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Hazel Class 2017-18

Summer term

 

KS1 enjoying the sunshine!

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A time lapse of one of our play times. Look out for a bit of racing, playing with our dangly fishing rods and some bonus cloud spotting at the end... (After someone knocked the iPad over!)

Seaside Wow in... fishing rods and lighthouses! (see Rowan page for lighthouses)

A big thank you to all the parents who attended our 'Revolting Recipes' Wow Out and viewed the children's work afterwards!

First time watercolourers!

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Spring Term

Hazel and Rowan are planning their circus WOW OUT assembly/show on the afternoon of Tuesday 8th May.

We would love you to join us, for what promises to be an exciting afternoon. See you at 2.15pm!

If the children mention an 'Elephant Song' that they've been told to practise, please follow this link. All will be revealed at our WOW out...!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fGQlO0QQ3U

 

KS1 - Circus performers in training!

Last Thursday was our Wow out for our new topic 'The Greatest Show on Earth'. We welcomed Mr Sensible the circus performer to NJK and had a fun-filled day, full of circus silliness and a load of new tricks. We also finished writing our letters to Freddy Mole the Lion Tamer and made some trapeze acrobats out of paper.

Take a look at all the photos from the day and see if you can spot any children spinning more than 4 plates at a time!

(Not so) Mr Sensible

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The incredible plate spinning act of NJK!

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Our Great Fire of London topic will be drawing to a close after half term.

We would like to invite you to our WOW OUT afternoon on Thursday 1st March at 2.15.

The children will be sharing poems, letters and recounts produced during this topic, you will be able to watch their video of the Great Fire of Littleworth and you can sample their freshly made breads.

We look forward to seeing you and celebrating all that we have achieved.

 

The next half term is very short and our new topic will be circus themed.

We are hoping to welcome some people in to teach us circus skills in the second week back as part of our WOW IN. We will confirm this the first day back after half term. We then are planning on inviting you in to watch a circus themed show at the end of the topic.

 

Have a wonderful half term.

Both Hazel and Rowan classes have been working extremely hard to learn a new model text for our upcoming 'Defeating a Monster' writing. For more detail about exactly what we're writing, have a read of our Spring curriculum newsletter. (Follow curriculum tab link below.)

 

As usual we have been following the Talk for Writing scheme to create story maps and actions. Below are a few of the actions we've been learning as well as the complete set of Pie Corbett's actions.
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In Hazel class we have been taking the time to calm down and be thoughtful and mindful. We've found it helps with our focus during the rest of our day and gives us a few moments of peace and quiet. (Miss Cornelius included!) 

 

We've used this video/music to help us along the way, maybe it's something you can try at home too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZYbU82GVz4

Calm time...

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The Great Fire of London will be the theme of our next topic and we will be investigating fire safety and bread making! We have started our topic lessons this week with bridges; thinking about materials, strength, height and length. We discussed how there are many bridges in London and how these would have been burnt down during the great fire - especially being made from wood!

 

We had a go at constructing some of our own bridges, and tested whose was the strongest... watch this space for the longest, widest, highest and shortest bridges.

Winter Haikus

After such a cold end to last term, we thought we'd take inspiration from the weather and write some winter poetry during the first three days back.

We learnt how to write a Haiku - three lines consisting of 5 syllables, 7 syllables and then 5 syllables again. This was easier said than done as the children had many great ideas and it was difficult to limit these to a certain amount of syllables.

Here are a few examples of the finished pieces!

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Autumn Term

KS1 are producing some beautiful handwriting at the moment...

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Trying out new artistic techniques...

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Space Wow In!

Here are the planet headbands we made.

If you would like to watch and listen to The Solar System song again, here is the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t099KIWVVs

 

Welcome back Hazel class!

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It sounds like everyone has had a fantastic summer and we have enjoyed sharing our stories about all that we've done. This week we have been doing lots of activities to get to know each other better, and to ease us back into the school routine. We've been exploring the theme 'Summer'; practising maths skills, drawing and writing about experiences and we even made up our own song! Have a watch of us performing it below...

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Don't forget that there are two parallel key stage one classes. Children in both Rowan and Hazel are taught the same curriculum and topics. Rather than sharing the same news we try to show a range of experiences and learning that have taken place across the curriculum. Why not take a look at the other class page to see what else we have been up to in KS1.
Take a look at the new homework page where you will find details of your child's weekly spellings and homework tasks set. 

Great to see so many new parents this afternoon. Main areas discussed are on the following powerpoint. Please feel free to come in to clarify anything further.

Welcome to Hazel Class 2016-2017!

 

Find out more about what we have been learning over the autumn term by looking through our class page.

 

In Hazel class our class agreement is:

 

Treat others how you would like to be treated

Always keep four legs on the floor

Smile!

Keep your hands and your feet clean and to yourself

Respect each other and each other's property

Be polite to everyone in the whole wide world

Listening Llama!

If someone looks lonely, ask them if they would like to play

 

Do keep looking at our class page and let us know if there is anything you would like to add.

Miss Cornelius, Mrs Pasmore and Ms Morris

 

Summer Term

Year 1 Fidget Spinners Investigation

In maths we've been investigating time and who owns the fidget spinner that spins for the longest amount of time... Our current record is 3 minutes and 50 seconds, can you beat this at home?

 

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Needlework Logos

We've been designing our own superhero logos in D&T and have recreated them on the computer. Now we're practising our needlework skills and preparing to stitch over our logo templates. Here are some photos of the process so far... Look out for running stitch and back stitch!

We were lucky enough to spend a whole afternoon with our Tanzanian visitor from Kikundi school. We learnt about the clothing that a Tanzanian person might wear and how to say the names of these clothes in Swahili. Some of us drew pictures of our visitor or drew ourselves in Tanzanian dress.

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From Littleworth to New York! Bagel tasting...

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Heroes and Villains Wow in - mask making

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The Perfect Pet Wow out and dog safety assembly

During the first week of term we had a visitor from the Blue Cross at school. We were taught all about safety with dogs and we learnt more about caring for our pets. Some of us were trained as a dog would be, some learnt how to bandage a poorly paw, and others even practised how to carefully and safely pick up their poo! We had loads and loads of questions to ask and are hoping to become pen pals with some of the animals cared for at the Blue Cross animal shelter.

Spring term

Year 1 Baking Easter Cake-eggs

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At parents evening we were asked to suggest appropriate activities or workbooks that year two children could use at home. Although we don't endorse any one product, the following workbooks are up to date with the current assessment framework.
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Tadpole Diaries

In Hazel we've welcomed some exciting new members into the class this week... about 500 new members in the form of frogspawn!

 

Along with our 'The Perfect Pet' topic we are looking forward to learning more about these animals. We will be showing respect and caring for them whilst they go through the initial stages of their life cycles.

The Perfect Pet - WOW in

We are basing our new topic on the book Wanted: The Perfect Pet by Fiona Robertson.

We will be focusing on geography and science; exploring the places where animals originate from, life cycles, classification and materials.

Today we made our own little pets in the form of caterpillars! Have a look at our finished products...

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Imagineering D&T WOW out

 

During our 'Imagineering' topic we've created and measured structures, tested bridges, investigated materials, and researched mechanisms. Our WOW in enabled us to be mini civil engineers for a day, so for our WOW out we became mechanical engineers! We built the moving vehicles that we'd designed before half term and then paraded around the hall so we could see and test our finished products. Here are some pictures...

 

Our big question in RE this half term is, 'What does it mean to belong to a faith community?'

What's the time..... KS1?

All of KS1 have been busy bees learning all about time in maths lessons for the last two weeks. We have been really impressed by those children who have shown us their fantastic time telling skills.

 

It is a fantastic skill to conquer early on and one that can be practised at home. We really encourage all parents to help their children learn to read the time fluently, whether it be asking what the time is or what the time will be in half an hour. Just keep it ticking over...!

 

Here are some photos of Year 1 making watches and showing off their fabulous new skills!

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Imagineering - WOW In

During our new Imagineering topic we will be learning all about structures and thinking like mini engineers!

For our WOW in we were set a challenge: Who could build the tallest structure using only spaghetti and marshmallows? After planning and discussing ideas, we started to construct. Two hours and 260 gooey and sticky fingers later..... here is what we built!

Worcester Over 100 Years Ago - Printing WOW out

 

We used Victorian artist William Morris as inspiration for our own nature-themed printing designs. We had a go at two types of printing, with a polystyrene tile (where we scratched into the surface) and a cardboard block (where we added on extra layers).

 

Autumn term

Mechanism Books

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As part of Design and Technology, we have been researching the mechanisms that are found inside 'pop-up' books. Here are some photos of the children presenting their research and reading to the whole class from their chosen books. We asked each other some really interesting questions and enjoyed sharing our books.

Year 1 Maths Café

 

The fairy tale themed maths café was very exciting and we had lots of opportunities to show our families all that we've been learning during maths lessons this term. Have a look at the document below to read about some of these activities and see some photographs.

Synagogue Trip to Birmingham

This term we are learning about Judaism and considering the big question 'Who is Jewish?'. The children were fascinated and asked many wonderful questions to our expert guide when we visited the Synagogue.

Creating a paper Victorian doll's house - WOW IN

Victorian Soundscape

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As part of our WOW IN for 'Worcester Over 100 Years Ago', the year twos produced a soundscape in response to a Victorian high street photograph. We wanted to create sounds without using instruments and decided that we could make LOTS of noise with our bodies. Here is the short video clip of the results... listen out for horses, carriages, bells, steam trains and "Come and get your shoes shined!"

Autumn Weaving Webs

 

After exploring weaving with paper plates and materials, we wanted to create a weaving web using objects from nature. We created frames from the sticks we had collected and wove our webs using yarn and all sorts of natural objects.

 

We also made a class weaving web and donated it to the Family Fireworks Night at the Parish Hall. We were delighted when they announced Hazel class won the competition! A BIG thank you for the books voucher and the sweets!

Here is our class weaving web. Below are the ones each of us made.

 

 

 

Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!

Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!  1
Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!  2
Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!  3
Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!  4
Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!  5
Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!  6
Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!  7
Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!  8
Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!  9
Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!  10
Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!  11
Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!  12
Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!  13
Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!  14
Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!  15
Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!  16
Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!  17
Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!  18
Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!  19
Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!  20
Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!  21
Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!  22
Paper plate tree weavings - In art during the first half of the autumn term, we practised our weaving skills. At the time we were reading 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' by Julia Donaldson and we wanted to create our own versions of the Flumflum trees. Below are our the finished results!  23

Academic Year 2015- 2016 Mrs Fisher

Our 'Wow- Out' Marvellous Museum was superb with great attendance!    Here are some pictures of the children (and visitors!) enjoying themselves and finding artefacts from different decades using clues that they had generated themselves.  Thank you for all your support.

Marvellous Museum

Collaborative Painting of Van Gogh's Starry Sky

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Picture 2 Space Maths
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Worcestershire Agreed Syllabus

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