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This half-term’s Learning Journey is: 


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Week Ending: Friday 4th October 2019

In English:

This week:

  • Identify features of a recount text (newspaper article)
  • Identify what is TEE(P) and how do we use it
  • Identify the differences between formal and informal language including use on contractions
  • Generate appropriate vocabulary for our writing
  • Using the 5Ws in our orientation (introduction)
  • Think about using alliteration to create an engaging headline

Next week:

  • Plan and write the body of the newspaper.
  • Use fronted adverbials effectively with correct use of commas.
  • Publish our newspaper articles (purpose)

In Maths:

This week:

  • Recall multiplication and division facts up to 12×12.
  • Divide 2 digit and 3 digit numbers by a 1 digit number using formal written lay out
  • Divide by 10 and 100
  • Apply knowledge of multiplication and division in context (problem solving and reasoning)

Next week:

  • Compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles based on their properties and sizes.
  • Identify lines of symmetry in 2D shapes presented in different orientations.
  • Complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry.


Also this week,

The children begun begun creating their Iron Man sculpture. They used newspaper to create a solid base that will be covered with mod rock next week.


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: 

4R: Harley&Mia

4O: James & Sophia

4M: Shanice & Mona





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


As part of our ‘Iron Man’ topic, the children will be making their Iron Man sculptures over the next few days. Please send in newspaper or scrap paper that we could use to make the base of our sculpture.


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




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!
























Summer 2: Viva Espana!

8th – 12th July Art Festival

1st – 12th July: Art festival

Tuesday 11th June 2019: Spanish Day

Summer 1: Crash, Bang, Wallop!

Wednesday 8th May: The Junk Man workshop

Spring 2: The Anglo-Saxons

Thursday 28th March: Year 4 Music Concerts

Science Week

the children participated in Science Week. They participated in a Forensic Science Workshop and had  a parent, who is a scientist,  to come and talk to them.

World Book Day -Thursday 7th March 2019

Wednesday 27th February 2019

The children had their Anglo Saxon Big  Bang. ‘History Off The Page’ came and delivered a rich and authentic experience of life in the Anglo Saxon period.

SPRING 1: The Romans

Tuesday 15th January 2019

We went to the British Museum where the children visited The Roman exhibits.

AUTUMN 2: The Polar Express (Big Bang)

Wednesday 5th December 2018

We visited the Natural History Museum and looked at the mammals, human biology and dinosaur section. The children really enjoyed their trip!

Monday 8th October 2018

We visited Legoland! We attended a robotics workshop and had a fantastic time on various rides!

AUTUMN 1: The Iron Man (Big Bang)


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