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Year 5: Honeysuckle Class

Welcome to Honeysuckle Class. We are one of two Year 5 classes at Hillmead School and our teachers are Mrs Turner (Mon & Tues) adn Mrs Spicer (Wed - Fri). We are supported throughout the week by Mrs Gates and, on some days, by Mr Stenson.

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When Year 5 were in Year 2!

Autumn Term

Friday 16th November 2018

In PSHE we have been thinking about how to be a good friend and the importance of looking after others. We built our tree by identifying on the trunk how someone being bullied might feel. We then explored what we could do to help someone who was being bullied.

Friday 9th November 2018

We were visited by the Bishops’ Stortford Orthodontist. They showed us how to look after our teeth, including making sensible food decisions that contain less sugar. We then designed posters about how to brush our teeth.

Friday 26th October 2018

We have begun writing our “Little Red Apple” story. It has been tricky at times to split our story into the correct parts and ensure we have included enough detail, but we have persevered and Mrs Suttle is very proud of them all!

In maths we worked on finding the difference.

Friday 19th October 2018

This week we have been retelling the story of ‘The Gingerbread Man’. We began the week by orally telling the story, adding actions to help us remember the sequence. We created story maps to identify what happened at different parts of the story.

Friday 12th October 2018

This week we have explored the impact of exercise on our body in Science. We considered the importance of exercise in making our muscles stronger and our hearts healthier. We also realised just how tricky it was to count how many star jumps we can do in a minute!

Friday 5th October 2018

In English this week we have been thinking about poetry. We have read a variety of different poems and have explored our own, focusing on using a variety of adjectives to add detail.

Friday 28th September 2018

In science we have been considering the basic things that animals need to survive – food, water and air. We designed homes for the animals which we needed to ensure had the basic needs, as well as considering the other things the animals might want to stay healthy and happy.

Friday 21st September 2018

We enjoyed encounters of the creepy crawly kind. We were very lucky to meet lots of interesting animals including a very scared little meekat!

Friday 14th September 2018

Our IPC topic is BRAINWAVE! We used our skills and our knowledge to create 3d glasses. We learnt that skills+knowledge = understanding.

...and in Year 1...

Spring Term

Thursday 29th March 2018

Today was our Festival of Sport day.  We got to play table tennis and team building games.  In class we learnt about ordinal numbers in maths by blowing through a straw to race our cups across the table.

Friday 23rd March 2018

Today we finished building our wheeled toys. 

Friday 16th  March 2018

Our science lesson today was taught to us by two visitors from the company BP. The lesson was called ‘Handy Helpers’. We learnt about different types of gloves, what they are used for and why they are good for some tasks but not others. We were allowed to wear the gloves and then we described their properties. After that we tried making towers out of Lego, playing tiddlywinks and making play dough models. These tasks were easy with some gloves but almost impossible with others. We had lots of fun.

Tuesday 27th February 2018

As part of our work linked to the story 'The Last Noo-Noo' by Jill Murphy, this week we have built a noo-noo snatcher like the one in the story.  After that we designed and labelled our own individual versions.

Tuesday 20th February 2018

In design and technology we have be finding out how to secure a kitchen roll tube to a paper plate.  We tried three different methods and decided which one would be best for our own wheeled toy.

Monday 5th February 2018 

In geography we have been learning about aerial plans and birds eye views. We created these ‘Messy Map’ of our classroom using a large piece of sugar paper as the classroom and objects such as wooden bricks for the classroom features.

Friday 12th January 2018

This week in Maths we have been using Cuisenaire rods to work out number doubles.


Monday 8th January 2018

Today we received a letter from The Magic Toymaker asking us to give some toys a star rating so he knew which toys he should carry on making and develop further. We gave five stars to the best toys and one star to the worst.

Autumn Term

Friday 24th November 2017

This week we learnt about Brendan Jamison a British artist who was born in Belfast.

We learnt that he creates sculptures with unusual materials, such as wax and wool.

He creates sculptures of things, such as buildings.  We then used sugar cubes to make buildings from our own imagination.

Monday 13th November 2017

In science we have been sorting animals into groups using different criteria, such as animals with two or four legs, and animals that live on land or in the sea.

Friday 13th October 2017

This week in History, Violet class have been learning about how food shops have changed over the years.  We looked at images of shops from a time when supermarkets and the internet did not exist.  We then created our own high street by drawing pictures of butchers, greengrocers, bakers and fishmongers.   Here are some of our shop fronts.  

Thursday 28th September 2017

On Thursday 28th September we created our own still life scenes using fruit, vegetables and other objects. We then drew the scences we had made.

Friday 22nd September 2017

This week we started our new IPC topic - 'We are what we eat' - with an exciting food tasting session. We got to look at, taste and talk about lots of new and interesting foods.

When we were in Reception...

Summer Term

Thursday 20th April 2017

Lilac Class have enjoyed visiting the Library today.
Spring Term 2017
We have been having fun using the PE apparatus in the hall. We are climbing, swinging, balancing and lots more...
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