Metacognition at Hazeldown. 1st April 2021. Year 5.
This week at Hazeldown, we have been continuing to develop our metacognitive understanding in the classroom and on the playground. Using our cycle of metacognition phases, we have given ourselves time to reflect on all aspects of school life including: our friendships, our learning and our own progress. We understand that reflecting on the decisions that we make can not only have a positive impact on moving our learning forward, but can also help us to understand social situations that we might encounter during the school day and improve relationships.
This week, Year 5 have continued to focus on their current writing genre. We have been reading Tom’s Midnight Garden and exploring the descriptive language used. So far, we have worked on a descriptive list using a colon and semicolons, using relative clauses in our writing and using embedded clauses with parenthesis. We have then looked at how to up level our sentences by differing our sentences starters using our ISPACE Openers resource.
Have a look at some of our work:
Today, the whole school launched The Daily Mile scheme. Everyone embraced the challenge, including the adults! Here are year 5’s efforts:
As you know, this week is Science week and year 5 turned into scientific investigators yesterday to learn about the reproductive parts and functions of a flower. Have a look at the pictures below:
Here are some great photos from the children who were at home learning on World Book Day.
It looks like you all had a great World Book Day!
Remote learning didn’t get in the way of our celebrations today. All the children bought their favourite book to our zoom sessions to share why they loved that book so much! Have a look at all of the different books we shared.
Around the School in 13 Bubbles!
I was lucky enough to take a socially distanced journey around the school to take some photos of the children dressed up for World Book Day. There were some fantastic costumes from all year groups. Thank you to everyone who joined in both at school and at home. Photos of the children who are currently home learning will be added to the blog at a later date.
Year 5 have returned after half term eager to continue their amazing learning.
This week, we are working on instructional writing. We are using the film “How To Train Your Dragon” to help us practise writing instructions. Once we have gathered all the knowledge and skills we require, we will be moving on to write instructions for making vegetable soup. This fits nicely with our new topic, Sow, Grow and Farm.
Below are some examples of our work so far:
This week in our learning journey, we have been looking at what our hopes and dreams might be for the future and how we think the world might change. Have a look at Max’s video below and Isabella’s ideas for the future.
The future. 2100.
In the future they may develop flying cars. Like our cars but without wheels. They would have things like on a monorail and use magnets so they can float. They would be solar powered and electric.
It might even have robots to look after people that are contagious from diseases that would be pretty cool. I think they will have special body scanners that can tell you if you’re poorly and make you better. If they can’t I think robots will be able to independently do operations. I know we have medical robots now but they can’t do this.
You will be able to ask Alexa to do things like cook you meals with a built-in oven, Alexa could throw balls for your dog. Alexa would be able to help with all the day to day chores.
Paper printers could print 3D images, sugar paper for baking, and normal paper print.
Things would be a lot more expensive. My mum said sweets when she was younger were 1p that are now 5p. A loaf of bread was 33p and now averages at £1.10. A pint of milk was 17p and now is 54p on average in the 1980’s.
Tv wouldn’t look like it does now. It would be 3D without needing to wear glasses.
In the future I think a loaf of bread would be much more expensive along with everything else. Imagine £15 for a loaf of bread!
At the airport they could have planes that flew themselves completely. Not just auto pilot.
A charger for your electronics, mega powered and would charge your phone, laptop etc within a minute. A multi charger.
Everything is recyclable in the future. Renewable energy is used in all homes. No animals are endangered as they have special equipment to keep them healthy and to support development.
But really I don’t know what will happen in the future, I just hope the word will be more green . I just want the world to be a better place for everyone and everything.
We have creative in all the different ways we can participate in remote learning and today we practised our French numbers with a quick game of Kahoot!
We are also working on writing our opening of The BFG. We have been focusing on being resourceful and using all of our knowledge from our notes on previous lessons and linking this to ‘The Forgetting Curve’. Have a read of this fantastic opening below:
In the middle of the witching hour, a towering Oak tree was home to a screeching owl. With a flap of its wings it took off from the branch, flailing wildly to escape the shadow that moved stealthily towards the town.
Whirling on the air currents, the owl proceeded to the town, coming to rest on the roof of Mrs Conker’s Home for Girls. In the dormitory below, Sophie rose cautiously from her cold creaky bed, put on her spectacles and looked through the frosted paines of the window. From her lookout she spied the snowy white owl perched on the roof.
Sophie got out of bed, slipping on her trainers, and began to creep across the room trying to avoid the creaky floorboards. Suddenly, lights in the corridor outside the door to the dormitory flicked on and the disembodied voice of Mrs Conker pierced through the room “Who’s that out of bed?!”
Sophie timidly replied “Sophie miss.”
Mrs Conker bellowed back “Get back to bed and we will continue this in the morning!”
The red haired orphan looked back at the old faded door and decided Mrs Conker had left. She began to creep back towards the window. Looking out into the street below, she noticed how the buildings looked crooked and foreboding in the shadowy light. Just as she was about to close the curtains a clap and flash of thunder and lightning rolled through the town casting a silvery glow which illuminated a tall, hooded figure!
We also spent some time interviewing members of our family or friends, discussing how they felt about retirement.
For this I interviewed my grampi who is retired over facetime.
When did you retire? – 1997
What did you do before you retired? – My grampi used to run his own company.
Do you like being in retirement ? – I love being in retirement but I don’t like being old .
Why do people retire? – they might be unfit to work , or they could reach an age where they want to do something other than work.
Would you have retired earlier/ later? – No.
What benefits is there to retirement? – you can do what you want when you want more or less.
Is there anything you don’t like about retirement? – yes, it feels like you get older quicker.
Do you have any worries now you’re retired? – no , not apart from trying to keep healthy.
Keep up the great work Year 5!
Last week, we were writing film reviews for films linked to time travel. We also created our own online Literacy Working Wall – just like the one we have at school. We are using this to collaborate with our literacy skills. We’ve also created one for Maths and our very own I Wonder Wall, where we discuss anything we might be worried about.
This week, we will be focusing on Mental Health Week. We have some fun activities that we will be sharing, whilst focusing on all the resources we have to support us to look after our mental health.
Well done Isobel for taking time out of her remote learning to support our local zoo with some fruit and vegetables for the animals!
Well, that’s another week of impeccable learning coming to an end!! Year 5, you must be exhausted; you have all worked so incredibly hard and been so resilient with your learning.
We’ve seen some amazing writing – some of your best yet, we might add (we’re not going to let a Lockdown get in the way of our Super North Star!) We have been so proud seeing your love of learning grow and grow, despite these difficult times, but year 5 you have risen to the challenge …… and excelled!!
Have a look at some of the incredible things we have completed this week:
Wow, we are completely overwhelmed with how much work is being shared with us from Year 5 at home. It’s impossible to share everyones – there’s just so much!!! Here is a snippet of all of the amazing work that our wonderful children are doing at home.
We researched the photographer and artist Andy Warhol and had a go at making a digital montage of ourselves replicating his style.
During our zoom sessions, we like to have bit of fun too!! Today, we watched a video from Rob Biddulph and tried to draw the same character with our paper on our heads!!!
Continuing our learning journey of ‘The Time Traveller’, we have spent our time at home building time machines, making timelines of our lives and speaking to the older generations of our families to see how things have changed in their lifetime. We even had a look at some photos from https://www.francisfrith.com/teignmouth/photos to see what our local skate park used to look like!! We couldn’t believe how different it looked! Have a look at Thomas’ picture!
We are continuing to work really hard on our core subjects of maths, literacy and SPaG with the addition of some of the Oak National Academy’s videos. Today, we learnt all about non-finite clauses and wrote some of our own. We shared these during our afternoon zoom sessions.
Finally, we are reminding ourselves to look after our mental health. Mrs Prentice spoke to us about our ’10 a day’ – Our very own magic. We realised we are doing lots of these every day.
Well done Year 5! Everyone at Hazeldown are so proud of how hard you are all working – don’t forget to say a big thank you to the adults at home who are helping you too.
Year 5 have been fantastic at accessing all of their remote learning whilst at home!! We are especially enjoying our zooms, where we are able to discuss our lessons from the day and speak to our friends. We also played a great game of scavenger hunt today!!
Keep it up Year 5 – we are so proud of you all!
Year 5 have been extremely busy completing their remote learning. They have shown some fantastic resilience in taking everything in their stride. We have really enjoyed our zoom sessions and it’s been so lovely seeing all of your smiling faces. Keep up the fantastic work year 5!!
Have a look at this video of all of your amazing learning you have been sending to us – music courtesy of our very own Alex from Monkey Puzzle!
Today, Year 5 have been investigating the samples they found from Alchemy Island earlier in the week.
They have: separated solid materials by sieving; cleaned different samples of water by using sieves, filters and evaporation and condensation; investigated different materials for electrical and heat conductivity, hardness, transparency and magnetism.
Year 5 have been busy over the last 2 weeks working hard on researching torches, designing their own, crafting their designs and then evaluating their use whilst searching for chemical elements on Alchemy Island.
Children have been looking at the 6 principles of Design and Technology: user, purpose, functionality, design decisions, innovation and authenticity to go through the process of designing and crafting their torches.
Take a look……
Year 6 Jacob
Jacob is an avid reader and at every opportunity spends time reading. I had to interrupt Jacob reading to award him with his Star Reader bookmark. Keep reading Jacob!
Year 5 Isobel
Isobel loves reading and frequently visits the library to choose another book by Jacqueline Wilson. Brilliant Isobel!
Year 4 Cameron
Cameron is an avid reader who enjoys both reading and quizzing on his books. Keep it up Cameron!
Year 3 Evie
Evie enjoys a visit to the library to choose her next book. Well done Evie!
Year 6 Maisie
Maisie has recently increased her reading range and thoroughly enjoys sitting reading a good book. Brilliant Maisie!
Year 5 Alex
Alex is such an avid reader that I had to interrupt him reading a book to award him his Star Reader bookmark. Fantastic Alex!
Year 4 Evie
Evie enjoys a wide variety of genres and loves visiting the library to choose her next book. Keep it up Evie!
Year 3 Harry
Harry enjoys reading and is always happy to tell you about the latest book he has read. Brilliant Harry!
Mrs Prentice was so impressed with Monkey Puzzle’s learning today!! Children took turns to put themselves in the hot seat as Verideon, from ‘The Alchemist’s Letter’. It was such an amazing, engaging lesson; just look at the emotional vocabulary we were able to produce…….
Year 6 Isla
Isla is really enjoying reading at the moment and is getting amazing quiz results. Keep it up Isla!
Year 5 Saffy
Saffy is an avid reader and chooses lots of different genres to read. Fantastic Saffy!
Year 4 Amelia
Amelia is achieving fantastic results on all her book quizzes and enjoys coming to the library to change her books. Amazing Amelia!
Year 3 Josie
Josie is an avid reader and enjoys visiting the library regularly to change her books. Keep reading Josie!
Year 6 Mia
Mia has discovered she loves reading. Brilliant Mia, keep it up!
Year 5 Kitty
Kitty is achieving fantastic results in her reading quizzes. Amazing work Kitty!
Year 4 Lacey
Lacey is really enjoying her reading and loves visiting the library to change her books. Well done Lacey!
Year 3 Gracie-Mae
Gracie-Mae is a really enthusiastic reader. Keep it up Gracie-Mae!
Monkey Puzzle began to create their 3D contour maps of Alchemy Island today.
They began exploring contour lines by understanding that they are a map’s way of showing you how high the land is. The children also learnt that contour lines join together places of the same height and form patterns that help us to imagine what them and actually looks like.
We looked at Naismith’s rule to remind us that the closer together the contour lines are, the steeper the land.
Year 6 Amelia
Amelia has become an avid reader and is making fantastic progress with her reading target. Amazing Amelia!
Year 5 Oliver
Oliver has become an enthusiastic reader. Keep reading Oliver!
Year 4 Ethan
Ethan is a regular visitor to the library to change his book after completing a book quiz. Brilliant Ethan!
Year 3 Patrick
Patrick loves reading and reads whenever he can. Fantastic Patrick!
Today we paid our respects to fallen heroes from world wars and other conflicts. Mrs Prentice was incredibly proud of the compassion and empathy displayed by Monkey Puzzle class during their class discussion and the 2 minutes silence.
Today, Year 5 began their new learning journey – Alchemy Island! We had to find a treasure chest and key to unlock the riddle and map to begin our quest. Once we solved the mystery, we set off on our quest to look for hidden portals around the school!!
We can’t wait to enter the world of Alchemy Island!!
Last week, and some of this week, Year 5 have revisited a unit of learning – Playlist- from the lockdown period. This is to ensure children have understood some of the main pieces of knowledge that may have been missed from this learning journey.
Year 6 Lewis
Well done Lewis you are really challenging yourself with your reading. Keep it up!
Year 5 Evie
Evie is really enthusiastic about reading the Roald Dahl books. Amazing Evie!
Year 4 Henry
Henry is trying really hard with his reading and getting some great quiz results. Keep going Henry!
Year 3 Rufus
Rufus is an enthusiastic reader. Keep reading Rufus!
Year 5 have been so busy with their Off With Her Head Tudor topic this term.
Here are just a few of the amazing pieces of work they have journaled:
We also reflected on our own individual ‘Lockdown’ experiences and journaled some of learning we produced:
Congratulations to this week’s Star Readers
Year 6 Aston
Aston is showing great determination with his reading. Well done Aston!
Year 5 Jude
Jude is making a really determined effort to achieve his reading target. Keep going Jude!
Year 4 Zerren
Zerren is showing a really positive attitude towards reading and choosing books. Keep it up Zerren!
Year 3 Lauren
Lauren shows great enthusiasm towards reading and visiting the library. Amazing Lauren!
This week in PE, Year 5 have been demonstrating all the different ways that they can use their ‘Learning Values’.
During our Tudor dancing session, we spoke about showing empathy to others when they were struggling to remember the dance steps. We also worked well within our teams; communicating well with each other and building on our relationships.
We showed some fantastic resilience during our cross country session (having to run for 6 minutes at a time to complete as many laps as possible whilst our team cheered us on) and used words of encouragement when we were starting to tire!
Well done Year 5!!
Monday morning maths for Year 5 was experimenting with place value to be able to partition numbers. They were using part-whole model, place value charts and counters and dienes to really show they understood how numbers can be partitioned in different ways.
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!
Today, in Year 5, we tried out our very own Tudor dance in PE. It was our first attempt at this and we really enjoyed it. We’re looking forward to learning some more moves next week!
Have a look at our video:
To mark the start of the Year 5 learning journey ‘Off with her head!’, the Year 5s sampled different Tudor foods this afternoon.
They watched a video of what life would have been like in King Henry VIII’s kitchen and listened to Tudor music as they were served many delicacies such as: spiced and sugared meat, eggs in mustard sauce, jumbles (boiled and baked biscuits) and stale bread!
They also compared the benefits of water from a stream or alcoholic drinks such as cider, mead or beer. They were very surprised to hear that children drank them as well!
It’s the final week to a very strange year. It has been very quiet with pictures this week in year 5 but the year 5s have still been working hard.
Here is Jess’ clock:
Evelyn and Ellisha’s time travelling board game:
Isaac has researched how microwaves work:
As part of SOLE, Bibi has watched a film based around time travelling and has written a film review:
This film is a sequel from Avengers: Infinity War, which ended on a note of suspense, so I was curious to discover what happens next. I hoped that all characters previously introduced would be involved as it was the last movie (in chronological order) already made.
~Science Fiction~ Action~ Superheroes~
I think that this movie is science- fiction because it is related to time- travel and advanced technology; whilst it is also Superheroes because those are the main characters- such as Captain America, Hulk, Thor and Ironman.
Unlike Avengers: Infinity War, not all superheroes are shown due to the fact that half are erased from the Universe and the other half attempt to bring them back:
Ironman, Hulk, Thor, Antman, Black Widow, Hawk- eye and Captain Marvel are most of the main Superheroes included.
Lucas has been very resourceful using old keys to create robots:
Miss Franks and Miss Halloway are very proud of how you have all worked through lockdown. We hope you enjoy a well deserved summer holidays! Well done year 5s!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Year 5 have been sending in some amazing work this week and I have had to do a second blog post.
Here is Oscar’s amazing SOLE piece of his clock design. He has named this piece ‘Can you break time?’
Here is Alex’s clock artwork:
In literacy we are writing diary entries about travelling to the future. We have begun by describing a picture of what the future may look like.
Here is Maisie’s work:
Here are some sentences year 5 have created after describing the picture:
Another SOLE task we set was to estimate how many hours during the day pupils spent doing their daily activities.
Here is Isaac’s work:
Here is how Evie divides her day up doing her daily activities:
Some more wonderful artwork!
Keep up the amazing work year 5! We are very proud of you and what you are achieving during these strange times.
Our new topic is well underway and year 5 have thrown themselves into it. Our new topic focuses on time and how things have changed from the past.
As part of SOLE, we asked the pupils to design their own clocks.
This is Isaac’s:
This is Thomas’
Lottie has been researching how communication has changed over time:
Ellisha has thought about the changes that have happened over time
Maisie has drawn a picture of someone growing up:
Here is Jess’ art piece inspired by Andy Warhol:
Lucas has created a mindmap of what changes have happened in his community:
Here is Anya’s:
Here is Anya’s work of someone aging through their life:
Ben has been exploring the local area with his family. They used to an app to spot how many boats were out at sea and compared their width and length.
Year 5 have been very busy this first week back and have been getting stuck in with our new topic; Time Traveller.
As part of SOLE, we have asked year 5 to create pieces of art work in the style of Andy Warhol, here are some of the amazing work they created.
We are coming to an end in our literacy topic and the pupils have been busy writing a balanced argument on ‘Should humans take holidays in space?’ It has been very interesting to read their arguments.
Here is a ‘for’ point from Dora
Here is another ‘for’ point from Lucas
Here is a ‘against’ point from Ellisha
Year 5 have been working really hard on their argument and Miss Halloway and Miss Franks can’t wait to read the finished pieces.
Mia has been keeping fit by going on a bike ride with her Nanna and Mum. She found it very tiring going up the hills but she felt proud when she had finished. Well done Mia!
In addition to all of this hard work, year 5 have been interviewing family members and friends on how life has changed for them and how they have changed as they have grown up.
Keep up all the hard work year 5!
As usual Bonsai have been really busy with activities this week and here some examples of their excellent work.
As part of SOLE, Lottie has been very resourceful and designed headwear she could wear in space using materials she had around her home. What will you discover Lottie?
Jess has also been resourceful by using what she could find around her home to build her own little den.
Lucas has been waiting very patiently for Olive the pigeon’s eggs to hatch and this week they finally hatched!
Lucas has also been busy applying to be the future’s next astronaut by filling in an application for the UK space agency.
As part of literacy, year 5 have been researching about space tourism and have begun writing a balanced argument about ‘Should humans take holidays in space?’ It has been a challenge, but the year 5 pupils have had to write formally and they have done a brilliant job so far!
Mia has been busy getting creative by finger painting. Wonderful work Mia!
Well done to Bonsai for their incredible hard work this half term. I can’t wait to see what wonderful you produce next half term.
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.
This week has been amazing on TTRS! I have never seen such high scores. Fir class have smashed it out of the park with a whopping 7, 981 correct answers!!!!! They are most definitely the reigning Hazeldown Champions.
Here are this week’s results:
Next week the battles have been arranged based on where you came in the school overall this week. So Fir scored the most with Bonsai second so they are battling each other next week.
The battles look like this:
Battles begin at 8:50am on Monday and will end on Friday at 3:15pm. Let’s see if anyone can beat Fir!
Monkey Puzzle have been doing even more fabulous work I had to blog again! You are all doing so well and I hope you are all really proud of yourselves.
Thomas has written an excellent description of his alien. I think you’ll agree they sound quite vile! Thomas assures me they are the most evil creatures ever!
Normal vermicious knids:
They are large, egg shaped and dark coloured in green, grey, and black colours. They have a colossal red eye with a large, square, black pupil like the darkest black hole. They flip their microscopic pinprick brain and their yellow liver upside-down to turn into:
Transformed vermicious knids:
They are now a green blob made of Vermes (not the delivery service Hermes, the planet further than Pluto) slime. They generate new slime by flipping their stomach as they generate new slime, the old slime at the bottom falls away as they move, like snail slime. The newest slime is the lightest in colour, as green as a pea that has been painted the brightest green that you can buy from B&Q, so they look as if they are getting darker the further you look down. The square black pupil shrinks so the red eye is even brighter than a pot of crimson paint with a dollop of vicious oil.
Alex has been busy designing a poster about life on earth.
Oscar has created a scary looking Alien.
Thomas has also been very busy creating Space Shuttles
Lottie has come up with some fantastic reasons for her balanced argument of for and against Space travel here are a few of her examples:
- We have a greater understanding of space and our planet, by travelling to space.
- It will inspire a new generation of engineers. A spaceport looks like a college campus, rather than a space centre like NASA.
- The cost of reaching space would go down.
- It will provide a new view of our planet. It could give world leaders a different view of our planet, would that influence their decisions on the environment?
- Realistically the cost of space travel is still expensive through a private company. Unless you are a millionaire, would you be able to afford it?
- It’s great that a new generation of engineers are inspired by the prospect of space travel, but if a spaceport looks like a college campus are they going to be taking the task seriously?
- It would be really great if world leaders could view the world differently. But if that involves sending them to space, who would pay for them to go?
- If a space plane is used over and over again, how safe would it be?
Joselyn has been busy creating her own rocket with her brother Freddie.
Please remember to keep the excellent work and photographs coming!
Have a lovely weekend – Enjoy the sunshine!