Welcome to the Wonderful Year 5 Webpage
Autumn 1 – 2018
This half term’s learning journey is Blow Your Mind!

Week Ending:
 Friday 12.10.18

In English: 

This week:

  • To identify features of a text
  • To identify the difference between formal and informal language
  • To research and take effective notes
  • To group related information using TEE(P)
  • To generate vocabulary for writing

Next week:

  • To generate and use technical vocabulary
  • To apply TEE(P) to generate cohesive paragraphs
  • To apply relative clauses appropriately


In Maths: 

This week, we have been:

  • Distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning
  • Identify 3D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2D representations


Next week, we will:

  • Distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning
  • Identify 3D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2D representations



Also this week:

We visited the Science Museum!

All of the children had a fantastic day, including the adults as we all had the chance to explore different materials and experiments in the Wonder Lab. After lunch the children watched a brilliant interactive show about Rockets and then we went to explore the Changing of Materials Exhibition.




























Tree Assembly Achievement Certificate Winners:    (no assembly this week due to photos)

5O –                                      

5M –  
5R –  

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****************************  Reminders & Notices   ****************************


We will begin swimming lessons on Monday 17th September at Arnos Pool, after a water safety talk on Monday 10th September.


Clothing requirements for the programme are as follows:

Girls:   a one piece swimming costume – Note: NO bikinis or wetsuits please

a swimming hat for long hair

a towel


Boys:   a pair of trunks

            Note: Swimming shorts or sports shorts that are loose fitting or finish below the hip are NOT suitable, because they can hinder a pupil’s progress, fall off, or fill up with air and tip the pupil over.

a swimming hat for long hair

a towel


Underwear must not be worn underneath the swimming costume or swimming trunks.

The swimming costume, towel, etc., should have a name tag clearly visible and carried to school in a waterproof or plastic bag.

No jewellery should be worn in the swimming pool.  If possible all jewellery should be left at home as we cannot take responsibility for these items.

The use of goggles is not recommended, though they may be necessary on medical grounds.  Written parental consent is required if you would like your child to wear goggles.  The letter should be given to the swimming instructor, at the start of the swimming programme, who will record the note and respond accordingly.




Calling all parents…Share your talents & passions!
Our upcoming learning journeys for the year are as follows:
Autumn 1: Blow Your Mind
Autumn 2: Lost in Space
Spring 1: The Vikings
Spring 2: Rainforest
Summer 1: Buddhism
Summer 2: Ancient Egypt
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.

5ROM: Wednesdays only until swimming has finished




***************Our Incredible Learning Journey Archive***************







We had ‘Wear Pink Day!’ on Thursday to raise awareness for Breast Cancer and support families affected.



















We had our Big Bang on Friday for our Blow your Mind Learning Journey!

The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in different experiments with all of the teachers and watching Harry Potter in the afternoon.

Here are some pictures from our day!














Useful Websites:

BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling & grammar
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling : Play
Crickweb | KS2 Literacy
spelling – Topmarks Search
English Spelling Games and Activities