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Year 5 - Hazel Class

IT - Creating images.

 

This week, Hazel class opted for laptops to ensure that they could use all of the functions for Google Drawings effectively to create an image from shapes. The children made a penguin and used the original image to turn it into a parrot!

Geography - Using Google Earth to compare Athens to a rural area.

In IT, we have started a new topic studying vector drawings. We have considered some popular logos and their construction using a variety of different shapes. We have also been using tools such as copy and paste to easily recreate accurate shapes for our drawings.

Science - Mixing Solids

In Science we have been looking at reversible and irreversible changes. This brought us nicely to mixing solids. We found that mixing solids was a reversible change, although it was rather tricky to separate flour entirely from rice!

Christmas Service

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Christmas Service

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Christmas Service

 

Year 5 had their own Christmas service with Reverend Ruth in the hall. Hazel Class joined forces with Hornbeam to deliver some lovely readings including poems, Bible stories and prayers. 

History PowerPoints

During the penultimate week of term, Hazel Class created Powerpoint presentations on the Victorians using class iPads. In the final week, children had the opportunity to present their work at the front of the class!

Lino printing - taking inspiration from William Morris.

IT/History

 

In Hazel class we have been using technology in the form of iPads to create our own Powerpoint presentations on the Victorians to conclude our topic. We then had the opportunity to present these at the front of the class! It was important to transfer our existing knowledge and skills of using Powerpoint on the laptop to iPads.

Hand Wreaths completed with Miss Roy as part of RE

PE with Mr Bourne

 

Hazel Class benefitted from an extra session with Mr Bourne this week. This meant that they could focus on a wide range of challenging skills, some of which Mr Bourne had only seen 3 people complete before! Some children managed to put their names on those all-time record lists, well done!

Multiskills PE

Victorian Day

 

Well, what a day!

 

Travelling back in time to 1881, the children entered a very different classroom this morning! From morning exercise and showing their clean hands to writing their times tables on slate, it was as if they really were in a Victorian classroom!

The morning was spent perfecting their sewing technique, practising handwriting and studying artefacts from the Victorian times.

They also chose their very own Victorian name and created a name tag that they wore for the day.

Funnily enough, a lot of the children said they preferred the stricter classroom!

 

In the afternoon, the children spent time participating in classic Victorian parlour games, including pass the slipper!

 

Thank you for the almighty effort you all put into the costumes - the children looked fantastic!

IT

We have been learning about systems, processes and protocols in society and technology more specifically. In the below, the video and images show how we emulated messages and information being sent across complex networks to reach their desired recipient. 

IT - Systems

IT - Systems

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Investigating properties of materials

We carried out various experiments to test the properties of materials. This included testing electrical conductivity using a circuit and items such as carrots and tin foil!

Zoom call with Jacqueline Wilson!

We were lucky enough to have a virtual visit from the wonderful author, Jacquline Wilson.

 

The visit included:

  • A presentation by Jacquline Wilson about how she started writing and her career
  • Her secrets for creating much-loved characters 
  • Ideas for re-imagining a classic story for a modern audience, inspired by The Primrose Railway Children, a re-imagining of E. Nesbit’s classic set in the present day  
  • Pre-recorded videos from the illustrator Rachel Dean

Our finished Remembrance Day piece.

Tally and Frequency Tables

Please see the above photos of our work in maths involving reading and interpreting tables then creating our own tally and frequency tables from a set of given data.

More Remembrance Day Craft!

Watch this space for the finished product...!

Trip to Ashford Water Works

 

As part of our rivers topic, we had the opportunity to visit a water treatment centre, near to Bridgwater. This was a fantastic and enriching day for all involved, as we explored a variety of stations around the facility including the factory, reservoirs and local streams!

#HelloYellow

#HelloYellow - Child Mental Health Awareness Day

 

Children in Hazel Class were pleased to show support for children's mental health by wearing bright colours this Friday 8th October. All children were pleased to donate to a very worthy cause.

Combining Music and Science!

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Music and Science continued

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Welcome Back!

 

It has been fantastic to see so many smiley and happy faces in Hazel class! We have had a superb week, where all children have settled in quickly and tackled a variety of tasks set.

Our Christian value in Hazel is Perseverance for the start of the year as we feel this is a particularly important value when adapting to new surroundings and Year 5.

I cannot wait to see the children thrive and develop in Hazel class this year.

Mr Ford

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