Year 5- Time Travelling – w.c. 06.07.20
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?
Some great Maths and SOLE learning here! We love seeing how our planning is transferred into learning at home. You are all doing so well, keep up the good work and keep sending us photos. Even if it’s not based around your learning, it might be some cool lego model or picture you have made, we would love to see what you are up to!
Bonsai have been very busy this week with all sorts of activities! It has been great to see so many of Bonsai really getting involved in their learning and other activities.
Here is Harry and his wonderful assistant Anna explaining how gravity works.
Click on the link to listen!
Thank you to each and every one of you who have sent in videos explaining gravity. You were all very creative using different props from around your house and a huge thank you to all the family members (including dogs) who got involved!
In addition to this, Harry has recreated the moon phases from Oreos, don’t they look amazing!
Harry has also been busy writing the first verse of his poem.
Brilliant use of personification Harry!
If you want to read more poetry from year 5, there are more examples of the pupils’ poetry work on a previous blog post.
Anya has been busy creating top trump cards about the planets and has even had a go a little bit of painting.
Evie has been busy researching about craters and how they are created.
Ruby has been busying doing the bunny hop challenge as her PE. If you want to have a go, have a look in the PE folder.
She has also built her own reading den!
Seth has created his own circuit that can tell you when a door is open or closed!
Lucas has been very creative with his SOLE work and created these wonderful posters about craters and Sir Isaac Newton.
It has been wonderful to see all the activities you’ve been doing and I can’t wait to see what you get up to next week!
Here are some of the activities that some of our children have been up to so far this week.
Our maths learning was based around measuring and it’s lovely to see lots of you getting hands on.
In SOLE our science activity looked at sinking ships and making predictions.
I have also enjoyed looking at the Literacy Role play videos and photos. It is lovely to see you enjoying your time with your family whilst also taking an important step with your learning.
Lots of pictures have been sent in of all the wonderful home learning Bonsai have been doing. It is also great to see so many of you taking your learning outdoors to enjoy some sunshine!
Bibi has been busy creating colourful drawings on her front path and the pavements to bring smiles of those out on their daily walks.
Mia, Jess, Ruby and Lucas have been very resourceful this week by using different objects found around their homes to recreate the planets in our solar system!
Jess has also been busy helping around the house by making cups of tea and planting sunflowers with her sister. Jess did also find some time for a bit of PE on the trampoline.
On top of all this, Bonsai have been busy learning all about space and our solar system.
Maisie created a fantastic timeline in Google Docs of the pioneering Galileo Galilei, whose ideas where very controversial at the time.
Another pupil has been busy researching about our solar system and created this wonderful fact file.
Lucas has been very creative with his sole work about space by including glow in the dark stars, so you can even read his work at night.
Keep sharing and sending in your pictures of all the brilliant work and activities you’re doing at home!
Some of our home learning has been based around boats. We asked you to have a look at images of boats to find what they are made from and then test some of these material so see why they would be useful to make a boat.
We have enjoyed looking at the activities you have all been up to and the wonderful effort everyone is putting in. There have been its of creative ways of learning being demonstrated.
Here are some of the images and learning that you have sent in for your material investigations.
Over the past week, Bonsai have been sharing their work; it has been wonderful to see all the amazing learning that has been taking place at home. Please feel free to share any pictures of your work or any other activities that you’ve been doing whilst at home.
Jess has drawn a beautiful picture of one of her characters for her myth. She looks very powerful the picture is beautifully coloured in!
Additionally, Jess has draw a picture of Egyptian head piece worn by Nemes as part of her SOLE.
Evie has created a informative Powerpoint all about our solar system as part of our new topic; stargazers.
Finally, Maisie has been busy writing an Egyptian myth. She has used many synonyms and up-levelled her vocabulary to make her writing more interesting!
Under the unbearable Spanish heat, lived a magnificent and powerful queen. She was well loved by all her people , she brought life back to her kingdom after the previous rulers got overthrown by a new dynasty. Queen Esperanzo was well loved and admired by all except one, Esperanzo’s older brother Encanto. He lurks in the dark sinister shadows of his younger sister who owns the celebrated title of Queen. Even though Encanto is older by 5 years he is not King because he was not the first sibling in the royal family to get married. If his 14 year old sister Princess Belenza had married first she could have been Queen before him too. The young beautiful Princess Belenza despised her evil ,sinister brother and always knew he hated their raven haired affectionate sister /queen and always knew that he was planning an evil deed in his mind , and he what an evil deed it was going to be.
Well done to all of you who have shared your work. I would love to see what you’ve been up to! If you would like a chance for your work to uploaded to the blog, keep sending in your work. If you have been doing work in your book, take a picture of what you’ve done and send it in.
I would also love to see any work/activities you have completed from the additional activities folder.
This afternoon year 6 started the topic Tomorrow’s World. Over the next three weeks, everyone will get a chance to use the virtual realtity headset. We have also started to experiment with using circuits, learnt how simple circuits work and what happens when the output is changed.
We have already created fire artwork using oil pastels and today we used a different medium, paper. We put the scissors to one side and ripped red, yellow and orange paper into different sized strips before layering them to get the effect of flames. Some children used a pencil to curl the strips of paper.
We have been learning about the events of The Great Fire in 1666 and know that the diary of Samuel Pepys provided lots of information. If you follow the link below, you can learn more about the events and play a few Fire of London games along the way.
We have been using oil pastels today to create a fiery background. Some of us drew swirls, some lines, some chose triangular shapes to create flames. We then blended the colours together using our fingers. It was messy work, but a lot of fun.
We looked at a variety of pieces of art depicting flames to get ideas. We also cut out silhouettes of buildings which we will stick to our backgrounds. We worked really hard to carefully cut out the buildings.
We are looking forward to building model houses soon in preparation for our Celebration event.
We were very lucky today to have a visitor come and see us. Mr Wade spoke to us about renting an allotment, the types of vegetables you can grow and the history of the allotment. Did you know, allotments first came around in the 16th century? Our favourite story involved some naughty sweetcorn-loving badgers!
We are very excited to see what else we will learn in our new topic.
This week we have started our new topic in year 5; Allotment. Today, we were researching where different regions of the UK are located and the types of farming they are responsible for. We are very excited to start our new topic and finding out where our food comes from!
Today in the Nurture Room we introduced the topic ‘Romans’.
The pupils were fully engaged and enjoyed finding out about the Romans. The pupils were also keen to find out more …. What will we find out next time?
Monkey Puzzle had great fun this afternoon becoming rap artists. They were creating raps and backing tracks on garage band making sure their lyrics would be good enough for the gate keeper to let them into Dragon Vine Towers on Alchemy Island. They tried really hard to create a variety of beats and the results were great!!!
Bonsai have been exploring Alchemy Island. We have been creating our own islands and putting our map reading skills to the test! What would you find on the Alchemist’s island?
This afternoon Monkey Puzzle have been busy creating their own islands, using co-ordinates to find their way through Alchemy Island and writing detailed descriptions of their journey. A lot of the children have really thrown themselves into their new learning journey and have created excellent mystical islands full of imaginative creations.
This week Bonsai class have been busy journaling their topic work ‘Off With Her Head’ into their SOLE books. We have really enjoyed learning about the Tudors.
Year 5 had an interesting afternoon looking at grand Tudor houses and finding the area of the rectangles they could find within the house. Some children really challenged themselves to estimate the irregular shape areas as well.
Today Year 3 said goodbye to the butterflies we have been looking after for the past four weeks. When they arrived they were caterpillars, just 8mm long. We fed them and watched them grow until they were ready to become cocoons. In total, five of our cocoons hatched and today we released our five Painted Lady butterflies beside the Butterfly Bush on the school field.
Year 3 have had a fantastic time on the farm today, learning all about where their food comes from and what goes in to making it grow. We met cows, pigs and sheep and had a good look at all the produce grown there. Thank you to West Town Farm for making us feel so welcomed and to all the parents with came with us.
Year 3 have had an exciting afternoon planting their runner bean plants into big pots – ready to grow tall and strong! They are in pots outside Cherry Class and we hope that they will get plenty of sunshine and some rain over the half term holiday. When we took them out of the seed trays we could see the roots curled like string around the soil and the seed which had split in half to allow the roots and stem to emerge.
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!
As a part of our ‘China’ Learning Journey, Year 4 have been learning how to use Garage Band. This app is a great way to make music. Using a variety of instruments you can create a great sounding track. In our first session we experimented with the different instruments and had a go at making our own track.
Later on we will be using our skills to try and make a piece of music with a Chinese theme.
In S.O.L.E we have been learning how to use the app Garage Band. This is a music making app that enables you to record tracks from a variety of electronic musical instruments.
These tracks can then be combined into a music track.
We are just starting to use this app so please check back soon and see if we have made sweet music!
Today Redwood Class was invaded by a rowdy group of Vikings!
This week Team 2 have had lots of fun collaborating to design and make their Lego Dragons.
In team 2 we have been making Viking jewellery! Year 3 even had some help from some year 4 SOLE superstars who gave us tutorials on what to do.
We have applied our previous learning of instruction writing to write instructions of what YOU need to do to make some beautiful Viking jewellery at home!
Cherry Class were very excited this afternoon when Mrs Hard delivered a parcel for them! When they opened it they found a Bear and a letter! They are really excited about getting to know their new arrival!!
Today, in Oak Class, we have been finding out the French translation for what we want to be when we grow up. Can you guess what we want to be? Capitalise d’un navire, chanteur, gymnaste, agriculteur.
Year 2 have enjoyed using their pebbles today to make their very own minibeasts. We now have an amazing selection of ladybirds, bumble bees, big, scary spiders and beautiful butterflies.
Well done Year 2 for being soooo creative!
Palm class created their very own dinosaur timeline, whilst looking at the different dinosaur eras in time. We found out that the Stegosaurs was alive in the Jurassic period, around 150 million years ago and that the Ichthyosaurs lived during the Mesozoic era.
Palm class had a great afternoon making their very own Dinosaur Top Trump Cards! Then of course, they got to play against each other with their Top Trump cards. Some great work from Palm Class, well done! ?
This week, ‘Lord Ludford’ introduced an exciting business challenge to our year 6 children in the style of The Apprentice.
With a £5 investment, the children will work in teams of 5 to create their own business plans. They must choose a product to design and sell which will be sold to children and parents at the end of the topic. After making back the initial investment, the profit will go towards a treat for year 6. The winning team will be given the opportunity to choose what the money is spent on.
Good luck candidates!
As we start our new topic, we had a range of activities to explore today. We used magnifying glasses to look closely at different fossils, continued to practise our measuring skills, role played going back in time, had a go at drawing around dinosaur stencils, used to the clock to play ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf?’ and some of us worked with the teachers to do some writing.
We are having a busy afternoon with lots of dinosaur activities. We are doing some guided writing explaining what we found when exploring yesterday and imagining we are explorers and fossil hunters just like Mary Anning! What is your favourite dinosaur and why?
A huge thank you to everyone who came along and shared our ‘Greece – Now and Then’ Learning Journey with us. Year 4 had great fun showing you everything they have been learning.
Year 4 are getting prepared for their Living Museum this afternoon. We can’t wait to show you all what we have been up to!
The Year 3 and 4 classrooms have had the aroma of a Greek restaurant for the past two days as we have all made and tasted a Greek Salad! Some of us liked all of it, some were less keen on the olives and red onion and some of us really didn’t like it at all! Some of us were really surprised at how good it all tasted together!
During the first two days back, year 6 have been learning about some of the festivals celebrated in France. Some of which have included:
Jour de l’An (Bonne Annie), L’Epiphanie and La Chandeleur
They have learnt some of the key phrases relating to the food eaten at the festivals.
In addition to the language skills, children have also made Breton Biscuits which are popular in Brittany.
Year 6 have been investigating how medicine has changed over the decades. They have researched influential people in the industry of medicine and explained what they did to advance medicine and health care.
Can you remember what the people in the photo are famous for?
Year 6 have been learning about how the heart works: They have created their own diagram, labelling the important components and explaining the function.
Can you remember what each labelled feature does?
This week, year 6 have been working hard to present their SOLE work in a creative way. The children have been reflecting on the skills, knowledge and the learning values which they have developed during the topic.
This morning Year 1 spent their time reflecting on all their learning from the Trash Bash Topic. We hope you’ll enjoy reading them at the celebration event on Friday.
Fir Class are really enjoying their Graffiti Workshop with Krishna. Lots of laughter over funny elephants, snakes and a cyclops! I wonder what our finished boards will look like?
This afternoon Year 2 have had a great time completing a range of activities linked to our topic of Trash Bash.
They were sorting different materials and explaining why things went where they did, they recycled old bottles and created shakers, made predictions for science and created some circle art. All were engaged and loved the different activities.
We are however needing some more small drinks bottles, so please bring any in for us if you have any!
This afternoon in SOLE we watched a short video which told us all about why we should recycle and what we can recycle. We discussed what we had learnt from the video and decided about how we could represent this through drawings and writing on a poster. We collaborated on our team tables to make giant colourful posters!
Governor visit – Mrs Parfitt keeping us on our toes!
Lovely to have a parent governor give up their personal time to check on the quality of our curriculum and it’s recording. Mrs Parfitt visited classes, looked in several books across the key stages and held an impromptu SOLE book forum with various children from year 6. Her findings will be reported back to all governors and those thoughts and findings, as always, will be published, as appropriate, on the Governor section of our website.
After leaving our eggs to soak for just under a week, we removed them from the liquid today and found some surprising and scary results! While the water had not changed the egg at all, the other liquids had caused the eggs to crack, discolour and soften, and the shells to dissolve (fade away).
Look at the photo – which liquids did the most damage? Which are worse for your teeth?
This afternoon, year 6 have been finalising their moccasins. The finished products are very impressive!
It has been great to see children using collaberation to support each other with the sewing skills required!
Cherry Class are investigating the effect of different drinks on our teeth. We are using hard boiled eggs to represent our teeth and have left them sat in glasses of water, coke, cherryade and orange juice. We also put one in vinegar as we’ve learnt that the bacteria in our mouths produce acid when they feed on the sugary food we’ve eaten.
What do you think will happen to each egg? Why?