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This half-term’s Learning Journey is: 

The Iron Man!

The Iron Man: A Children's Story in Five Nights: Ted Hughes, Tom Gauld: 8601300335667: Books

(Autumn 1)


Week Ending: 25.09.2020
In English:
This week:
  •  Recapping and building on their reading skills and completing some comprehension questions
Next week:
  • Revising knowledge of fronted adverbials
  • Generating a variety a descriptive language to describe the Iron Man
  • Building a character description to describe the Iron Man
In Maths:
This week:
  • Recapping and building on various Mathematical concepts
Next week:
  • Revise and build on existing knowledge of subtraction, including formal written methods
  • Develop knowledge of the bar model and apply this to problems
  • Apply subtraction knowledge to problem solving contexts
Home Learning:

Year 4 homework will be set on a Friday and be due in on a Tuesday. As children will no longer have homework books, we will be setting homework via online platforms: Purple Mash, MyMaths and TTR. We will also go through the homework expectations with the children in class on a Friday afternoon. If children have any difficulty managing the homework allocated to them, we have asked that they speak to their teacher on a Monday.

This week: 

This week the children have a TTRockstars battle to compete in! Each Year 4 class will be battling the other and the class with the most points on Tuesday will win their class a prize!

The battle begins on Friday 25th September at 5pm and will end on Tuesday 29th September in the morning.

This weeks Maths homework has been set on MyMaths linked to furthering their understanding of estimating and inverse operations and also having a go at practising their times tables. Children have a task to complete but please ensure they go through the lessons BEFORE attempting the task. If your child does not complete their homework please note that they will be asked, as of next week, to stay in during their lunchtime to complete it. It is important our approach is fair and consistent across the year group so please speak to your child’s class teacher if your child has been unable to do/access it and we will make allowances for this.



Meet the Team!

In the absence of our usual ‘Meet the Team’ meetings, we have recorded our Meet the Team video for you to watch. This includes information on the school day, things the children will need, reading, etc.

Please click the link below to watch the video!





Also this week:




Times Table Rockstars:   

Carry on practising your times table rock stars and try to beat your scores!

Can you beat your record?









******************   REMINDERS &  NOTICES  ****************

Home Reading:

As you know, reading is REALLY important. It helps the children to widen their vocabulary and broaden their ideas when it comes to writing. Ideally, they should be reading for a minimum of 15 minutes a day. From now on, we will be checking the children’s reading records on a daily basis to ensure that they are reading at home. If you could please encourage them to read and record in their reading records, and remind them to bring their reading records into school every day, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support.


Calling all parents…Share your talents & passions!
Our upcoming learning journeys for the year are as follows:
Autumn 1: Iron Man
Autumn 2: The Polar Express
Spring 1: The Romans and Anglo-Saxons
Spring 2: The Romans and Anglo-Saxons & CRASH! BANG! WALLOP!
Summer 2: Spain!
If you have any particular interest, knowledge or speciality in any of these areas/topics, we would love to hear from you! Some parents have expressed an interest in delivering informal workshops or talks to the children, linking to our current learning journey. Please talk to your child’s teacher or Year Leader (Miss Richards) if this is something you are interested in. We appreciate what a great asset our parents are at Hazelwood in supporting our children with their learning. A big thank you in advance to any volunteers!

PE Kits:
Please ensure that your child comes into school on a Thursday, reading for PE in the morning







We celebrated our new Learning Journey The Iron Man with a BIG BANG!

The children had a fantastic day and really enjoyed all of the activities. During the morning, they went on a scavenger hunt and found bits and pieces of the Iron Man and things he had been eating! Once they had discovered everything they were able to put him back together again! In the afternoon the children watched The Iron Giant and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Iron Man come to life!




List of good revision websites and books:

List of spelling websites:
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling & grammar
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling : Play
Crickweb | KS2 Literacy
spelling – Topmarks Search
English Spelling Games and Activities