Year 5 Tudor Timeline 23/9/2020
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.
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.
TTRS are holding an event to set a Guinness World Record for the highest score on TTRS in one minute.
They would like you to film yourself completing a 1 min game in the studio and then sending it to them. The highest score will be the Guinness World Record holder!
This link takes you to the website to explain how you can enter. The closing date is 4th June so you don’t have long.
Ash class have been busy being awesome this week! They have continued to work really hard and have all been growth mindset dinosaurs!
Wrenna helped her Mummy to make a cake for VE Day.
Teddy A worked hard to find 14 different objects.
Frankie had an exciting Birthday!
Leo T worked really hard to create this beautiful life cycle.
Ruby made this amazing elephant.
Indie is still panda mad! She drew her own panda and labelled it.
Lucas created this amazing monster from clay.
Anna made a beautiful drawing of Miss Banning.
Teddy E had great fun planting some seeds.
Well done Ash class, you are awesome! 🙂
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.
As always, here at Hazeldown we find different and unique ways to show Empathy, Collaboration and our Relationships. We show respect to others and value our community. Our values shine through in all that we do.
All of these values and beliefs can be seen throughout these difficult times and none more so from this video created by a family from Hazeldown. Thank you Annalise and Freya.
A big thank you to everyone.
We had been busily planning our camping residential linked to our Tribal Tales topic before Lockdown. However, the pupils in Cherry Class are a creative bunch and Ali and his brother decided to have their own camping adventure in their garden- learning about basic survival skills including looking after chickens!
There has been a whole range of fantastic learning going on this week! It has been great that the children have been really happy to share what they have been up to with us!
Tilly has been learning her numbers in french and has been applying this to complete simple additions. Well done!
Jude has been challenging himself to learn spellings from the year 3 and 4 word list!
As part of our learning journey on Tribal Tales, this week the focus has been researching Celtic gods.
In literacy, the children have been researching and writing information books about the Stone Age and/or Bronze Age.
Here are a couple of examples -Dylan and Jayden’s independent writing (for Bigwrite)
The next genre the children have been focusing on is diary writing. After reading Stone Age Boy, the children are currently planning their own diary entries based on Stone Age Boy.
Evie has been practising up levelling her sentences and Jayden has been matching colloquial( informal) sentences to their corresponding formal ones .
Ryan has been using his colourful semantics cards to up level his sentences. Great effort Ryan!
Oak class have been working hard again and have been busy producing some amazing work!
It has been great to see lots more of you trying out the clay beaker making as well as having a go at weaving. Here are some pictures of your amazing work this week:
It has also been great to see lots of you taking on your own projects or interpreting the tasks in your own ways.
And look at Sienna’s amazing project on Pre-Historic Britain Gods and Goddesses!
It was also lovely to hear last week that some of you had been doing your own projects and helping out around the house.
Well done Oak class! Keep up the fantastic work and keep sharing what you’ve been up to with us.
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!
Down in Year 1, it has been great to see everyone’s Home Learning and all the different unique ways the children have decided to present their work. From pictures to posters, Pic collages to 3D models they’ve all been amazing.
This week we are going to take a closer look at 2 examples of how you could present your work.
Welcome to the Hazeldown News!
In Year 1 we have been focussing on the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.
All of the children have been working hard on their use of adjectives and conjunctions and the results are great to see. Keep it up!
Here are some of the great examples of the work some of the children have been doing.
It’s so lovely to see some happy smiling faces enjoying their learning at home! What lovely tree boggarts River has made as part of our Enchanted Woodland learning journey. Well done to all of you that have had a go at this at home, keep up the good work in these tough times! Don’t forget to send your photos of any fab learning or any lockdown activities you are doing at home and we can add them to our blog.
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.
Foundation had a great time meeting John Dougherty and listening to his story ‘Theres a Pig up my Nose!”. We all found the story very funny and even sang a song about it! 🙂
This morning, year 6 helped to raise money for Sport Relief by running the Sport Relief mile on the play ground.
Year 6 arrived today in a slightly wet and windy Brixham! After making their own beds and unpacking their cases, the children took part in a variety of activities. Some groups ventured to Buckfastleigh to go caving; others climbed the high ropes and some took to the sea after building their own raft.
This week in Maths, we have moved on to subtraction. We used a range of resources to work out and prove number sentences up to 20.
Working with our friends we had to discuss how we were using the number line, counters or bead strings. This allowed us to talk about which number was our ‘Whole’ and what were the ‘Parts’.
Busy getting practical!
In Year 1, we spent the afternoon making our Tudor Houses. Every child had to design their house before constructing them out of cardboard and paper. We had to use our skills to model the houses and ensure they were fully covered before attaching them together and making a roof.
Thank you to all the parents who came in to help, we couldn’t have done it without you!
Maple class were so proud of their homework that they brought in this week, with good reason! It was fantastic! We had a wonderful time looking at each other’s superhero creations and work in their homework books. Well done guys! Here is a selection of some of the children’s work.
The children in Foundation worked really hard at the finger gym table today. They stuck the correct amount of stickers to the lollipop sticks to match the number that had been written. Well done Foundation! 🙂
As part of our Potions topic, the children are investigating Solids, Liquids and Gases. In today’s lesson the children had to sort a selection of items into these categories.
The most interesting conversation that arose was the fact that an aerosol can was filled with liquid, but when it was sprayed it often released a gas.
Cherry Class are really enjoying learning how to play the P-Bones on Wednesday mornings.