Welcome to the Wonderful Year 5 Webpage
Autumn 2 – 2018
This half term’s learning journey is Lost in Space!

Week Ending:
 Friday 7.12.18

In English: 

This week:

  • To use past tense consistently
  • To use D.A.D.
  • To be able to punctuate speech accurately
  • To use adverbials  appropriately (TR@MP)


Next week:

  • To apply D.A.D.
  • To apply embedded relative clauses (defining and non-defining)
  • To apply expanded noun phrases
  • To apply past tense


In Maths: 

This week, we have been:

  • Solve problems involving converting between units of time.


Next week, we will:

  • Complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables.



Also this week:

On Tuesday, we were visited by the Dog’s Trust. The children got the opportunity to meet a lovely dog called Tigger and her owner taught the children about looking after dogs and what to do if you find a lost dog. She also reminded the children of the importance and responsibility of having a dog.





Tree Assembly Achievement Certificate Winners:    

5O –                                 

5M –  Katina
5R –  Cassie

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

Viking Visitors!

In January, Year 5 will be visited by a Viking!

All parents will have received a text about this visit. To access all of the information please visit Parent Pay and click on the ‘Communication’ link.

Swimming lessons are every Monday afternoon!


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***************






Members of 5M have been working on a school newspaper for children called the ‘Hazelwood News’. Harry, Tom, Sam, Katina, Rayan & Matteo have all spent a lot of their own time gathering information, taking photos and conducting interviews in order for the first issue to be released on time!



We had our Lost in Space BIG BANG!

The children learnt about the famous astronomer Galileo Galilei and shared facts about our Solar System!

During the morning the children took part in creating planets to make our own Solar System and then in the afternoon we watched Wall-E, which all of the children thoroughly enjoyed!
















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.






























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