year 6
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 This half term’s learning journey is:

World War Two

Week Ending: 12.01.18

In English:
This week, we looked at a mixture of comprehension skills and poetry; the week was broken-up by the HMS Belfast trips. The children worked on their understanding of different texts and then answered questions based on the text. In their poetry, they generated lots of vocabulary around the theme of evacuees. Next week, we will be continuing to work on poetry.

In Maths:
This week, 
we looked at negative numbers, multiplication and division; the week was broken-up by the HMS Belfast trips. The children consolidated their work on negative numbers, before moving onto long-multiplication and long-division. Next week, we will continue to work on long-division.

Also this week: The children visited HMS Belfast on Monday/Thursday. Generally, the behaviour was very good and the children thoroughly enjoyed exploring the ship, taking in the many decks. We hope that they found it useful to get a real taste for history, in preparation for the rest of their WW2 Learning Journey. Back in class, the children began investigating the causes of the Second World War, and some began to create links between the two world wars.


The Year 6 teachers would also like to thank the children for their hard work in relation to the Christmas products, which were successfully sold at the school’s Christmas bazaar on Sunday. We raised over £600 – a record amount! Well done to all of the children (and adults!) involved in the making and selling of these products. It was a great success!

Achievement Assembly Winners!


Activity Week!

Thursday 28th September 2017

Today was the children’s last full day at PGL! Everyone had a great day and they ended it with their PGL Disco! The children looked great in their party outfits!


Wednesday 27th September 2017

Wet, windy but wild! What a second day! The children took  part in a number of activities – lots of them were water-based! There was kayaking, dragonboat racing, a giant swing, problem solving – the works! Lots of fun was had, despite the slightly damp weather conditions towards the end of the day! On a side note, the children received their care packages – everything was in one piece!


Tuesday 26th September 2017

It was an early start today – quarter past 6! The children had a good first night settling into their accommodation. The first round of room inspections went well. All of the children took part in their activities with enthusiasm and determination. Lots of them overcame their fears – a great first day! Their behaviour, so far(!), has been absolutely brilliant – a credit to Hazelwood.


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

The following letters have recently been sent home with your children:
-Natural History Museum (Friday 3rd November)

Calling all parents…Share your talents & passions!
Our upcoming learning journeys for the year are as follows:
Autumn 1: Travelling Through the 20th Century
Autumn 2: Our World In Danger
Spring 1: World War II
Spring 2: World War II
Summer 1: Ready, Steady, Go!
Summer 2: Moving On
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 (Ben Roberts) 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.

6R: Wednesday and Thursday
6O: Wednesday and Thursday
6M: Wednesday and Friday

Year 6 Reading Meeting for Parents

Year 6 Book Spine for Parents

Year 6 Key Questions




AUTUMN 1:  Travelling Through the 20th Century

Big Bang – Fashion Show through the decades!

On Thursday, the Year 6 children were treated to a Hazelwood Fashion Show! As our Learning Journey focuses heavily on British history, the teachers and TAs each donned the clothing of a particular decade! Ms Vincent represented the 1900s, Mr Roberts represented the 1920s, Mr Grant represented the 1930s, Mrs Conner represented the 1940s, Mrs Alpay represented the 1960s, Ms Powrie represented the 1970s, Miss Michael represented the 1980s and Mrs Ashwell represented the 1990s. A special thank you to Miss Powell who provided a wonderful commentary of the fashion show.


Celebration – Travelling Through the 20th Century!

On Thursday, the Year 6 children came dressed in the clothing of the different decades of the 20th Century. They also came prepared with their presentations for their chosen decade. The children were tasked with preparing presentations that incorporated the five senses (touch, sight, smell, taste and hearing) relating to a specific decade. Both the costumes and the presentations were AMAZING – Miss Powell said that they were some of the best she’d seen from her time in Year 6! There were exotic fragrances, scrumptious foods and fascinating sights! In the afternoon, the children took part in a dance-off, where they had to use the skills they had acquired from their dance lessons over the term! There were variations on the Charleston, the Jive and Disco; even the teachers had a go! Ultimately, and despite Mr Roberts’s remonstrations, Miss Ross judged the dance-off winners to be Isobel, Bazile and Sasha (6M) with Sienna and Victoria (6R) finishing as runners-up. Overall, it was a fantastic day to mark the end of our Learning Journey.

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List of useful revision websites:

List of  useful 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