To celebrate Chinese New Year, Year 6 enjoyed a painting session with Chinese teachers from the University of Nottingham Confucius Institute. The results were impressive.
During sustainability week, we had a visit from Severn Trent water where we learnt about the history of availability of drinking water and how we can work together to save water and use it responsibly.
We have enjoyed reading another of Shakespeare’s plays “Macbeth” and worked in groups to write a scene from the play. We then put them together for a class performance.
As part of our World War II topic, we have been designing and making Anderson shelters in D&T
National Holocaust Centre Visit - 5.10.21
We enjoyed our visit to The National Holocaust Centre in Newark where we learnt all about life as a Jew in 1930s Berlin, Germany. We were lucky enough to hear a first-hand account of what it was like to be evacuated from Germany to the UK on the Kindertransport. We enjoyed going around the exhibit called ‘The Journey’ where we followed the experiences of a young Jewish boy called Leo. We were able to visit a 1930s German house, school and street featuring shops. We ended our visit placing a stone on a pile created to remember each of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
Welcome to Year 6 it's great to have everyone back in school. We have an exciting year planned starting off with a trip to the National Holocaust Museum in Newark as part of our World War II topic. Our class novel this term is Emma Carroll's 'Letters from the Lighthouse'. Other topics we will be studying this term will include Evolution in Science, Shakespeare's Macbeth, Garage Band in music, Beliefs in Action in RE, Being Me in PSHE, designing and making our own Anderson shelters in DT and continuing with our Spanish. We will use this page to share photos of our time in year 6 - so please check the page regularly.
CLASS LETTERS - 6E - 2021-2022
5HB 2020 - 2021
4W 2019 - 2020
As it has been such an unusual Spring and Summer term in year 4, we have got together a few activities that might be useful for the coming summer weeks, just to keep skills fresh in preparation for Year 5.
It might also be useful to dip into some of the online resources we have been using on the home learning planning;
The Library Summer Reading Challenge - http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/sof
(A book review, character description from each book read in the challenge would be helpful)
Mathsframe - User name - Haydn Login - Haydn1
Hit the Button
The following both have comprehensive Maths lessons & resources;
We hope you have a lovely summer break and return to school on Thursday 3rd September refreshed and raring to go!
Week 18 Home Learning
The last week !! Here is the home learning for the last week of the Summer term. We have also added some ideas and links for great reading activities. We wish you all a wonderful and safe holidays, it has been a pleasure working with you this year.
Summer Reading Activities
Here are some great reading links, activities and challenges for you to participate in over the summer holidays. We all love to lose ourselves in a great book, see if you can find a new author whose books you haven’t read yet, learn a new skill from a non-fiction text or challenge yourself to read a series of books.
Nottingham City libraries Summer Reading Challenge
Running from 11th July to the 12th September
Children are encouraged to read as many books as they can and for every 6 books they read and review, they can enter a draw to win some fantastic prizes.
Books For Topics
This is a bingo card with some great reading challenges to have a go at. Fill in the Bingo card and bring it back to school to share with your teacher. You can earn Golden Tickets and certificates for completing the challenge.
Bookworms was set up to help make books more affordable for children all over the UK. Originating in Derbyshire, the first ‘Bookworm’ had to turn down events due to the diary being full of events or the events being too far away. They've launched a new look website to make it easier to find great value new and used books. There is also a guide to reading with and involving children in reading.
Off School does Summer School!
Off School is delighted to announce that they are providing a remote/online Summer School package for parents over the holiday period. Each week Summer School will base work on one of four fantastic authors and the stories they have created! Led by highly qualified and enthusiastic teachers, Summer School will deliver high quality activities focused around literacy, wider curriculum topics and return to school support.
Week 17 Home Learning
Another great week in school with the new Year 4 Bubbles. We had great fun making our peg minibeasts, playing (in the rain) and seeing our friends. We hope you all had a great week at home and look forward to seeing you on Monday.
Home Learning Week 16
We have had a lovely week in school with the first Bubbles from Year 4, it was great to see friends, catch up and have fun in lessons. We hope all is well at home, and we are very much looking forward to welcoming back the next groups. This weeks planning includes activities linked to Arts Week which has been based around minibeasts. We hope you have a great week, and look forward to sharing your work and pictures.
Week 15 Home Learning
We hope you have been enjoying the sunshine this week, what a change from last week !! This will be the last week of Wind in the Willows we hope you have enjoyed the characters and their adventures.
We are really looking forward to seeing you back in school over the coming weeks we have missed you. Lessons in school will remain in line with those on the class pages to keep the consistency. Have a lovely week and we will see you soon.
Here is Week 14!
We do hope you are managing to dodge the thunder storms - very dramatic!
This week starts a new topic on Windrush - this will continue for the next four weeks. Please do send us any work you complete especially if you have any family stories which link to this learning. We love hearing from you.
It is Week 13 of the Home Learning Programme and it goes without saying that we are missing you all very much. We are seeing some of you in school and hearing news from others by e mail and the Seesaw app. Please do get in touch if you haven't yet. We are trying to get to speak to you all as much as we can but if you do want to get in touch, please do in whatever way is best for you.
This week, we have put a Citizenship activity for you around the Black Lives Matter movement. If you have discussions, ideas and do research of your own, please share it with us.
Have a good week. Take care.
The Year 4 team x
We hope you have had a good week. It may not feel like it, but this is the first week of the Summer 2 half term. We are all wondering where the sun has gone but hopefully it won't spoil your chances of getting some fresh air, exercise and a chance to see more friends and family whilst distancing.
Please continue to send in messages, photos, pictures and examples of your work. If you haven't done this yet, either by e mail or posting on Seesaw, then have a go this week.
Keeping in Touch
Thankyou for all the emails, pictures and Seesaw posts you have sent. I love hearing from you. I hope you are all well, we are missing you lots.
We hope you had a lovely half term week. The weather was kind to us all once again so hope you got out for some fresh air, exercise and fun. This week sees the start of a wildlife challenge - 30 Days Wild - see below and on the weekly timetable for details on how to get wild in the country (or your backyard or local park!)
We hope you are continuing to enjoy reading The Wind in the Willows - let us know your views on it so far.
As always, send us photos, messages or your work on Seesaw or by e mail.
Take care, The Year 4 team. x
30 days wild
Nottingham Wildlife Trust have organised a really wonderful project called 30 days wild, encouraging everyone to do a random act of wildness every day in June. 1000s of schools across the UK are taking part.
It is free and has some fantastic resources (a free downloadable pack) which are great for activities for children and families at home. Details are also on this week's timetable.
Connecting to nature is a great way of helping with mental health and improving wellbeing, and we hope this is a positive opportunity for you all to take part in.
Here is the link for families to sign up:
Week 10 Home Learning Plan
We hope this finds you all well and enjoying the lovely weather we have been having. Lots of things again this week but they really are just to help support your activities. We hope you have been enjoying The Wind in The Willows, do keep in touch it is so lovely to hear from you. Take care
Creative Quarter Challenges
Keep an eye on the Creative Quarter page ( https://www.haydn.nottingham.sch.uk/creative-quarter/ ) on our website for weekly art challenges that you can all get involved in, inspiring websites and links.
Mr Ward has asked if all staff and KS2 pupils could fill in these questions to help him look at the activities and how we all feel about PE.
Please fill one in and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Week 9 Home Learning Programme
This looks like a long list this week - don't panic! The resources are all there to help you. You are all doing amazingly well, we are enjoying seeing examples of your work on Seesaw and e mail. Keep sending and posting.
This week there is a focus on Wellbeing;
Notts County football team have prepared some activities to get your body moving and it is Kindness week so think of ways you can be kind to yourself and others. Let us know how you get on.
Week 8 Home Learning Plan
Here is the week 8 home learning plan and resources. We hope you have been enjoying the 'Wind in the Willows' text. I would love to hear from any of you who did any V.E. Day activities, it would be great to see any work or pictures from this or any other activities you have been up to. We are missing you all very much and hope you and your family are all safe and well. Please contact us through the school email if you need anything. Take care
Big Issue Cover Competition
Here are some of the great competition entries that you sent me. What a creative bunch you are well done.
Week 7 Home Learning
Here is the next weeks learning plan and resources. We hope you are all safe and well. We have really loved speaking to you and your families, hearing from you by e mail or seeing the posts that are beginning to appear on Seesaw. All these things are telling us that you are being amazingly resilient, independent and positive. I feel so inspired by you all, your creativity and effort are wonderful to see, thank you.
Week 6 Home Learning
Here is the next Home Learning plan with some new ideas to help keep you busy. This week there is an Art competition to design a cover for the Big Issue magazine and a Geography Map challenge to keep you busy on your daily exercise route. We are really looking forward to seeing your designs and your maps, plus all your other super creative ideas. We're missing you - keep in touch!
The Book of Hopes
"Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.
The collection, published by Bloomsbury, is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals"
Please try to access this site and leave comment, note or picture to show me you have been on. If you struggle, email me and I will try to help you get on.
See-saw is an online platform where I can set activities and children can respond. It is also a way to share what has been happening at home and they will be able to see what other children have been doing. I have set up a class page, to access it either go to https://app.seesaw.me/#/login or download the seesaw app on iOS or Android.
then when you click login, scan the QR code (you will all be sent this via a school email soon).
You can also post pictures and notes about what you have been doing. Please go on and have a try, I can't wait to hear from you all!
Miss Worrall / Miss Appleby
Some great new work and pictures for our page
Week 5 Home Learning
We hope you all have been enjoying the sunshine over the Easter period, and are managing to stay safe and well. It has been lovely to talk to so many of you and hear about what you have been up to. We will continue to keep in touch. Here is the next Home Learning plan with some ideas to help keep busy, please feel free to email us if you have any questions and continue to send the pictures and messages showing us what you have been up to we love hearing from you.
ukactiveKids and Nike have today launched Move Crew, a set of activity missions designed to help children unlock their 60 minutes of daily recommended activity.
Each Monday, a Nike athlete will announce a new weekly theme and every morning at 8am, the new Move Mission will be released. Week one’s theme is “Power of the Team” and features UK sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, Grantham Primary School (a PE Quality Mark school), PE Lead Hanna Sapeta, 12-year-old sprinter Savannah McKenzie Morgan, and Nike trainer Joelle D’Fontaine.
The Move Crew programme can be found at www.ukactivekids.com/movecrew and on ukactive’s Youtube Channel
Something for Parents/carers
These unusual times can throw up any number of concerns, whether they are about health, finances, jobs and general well-being for you and your family. We have put a number of sources of information on the web-site.
Look in Home>>Key Information>>Coronavirus Covid 19 for a list of web-sites that may help.
If you fancy a good old sing, follow this link to Out Of the Ark Music to find some old favourites we sing at school and some new tunes.
It looks like a lot of you have been keeping busy.
Here are some photos - please send more in, it helps us feel closer.
We hope you have all had a good week. Don't forget to send us messages or photos of what you have got up to.
(Parents/carers - Please let us know when sending photographs and videos of your child whether you would be happy for these to be uploaded to our class page as a celebration of their learning)
Have a great weekend everyone. Stay safe, be kind and have fun!
We have added the next three weeks plans for home learning including activities to help keep busy over the Easter break. Keep up the good work, take care and feel free to contact us through email@example.com if you have any questions, pictures or information to share with us.
Easter RE activities
Here are free home learning resources which are great to cover RE over the next few weeks. They involve watching a film and then completing activities.
Sporting Superstars Go for Gold Challenge.
School Sports Nottingham have introduced an exciting PE@Home challenge for you all.
Each week go to the Sports Hall section of our website for the week's new challenge.
Join in with everybody, have a go at the weekly challenge, have fun and keep active.
If you want to, you can video yourself having a go, upload your effort onto twitter, and tag your tweet with the weekly hashtag.
Sounds like a fun way to stay in touch and keep active!
Free Audio books!
Audible has made 100s of children’s audiobooks for free! www.audible.co.uk
David Walliams is also releasing a new audio story every day!
Anglo Saxons at The British Museum
Each week the Schools and Young Audience team at the British Museum in London will be bringing you resources and ideas for #HomeLearning focusing on an area of the collection. This week they are looking at all things Anglo-Saxon, using different ways of learning. Here is a link to a wonderful Powerpoint about Sutton Hoo.
"Everyday should have a Paul Cookson moment" – Simon Mayo
Following our recent entertaining and inspiring visit from the poet Paul Cookson, keep in touch with him and his poetry by visiting his website http://paulcooksonpoet.co.uk/
Home Learning Pack
Here is another resource to use for ideas if you want to supplement the class home learning packs.
Apologies: The Spag.com free resources for Spelling and Grammar activities are no longer available. There are other free activities on topmarks.com and bbc.com/bitesize.
Home Learning Information
We hope you are all doing well during this tricky time. Please find the year 4 letter and weekly plan attached, we hope this is useful. Take care, The Year 4 team.
4W 2019 - 2020
We have had a great first term in 4W ranging from creating and writing about our own dinosaurs to visiting the pantomime. We really enjoyed learning about the Ancient Egyptians and were fascinated by the mummy on our trip to Derby Museum. In maths, we are trying really hard to improve our speed and accurate recall of the times tables. What a great start !!
What a fantastic performance!!!! Year four were very professional and engaging in our performance of Project Earth. Thank you to all the parents who attended we are sure you loved it as much as us.
Paul Cookson Visit
The whole school had a great time joining in and laughing very loudly along with Paul Cookson who shared lots of his very funny poems with us. It was very interesting to learn about where his ideas come from. Year 4 had a particularly good time participating in writing workshops with Paul creating our own fantastic poems. A big thank you to Haydn P.T.A. who helped fund this fantastic day.
CLASS 2M 2017-2018
Welcome to 2M!
Weird and Wonderful Plants!
In Science we have been learning all about weird and wonderful plants.
We have become experts, we know what plants need to survive and how important they are in the food chain.
We have planted our very own magic beans in class and have been busy researching and finding facts about the deadly Venus Fly Trap plant!
We even have two Venus Fly Traps in class named Snappy and Happy!
Take a look!
This term we have been having so much fun reading super silly nonsense poems.
We have learnt fabulous songs and poems written by Michael Rosen who we think is
hilarious, the poem ‘ Chocolate Cake’ is our favourite.
We have also learnt and performed some amazing poems from the book
‘The Booktime Book of Fantastic First Poems!'
Here are some of our own silly poems based on the poem ‘ My name is…’ by Pauline Clarke.
Have a listen we think you will find them very funny!
We have been having lots of fun in Year 2 learning all about our local environment in or “Welcome to NG5“ topic. We have been busy learning all about different types of houses, studying maps of Sherwood and designing our own maps. The children have created some awesome structures of their homes for their homework project too. Take a look!
In literacy we have been reading lots of fabulous books based on letters, we have read "Dear Greenpeace" by Simon James which is all about a little girl called Sophie who finds a whale in her pond.
Earlier in the week, we had a mysterious creature of our own appear in the school garden and they left us some clues. After investigating, the children worked out it was an elephant called Edward that Mrs Mason has been feeding. He’s a very messy elephant and he left lots of nouns, proper nouns, verbs and adjectives in the garden for us to find. We had great fun finding them and using them to make silly sentences.
YEAR 1 2016-2017
Welcome back to our Summer term in Year 1. I am very pleased to be back and have missed the children lots. We have changed our class to 1W and the children are doing brilliantly at remembering to call me Mrs Warren!
This half term we will be focusing on the topic Medieval Times. We have lots of exciting things coming up, including a medieval banquet, keep your eyes peeled for the letter coming out. After half term we will be focusing on the topic Animals and will provide more information for you nearer the time.
As the children are now in the last term in Year 1, we are continuing to develop their independence ready for Year 2! We really appreciate your continued support with our homework projects. The children love sharing their homework with the rest of the class. Thank you!
During the first half term, we have been learning lots of exciting things about Paddington Bear and Autumn. Do you know where Paddington Bear comes from?
After half term, we will be learning all about Under the Sea and Pirates. Do you know any exciting facts about creatures under the sea?