…Share your talents & passions!
Our upcoming learning journeys for the year are as follows:
Autumn 1: Iron Man
Autumn 2: The Polar Express
Spring 1: The Romans and Anglo-Saxons
Spring 2: The Romans and Anglo-Saxons & CRASH! BANG! WALLOP!
Summer 2: Spain!
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 (Miss Richards) 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 2 PE lessons a week (see below for days) Please ensure that your child has a suitable PE kit for their outside lesson.

4R: Thursdays and Fridays

4O: Tuesdays and Thursdays

4M: Wednesdays and Thursdays




Year 4 had a Roman Day!

To celebrate the start of our new Learning Journey (The Romans and Anglo Saxons), Year 4 came in to school dressed up as a Roman.

During the day they rotated round classes to take part in lots of exciting activities. These included making Roman Oil Lamps using clay and designing a mosaic collage. In the afternoon all of the children enjoyed watching Horrible Histories and learnt lots of new facts!

Here are some pictures from the day:



















We had our Year 4 parties! Here are some pictures:






















The children finished sewing their Christmas puddings, which will be decorating Rowan Hall for the Christmas bazaar!




This week, Year 4 also had their Music Christmas Concert. The children have been learning to play their instruments during their music lessons and did a fantastic job showing off their skills so far!













The children identified different types of textiles, such as synthetic and natural. We learned how fibre is used to make yarn and yarn is used to make fabric. We also commented critically on different fabrics we had on our tables and compared them based on texture, pattern and material.


















Our trip to LEGOLAND!

Despite the rain we had a fantastic time!

The children took part in robotics workshop, where they had to build their own motion sensor robot using lego. Once built, they learnt how to program their robot on a computer to follow a series of commands, including changing colours!

The children also had lots of fun going on some of the rides with friends.

Here are some pictures from the day:



























Poetry Day!

Hazelwood celebrated National Poetry Day on Thursday 3rd October!

As part of their Home Learning, the children in Year 5 were asked to bring in a poem to share with children in a different year group, which they thoroughly enjoyed sharing with Year 6.

Afterwards, the children wrote and performed their own class poem about truth in a special assembly. They demonstrated real courage by performing in front of an audience and were very respectful when listening to others.

All of the children thoroughly enjoyed the day and worked incredibly hard.

Here are some pictures from the day:













Sponsored Mile!

The children took part in a sponsored mile to raise money for our travel to Legoland and thoroughly enjoyed participating with their friends and getting to move in their own way











We had our Learning Journey BIG BANG!

The children went outside to go on a hunt to find different bits and pieces using clues. When they returned to the class having found everything, they put all their items together to reveal it was the IRON MAN!
























List of good revision websites and books:

List of 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