Year 5 – Helping out the local zoo
Well done Isobel for taking time out of her remote learning to support our local zoo with some fruit and vegetables for the animals!
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!
Well, that’s another week of impeccable learning coming to an end!! Year 5, you must be exhausted; you have all worked so incredibly hard and been so resilient with your learning.
We’ve seen some amazing writing – some of your best yet, we might add (we’re not going to let a Lockdown get in the way of our Super North Star!) We have been so proud seeing your love of learning grow and grow, despite these difficult times, but year 5 you have risen to the challenge …… and excelled!!
Have a look at some of the incredible things we have completed this week:
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:
This week the children have been learning about teeth as part of our work on Bile, Bottoms and Burps.
They have been looking at the structure of a tooth as well as learning about the different types and their functions.
They made collages, posters and fact files of their new learning. Now they are ready to carry out scientific investigations about the teeth relating to PSHE- learning how to keep teeth healthy.
Watch this space for the science investigations carried out next 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!
Wow, we are completely overwhelmed with how much work is being shared with us from Year 5 at home. It’s impossible to share everyones – there’s just so much!!! Here is a snippet of all of the amazing work that our wonderful children are doing at home.
We researched the photographer and artist Andy Warhol and had a go at making a digital montage of ourselves replicating his style.
During our zoom sessions, we like to have bit of fun too!! Today, we watched a video from Rob Biddulph and tried to draw the same character with our paper on our heads!!!
Continuing our learning journey of ‘The Time Traveller’, we have spent our time at home building time machines, making timelines of our lives and speaking to the older generations of our families to see how things have changed in their lifetime. We even had a look at some photos from https://www.francisfrith.com/teignmouth/photos to see what our local skate park used to look like!! We couldn’t believe how different it looked! Have a look at Thomas’ picture!
We are continuing to work really hard on our core subjects of maths, literacy and SPaG with the addition of some of the Oak National Academy’s videos. Today, we learnt all about non-finite clauses and wrote some of our own. We shared these during our afternoon zoom sessions.
Finally, we are reminding ourselves to look after our mental health. Mrs Prentice spoke to us about our ’10 a day’ – Our very own magic. We realised we are doing lots of these every day.
Well done Year 5! Everyone at Hazeldown are so proud of how hard you are all working – don’t forget to say a big thank you to the adults at home who are helping you too.
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 5 have been fantastic at accessing all of their remote learning whilst at home!! We are especially enjoying our zooms, where we are able to discuss our lessons from the day and speak to our friends. We also played a great game of scavenger hunt today!!
Keep it up Year 5 – we are so proud of you all!
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:
Year 5 have been busy over the last 2 weeks working hard on researching torches, designing their own, crafting their designs and then evaluating their use whilst searching for chemical elements on Alchemy Island.
Children have been looking at the 6 principles of Design and Technology: user, purpose, functionality, design decisions, innovation and authenticity to go through the process of designing and crafting their torches.
Take a look……
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:
Mrs Prentice was so impressed with Monkey Puzzle’s learning today!! Children took turns to put themselves in the hot seat as Verideon, from ‘The Alchemist’s Letter’. It was such an amazing, engaging lesson; just look at the emotional vocabulary we were able to produce…….
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’.
Monkey Puzzle began to create their 3D contour maps of Alchemy Island today.
They began exploring contour lines by understanding that they are a map’s way of showing you how high the land is. The children also learnt that contour lines join together places of the same height and form patterns that help us to imagine what them and actually looks like.
We looked at Naismith’s rule to remind us that the closer together the contour lines are, the steeper the land.
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!
Today we paid our respects to fallen heroes from world wars and other conflicts. Mrs Prentice was incredibly proud of the compassion and empathy displayed by Monkey Puzzle class during their class discussion and the 2 minutes silence.
Today, Year 5 began their new learning journey – Alchemy Island! We had to find a treasure chest and key to unlock the riddle and map to begin our quest. Once we solved the mystery, we set off on our quest to look for hidden portals around the school!!
We can’t wait to enter the world of Alchemy Island!!
Last week, and some of this week, Year 5 have revisited a unit of learning – Playlist- from the lockdown period. This is to ensure children have understood some of the main pieces of knowledge that may have been missed from this learning journey.
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:
Year 5 have been so busy with their Off With Her Head Tudor topic this term.
Here are just a few of the amazing pieces of work they have journaled:
We also reflected on our own individual ‘Lockdown’ experiences and journaled some of learning we produced:
This week, Year 5 have been looking at historical events on a Tudor timeline. We recreated the timeline using our collaboration and reasoning skills. We had a fantastic debate, using our yellow speech bubbles to agree or disagree with which historical event should go with which date!
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.
Today Maples had a very exciting morning! They had a chance to visit our school pond. The pond didn’t have much water in today so we had to dig deep to see what we could find. To stop us from falling in we lay on our tummies and learnt the ‘safe stance’
We found: tadpoles, froglets, worms, water snails and newts.
When it wasn’t their turn to go pond dipping we used equipment to find mini beasts! They also identified each mini beast using a leaflet.
Some even found time to have a little skip around in the sunshine!
In Year 1 this week, we have taken in turns to take a trip down to our new pond. It is full of life and we Mae sure to take advantage of this and research all of the tiny creatures we could find.
We had fun identifying them and watching them all swim around in our own mini tubs.
Take a look!
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 3 are really enjoying their learning journey (Predator) this term. We have seen such a variety of ways to be creative and share your learning. Keep sending us your pictures!!
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!
Children in the ‘Ebony Class Bubble’ have settled in well to their new school day. They’ve been working really hard and even had time to explore the wildlife outside on the field, making bird’s nests.
We are so, so proud of the fantastic work that year 3 keep producing and sharing with us. We clearly have some budding performers amongst our year group.
Have a look at these videos:
This week the children have been developing their art skills.
Gemma sent in these wonderful works of art:
Just look at Sienna’s incredible predator collage:
Jem also really enjoyed making this wonderful collage; he was so proud of himself. And so are we Jem!
Frazer has even challenged himself to sew a shark!! (Not a real one, of course) Super work Frazer!
Keep sending in all of your fabulous work year 3. We are completely blown away with everything you are doing. We are so very proud of you all.
The children in Ash class had great fun today as we made our own version of air hockey! We used some glue pots and beanbags and had a fantastic time! We made sure that we all scored 18 as it is our number of the week. 🙂
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!
Year 3 continue to amaze us with their wonderful home learning.
Frazer has been planting his own flowers and has produced his very own little project on plants!
Nicholas has used objects around the house to support him with his maths lessons and has also produced a wonderful Haiku poem on his chosen predator!
Sienna and Jude have been working really hard on developing their understanding of the human skeleton and comparing it to the skeletons of various animals.
Whilst Billy took himself back to the Stone Age, on a visit to the beach!
Keep sending us in all of your wonderful work year 3!! You are all doing amazing!
This week, in year 3, we have been learning all about Haiku poems. Have a look at this fantastic performance from Sam!!
Last week, in Year 3, our focus was on the different parts of a plant and the functions of these parts. We also looked at collecting information on predators and producing our very own leaflets. Here are just a few of the amazing pieces of learning produced!
Archie worked super hard on all of these amazing powerpoints and just look at his leaflet!!!
Jayden put together this lovely, bright and informative leaflet on lions.
Evie put together this amazing leaflet on ‘Predators In Action’.
Fantastic effort Year 3!! Your IT skills have really progressed and we are so proud of you all!
Keep sending in all of your fantastic learning and we will share it on the blog.
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.
Year 3 are continuing to produce some fantastic home learning! They are really enjoying their new topic of ‘Predators’, especially all of the wonderful science. Here are just some of the pictures they have been sending to their teachers……
Jayden put together this lovely fact file on the different parts of a flower.
Whilst Sienna completed her own science experiment, using celery, to see how the roots and stem absorb water. She then produced these wonderful food chains, showing us where animals get their energy from.
Alistair has really enjoyed learning all about predators and prey at home and also drew this fantastic picture of a ferocious leopard!!
Billy compiled his information from his week’s vocabulary lesson to put together a Glossary for our topic.
Evie has been working extremely hard on all of her home learning, sending in work daily for her teachers to see. She still makes sure she takes the time to look after her mental health and go for nice walks with her family. Just look at that view!!
We love seeing all of your pictures year 3. Please keep sending them in to us. We miss you all very much!!
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
Welcome back to everyone in Year 3, we hope you have all had a lovely half term!!
We are really looking forward to our new learning journey: Predators!! We can’t wait to see all the wonderful learning you will be producing over the next six weeks – don’t forget to keep sending us pictures of all the lovely things you are doing. Just like Jayden, from Cherry Class, has done with this amazing video on Muslim Worship. Have a look!
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.
Cherry Class have been working incredibly hard at home, producing a lovely variety of home learning.
Sam enjoyed making his cave paintings using all natural products.
Nicole has been focusing her time on climate change and reducing pollution. She has even written a letter to our local MP!
Jude has been practising his spellings and has produced these lovely Neolithic patterns!
Lola has made these fabulous posters and Jacob has enjoyed splashing in the waves during his spare time.
All of you are doing amazing and Mrs Prentice and Ms Tierney are very proud of you all.
Keep up the great work Cherry Class and keep sending us all of your lovely photos! Enjoy Half Term and we will speak to you very soon.