Ebony Bubble Displaying Their Artistic Talents!!
Last week, in Ebony Bubble, years 3, 4 and 5 all focused on their art skills in their learning journeys. Here are a few examples:
This week in Holly Class Bubble, we have been very busy – as every week!
As well as making sure that all of our key skills work (Maths, Reading, Spelling and Grammar) is finished, we have been continuing with our S.O.L.E. .
Some of us have been looking at surrealism. We have looked at famous pieces of work, tried to copy some famous paintings and even had a go at automatic drawing. Some of us have been continuing our focus on animals and predators. We have created top trumps cards of our favourite predators – which one do you like the best? The final group have been continuing to look at time travel – planning a time travel book.
I hope you enjoy this fabulous work.
We visited the school pond yesterday for a spot of pond dipping. We found lots of tadpoles in varying stages of development. Some of us spotted that they were starting to sprout legs. Some of them were at the froglet stage – not far off transforming into frogs. We were all very excited.
We then had a quick explore on the field and found a few woodlice hiding under logs. Later on in the week, we will be seeing what mini beasts we can find lurking in the woods.
Year 5 have been sending lots of pictures of their amazing work, we have had to do another blog post to celebrate it!
Alex has been really busy! He has created a time capsule, a time machine, a futuristic care, he has thought about which time quote is important to him and created artwork for it and finally, he has drawn a pie chart to show how the UK can be divided up based on age.
Leia has drawn a self portrait:
Lyla has created a piece of information text all about telescopes:
Harry H has been interviewing about what retirement is and what it is like:
Emily has also been really busy creating instructions on how to build a time machine. When Emily built her time machine and fast forwarded to 10 years into the future, she ended up the Amazon rainforest. To share with everyone what she has learnt during her visit, she has created a leaflet with many pictures and lots of colour!
We had great fun today planting our different fruit and vegetable plants. We grew cucumber, watermelon and tomatoes. They grew very tall so they were ready to be moved outside. Daniel made some beautiful signs for us so we remember what is planted in each pot. 🙂
We also looked for some inspiration from the Chelsea flower show and then created our own special gardens. We carefully labelled them and put them on display for everyone to see!
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!
Some of the children in Ash class practised their independent writing today and wrote what they really liked doing at school. The only word they had some help with was ‘because’. We’ve also been learning about the number 19 so we made some ‘part, part, whole’ diagrams and wrote some number sentences.
Maples have been working really hard this week. There is a lot of excitement with the up and coming Summer Holidays so we have been listening to calming music whilst we have been working as it help us keep on track.
In maths we have been working really hard on finding the difference. All the children have been using their number lines and hundred squares to help them. They have also become really good at drawing images to help them as well.
In Literacy we have continued to work hard on our sentence structure. This week we have been looking at nouns and verbs and how we can identify them. We have also been including adjectives in our writing to make it more exciting.
We still have lots of smiling faces though!
Year 5 have been time travelling this week. Before they could jump into a different time period, they needed a machine to help them get there. Year 5 have been very resourceful using whatever they could find around school and home.
Isaac would travel to the future:
Anya couldn’t wait to start travelling:
When Lucas turned his time machine on, he travelled far into the future. What year is it Lucas?
Kubus, Phoebe and Evelyn worked collaboratively to create their time machine in school. They travelled through time and decided to make a meal before exploring:
It can be hard work travelling through time, so it was time to enjoy a meal around their fire:
They even have a translation box to understand any language:
Where would you time travel to?
After yesterday’s trip to the pond, the children of Willow class were keen to see what else the forest school area had to offer.
Today they went on a bug hunt. They searched all the nooks and crannies for all sorts of creepy – crawlies. They were very proud of what they found and here are a few pictures. Can you work out what they found from the pictures?
During the lockdown period, Brooke in Redwood has really thought about how she can work towards her North Star.
Her North Star is to be a fashion designer and with the help of a local seamstress she has been able to gain valuable skills and start her journey! Here she is with he skirt and top she has made.
Well done Brooke! Keep it up!
Today, the children in Willow Class went pond dipping at our fabulous school pond. The children got to see some fantastic creatures like tadpoles, froglets, frogs and newts.
The children were very excited that we may have lots and lots of frogs to see very soon!
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!
Ash class had great fun creating these ladybirds with 18 spots! They then had a go at writing the number sentences for each ladybird. For e.g. 9 + 9 = 18
Another great week. We have all been working very hard on our key skills in the mornings. In the afternoons we have been undertaking a range of activities including: designing and writing about our own predator, exploring the science of colour, writing short stories, experimenting with sketching and shading and much more.
I hope you enjoy this range of work.
Maples have been very in school this week.
In Literacy they have been working hard on adding conjunctions to sentences to up-level them. They have also been looking at sentences that have no spaces in them, the children have had to identify where the words start and end to make the sentence make sense – this has made them realise how important finger spaces are! We have also started looking at verbs and nouns and how to identify them in a sentence.
We have been working hard on reading this week as well, we have looked at reading comprehensions about The Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, The Gingerbread Man and The Rainforest.
Every morning the children have been practising their handwriting, they have been really concentrating on their letter formation.
In maths they have been focussing on bar models and learning our number bonds to 20. They have also been identifying the variety of number sentences that go with each bar model! Some have been rather challenging! They have been using number lines and 100 squares to help them.
Then of course we also leave time for a little bit of fun! Collecting Crickets is still a favourite pass time but this week paper aeroplanes have also been a firm favourite.
In Beech class, we have been exploring the field and collecting everything we could find to create wild art pictures. We also tried to see what shapes we could create after learning about shapes in our maths lessons.
Jamie’s apple tree:
We had a lot of fun and we even spotted some bugs.
As part of SOLE, the pupils were asked to create a montage of different watches/clocks. Here are some examples of their work:
We have also been looking at what the year 2100 may look like.
Blossom and Frankie:
Phoebe and Evelyn’s:
Some pupils have also been creating time capsules.
Lucas has written a letter to go inside the time capsule:
As well as all the online learning, some of the year 5s have been busy doing other activities.
Mia went to see the sun rise early one morning:
Seth has been helping out at home by digging a pond in the front garden. He was able to apply his maths skills to measure out the pond liner. A dragonfly has visited Seth’s pond so far but he is hoping for a family of frogs to move in.
All the children at home are working extremely hard. An enormous thank you to all the parents for your continued support. Here are a few examples of some of the excellent work.
Lucas worked really hard to draw this house. He also did some fantastic maths learning using different dice patterns and listed some tricky words. What lovely letter formation Lucas! 🙂
Georgie has been working hard at home and has created this beautiful sculpture from recycled materials. She was inspired by the story “The Snail and the Whale.” Amazing work Georgie! 🙂
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!!
We love see what you have been up to. It is wonderful to see so many of you completing the Google Forms. Please do keep sharing your learning with us through photos or sharing your documents online.
Here is a science project carried out. They thought carefully about the type of scientific enquiry they might do (observation, research or a test)
Learning about parts of a plant.
Learning about flowers.
Creating a glossary to help with using scientific words in an extended write.
Matching words to their meaning.
Finding features of fiction books.
Here of some photos of the things that we have been up to in school this week.
On Google Sides some of the children have created a presentation about their sound experiments.Here is one page.
We have been completing our online Google Forms.
Creating Google Slides to show what we think life in 2100 will be like.
Learning about food chains.
Learning about the parts of flowering plants.
Creating scenes on Scratch of underwater predators hunting their prey.
Started our extended writing tasks.
To help the children to remember to stay in their own imaginary bubbles, we used hoops today in PE. We imagined the hoop was our own bubble. We played a variety of listening and moving games, making sure we stayed in our bubbles and didn’t go into anyone else’s.
We played the Traffic Light game where we moved in spaces, going forwards and backwards and changing direction. We also played the Beans Game where we practised actions to go with a type of bean. Look at all our curled up baked beans!
We had a lot of fun and have remembered the lines from Mr Quint’s song: ‘Please don’t go in my bubble and I won’t go in your’s.’
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!
Year 5 have been really busy this week!!
Lexi has been researching all about retirement and had a go at aging herself.
We have been looking at our future hopes and dreams this week.
Ellisha has been conducting a science experiment to test reaction times.
Phoebe’s sound experiment:
We have been looking at the UK’s population and how it has been divided up into age groups.
We have been making up our own number stories for our number of the week: 18. We also practised counting down from 18 and had great fun firing the bubble rocket when we got to zero!
Our bubble based in Holly class have been working really hard this week. We have had to change our timetable to make sure that we are all able to get the 4 key sessions (Maths, Reading, Grammar and Spelling) done each day.
Even with all of that hard work, we have still had time to develop our SOLE work – which has been very art focused this week. We finished the week having a sketching session out on the playground.
I hope you enjoy looking at our work.
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.
Thank you to all those children who have been sending in their Literacy information leaflets all about a favourite musical icon! This is part of our current topic, Playlist.
Below are some pictures of your fabulous efforts.
Well done to 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. 🙂
Maples have been really busy in school this week working really hard and having fun.
In maths they have been learning all about place value and drawing pictorial representations of number to help them They have also been practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s through songs and dances.
They have also been busy making sure that in Literacy all their sentences are punctuated correctly, finger spaces are being used and they are using their neatest handwriting. Some have even been using conjunctions to joining two clauses.
We have also made sure that we have enjoyed using the field in the sunshine. They have collected lots of crickets – some of which seemed to make it back into the classroom!!!!!
Foundation had great fun experimenting with the bubble rocket today. They each had a go at sending the rocket into the sky and loved watching all of the bubbles come out. We counted down from 18 each time because 18 is our number of the week. We had a fantastic time! 🙂
We have all been working so hard this week on our Maths. The children in school have been using their place value knowledge to challenge themselves to find as many different number sentences as they can to go with one image. Have a look at their wonderful work.
We also worked out that we could use the equals sign to show two number sentences have the same value, for example, 10 + 3 = 3 + 10. Teagan also said 10 + 5 = 9 + 6 as each one gives the same answer. Well done, Maple class.
I wonder, could we find any corresponding subtractions to go with each image?
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!
Ash class had a very exciting day today as they found a toad hidden in Forest school! The toad had his leg caught under a log so Mrs Proctor used the trowel to carefully free him. We then gently picked him up and moved him to the pond where he jumped straight into the water! We all thought he looked much happier at the pond. 🙂
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!
Lucas has completed some amazing home learning! He wrote all of these fantastic tricky words and even had a go at some number sentences underneath. Lucas also drew a beautiful picture of a butterfly accompanied by a sentence.
Amazing work Lucas! 🙂
We were very lucky as Indie brought in an amazing PowerPoint all about her butterflies. Indie had a special parcel delivered and inside were some tiny caterpillars! She looked after the caterpillars until they grew into beautiful butterflies. Indie was so proud and we really enjoyed learning all about them. Thank you for sharing your wonderful butterfly story with us Indie! 🙂
What a busy week!
I am not sure who was more ready for the weekend – the children or me…
We have done such an exciting range of work in school, focusing on high expectations – especially with our presentation. Hopefully you can see that from the high quality of the work from our Year 3, Year 5 and Year 6 children.
We have made leaflets about animals, written and presented Haiku poems, written newspaper articles, planned street parties and much more.
I hope you enjoy looking at all of this work as much as I did.
In Foundation, we learnt about the number 17 this week and made up our own number sentences using number beads we made from pipe cleaners and beads. We also learnt about 2d shapes and played a ‘what shape am I?’ game. We had to guess what shape we had on our forehead by asking our class for clues e.g you have 4 equal sides and 4 corners.
We have had a very productive afternoon today, making our own information posters about life in Victorian schools. The children have become experts in this area and have been matching up the relevant pictures to the text. Have a look at how creative they have been. They have also been writing their own ‘Did you Know?’ boxes. We hope you’ve been enjoying learning about Victorian school at home.
Our topic this half term is What is a shadow? The Little Acorns children headed outside on a shadow hunt. They explored their environment to discover and make their own shadows.
Year 5 have been very busy week and a lot of pictures have been sent in of the wonderful home learning.
Thomas’ self portrait:
Anya’s clock artwork:
How Anya spends her day:
Harry has thought about how Teignmouth has changed over time:
In literacy we have been looking at diary writing and this week we have begun to write our own entries. Here are some fantastic examples from the pupils:
21st May 2020
It’s Thursday morning and I’ve just arrived. I’m so excited to see the future but now I am here it is all a little overwhelming. I can feel my knees knocking together as I shake timidity (clunk! clunk! clunk!). The view around me is unlike anything I have seen before. It is leaving me a little dazed and confused. The journey here was as quick as a flash and it took me a while to catch my breath. Arriving in this new and bold world has made me feel as timid as a mouse. The skyline is full of buildings (of all shapes and sizes) and trees. Some as high as a mountain, others more like the size of a normal two storey house you would find in the past, in my world.
In the distance I can see a (bright yellow with black wings) car flying towards me! Yes, flying. My nerves are forgotten as I positively buzz with excitement – my whole body is covered in goosebumps. As it lands I realise that it is like a New York taxi from the past – just new and shinier with wings!
I look into the distance and suddenly realise that there are more of them – they are all around me – it’s an unbelievable sight. Some nearby, but others far away. They are flying in all directions: North; South; East and West. I thought the air would be filled with noise but it is not. There are no engines roaring like lions. They do not sound the same as they do in the past. The noise is nothing more than a gentle whisper floating in the breeze and there is no stinky smell at all!
I step into the taxi (the driver is very welcoming) and whoosh I am suddenly off into the sky – I have to take a moment to catch my breath. I am instantaneously at the top of the world and everywhere I look the (ultra modern) buildings shimmer in the sunlight. Flying transportation (of all shapes, sizes and colours) gives the impression of being drawn to the tops of the buildings like a moth’s to a flame. I sit back (feeling a little foolish for being so apprehensive when I arrived) and happily watch all the excitement unfold. Within no time at all the taxi starts to slowly descend back to the ground. The people walking around stop resembling ants and start to look normal as they slowly come into focus.
In a flash the taxi landed (as soft as a feather) back on the ground. I can’t take the massive grin off my face. I am astonished by the amazing things I have just seen: people as small as insects; buildings as tall as mountains and trees that resemble broccoli sprouts! The flight was (almost) unbelievable so to make sure it wasn’t a dream I pinch myself a few times – ouch, ouch ouch!
I look at my watch and try to comprehend how quickly time has travelled in the future. I suddenly realise how completely exhausted I have become from all the anticipation and excitement of the day. I turn and take one last look at the horizon – breathing in the view and taking a photo for my memory. Then without warning or a single sound I’m blindsided and back in the past.
9th March 2020
I went to bed yesterday as a normal day had passed. I brushed my teeth and slipped into my bunny pajamas. Hugged my parents goodnight and hopped to my room where I jumped on my cosy bed. I sat there for a while admiring the beauty of my newly painted room. I stopped after a while and tucked under the covers where I fell asleep… But when I woke up I found myself in a pitch black room with one single lime green door. “Uh Oh” I thought. I slowly arose
from the black floor. I shouted for help but my voice just echoed in the tall room. It could burst your eardrums. When I got the brave enough I opened the lime green door and before me was…
June 18th 2020:
As I stepped into the new time machine (it was shockingly expensive to make) I thought “that’s a queer thing!” and it was, the time machine had odd arms and a lot of time portal openers that were knives which cut through the seams of the universe into the future. Inside it had buttons that told the machine to go to different places at different times so I pressed the buttons to go to the future, 15th December 5050 to be exact. So the Time Machine got to work cutting through the bonds of the universe into the future. When it had finished there was only a swirling sphere of colour where my driveway used to be , I drove the time machine into the hole and I appeared in the future.The time machine was broken which was a significant setback but when I turned away there was a city, a very busy city, beautiful, aquamarine water glistened with pride as humans of all shapes and sizes chatter loudly; the whoosh of flying cars finds my ears. Beyond fields of green, Towering skyscrapers that make Mount Everest look like a squirrel in comparison; get swerved by flying cars of all shapes and sizes. The futuristic humans were walking along the walkway between the river and the sea. I started towards the walkway but a man stopped ny I felt scared. He actually lead me to a hotel from which I am writing to you from good night.
18th June 2020
Eagerly, I waited for the time car to pull up. As I was playing War of Thunder, (I was on a very hard level) a shiny gold and black car shaped like a Lamborghini, pulled up and as the blacked out window slowly descended I saw that the person driving was wearing a diamond necklace and dark glasses. He turned and looked at me and said ‘ Get in the car now’. As I did, the car‘s doors shut slowly and music turned on. He revved the engine and then we flashed into the sky above the clouds, higher and higher until suddenly we dropped down and down, until a runway was just in sight, as we darted towards it, I thought we were going to crash and indeed we did but luckily no one got injured and the car burst into flames. I was wondering where this was going to lead to…
The pupils have been thinking about if time travel is possible, here is what they have found:
Lottie’s self portrait:
Alex’s self portrait:
How communications has changed over time:
Mia has gone above and beyond the work we have set and has completed some of her own work:
Evelyn has researched how fashion has changed over time:
There has been so much work to celebrate this week and it has been brilliant to see everyone getting stuck into our topic!
We have been blown away by the incredible effort our Year Two children have been putting into their learning at home. They are working hard with their maths using the Google Forms, using scientific vocabulary in literacy and carrying out lots of science as part of their SOLE work. Please do keep sending in your wonderful photos.
Maples have been very busy in class this week.
They have been busy in SOLE leanring about the Victorians. They have been completing cutting and sticking tasks, true and false tasks as well as researching their own facts to find out the difference between schools then and now.
The children have also been working hard at learning to count in 2s, 5s and 10s using songs (and silly dances) as well as focussing on partitioning numbers into tens and ones. Today they also challenged themselves to write number sentences to match.
In Literacy we have been concentrating on Victorians as well. Today the children discussed everything they’ve learnt and created ‘Did you know’ statements. They spoke about strict teachers, the cane, and the Dunces hat!
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!!