WOW!!! Tin man challenge accepted…by Jessica Newton.
Well, success! Only yesterday I posted the challenge of making a Tin Man in Ten minutes using the video on our school Blog. Today, in walked Jessica Newton with her tinfoil ballerina made at home last night. Jessica stated quite proudly that she had spent some lovely time working on the figure with her Mum, having watched the video on a Smartphone in the lounge.
A huge well done and here is the tin foil figure.
Dear Parents, Carers, and Children,
Welcome back! I all hope you have enjoyed the glorious summer weather and had an interesting break from school. This term is going to be hugely exciting with the teachers having busily planned ahead for the coming weeks. On that note, I hope you remember that I wrote to you concerning the whole school topic to which we would return?
It is entitled “Me, Myself and I”
It will be building on our positive feelings from iCan, getting the children to know themselves better, articulate their dreams more clearly and think carefully about how they will work hard to make their dreams a reality in the future.
You can help massively with this learning journey and your support would be hugely appreciated.
I did ask that if you could, over the holiday weeks, please gather together pictures and notes regarding your child/ren’s key life details and significant events people who they have had in their lives. Family photos, family trees, key dates noted down, key events: birthdays, holidays, special events, family meals, memorable school residentials/outings or baby photos etc.
Anything you could send in spare or items that we could photocopy to help your child with their sense of personal history and self, would be hugely beneficial to the standard and detail of work they will be able to produce. If you haven’t managed to have a look over the summer then please start asking and digging now!
Once again thank you for supporting what we are trying to achieve together here at Hazeldown as a school community. Our children are thriving and I sadly can’t better the words of our lead OFSTED inspector
“You have a school to be proud of here!”
We do, we really do and you are an immense contributor to that success, so thank you again.
Finally, I take great pleasure in inviting you to attend our “Me, Myself and I” celebration event on Friday 23rd September from 2:40pm, where the children’s work will be on display throughout their classroom and the wider school. We do very much hope to see you then.
Mr. C Tribble
Deputy Headteacher @ Hazeldown
Last night, children, parents and staff from Hazeldown entered the Teignmouth Carnival. The energy was infectious, the enthusiasm was great and everyone had smiles on their faces!
What made it even better was….We Won!!
Well done everybody that took part and a massive thank you to all the parents that supported us, we couldn’t have done it without you!
Hazeldown – A school to be proud of!
Following yesterday afternoons activities of looking at facial proportions in art and sketching, This morning Ebony have been looking at drawing portraits of themselves. The class have been blown away by Lily Watt’s artistic talent of working with pencil and shading. Not only that, but she has also shown great collaborative skills and has been supporting others across the class.
Well done Lily!
Ably assisted by Billy, Ashley and Evan, the iCan programmes managed to travel from our local print shop in Newton Abbott the short distance to school. The boys were engaged and given a thorough tutorial on the dynamic print machine and all its computerised wizardry by Mr Belfield (husband of Mrs Belfield of Year 6 fame!)
They go on sale tonight at the bargain price of only £2. It has been really important throughout iCan that we have always tried to use local businesses and trades people where possible and this has been yet another success. Thanks also to Inspirations printers of Teignmouth for printing the backstage passes for staff and Year 6.
There’s no business like show business…
Well done Palm Class for being so fantastic during our dress rehearsal.
What a brilliant day we have all had at the Princess theatre today. You had so many new things to think about today and remember all of your songs and dances too!
We are all so proud of you. Keep it up!
On our way at last!
I spy with my little eye…
What did you you see on the journey?
Arriving in sunny Torquay!
What did you see first when we arrived in Torquay?
How did you feel when we arrived at the theatre?
Testing out the seats for our families coming to see us on Thursday!
What a view!
What a treat our audience will have on Thursday!
Back on the coach and homeward bound…
What was your favourite part of our visit to the theatre today?
As the iCan performance draws closer, Year One prep themselves for their moment in the limelight. The dress rehearsal went really well yesterday and the children continue to practise and fine tune their acts this morning.
With their positive attitude and energy, we know it’ll be alright on the night!
A huge well done to you all for being such super stars in our first rehearsal in the hall!
Well done for remembering all the songs and dance moves and knowing when it was your turn to come on or go off the stage.
Are you sure you are all ONLY 6 or 7 years old???
With only a few more weeks to go until the big show, keep up this terrific effort and commitment!
Thank you once again for all the brilliant costumes that have been sent in so far. Don’t forget to come and see us if you need any further help.
Year 2 are working their socks off right now as they rehearse for their iCan performances!
Lots of us are learning new skills we never knew we could do. We are certainly all finding the champions within ourselves and each other.
We are incredibly proud of you all for such amazing effort and hard work!
Our performances are coming together nicely! A contemporary dance which includes some fantastic singing, left teachers’ with tears in their eyes and the samba band’s excellent rhythm echoed through the school!
Remember to practice your roles by listening to the music and either: sing along, dance to it, or tap the rhythm.
If you want to, have a go at designing a page to insert into our yeargroup’s programme. Use the featured image for inspiration.
A huge thank you to those who have already started bringing your costumes in for our iCan performance.
Here’s a sneaky peak at one of our Taste of India costumes (all provided by school) and our Walk the Dinosaur costumes, for those of you who are being a palaeontologist.
Remember, we are having a dress rehearsal this Friday and it would be great to see as many of you in costume as possible!
Our iCan preparations continue as we have begun working on our handjiving!
Remember to be practicing singing at home!
This afternoon, Monkey Puzzle were busy beavering away making props and set for their performance of iCan. The teamwork and positive creative atmosphere was amazing! We can’t wait until the performance and we hope that you can’t either!
Here’s a sneaky peek of what we have been up to….
So, singing rehearsals are in full swing in Bonsai. It’s like a mini California currently, gearing up for some rousing surfing times at the iCan performance. Many, many thanks to all those who have secured their tickets already, it shows a great commitment to our children’s efforts and aspirations.
If you still need to get your tickets, need help with travel on the night of the performance or help with costume items or ideas please do come and talk to us and we will do everything possible to assist.
See you there 7th of the 7th @ 7pm.
Year 4 held their last creative costume workshop on Friday and more costumes were completed with the help of lots of parents. Thank you so much to all the parents who came to either or both workshops. It has been lovely to see everyone working together and helping one another.
Reminder: we are having our Costume Preview on Monday 6th June from 2.15 in the hall. Please remind your child to bring in their costume on the first day back! Thank-you! We look forward to seeing you at the Costume Show!
A great example of collaboration and aspiration. Children, teachers and parents working towards a brilliant future. iCan, 7,7 @7.
Palm Class and Apple Class got their dancing shoes on again today, to rehearse some of their iCan performances.
What a talented bunch we all are!
Watch this space for more sneaky peaks…
Costume designs are in full flow! Have a look at Henry’s super instructions explaining how he has made his! Also look at Ella’s fantastic design using a small cut out drawing!
It’s all go in Year 1 with rehearsals galore for our upcoming iCan performances. We came together this morning to practise one of our performances and it’s looking and sounding good. Practice definitely makes perfect so, come July 7th, you’ll be in for a treat.
We had creative mayhem in Year 4 today as parents and children worked together on their iCAN costumes! Feathers, fur and fabric were flying everywhere but the creations that were made were stunning! Thank you so much to all those parents who came and helped with the costumes. It was lovely to see everyone working so collaboratively and helping one another as well as the sharing of resources and ideas. What a creative lot you are!!!
Next Friday, we will be holding our last Costume Workshop for parents and their children so if you didn’t make this one, pop in next week. There was also an opportunity for children to take resources home with them today!
Palm Class had great fun today, looking at some of the beautiful Indian dance moves we will be learning for our iCan performance.
We especially noticed the striking shapes the dancers make with their hands and bodies.
What a talented bunch we all are in Palm Class! Very impressed with the way you quickly organised yourselves into different formations to have a go at some of the Indian dancing moves.
Look at the pictures of the dancers on this page. Can you move your arms, hands and body to create these stunning dance motif shapes? What other Indian style dance moves can you attempt?
Some of our children in Year 4 brought in their costumes for our iCan Carnival today so that we could ‘magpie’ ideas!
Have a look! With just a few resources and a LOT of imagination, you can create an amazing costume. Hope these pictures inspire you! Remember to pop in if you need any help with resources.
Year 4 had a busy afternoon rehearsing for our iCan performance. We don’t want to give too much away but we had three rehearsal sessions running all afternoon: a drumming session, a dance session and a singing session. Wow, you have some amazingly talented children! We are having so much fun and really enjoying watching the children flourish creatively.
Singers: please learn your words to the song off by heart by next week (Verses 1 and 3 and the chorus)
Drummers: practise your rhythms by tapping at home!
Dancers: practise the different moves you do and visualise in your head each step of each dance sequence!
Year 6 have begun preparations for iCan, with a tea dance lesson with Mr Tribble.
Year 2: iCan is coming!
Our Year 2 iCan performances are as follows…
A taste of India: dancing, music and much more!
It’s all about the TAKE: Singing, dancing and taking away!
Everybody walk the DINOSAUR: Music, singing and dancing and fossils!
More details regarding costumes and which acts your child will be performing in to follow soon!
Don’t forget to get your tickets!
This will be a night not to be missed!
The Year 3 children are working hard on their ican performance based on the film ‘The Lion King’. We have been learning a few songs and a dance! But …we are sworn to secrecy so that you can enjoy the amazing experience on the night!
If you haven’t got your tickets yet, get in quick before it’s too late! Not to be missed!
Here is an example of a fantastic headdress made by Heather and modelled by Ciara. It’s brilliant to hear about the wonderful designs that you are all coming up with.
Have a look this one for inspiration!
Today, we started rehearsing for our samba performance at the Princess Theatre!
Today the children shared their musical talents with us so we could start to plan our show!
We we were blown away with the incredible dancing, singing and drumming on display.
I hope you’re all looking forward to the show!
Summer Term Performance iCan 7th of the 7th @ 7pm.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope by now that you are aware of our hugely exciting news, that at 7pm, on the 7th day of the 7th month, July, the lights will go up at the Princess Theatre Torquay for “iCan”, our summer variety production!
As mentioned in my previous letter and Blog, this performance is a chance to boost the aspirations of our children and really help them reach for the stars; aspiration having been proven through research as one of the key drivers for higher living standards, standards of education and lifelong well-being.
The theatre seats 1,500 people and we know you will fill it to the rafters. 1,200 seats will go on sale to parents, guardians and loved ones with 300 being needed for the children, who are not immediately on stage, to enjoy their show. Details will be released as soon as I have updates from relevant parties. I intend to keep you fully informed along our journey towards “Ican” and as soon as useful information reaches me I will post, email or Blog it to you all.
I am meeting with a local print company this week to arrange our necessary paper products. This will hopefully enable us to put tickets on sale when the children return from Easter break. Having consulted directly with the theatre, but also staff and PTA members, tickets will be set at £4 for adults and £2 for children (18 months – 16yrs). Infants (18 months and under) do not need a ticket but will not be allocated a seat. They may sit on the lap of their responsible adult. These terms have been set in line with the expectation of the Princess Theatre’s guidelines and we hope that you find them agreeable. The show will try to conclude by 21:30 but may extend by a few minutes. This might be a consideration if you have toddlers etc as this will be a very late evening for them and you may choose to make other arrangements for their comfort. Tickets will be sold via the school front office and initially limited to four per family. After a set date, yet to be confirmed, all tickets that have not been taken up will be withdrawn and re-released in a second wave on a first come first served basis. Reservation requests will be recorded on the initial letter. We again thank you for your patience and for your on-going support with this exciting new opportunity for our children. If you do have any further questions then please do come and find Mr Quint or myself directly or ask any member of staff and they will be glad to help you.
Mr C Tribble