This term’s Learning Journey is…
Blow Your Mind!
History: The Rise of Early Islamic Civilisation
Science: Properties and Changes in Materials
RE: The Significance of the Mosque in Islam
D & T: Bread making and adding flavours
National Poetry Day Competition!
There were so many fabulous entries for our National Poetry Day competition! You can find an online gallery of all the shortlisted entries here…
The overall winners in each category were:
Year 1 & 2: Jago Buckley (2R)
Year 3 & 4: Eliza Forbes (3O)
Year 5 & 6: Sasha Barrett (5R)
Week Ending: Friday 24th September 2021
This week: As we have unpicked some of the vocabulary in Leon Garfield’s version of Macbeth during Whole Class Reading over the last two weeks, we have been exploring a more simplified version of the play. To immerse the children in the story, we used role-play and hot-seating in order to visualise the scene on the heath, whilst empathising with Macbeth’s character. To finish the week, we began drafting our own letter from the perspective of Macbeth to his wife, detailing his experiences with the three hags.
Next week: Continuing with Macbeth as a stimulus, we will finalise our informal letters and then edit and revise them together. Once revised, the children will publish their final draft. Towards the end of the week, we will hold a class trial to explore the question ‘Who was most responsible for King Duncan’s death?’
This week: We have been looking at the inverse operation: subtraction. Children subtracted whole numbers with more than 4 digits using the columnar method. They then applied their understanding of inverse to calculate missing number problems.
Next week: We will begin the week with some mixed operation multi-step problems to apply their understanding of the learning from the last two weeks. Following this, we will revise multiples, factors and prime numbers.
This week: In history, the children explored the significance of ‘The Silk Road’ and understood how silk and spice routes linked distant locations geographically. In PSHE, we used roleplay to explore different scenarios; the children demonstrated different ways in which they could respond to their friends and support them through issues.
Next week: In science, we will continue with mixing materials but this time focusing on solubility. They will explore which materials dissolve and which do not, therefore being able to categorise materials into soluble vs insoluble. In RE, we will reflect on the communities we feel we belong to whilst exploring the significance of community in Islam.
Photos from our Learning:
Year 5 Book Blog!
The Year 5 Book Blog will be updated weekly by one of our Year 5 pupils. Children who have read 6 or more times per week are put into a random draw on a Friday and the chosen child is given the opportunity to add to our blog on the school website. They can type directly onto the website and click ‘update’ to watch their review ‘go live!’. We encourage all children to read at least 4 times per week in year 5 and celebrate all reading whether it be a newspaper, magazine or school reading book!
Week Ending 9th September:
Rating out of 5:
Dates for your diary!
Monday 13th September 2021: BIG BANG! Please remember to bring in a medium/small (recycled) plastic bottle if you have one!
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Calling all parents…share your talents & passions!
Our upcoming Learning Journeys for the year are as follows:
Autumn 1: Blow Your Mind
Autumn 2: Lost in Space
Spring 1: The Life of the Buddha
Spring 2: Our World In Danger
Summer 1: The Vikings
Summer 2: Ancient Egypt
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 (Mr Roberts) 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!
Please ensure that your child has his/her PE kit in school. This year, Year 5 will be having PE on Wednesdays.
Useful Websites and Resources:
CGP Revision Guides and Workbooks
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling & grammar
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling : Play
Crickweb | KS2 Literacy
spelling – Topmarks Search
English Spelling Games and Activities