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We may have made some paper chains after the dress rehearsal today.

We may have made some paper chains after the dress rehearsal today. 1

We've been rehearsing for the Christmas performance of 'Bah Humbug!'.

We've been rehearsing for the Christmas performance of 'Bah Humbug!'. 1

Elfeneezer Scrooge joined our class today. He'll be with us up until the holidays.

Elfeneezer Scrooge joined our class today. He'll be with us up until the holidays. 1

ICT

 

The children have been learning how to create their own question and quiz game using algorithms on Scratch 2. During this lesson, the children finished editing their Sprite characters using  effects, costume and size commands and blocks. 

Drawing life-sized (or small year 4 person-sized) Victorian figures.

Drawing life-sized (or small year 4 person-sized) Victorian figures. 1
Drawing life-sized (or small year 4 person-sized) Victorian figures. 2
Drawing life-sized (or small year 4 person-sized) Victorian figures. 3
Drawing life-sized (or small year 4 person-sized) Victorian figures. 4
Drawing life-sized (or small year 4 person-sized) Victorian figures. 5

In Science, our new topic is sound. We used string and metal forks to show how well sound travels through a solid compared to a gas (the air).

We had a fantastic Victorian themed trip to Colne Valley. The children had a fantastic time and learnt all sorts of things about what life was like in this country in Victorian times.

We've been look at the art of Andy Goldsworthy. Today we used his style to create our own work.

We've been look at the art of Andy Goldsworthy. Today we used his style to create our own work.  1
We've been look at the art of Andy Goldsworthy. Today we used his style to create our own work.  2
We've been look at the art of Andy Goldsworthy. Today we used his style to create our own work.  3
We've been look at the art of Andy Goldsworthy. Today we used his style to create our own work.  4
We've been look at the art of Andy Goldsworthy. Today we used his style to create our own work.  5
We've been look at the art of Andy Goldsworthy. Today we used his style to create our own work.  6

We made a human number line to show our understanding of place value.

 We made a human number line to show our understanding of place value. 1
 We made a human number line to show our understanding of place value. 2

AUTUMN TERM OVERVIEW

On Friday last week, Hazel Class went on a stick walk in Ickworth Park. It was a great way of getting to know each other we have produced maps of our walk, as well as coming back with resources that we'll use in Art, PSHE, English and Science over the course of the term.

On Friday last week, Hazel Class went on a stick walk in Ickworth Park.  It was a great way of getting to know each other we have produced maps of our walk, as well as coming back with resources that we'll use in Art, PSHE, English and Science over the course of the term. 1
On Friday last week, Hazel Class went on a stick walk in Ickworth Park.  It was a great way of getting to know each other we have produced maps of our walk, as well as coming back with resources that we'll use in Art, PSHE, English and Science over the course of the term. 2
On Friday last week, Hazel Class went on a stick walk in Ickworth Park.  It was a great way of getting to know each other we have produced maps of our walk, as well as coming back with resources that we'll use in Art, PSHE, English and Science over the course of the term. 3
On Friday last week, Hazel Class went on a stick walk in Ickworth Park.  It was a great way of getting to know each other we have produced maps of our walk, as well as coming back with resources that we'll use in Art, PSHE, English and Science over the course of the term. 4
On Friday last week, Hazel Class went on a stick walk in Ickworth Park.  It was a great way of getting to know each other we have produced maps of our walk, as well as coming back with resources that we'll use in Art, PSHE, English and Science over the course of the term. 5
On Friday last week, Hazel Class went on a stick walk in Ickworth Park.  It was a great way of getting to know each other we have produced maps of our walk, as well as coming back with resources that we'll use in Art, PSHE, English and Science over the course of the term. 6
On Friday last week, Hazel Class went on a stick walk in Ickworth Park.  It was a great way of getting to know each other we have produced maps of our walk, as well as coming back with resources that we'll use in Art, PSHE, English and Science over the course of the term. 7

Child Safety Week - Monday 4th to Friday 8th June 2018

 

Fire Safety

 

As part of child safety week we had a visit from the local fireman. We had a fire safety talk, looked at the uniform they wear and a question answer session which involved Mrs Asker get dressed up in the uniform. We got to have a closer look at the fire engine and we were all able to have a go at using the water hose!

Water Safety

 

Today, we had a visit from Abbeycroft Leisure to talk about the importance of water safety and how to always following the SAFE code -

Spot - spot the dangers whenever you're near water

Advice - take advice, read the signs, ask a lifeguard or adult for help

Friend - always go with a friend or family, its more fun, and they can help in an emergency

Emergency - know what to do in an emergency

 

The children and Mr Phillips perform some rescues using jumpers, balls, ropes, paddles and woggles.

We have been using a program called Flowal in ICT to create flow charts.

We have been using a program called Flowal in ICT to create flow charts. 1
We have been using a program called Flowal in ICT to create flow charts. 2

Pupils from King Edward's in came in to school recently lead a morning of fun maths activities.

Pupils from King Edward's in came in to school recently lead a morning of fun maths activities. 1
Pupils from King Edward's in came in to school recently lead a morning of fun maths activities. 2
Pupils from King Edward's in came in to school recently lead a morning of fun maths activities. 3

People from the Theatre Royal came. They took us to Somewhere and we found Something which came from Nowhere.

People from the Theatre Royal came. They took us to Somewhere and we found Something which came from Nowhere. 1
People from the Theatre Royal came. They took us to Somewhere and we found Something which came from Nowhere. 2

We've been measuring how far our paper planes fly in Maths.

We've been measuring how far our paper planes fly in Maths.  1
We've been measuring how far our paper planes fly in Maths.  2

Making parachutes to help us understand how we can slow down objects feeling the force of gravity.

Making parachutes to help us understand how we can slow down objects feeling the force of gravity. 1
Making parachutes to help us understand how we can slow down objects feeling the force of gravity. 2
Making parachutes to help us understand how we can slow down objects feeling the force of gravity. 3

Hazel Class had great fun on World Book Day

Hazel Class had great fun on World Book Day 1
Hazel Class had great fun on World Book Day 2
Hazel Class had great fun on World Book Day 3

In Science, picking up oily jelly with chopsticks proved tricky and taught us about friction, or in this case, lack of it.

Team Challenges saw Hazel Class think about Growth Mindsets.

Team Challenges saw Hazel Class think about Growth Mindsets. 1
Team Challenges saw Hazel Class think about Growth Mindsets. 2
Team Challenges saw Hazel Class think about Growth Mindsets. 3

Our Stone Age art work paid off as we managed to produce some wonderful painting and necklaces to make this display.

Our Stone Age art work paid off as we managed to produce some wonderful painting and necklaces to make this display. 1

Hazel Class has been doing ICT using Scratch.

 Hazel Class has been doing ICT using Scratch. 1

We combined Art and RE as we made bridges from clay to represent the theme of Reconciliation

We combined Art and RE as we made bridges from clay to represent the theme of Reconciliation 1
We combined Art and RE as we made bridges from clay to represent the theme of Reconciliation 2
We combined Art and RE as we made bridges from clay to represent the theme of Reconciliation 3

The 2017/18 Hazel Class went stone age this week. We made made charcoal and crushed blackberries into paint using flint, then did our own cave painting using feathers. We also made necklaces from clay, shells and bones.

2016-17

Hazel Class designed their own Fairytale mushrooms, then made them out of clay. Next we will be painting them and telling their own story orally to the class.

Hazel Class designed their own Fairytale mushrooms, then made them out of clay. Next we will be painting them and telling their own story orally to the class. 1
Hazel Class designed their own Fairytale mushrooms, then made them out of clay. Next we will be painting them and telling their own story orally to the class. 2
Hazel Class designed their own Fairytale mushrooms, then made them out of clay. Next we will be painting them and telling their own story orally to the class. 3
Hazel Class designed their own Fairytale mushrooms, then made them out of clay. Next we will be painting them and telling their own story orally to the class. 4
Hazel Class designed their own Fairytale mushrooms, then made them out of clay. Next we will be painting them and telling their own story orally to the class. 5
Hazel Class designed their own Fairytale mushrooms, then made them out of clay. Next we will be painting them and telling their own story orally to the class. 6

Hazel Class enjoyed the school trip to Shimpling Hall. We fed sheep and chickens, identified different crops and stood in the giant shadow of an enormous combine harvester.

We used a variety of methods to measure the athletics track. It was suprising how similar some of the results were.

We used a variety of methods to measure the athletics track. It was suprising how similar some of the results were.  1
We used a variety of methods to measure the athletics track. It was suprising how similar some of the results were.  2
We used a variety of methods to measure the athletics track. It was suprising how similar some of the results were.  3

We conducted an experiment to show how the digestive sysem works. Or made poo, depending on your point of view.

We conducted an experiment to show how the digestive sysem works. Or made poo, depending on your point of view. 1
We conducted an experiment to show how the digestive sysem works. Or made poo, depending on your point of view. 2

During SATS weeek we moved into the hall and took advantage of the extra space when learning about Roman numerals.

During SATS weeek we moved into the hall and took advantage of the extra space when learning about Roman numerals. 1
During SATS weeek we moved into the hall and took advantage of the extra space when learning about Roman numerals. 2
During SATS weeek we moved into the hall and took advantage of the extra space when learning about Roman numerals. 3

This term the Victorian era is out Topic subject. We had a look at some traditional toys.

This term  the Victorian era is out Topic subject. We had a look at some traditional toys. 1
This term  the Victorian era is out Topic subject. We had a look at some traditional toys. 2
This term  the Victorian era is out Topic subject. We had a look at some traditional toys. 3

ALL DRESSED UP FOR WORLD BOOK DAY (2.3.17)

ALL DRESSED UP FOR WORLD BOOK DAY (2.3.17) 1

It took a few attempts, but finally our volcano erupted.

Still image for this video

A Kazoo makes a 'Sound', we made some and then recorded ourselves.

Still image for this video

In Science, as we are studying Sound, we have been making a lot of it (some might call it noise, we call this music).

In Science, as we are studying Sound, we have been making a lot of it (some might call it noise, we call this music). 1
In Science, as we are studying Sound, we have been making a lot of it (some might call it noise, we call this music). 2
In Science, as we are studying Sound, we have been making a lot of it (some might call it noise, we call this music). 3

We have started making our own volcanoes . It was a messy business but great fun.

We have started making our own volcanoes . It was a messy business but great fun. 1
We have started making our own volcanoes . It was a messy business but great fun. 2

Homework for week ending February 3rd

We've been studying different aspects of sound. Amber brought her cornet in and played for us.

We've been studying different aspects of sound. Amber brought her cornet in and played for us. 1

In Topic we have been studying volcanoes. Our display is looking pretty good. Since this photo was taken we have added labels.

In Topic we have been studying volcanoes. Our display is looking pretty good. Since this photo was taken we have added labels.  1

There was terrible news yesterday as Hazel Class discovered its Christmas Elf, Elfis, had gone missing and a police investigation was underway.

There was terrible news yesterday as Hazel Class discovered  its Christmas Elf, Elfis, had gone missing and a police investigation was underway. 1
There was terrible news yesterday as Hazel Class discovered  its Christmas Elf, Elfis, had gone missing and a police investigation was underway. 2

We hope you enjoyed the Lower Key Stage 2 performance of Cinderella and Rockerfella. The children worked incredibly hard and put on a fantastic show.

Well done Harrie Bream! Your picture will be the cover of the Christmas play programme. We're looking forward to seeing you all there!

Well done Harrie Bream! Your picture will be the cover of the Christmas play programme. We're looking forward to seeing you all there! 1

What a Shocker! Well, not really.

Last week Hettie's dad, Mr Jones, came to visit Hazel Class to tell us about the journey that electricity takes from source to our homes. Mr Jones works for an electricity supplier and shared with us loads of great facts and information as well as some really interesting objects like a huge fuse and some of the clothes he wears to protect himself when he goes to work. Samuel and Amy got to try them on but we decided not to field test them ourselves this time around.

electricity

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For maths homework this week we are asking every member of Hazel class to learn one of the 3,4,6 or 8 times tables off by heart. All children have been given their own laminated sheet with all times tables on for them to learn at home. We have asked the children to choose one of the four tables above and learn to recite them by the end of this week (25th November). All the maths work we have done so far this term is made easier by instant recall of  key times tables and the National Curriculum requires all year four pupils to know them thoroughly (up to ten times tables) by the end of the school year. We will obviously be working hard on these in class but would also greatly appreciate parents support with this whenever possible.

On 31stOctober , Hazel Class joined the rest of Key Stage Two on a trip to Colchester Castle.  We have been studying Romans this term and the visit was of particular interest to us.  The castle vaults are where the Romans that occupied Colchester took refuge when, leader of the Iceni tribe Boudica, stormed the city after being betrayed by the Emperor Nero. The castle was built on top of what was left of a great temple built by Nero’s predecessor Claudius.

We began the day with an activity with the children in groups building and then dismantling a Roman Villa and a Celtic Roundhouse. It was tremendous to see how the children worked together in teams and solved the challenge with only a little prompting from adults present.

After  lunch,  we visited the vaults, climbing down a narrow, steep, stone, staircase and in doing so stepping back over 2000 years. The children were told more of the history of the Roman occupation of Colchester,  examined weapons used by Romans and Celts and heard in gory detail how Boudica vented her anger on the city. It was strange but exciting to be sitting surrounded by the very walls where the Romans sat in fear as she unleashed her ferocious forces.

Finally, we visited the museum, packed with Celtic and Roman artefacts such as coins, vases, weapons and even the skulls of two Celts that had been brutally killed by the Roman invaders (you could still see the marks where they had been hacked at by Roman swords!

We managed to pack a lot in, the children had fun while learning and being inspired by what they saw, heard and touched. We even managed to get back to school on time!

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