Year 3 Yoga – 14/9/21,
This morning, Cherry Class had a fantastic indoor PE session. We talked about why yoga is important and how it can help us to feel calm and relaxed. Then we learnt four new yoga poses: tree pose, butterfly pose, happy baby pose and moon pose. Can you remember what they look like?
As a reward for all of their hard work and to celebrate their time at Hazeldown, Year 6 went on a trip to Crealy Adventure Park. They had a brilliant time on the rides and in the play zones. Thank you to Hazeldown PTA for funding the entry into Crealy – Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed it!
Exciting news! The results from Sports Week are in…
All of the scores from the KS1 and KS2 races were added together, along with all of the activities that took place on the bottom field.
This year, it was incredibly close with only 1 point between 3rd and 4th place, and only 4 points between 1st and 2nd!
The results are…
4th place – Yellow (438 points)
3rd place – Green (439 points)
2nd place – Red (496 points)
1st place – Blue (500 points)
Congratulations to the blue team and well done to everybody who took part this week!
Hazeldown have had another brilliant day of Sports Week with KS2 running their races on the top field this morning.
The results from the KS2 races were:
Green – 128 points
Blue – 140 points
Red – 144 points
Yellow – 151 points
A big well done to everyone that has raced over the last two days! We have seen lots of resilience and determination, as well as encouragement for team mates.
Tomorrow is the final day of point scoring, before announcing the winners of Sports Week on Friday!
Today, KS1 started off our Sports Week with races on the top field.
The scores from the KS1 races were:
Yellow – 91 points
Blue – 107 points
Red – 108 points
Green – 112 points
It’s very close and there are lots more activities to go throughout the week!
Holly Class have had another brilliant day full of three different activities! They have been as amazing as Ebony, shining as individuals, as well as a whole class. In all of the activities, the pupils have challenged and pushed themselves to overcome fears and challenges. In addition, they have been incredibly supportive of each other and have also been very helpful around the house. Thursday’s activities included: coasteering, caving, paddle boarding and high ropes. Here are just a few photos to capture the day.
Holly Class have arrived safely and enthusiastically at Grenville House for their residential. They started the afternoon with one of two activities: coasteering or canoeing. The coasteering group walked, swam and jumped along the Brixham coastline. Whereas, the canoeing group explored the Brixham Marina on their canoes, playing games along the way.
Ebony Class enjoyed their final morning at Grenville House with canoeing, paddle boarding and caving. They have had an amazing two and a half days!
Ebony Class have had another amazing, fun-filled day of three activities including coasteering, high ropes, caving and paddle boarding. The sun has still been shining and the pupils have continued to overcome fears, achieving things they never thought they could. In addition, they have shown how caring and kind they are towards one another. Many of them have encouraged each other to jump off the cliffs at coasteering, cheered a friend on for the leap of faith or supported someone through the caves. Well done Year 6!
Ebony Class arrived in a beautiful, sunny Brixham today! After making their own beds and unpacking their suitcases, the children took part in a variety of activities. Some enjoyed exploring the harbour whilst canoeing and others had a great time jumping off the cliffs during coasteering. Our favourite quote from today was “I came here not liking the ocean, and now after coasteering, I love it!”
Today, Year 6 experienced what it was like to be a camper at Camp Green Lake. This half term, our focused text has been ‘Holes’ as part of our ‘Hola Mexico’ topic. In the book, the campers are forced to dig a 5ft x 5ft hole each day so our Year 6s took part in some drama on the beach and had to dig their own holes. They worked well in teams, even though it was quite hard work!
Here are some pictures of our tired campers!
This afternoon, Year 6 were able to experience some Mexican food in a DT lesson. We focused on the taste, smell and appearance of tortilla chips, guacamole, salsa, sour cream and cheese and chilli sauce and then rated each one. Lots of us were able to try something we have never tried before!
This week in Holly Class, we have been practising our personalised spellings. We used the metacognition cycle to plan how we were going to do this, then we monitored throughout the lesson. Finally, we evaluated at the end to see if our strategy was effective, or if we need to use a different strategy next time. Here are some of the excellent strategies the pupils used.
To celebrate the end of our WW2 unit of work, Year 6 enjoyed a street party in the glorious sunshine this afternoon. We made decorations yesterday to prepare and enjoyed getting into the festive mood with squash, biscuits and crisps!
Year 6 have been enjoying Science Week this week! At the beginning of the week, we tried an ‘Odd One Out’ activity. We had to look at the similarities and differences between three pictures and then discuss which one we thought was the odd one out and why. Another activity we tried was ‘Zoom In, Zoom Out’ in which we saw a picture of something zoomed in and after each ‘zooming out’, we had another guess as to what it might be thinking carefully about the appearance, texture, colour etc. Here are some of the guesses we had:
Our final activity for Science Week was to create a ‘Robo-bug’. We had to think very carefully about the ‘why’, or the purpose, of the robot and then design it focusing on the features it would need to achieve its goal. Here are some of the designs.
Well done to everyone in Year 6 for the last eight weeks. We have been so proud of all of you for your resilience and determination. You have worked so hard even when times have been a bit tricky. To celebrate all of the fantastic learning that has happened over the last eight weeks, and to look back on what we have achieved, we watched a short video in our final Zoom session this afternoon.
Year 6 have been enjoying World Book Day today! During our Zoom sessions, we dressed up as our favourite book characters and listened to a small part of one of Miss Tapp’s favourite childhood books. We shared some of our own favourite stories and books and had a go at a book emoji quiz!
This week, Year 6 have started their new topic – A Child’s War – learning all about WW2. The hook to the topic was to try and experience what it was like to be in an air raid. The children at home found a space where they could create a mock bomb shelter, for example, by putting a blanket over the top of a table and some cushions underneath. To add to the experience, they hid in the air raid shelter whilst the air raid siren was sounding. Here are some pictures of their experiences, along with reflections about how the experience made them feel.
Here is the personal PE challenge for Week 4. This week’s challenge is to have a go at some frog jumps within a relay course. Have a look at the video to see what the challenge entails:
This week, Year 6 have been fantastic as always!
As part of children’s mental health week, we discussed the ’10 a day’, thinking about which ones we are doing really well at home and maybe some that we need to think a bit more about. In maths, we have been focusing on percentages, and towards the end of the week, have looked at how we convert between fractions, decimals and percentages. Our literacy has continued to work towards our final piece of writing: a narrative piece based on the Golden Compass. Year 6 have thought carefully about their vocabulary choices and how we can develop this for our final scene.
Finally, in SOLE, we have continued our ‘Darwin’s Delights’ topic. This week, we have learnt how to sketch shells in detail, researched Mary Anning and used this to write a biography about her and planned or recreated Charles Darwin’s plant investigation. Here are just a few pieces of the fantastic work from this week, including two videos of the plant experiment being carried out.
Some children have also been doing lots of other exciting activities. Ben had a go at the PE Plank Challenge with his sister and Lucas has been cooking for his family.
Here is the personal PE challenge for week 3! This week’s challenge is to see how long you can hold the plank position for. You can use the video to help you if you need to:
Remember to share any photos or videos of your efforts!
Year 6 have been amazing once again this week. They have continued to be resilient and approach their home learning and Zoom sessions with a positive attitude. This week in year 6, we have been exploring decimals further in maths, focusing on the past, present and future progressive tense in grammar and practising our ‘shun’ suffixes in our spelling lessons. As part of our literacy, we have written another scene for our story. This scene was written as a diary entry so we have learnt about the features and skills for this throughout the week, eventually building up to writing the diary entry today.
Here are some examples of the fantastic paragraphs that were written and the grammar work.
In SOLE, we have continued to work on our ‘Darwin’s Delights’ topic. This week, we have learnt about how birds’ beaks have evolved by carrying out investigations and how animals have adapted to their environment in the Galapagos Islands. We also wrote poems and created bar and line graphs to show our results of the experiments.
Here is a video to show all of the excellent SOLE work from this week.
Well done year 6, we are really proud of your efforts!
Well done to everyone who took part in the Week 1 PE Challenge.
Here is the second challenge: the ‘Step Up’ challenge. Remember to send any pictures or videos of your attempts!
Year 6 have continued to be brilliant with their remote learning this week. They have taken walks outside to collect a range of natural items, just like Darwin did, and then grouped their findings in different ways. They also collected data about Darwin’s voyage and tracked the distances that he travelled. Year 6 pupils then presented this data using a range of ways including Excel and creating their own line graphs. Finally, Year 6 carried out a sample investigation to learn about a variety of plants.
Not only this, they have continued to be amazing with their core subjects: Literacy, Maths and SPaG. We have been learning about decimals in our maths, a range of punctuation in grammar, using the -ial suffix in spelling and working towards writing another scene for our ‘Golden Compass’ narrative in Literacy. Well done to everyone – you have continued to show how resilient you are!
Here is a video to show off all of the amazing SOLE work from this week:
Each week, there will be a PE challenge for you to have a go at to make sure we are keeping active whilst learning at home.
This week’s challenge is ‘Speed Bounce’. Watch the video below and then have a go yourselves. Remember we would love to see your efforts – you can send a photo or video to Miss Tapp if you would like to!
Here is a video showing all of the SOLE learning from Year 6. They have been learning all about the Galapagos Islands and learning how to sketch flowers and plants in detail, as well as continuing their research on Charles Darwin. Even though they are working at home, they have still demonstrated many of the school learning values. Keep this up Year 6 – we are very proud of you!
Year 6 have been fantastic with their remote learning this week. I am really proud of them for how resilient they have been!
As part of our SOLE this week, we started a new topic: Darwin’s Delights. Here is a video to show all of their learning so far!
Dora has also made her own video about Charles Darwin:
In Holly Class, we have been working really hard on our spellings. At the beginning of the term, we were tested on our year 5/6 spelling words which created our own personalised spelling list. We then used a range of strategies to practise our personal spellings. This week, we have tested on these spellings again. We used metacognition (thinking about thinking) to reflect on and evaluate the strategies that helped us, or didn’t help us, to make progress.
Here are a couple of examples of the progress made:
Year 6 have been using two new VR headsets as part of our topic ‘Tomorrow’s World’. Some pupils have been able to have a go over the last few days, with everyone else being able to use it in the next couple of weeks. The experience they are playing is called ‘Turning Forests’.
Year 6 started off their new topic, Tomorrow’s World, today by being welcomed into the future. Once they entered the classroom, they had a ‘top secret’ mission ready on their table. They needed to read the mission statement and then crack the code to find out what the secret mission involves.
Over the last term, Holly Class have demonstrated excellent learning attitudes, especially in maths. They have been reflective by thinking about what they noticed and learning from their mistakes by using them to make progress. They have also been collaborative, with lots of great examples of maths discussions and helping each other. Additionally, the pupils in Holly Class have shown excellent resilience. I am very proud of them!
Over the last half term, Holly Class have worked really hard on a sequence in gymnastics using key skills. In our last lesson, we used the apparatus to create a small sequence using three balances and three different ways to travel. We focused on extension and body tension.
As part of our topic for last half term, Frozen Kingdom, Year 6 completed a mini project on climate change. They found out what global warming is, the impact it is having on the Earth and how people can help to reduce the effects. Here is a video made by three children from Holly Class to summarise what they have learnt:
Yesterday, Holly Class investigated Roman Numerals. We looked at the symbols used for different numbers and then had a go at making some of our own. We then used Roman Numerals to write our ages, birthdays and the date.
Year 6 have been busy in their first few weeks in new classes. We have written letters to our future selves, ready to be opened at the end of year 6; designed new Compass for Life maps, thinking carefully about our North Star and the journey we are going to take to get there; focused on the Zones of Regulation; and started our new topic Frozen Kingdom. As a hook for our new topic, we studied an iceberg, focusing on how it moved and reacted in the water. Here are some photos of the last couple of weeks:
As as well as all of this, we have been focusing on our school learning values. I have been really impressed with this in Holly Class. Here are some examples:
Being reflective in maths lessons by learning from our mistakes and thinking about what we have noticed.
Beimg collaborative in PE lessons by supporting each other and being a ‘critical friend’ to help others improve.
Year 6 have continued to demonstrate their fantastic learning at home! Here are some examples of the brilliant learning that they have been doing:
Elsa visited The Tate Modern and the Musee d’Orsay (virtually of course) and then chose some of her favourite paintings. She was particularly interested in the Impressionist style of paintings.
Lara was experimenting with colour and decided to do her colour chart in a different way using make-up.
Bea has created a self-portrait!
Noah made a Star Wars model using lego. He then filmed himself explaining all of the different parts.
Watch the video here:
Fin built a shelter!
Great work Year 6 – keep up the hard work for the last two weeks of term – we are really proud of you!
Year 6 have continued to be busy with their learning at home! Over the last couple of weeks, we have rounded up our WW2 unit and have started our new topic ‘Gallery Rebels’, which is an Art-based unit of work. Have a look at some of the fantastic work we have received below. Well done Year 6 – keep it up!
Lara planned a street party to celebrate the end of WW2 in Britain, designing an invitation and some bunting.
Owen experimented with colour, using chromatography, focusing on which colours make up black ink. He noticed that the permanent markers didn’t do the same when the paper was placed in water. Once the paper had dried, Owen noticed there was a lot of pink!
Ava and Olivia have made their own sketchbooks!
George B was very excited to go back to football training!
We are so proud of one of our fantastic Year 6 pupils – Jay! Jay was out on his boat when he heard that a kayaker was in trouble out on the water. He motored out on his boat and attached the kayak so that he could tow in the kayaker until the Lifeboat could complete the rescue.
Here is the link to the article in the newspaper:
Well done Jay – we are so proud of the way you acted. You are a credit to Hazeldown School!
Here is a short video showing a variety of pictures of work we received during our ‘A Child’s War topic. Well done Year 6 for working so hard! Keep it up!
Year 6 have continued to be fantastic at home! They have continued to learn about WW2, creating some brilliant newspaper articles, preparing a speech for the children of WW2 and planning street parties.
Here are some of the brilliant examples from their home learning this week.
This is Aimee’s newspaper article:
Here is another newspaper article from James:
Arlia’s newspaper article:
This is Lara’s speech to the children of WW2:
Elsa created an invite for a street party to celebrate the end of WW2 for Britain:
Finally, James has been awarded his Scouts Pioneer and Model Maker badges this week – congratulations James!
Keep up the hard work Year 6 – we are proud of everything that you have done so far!
Lots of Year 6 have been working hard at home this week. Here is some of the brilliant learning that has taken place. There are also some photos of other activities that Year 6 have been doing to keep themselves busy. Well done for your continued hard work!
Owen took part in some WW2 Role play. Putting himself into the shoes of an evacuee child, he packed the essential items that he would need to take on his journey. He decided that he would take a teddy owl, pot of pocket money, camera, book, model figure and a cork as the children often had to make their own toys.
Elsa has been working incredibly hard on her WW2 diary. She has carefully thought about how to present her diary and has also carefully chosen the language.
Mya spent some time with her family in the outdoors. They went for their daily walk at Manhead.
Ava has been listening to different sounds from the War and reflecting on how those sounds would have made people feel during WW2. She then thought about an action to go with each sound.
Holly Class continued to impress with me their fantastic learning last week, in school or at home, and also lots of other exciting activities. They have continued to make me proud, wherever they are working at the moment.
Here are some examples of the learning and activities from last week:
As part of Literacy, Year 6 mapped out newspaper articles.
Aaron has enjoyed spending time with his dog, Leila.
James has been working towards his chef badge in Scouts. He had to invent, prepare and eat a new dessert with at least 5 ingredients, with one being fruit. Here are his chocolate chip pancakes with banoffe topping.
Charlotte in Holly Class has written this lovely poem to mark Year 6’s time at Hazeldown:
Our time at Hazeldown
Holly Class did some fantastic learning during the last half term. There were also lots of other brilliant activities taking place at home. Here is a video with some of the work and pictures received last half term. Remember to keep sending them in over the next few weeks.
Holly Class have been busy again at home this week! I have really enjoyed looking at all of the pictures and work that you have been sending in. You have continued to demonstrate all of our school learning values and I am very proud of how resilient you have been during this half term. Here are some examples of the things year 6 have been doing this week:
George has planted his sunflower into a bigger pot.
James has written a letter in the style of a child in WW2 that has been evacuated. Here is part of it:
Bea has also written a letter. Both James and Bea have really thought about how the children would have been feeling – well done.
Freddie has continued to add to his WW2 book that he has made at home.
This week, it should have been SATs week for year 6. To give them a little taste of SATs, they were given some ‘Silly SATs’ papers. As well as this, Holly Class have continued to work hard at home and have also completed lots of extra activities and learning opportunties. Well done Holly Class!
Here are some examples from the week:
Reece acted out a WW2 evacuation at home, including packing his essential items, that he would need to take with him, into a box.
James made hot chocolate as part of his freeze frames for Literacy and also did some baking for VE day last Friday.
Ava has made a video showing pictures from WW2. Please see the link below to watch it:
Freddie has made a book to present his learning from our WW2 topic. He also enjoyed a walk from Teignmouth to Dawlish Warren, and back!
Here are some examples of the Silly SATs questions. The answers will be uploaded onto Google Drive this afternoon.
Holly Class are still working hard at home and developing lots of new skills. Here are just a few examples of what they have been up to this week:
Lara has continued to apply her writing skills by completing another instalment of ‘The O’Neill Times’:
Joe made a rainbow out of his lego:
James showed lots of resilience and a growth mindset as he had to work hard to make a Turks Head Woggle. Here he is with a practice one (blue) and the leather lace one, which he has put onto his Scout neckerchief.
Our new topic for SOLE is A Child’s War (WW2) so one of the activities was to create an Anderson shelter. Here are the creative ways that some of Holly Class made their own:
This is Reece’s, made from cardboard and tin foil.
This is Olivia’s, made from plastic and tin foil.
This is Bea’s, who used Minecraft to create hers.
This is Lara’s, who used duvets, chairs and the sofa.
Here is George with his hot chocolate that he made as part of his Literacy:
Noah and his sister had an outdoor Science lesson.
Well done to everyone in Holly Class – I am very proud of all of you!
Holly Class have continued to keep busy at home by working hard and trying out lots of fun activities! It is also great to see so many of you demonstrating our school learning values.
Here are a few examples:
Mya showed resilience whilst baking a cake. It didn’t go quite right on the first try, so she had another go and it turned out like this. Well done Mya – it looks delicious!
Noah had an art and nature day! The day started with a wild flower quiz. He then used fruit and vegetables to make his own mosaic, made a paper mosaic of his favourite flower that he found and then wrote about the process. Well done Noah!
Woody has continued to develop his fantastic computer skills. It is the first game he has coded in a language called ‘Lua’ using tutorials to help him. Woody had to work really hard as he had to spend a lot of time debugging the game.
George B went to visit the hairdressers this week – at home! Here are a couple of pictures of his new ‘do’ – he is looking very happy with it!
This week, one of the SOLE tasks was to learn how to use Google Draw as part of our topic ‘Tomorrow’s World’ by designing a logo. This could be for a company that they have made up, or a company that already exists. Here is Oliver’s:
Year 6 also finished their biographies about a famous YouTuber or blogger this week. Each day, they have worked hard to develop a paragraph for their biography, working up towards their ‘Big Write’ at the end of the week. See some examples below:
This is an example of a paragraph written by James.
This is an example by Olivia.
And finally, here is the finished piece by Lara. Lara, James and Olivia have all worked hard to ensure they use the features from the success criteria – well done guys!
Well done for all of your hard work this week Year 6 – I can’t wait to read the rest of your biographies today! And thank you for sharing all of the pictures, it is great to see you developing new skills and enjoying new activities!
Holly Class have continued to work incredibly hard at home this week. I have been really proud of all the learning you have done and have really enjoyed looking at all of the other activities and hobbies that you have been enjoying.
Here are a few examples from the week:
Freddie has created a brilliant blog to show his trampolining journey, including step by steps on how to perform certain tricks.
Woody has been making elder beads in the garden and played the drums for the weekly NHS clap. He also made a snakes and ladders game and has been doing lots of coding at home.
Lara has made a fantastic newspaper report to keep her family and friends updated on what she has been doing around the house.
Noah has been completing lots of maths and literacy activities. He has also been learning how to bake lots of different cakes. It looks delicious Noah!
Lots of year 6 children have also been making quizzes whilst learning how to use Google Forms and have sent them to Mr Evans and I to have a go at. Here is an example from Pippa. The quiz was all about elephants.
Thank you for all of your hard work this week year 6 and please remember to keep sending in pictures of all of the activities that you have been doing.
Over the last week, it has been great to see what the children have all been getting up to. Here are a few examples of some of the brilliant learning and additional activities that have taken place.
Ava has created her own ‘Spy School’ website using Google Sites. We were really impressed with how she has created different tabs/pages for the website.
Lara has created her own timetable for the school day at home. She has also written a fantastic complaint email, which was one of the SOLE activities for this week.
It was great to see Bea working hard at home!
Lexie has produced some lovely artwork.
Mya has started to create her own SOLE book at home and has been preparing for a future topic coming up in year 6 – WW2.
Remember you can send photos to my email if you would like to show what you have been up to. This doesn’t have to be just learning, it can be any other activities you have been doing at home.