Vacancy – Caretaker, Hazeldown School
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.
Both year 6 classes have spent time this week drafting out their paragraphs for their non-chronological reports about an animal of choice from the Arctic or Antarctica. They’ve shown great attitudes to learning by always looking to improve their writing and by using the resources available to them.
In Year 6 we are getting ready to write our non-chronological report about an animal from the polar regions.
Today, we have been creating a first draft of the introduction.
Ebony class had a go at creating an introduction for a non-chronological report about children:
Children in Ebony class (some of the best children in the world) are beautiful. According to their teachers, 80% of children in Hazeldown Primary School look up to Year 6 – who are at the top of the school. They range from 10-11 years old so they are working towards being responsible members of society.
In this paragraph we used facts and figures, brackets for parenthesis, dashes, relative clauses, generalising vocabulary and much more.
In Literacy we have been learning about non-chronological reports. As a part of this we have been looking at a range of examples.
In one of our sessions we became features detectives. We were looking for ‘generalising vocabulary’ (such as some, mostly, sometimes, often), and technical vocabulary (such as habitat, environment, resources).
Some of us then tried to find synonyms for some of the words. Synonyms are words that have the same meaning (happy, joyful etc).
Our children didn’t let the rain stop their learning and play today. Instead they made a rain catcher! They designed and created it with minimal support. “Let’s see how much rain we can get!” said Harriet. Do you think the rain can fill the tough spot?
Green Team met today to map out the area for the new pond. Everyone is eagerly awaiting the digger on Saturday 15th June. We hope to see you there on between 9 and 12 too, if you are able to lend a hand.
To start off Hazeldown’s sport week, the whole school took part in wake up, shake up. We were all able to show off our dance moves!
Further to this, Years 3 and 5 took part in ultimate frisbee sessions and Years 4 and 6 took part in lacrosse sessions. The children were able to learn the skills needed for the sports and then apply them to mini-games.
What a great start to the week!
There are lots more activities coming up later in the week too.
Tuesday – Scooters for Foundation and KS1, KS2 swimming gala, KS2 gymnastics competition.
Wednesday – KS1 and KS2 sports day.
Thursday – KS1 dodgeball.
Friday – KS2 skateboarding and Foundation/KS1 Archery
We were learning all about capacity today and using the measures : Full, half full and empty to describe our containers. We played a great game to cement our learning.
Look at our new arrivals! We have been watching all the developments and another chick has hatched this morning. It was all soggy when it first hatched, but it is starting to dry and look fluffy!
Wow, what a day!
Today we started off at Tamakele Island. We took part in a series of problem solving activities that tested our resilience, problem solving and leadership. It was lovely to see so many of the children thinking outside the box to solve tricky situations.
After a lovely lunch we went off to the low adventure. This was an amazing experience that involved using team work to get through, across and under various obstacles. This ended up with a yomp across the swamp and a clamber up the river to the water slide.
Another amazing day thanks to the staff at Heatree and the wonderfully behaved children of Hazeldown Primary School.
We hope you enjoy a small selection of the pictures.
We have had such an amazing start to our Year 4 residential at Heatree.
After arriving at nearly 11 o’clock, we had a talk and then lunch on the field. After a play we went off to our first activities. Some of us made shelters whilst others learnt how to make a fire then cooked Bannock Bread on it.
After our activity, we came back and moved into our rooms, much excitement and not too much falling out about top bunks!
Then it was time for tea (sausages, chips and beans). A huge thank you to the Yellow Group who cleaned all the dishes and tidied up after tea.
We then went for a magical walk in the early evening, listening to the bird song, exploring nature, building shelters and then running across the field back to the house.
We finished off with a lovely cup of hot chocolate and rocky road.
As we write this at 10:30pm, all pupils are asleep in bed, shortly to be followed by the staff!
More to follow tomorrow…
We are pleased to report that all of the Year 4 pupils who left on the bus have arrived safely at Heatree.
We are all currently enjoying the amazing surroundings.
The children in Reception loved their first PE session of the Summer term. They got changed well and enjoyed learning how to respond to the tambourine during the session. Well done guys!
The Foundation children were amazing today, playing their instruments and singing in front of Year 4. This performance was the culmination of our Friday music sessions with Kip Pratt and we were all very proud of the children and their wonderful music, performance skills and behaviour.
Over the next few weeks, we will be testing pupils on a random selection from the word lists below. It is important children regularly practise the spellings they are unfamiliar with.
The children in Ash Class used numicon to see how many different ways they could make 11. What fantastic mathematicians!
Wow, what a day we’ve had celebrating books and reading. The children made a wonderful effort with their costumes and absolutely loved being read to and sharing books with Year 4. What a treat!
It was a fun-filled day of sharing books with younger children and taking part in quizzes about books. Well done for the fantastic effort you all put in to dressing up!
Hazeldown School have enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day! Do you like our costumes?
We had great fun dancing and playing musical instruments along with Kip this morning. Kip is a Primary Music Lecturer from Plymouth University who is very kindly dedicating the next few Friday mornings to visit us all in Foundation.
It was lovely today to stand back and see the range of activities happening in our S.O.L.E. sessions. One one classroom we had children: using Google Maps to explore local and national locations, creating a perfect plate of Chinese food (in their opinion) and using pop up cards to reflect on Chinese new year.
In the other classroom the children were busy learning a range of french vocabulary as well as researching what different Hindu symbols meant.
Another fabulous day at Hazeldown Primary School!
With all the snow around, the children have been putting their shape knowledge to the test and made snowflakes. They had to use their measuring, symmetry, shape and fraction skills to make their snowflakes.
Over the next 2 weeks you must complete an activity/series of activities that total at least 15 points. How you choose to do so is up to you!
The dragons have been assembled and are looking fantastic ready for our celebration! We have worked hard within our groups to collaborate and discuss and share our ideas!
Our designated brick collectors chose bricks from the ones available after discussion in our groups!
This afternoon we have started evaluating our finished products thinking about what we like about them but also what we would do differently next time.
Today, year 6 experienced what it was like to be a juvenile prisoner at Camp Green Lake. After being introduced to Holes over the last few weeks, the children had to get into the role of the characters (children who are sent to a camp instead of prison and treated unfairly) and dig holes as a punishment. The children showed great role play skills as they had to consider how the children would feel in that environment.
Although the main objective of the trip was to get into character and imagine how tough life would be at the camp, our pupils had a great day and enjoyed digging the holes!
Also, a big thank you to the parents that accompanied us on the trip and even helped out with the digging!
Today we have learnt the letter ‘g’ in our phonics lesson. We then made ‘goo’ by mixing cornflour and water. We had to describe how the goo felt and we even tried writing in it!
Can you think of any other words which begin with ‘g’?
Monkey Puzzle Class had great fun painting their Warrior Characters that they created out of Modroc on Friday. They experimented with mixing primary colours to create other colours that they needed and the end results look amazing.
As part of the Compass For Life topic, year 3 and 4 spent this afternoon making their inspirational figures out of modroc.
There were a real range of different figures made, including singers, actors, artists, authors, and lots more!
Thank you very much to the parents who came into help with this. We really appreciate it, and the children had a fantastic experience thanks to your help!
Today, Year Five are playing cricket as part of sports week.
They were playing Cricket Tag with Buzz. Buzz gave loads of advice to us and made us all laugh. We are very happy that Buzz has come in and has taught us about skills needed in cricket. We then played Mayhem Cricket this gives each child a chance to bat, field, collect and be a scorer. Report written by Elle and DJ
Today we enjoyed learning how to play hockey and learnt how to dribble the ball, whilst controling the hockey stick.
Apple Class had great fun playing hockey this morning. There was great teamwork going on and everyone showed excellent tackling between players. There were some fantastic goals scored.
Apple Class had great fun searching for bugs and minibeats in the school field. We saw bees, spiders, dragonflies, woodlice lady birds and many more.
The dinosaurs looked amazing in our very own ‘Dinosaur World’ set up in the hall on Friday. The children have all worked extremely hard making these models and they all looked fantastic. A big thankyou to all the TA’s that transformed the hall into Jurassic Hazeldown. Thank you to everyone that came on Friday. A brilliant end to a great Learning Journey.
Today, year 3 have spent most of their day researching about and investigating rocks. We had a carousel of activities including: making a game on scratch, making a poster about sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks, observational drawings and finally a scratch test to test which rock would be the best to make a statue for Willy Wonka!
We went to see a show today! And we even had a homemade cookie during the interval!
Would you like to sing in a show? Which song would you sing?
We have been training for sports day. Look at us go!
Shoo may have ‘left the building’ but his skills, inspiration and love of drawing have remained! Some excellent examples of patterning, shape and light points.