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This half-term’s Learning Journey is: 





Week Ending: Friday 6th December 2019

In English:

This week:

  • The children will be writing a recount based on Edgar the Dragon, for our Whole School Write.

Next week:

  • To innovate a problem in the story and how it will be resolved
  • To apply a variety of fronted adverbials (start of new paragraph)
  • To plan for expanded noun phrases
  • To apply dialogue using DAD (correct use of punctuation)




In Maths:

This week:

  • Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12- and 24-hour clocks
  • Solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months; weeks to days

Next week:

  • Solve comparisons, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs




Also this week,

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!













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: 

4R: Patryk & Lara

4O: Finn & Asma

4M: Todor & Jack





******************   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







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!
























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