Mundford Church of England Primary Academy

Hazel Class

Welcome to the Hazel Class page!

Happy New Year! Welcome back to Hazel Class. We would like to wish you all good health and happiness in 2019.  This half term our theme is “The Magic of Winter” and we plan to learn about the following:

Week 1 – What is winter? What does it look like? Feel like? Sound like? When do we experience winter? Is it always winter? Complete a daily weather chart.

Week 2 – Compare Mundford to a cold area, like the North Pole. What would it be like to live at the North Pole? How is it different? How is it the same?

Week 3 – Where in the world are other cold places? Locate on a map/globe. How do we know they are cold? What is it like to live there? What animals live there?

Week 4 – Winter walk in the village. What signs of winter can we see? Feel? Touch? Make a map of what we have seen and where, and keep to refer back to when we do a spring walk.

Week 5 – Science investigation into materials that would keep us warm in a cold climate.  What would work best? How would we know? How can we test to make sure? Is it a fair test?

Week 6 – Using music to make wintery sounds. What type of music or instrument can make us feel cold? Or remind us of winter? Listen to a range of music, different styles and composers. How does it make us feel?

“Dress like a penguin day” – Friday 11th January 2019

Thank you to everyone who took part in dress like a penguin day. We had great fun making penguin hats and chocolate banana penguins, as well as waddling around and looking after our penguin eggs. The children have also produced some wonderful instruction writing as a result.

Mundford Junctions

Next Hazel Class Mundford Junction is on Monday 4th March at 2pm

No Plan Day

This week we enjoyed a “no plan day”. Hazel Class suggested ideas and then voted on their favourites, with Chinese New Year collecting the most votes. The children made lanterns, lucky money packets, flags and dragons aswell as learning to dance like a dragon and write their names in chinese. In the afternoon we were lucky enough to receive some chinese food to sample and chopsticks and calendars to take home to remember the day.

Useful Information

P.E – will be on a Monday afternoon, Adventure Playground will be on Mondays (Please ensure earrings are removed for both, thank you).

Library books – your child will be choosing a library book of their choice to bring home and share this week. These will be changed on a Thursday.

Useful Links

Bug Clubactivelearnprimary.co.uk
Maths Gardenmathsgarden.com
Jolly Phonicsjollylearning.co.uk
Letters and Soundsletters-and-sounds.com
Letter Joinletterjoin.co.uk