Hazel Class is made up of our Year 4 children. Our teacher is Miss Wilkinson and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Pinkerton
Homework is given out on a Thursday and should be handed in the following Wednesday.
Weekly spellings are based on a spelling rule. The children are encouraged to practise their spellings using the ‘Look, Cover, Say, Write’ technique and can be practised using the Spelling Shed website. The spellings are given out on a Thursday and tested the following Thursday.
We have a PE coach on a Wednesday for the Summer Term. PE kit consists of a red t-shirt, black shorts and plimsolls – please make sure your child has the correct kit in school at all times as we do have additional sessions from time to time.
We will take part in some Forest School sessions too so please keep a pair of wellies and warm trousers at school.
Spring Term 2020
Summer Term 2019 – What have we been doing recently?
Our school has been chosen to create a planter for Durham City’s entry to Northumbria in Bloom. Clare from Oases visited to help us design planters that included edible foods such as rosemary , chard and nasturtium.
To support our topic we visited the Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda in Northumberland. It was a long bus journey but well worth the trip. As well as finding out about life as a school child and soldier we talked to the Archaeologists who were working at Vindolanda. We were lucky enough to see a newly uncovered find of part of a sword’s scabbard.
Although we did not win the Poetry Wonderland competition many of our pupils entries are to be included in a poetry anthology which will be published this summer. Well done Hazel Class.
Our performance of poetry has improved greatly over the year. We performed Odes to foods before creating our own food poems.
Our Summer topic is ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’. we will look at the beginning and development of the Roman Empire before going on to study their government, sport and water works. We will create our own mosaics and model chariots. We will also be looking at a range of texts including Escape to Pompeii, the story of Romulus and Remus and instructions to become a champion Gladiator.
Leading up to Easter we made chocolate nests and cards. For our end of term treat we went on an egg hunt.
In English we have been working really hard to create poems and stories to enter two competitions- Young Writers Poetry Wonderland and BBC Radio 2’s Short story competition. The quality of the children’s work is excellent and we are hopeful of some good news later this year.
Again our half term craft homework was excellent. Take a look are some of our rainforest dioramas.
A big part of our PE activities this term was learning and practising our performance for a Dance Festival at the Gala Theatre. It was a proud moment for both Staff and Parents when Hazel Classe aced their performance to Pink’s song A Million Dreams. We even made it into the Northern Echo newspaper.
Our trip this term was to Centre for Life. There were many activities to try including a 3D ride and a science magic show. We took part in a workshop to learn more about animal adaptations. We found out how polar animals stay warm and how desert animals try to keep cool.
Autumn Term 2018
Our topic this Autumn is Stone Age to Iron Age and will be supported by a trip later in the term. During the first half term we will look at the home and lives of Stone Age people, Stone Age Art, the artefacts from Skara Brea and the building of Stonehenge.
We will look at texts including Stone Age Boy and How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth.
We will take part in some Forest School sessions too so please keep a pair of wellies and joggers at school.