Welcome to the Summer Term. This term is continuing learning about Sound in our CRASH! BANG! WALLOP! Learning Journey. We have added the web page to the website so you can check what we will we be covering weekly. It is saved under ‘Summer 1- CRASH! BANG! WALLOP cont. (Home Learning)’.
World Day for Cultural Diversity
Thursday 21st May is the World Day for Cultural Diversity! This PowerPoint (click here!) contains some ways that you may wish to celebrate it at home! For example, you could try…
Watching an international cartoon/movie
Listening to to international music that depicts a culture
Learning about a sport/playing a sport from a different culture
Making a short information booklet/poster/drawing about your own culture and customs
Cooking a traditional meal with your family and take a photo of it to upload to Purple Mash!
Did you know…that our community at Hazelwood includes…
47 different languages
9 different religions
55 different ethnic backgrounds
It would be lovely to celebrate our diversity! I hope you’d agree!
Created by the World Health Organisation, it was so-named to coincide with Florence Nightingale’s bicentennial year. Florence was born 200 years ago on May 12th 1820. It would be great to celebrate our NHS and all the nurses and midwifes that are fighting the Covid 19 battle at present times. Check this out! Florence Nightingale Museum has created some resources for home learning: https://www.florence-nightingale.co.uk/learning-during-lockdown/
OUR WORLD ART GALLERY – DEADLINE: 23rd May!
DON’T FORGET – THE DEADLINE FOR THE ART GALLERY (check your Purple Mash emails) is 23rd May! Please get your entries in as soon as possible! For more information, click here! A big thank you to Ms Walker and Ms Chrysostomou for organising it!
A reminder that we will be setting weekly work on Purple Mash and MyMaths every Friday. You can email us through Purple Mash if you have any questions or need any support.
Just to let you know, we will be calling everyone at some point over the next 2 weeks, Monday – Friday between 9am and 4pm. This will be to see how you are doing, have a chat with you and an opportunity for you to ask your teacher any questions you may have. Your parent has received a text to let them know but please remind them to keep an eye out for our call. Please note our call will come up on their phone as NO CALLER ID or WITHHELD NUMBER. Please answer our call, as we would love to have a chat!!!
This half term our value is:Creativity
Have a go at some of these fun activities at home:
A great opportunity to reflect upon how you feel during this very uncertain time and something to print and keep to explain to others in the future about your experiences. Remember you are part of history and will be able to teach the generations to come about what it is like living in isolation.
At 3pm on 8th May 1945, The Prime Minister Winston Churchill made a radio speech to tell Britain that the war was over. This resulted in a nation rejoicing with men, women and children throwing parties, lighting fires and ringing bells. The skies were also full of planes marking victory high above. We encourage you to investigate and take part in some activities to celebrate this day.
British Legion has created some resources for parents and carers, specially designed for home learning. They are aimed at 7-14 year olds and include family-friendly activities and support for you when you are talking to your child/children about VE Day and Remembrance.
Make a newspaper front page
Which stories should be included? Would you include the personal stories from people in the UK or would you stick to politicians? The BBC has some great archive on news footage taken from that day to get you inspired.
Here is great one from Owen in 4O:
Throw a lockdown party for your household family members
Recreate the nationwide celebrations of 1945, create a big picnic in your garden or flat/house, you can even play some wartime tunes!
Top Ten Wartime Tunes
White Cliffs of Dover
In the Mood
I’ll Be Seeing You
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
The Lambeth Walk
Gonna Take A Sentimental Journey
Begin the Beguine
We’ll Meet Again
See if you can make some food that would have been eaten during the war, such as fish paste sandwiches and oat biscuits. Wear red, white and blue clothes and make a Union Jack flag. Post pictures of your celebrations on Purple mash or Tapestry.
Oaty Biscuits Recipe:
115g butter or margarine
85g caster sugar
200g rolled or porridge oats
150g self-raising flour
A little milk
1 egg (optional)
· Preheat oven to 180C (350F)
· Grease a baking tray
· Cream together butter and sugar
· Add the oats and mix
· Sift the flour into the mixture and stir again
· Add the egg if using and a little milk to moisten. The dough should be stiff and quite dry but sticks together.
· Knead together
· Divide mixture into approx. 20 lumps.
· Place on baking tray and press to flatten
· Bake for about 15 minutes until the edges are golden
· Leave on baking tray to cool.
Message to our Year 4 Children! 🙂
Hi everyone – we hope you’re all keeping safe and well!
Just to let you know that if you need a bit of help with anything on Purple Mash or on My Maths, you can contact your teacher via the 2Email feature on Purple Mash. To find 2Email, look at the top right-hand corner of the screen, where it says ‘Add Filter’. Next to that is an empty bar where you can type in 2Email. Type it in and the 2Email app will appear on your screen – just click on the 2Email icon! Your teachers will be checking it everyday and will try to respond as best they can.
Summer 1’s Learning Journey is CRASH! BANG! WALLOP!
On Purple Mash, we will set you some sound-themed tasks. We will try to set tasks focusing on how sound is made, recognising that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear, looking at patterns between pitch and object and volume and strength and recognising that sound gets fainter as the distance from the sound increases. In order to gain more understanding on these areas, we recommend visiting the BBC Bitesize website before completing these activities. There are lots of videos and activities for you to have a look at. The website can also be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgffr82
The Year 4 team have set some activities for the children to do over the Easter Holidays on Purple Mash and MyMaths. Please do not feel they must complete everything, these have been created in order to keep routine and consistency. In addition to this, we have also uploaded some fun activities linked to Easter, such as designing an Easter egg and creating their own poster. Again this is not a necessity and does not have to be handed in.
EASTER EGG COMPETITION
The famous ‘Hazelwood Easter Egg Competition’ is back!
This year the THEME is: CELEBRATION
Please email (on Purple Mash) a picture of your finished entry to your class teacher by Thursday 16th April 2020.
Instructions on how to upload a photo on Purple Mash:
In order to upload a photo on Purple Mash, you would need to first take a picture using a phone (or camera) and then upload to your computer, which can be done through emailing yourself and then opening the email on your computer. Once you have done this, make sure the photo is saved on your computer in a folder.
Next, open up 2email on Purple Mash and ‘compose’. Then you will need to click on ‘attach picture’ at the bottom of the page. Once you have done this, click on the clipart button, which looks like a picture of a triangle, tree, tomato and house. After clicking on clipart, select ‘choose file’ and then open up the folder labelled ‘From my PC’. Once you have done this, you can open up the folder you have saved your photo into and click on the photo. Finally, select ‘choose’ and your photo should now be added to the email!
We can’t wait to see all your Easter eggs! We will choose 1 winner from each class and find a way to get you your certificate 🙂 Here are some examples below:
Please do not feel that the children need to be sitting at the computer, iPad, etc for long durations of time and completing work. We want the children to continue with their learning but also take the time to have fun and even maybe learn a new skill! Take this time to let them explore different areas of learning e.g. starting a project on a topic of their choice, learning a language, learning how to bake, gardening, writing a book, creating a comic, writing some poems, drawing and painting.
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 timestable 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:
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!
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.
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!