This half-term’s Learning Journey is:
The Romans and Anglo Saxons
Important Information for Parents – School Closure!
As a year group, we would like to give you lots of information about what the children should and could be doing during the coming weeks.
Firstly, we would like all children to continue with daily reading, spelling and times table practise. We have reminded the children to carry on using Times Tables Rockstars and continue practising the spellings in their Home Spelling Books. The children would have received log in details for both Purple Mash and My Maths and this is where we will be setting work for them to complete.
We will be assigning a variety of activities every Friday and asking for it to be completed by the following Thursday, in order for us to look over it and mark it. We have explained to the children that they do not need to complete all of the activities at once and can stagger them over the week. If children do complete all of the activities before Thursday then they can continue with other things.
Please make sure the children click ‘hand in’ once they have fully completed the activity. Some activities will not ask for the children to ‘hand in’ but we will be checking their scores and seeing how well they have done. The children are more than welcome to complete other activities, on Purple Mash, even if they have not been assigned to them. Some of the work that we set for the children will need them to access the internet to do some research. We will add a description of what we are expecting the children to do so they know how we would like the work completed. They can save any of their work for them to revisit and for us to have a look at. As well as Purple Mash, we will be setting work on My Maths which we will also assign on Friday and ask to be completed by the following Thursday.
There are also a number of links to various other websites, to help with keeping active at home. Please visit the links below:
Purple Mash: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/hazelwood-junior
My Maths: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/
PE with Joe – The Body Coach: https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html
Sport England: https://www.sportengland.org/news/how-stay-active-while-youre-home
Go Noodle: https://www.gonoodle.com/
BBC Supermovers: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
Cosmic Yoga: https://www.youtubekids.com/channel/UC5uIZ2KOZZeQDQo_Gsi_qbQ
Joe Wicks and Alfie Workouts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXt2jLRlaf8
NHS 10 Minute Shake-Ups: https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups
NHS 10 Minute Cardio Workout: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/10-minute-home-cardio-workout/
Please refer to the letters that have gone home as well as the school newsletter for more information.
Thank you for your understanding.
Also this 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:
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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 1: 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!
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 INCREDIBLE LEARNING JOURNEYS!
We went on a local trip around Palmers Green!
The children used their geography skills to spots points on interest, decide whether it was a human or physical feature and even plot the coordinates of the area using a map.
Here are some pictures from our walk:
We have had a fantastic week celebrating World Book Week!
During the week we created our own stories, made our own books, took part in a theatre workshop and even watched the Year 4 teachers perform the story of Alice in Wonderland!
Here are some pictures from the week:
On Friday, we celebrated NSPCC Number Day!
The children came in dressed up as different numbers and mathematical concepts ready to read their times table poems. During the day, we played various Maths games including a fractions treasure hunt and an activity about the book called The Lion’s Share.
Here are some pictures from our day:
We also had our Hazelwood EGGS-ibition!
All of the children did a fantastic job of explaining the EGGS-periments we completed during Science Week
We have been celebrating Science Week by taking part in many different investigations from egg geodes to melting. We have also learning more about the five types of enquiry; observing over time, research using secondary sources, identifying classifying and observing, pattern seeking and comparative and fair testing.
Here are some pictures from our 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.
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:
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:
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