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Year 5 - Hazel Class 2020-2021

World Book Day - whether at home or in school, Year 5 still made a great effort at dressing up as their favourite characters!

Half Term Challenge

Before half term, the Year 5 team set Hazel and Hornbeam children the challenge of running, walking or cycling as far as they could in the week's break to promote good physical and mental wellbeing. With our heavy and unavoidable reliance on technology since Christmas, we thought it a good idea to promote some time away from screens.  Children were required to record their total distances and pass them over to their teachers.


Once we had all of the miles in, we decided to add them all together and see how far we had travelled as a collective. Our combined totals showed that we travelled a whopping 485.1 miles between us! This is the equivalent of travelling from Preston Primary to Amsterdam (via Calais and through Belgium), with a few miles left over! What an achievement!

During lockdown, we can often find ourselves glued to screens for one reason or another. That is why in Year 5, we made our own fortune tellers with different topics in to encourage more conversation between family and friends! 

Natalia fortune teller.mp4

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Seri-Ann demonstrating her amazing perseverance and creativity in her piano playing

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National Marine Aquarium


Year 5 have enjoyed following the live lessons from the National Marine Aquarium. Over the past few weeks we have looked at underwater volcanoes and navigating the ocean. We had a go at making our own volcanoes, compasses and even did some density experiments!

Year 5 were set the Home Learning task of getting creative in the kitchen! We were so impressed by their willingness to get stuck in and, of course, the end products!

Home and School Learning Weeks 1 to 3


The year 5 team have enjoyed all of the work and creative activities that have been sent in during these past few weeks - the dedication from everybody, whether in class or at home, has been wonderful! Well done!

Christmas Cards!

During the final week of festivities, we have been making Christmas cards using a range of materials and techniques including quilling to give a 3D effect!

Victorian Day!

Victorian Poetry

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Welcome to 1859! Children in Hazel class dressed up as Victorians for the day to conclude their unit of work. They enjoyed drawing, acting out poems, parlour games and more!


This week we were testing conductors and insulators of electricity. Children were required to make a successful circuit, lighting up the bulb, before putting different items in the circuit to see if the light would stay illuminated or not!

Making our own Christingles!

We have had a busy Friday afternoon making our own Christingles! The red ribbon around our Christingles represents the blood of Jesus. Fruits and sweets represent the fruits of the Earth and the four seasons. The candle pushed into the centre of the orange represents Christ.

Remembrance Day

Hazel Class have created a remembrance piece for display outside their classroom. The children used a range of materials to create the poppies and produce this wonderful backed memorial scene!

African Drumming Session - Black History Month Celebration

Hazel Class enjoyed a one-off session learning how to play a set of African Drums! The children had the opportunity to learn new ways of holding the drum set and playing a variety of different sounds. Hazel have learnt about historical figures over the October period in celebration of Black History Month.

Hazel Class Drumming

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Hazel Class Drumming

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PE - Rounders!

Hazel Class have been learning how to play rounders. With each week, we have added more elements of strategy to consider! 

Nelson Mandela Timelines

Hazel Class have been learning about Nelson Mandela during October as a celebration of Black History Month. The children have been really compelled in learning about the struggles of Mandela and his people in relatively recent times.

Looking Good in Yellow! Raising awareness for Mental Health Day.

Cześć, ciao, bonjour, sveiki, hello!

Congratulations to our new language ambassadors for this year - Sophia, Natalia and  Seri-Ann! 

These children have been chosen to represent our school, as great role models for promoting languages across the school. Our Ambassadors play an important role in the organisation of Language Days in our school and closely work with teachers to promote the importance of learning a foreign language in primary schools. They enjoy their role as Language Ambassadors because they are proud of their cultural heritage and the languages they speak. This also gives them a chance to encourage other children to have the opportunity to speak a language that they do not learn in school.

More Art!

Hazel Class have been using the theme of Dinosaurs throughout their English extended writing tasks, so we thought we'd make some Dinosaurs from household items for Arts Week!


Hazel class have been learning about graffiti! We learnt about how it was first found in Ancient Rome and the different forms of street art we see in society today. The children then had the opportunity to write their own name tags!


Welcome Back!


It has been a really positive first week in Hazel Class! It has been so great to get back to some sort of normality. This week has seen us hit the ground running, by exploring rivers and their features, as well as exploring the scale of space and how old it is, whilst also working out how long it would take us to get to the moon on a bus at 100mph!

Every child has returned with a passion to learn and made a fantastic start to the year, well done.

 If you have any questions or queries about this year then as always, please speak to myself (Mr Ford).