Year One Hazel

Hello and welcome to the Hazel class webpage.

In Hazel class  PE is on a Monday and Wednesday, so your child will need their PE kit in a named bag hanging on their peg.  We try to go outside when the weather is dry, so as well as a pair of shorts and a t-shirt, your child will also need a pair of jogging bottoms or leggings; they will need plimsolls or trainers to run around in.

Forest School happens fortnightly usually on a Wednesday for Hazel class.  This term Forest School will be  on the 5th (please note change of day .... and IT'S GOING TO BE A MUDDY ONE) and 20th of July.    Your child will need a warm change of clothes (layers are good) that you don't mind getting muddy, a pair of wellies or old trainers, a waterproof coat and a spare bag for dirty boots, all of which needs to be in a bag on your child's peg.  Look out for the Forest School poster in the classroom window.

Your child should be reading daily to an adult, which can then be recorded in their green reading record book.  This needs to be in school everyday, placed in the green reading box as you come into the classroom in the morning.    

We go to the school library on a Friday.  Your child can choose either a fiction or non-fiction book to take home.

Homework is given out on a Friday in a folder, it needs to be completed by the following Thursday at the latest, returned in the folder and placed in the yellow tray.

If you have any questions, please feel free to come in and speak to Mrs Bassett, Mrs Courlander, Mrs Parmar  or Miss Smith.

Final Forest School

We chose our activities at Forest School today.
Some of us worked with mud.
a mud ball
mark making
a mud lolly
a mud face
Some of us drew in the shade.
Some of us made webs and traps with string.

Space Sandwiches

We designed and made space sandwiches.
These included Cheesey Jupiter, The Meteor,
Starry Saturn, Leaving Earth's Lettuce,
Speedy Comet, Man on Mars
and Picnic on Pluto.
We ate our sandwiches, which were delicious.
Some of us even tried a bit of Marmite, mmmm.

playing division games

We worked with a partner.
We used different strategies.
We used fingers.
We used our number knowledge.
We used cubes.


In our new outside classroom.
making a poisonous potion
a mud lollipop
muddy hands
a mud ball
making a mud pancake
a mud face
mud swimming
a mud reindeer


This we are finding out about symmetry.
We made patterns with one line of symmetry
and two lines of symmetry.
We used Numicon
and pegboards.

Cirque Normandie

We went to Ickleford School to the circus.
We said hello in French - 'bonjour'.
We span plates,
juggled balls,
did tricks with diablo sticks
and hula hooped.
It was lots of fun.

Minibeast Hunting

We found lots of creatures.

Poster Competition

The first two winners of the competition.
Each winner received a plant.

The Queen's Birthday Picnic

Waiting in the sun for the Queen to arrive.
waving our flags
The Queen does a meet and greet.
inspecting the guard
eating a delicious picnic
licking lovely lollies

Natural Numberlines

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

We acted out verses from Jabberwocky.
'Twas brillig and the slithy toves .....
"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!"
He took his vorpal sword in hand ....
And stood a while in thought.
The Jabberwock with eyes of flame .....
Came whiffling through the Tulgey Wood.
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
"And hast though slain the Jabberwock?"
"Come to my arms, my beamish boy!"

Fairy Houses at Forest School


We worked with a partner to make leaf rubbings.
We collected leaves to identify.

Our Trip to Wymondley Woods

Balancing was quite tricky.
making bark rubbings
We found a snails,
a baby frog
and a soggy bumble bee.
being animal detectives
looking for different textures
keeping out of the rain at snack time
making colour catchers
identifying trees
lunch in the sun
Playtime, and it got even hotter.

Wild Things


Our job was to see how much each jug held.
We used coloured water.
We matched labels to each jug.
We poured different amounts.
We matched the labels.
Here are the finished results.
our prediction
our results
our prediction
our result

Measuring with a metre stick

We used metre sticks to mark lines.
We measured accurately.
We marked metre intervals with chalk.
We threw beanbags.
We measured our throws.

Planting Beans

First we got a pot.
Then we filled it with soil.
Next we made a hole with our fingers.
Then we popped a bean seed in the hole.
Next Miss Smith watered the beans.
Finally we left them in the sunshine.


We looked at different fruits.
We looked at the inside and
we looked at the outside.
We discussed the colour of the skin and the flesh.
We talked about the seeds, how many,
what colour and how big.
Some were quite surprising.

Easter Fun

Easter egg hunt winners
We made Easter gardens at home.
Easter garden winner

Tying Knots

We used sticks and string
to make picture frames.
What can you see through yours?

Sport Relief 2016

Ready to walk the Strathmore Marathon!
All the children walked a mile.
Hazel class walked 28 miles altogether.
Some of us were tired at the end!

Making Houses To Keep Mr Wolf Out!!

A busy afternoon finishing houses.
cutting ....
and sticking
finding materials
The finished results.
Mr Wolf won't get is here!

Forest School

We practised using the fire area.
We looked for signs of Spring.
new leaves


We have been finding half.
We used numicon.
We used geoboards.
We used peg boards.
We also found quarters.
Some of us investigated three quarters.

World Book Day 2016

We listened to some stories.
Stanley the Library Bear came to visit us.
He watched as we wrote our potion books.
We used a website called 'purple mash.'
We designed our own witch's potion shelf.
Can you see the glassy eyeballs?
Can you see the wriggly maggots?
Can you see the dried beetles?
Can you see the crushed snail shells?
We shared our favourite books.

Making Webs at Forest School

We used wool to weave webs.
We worked with partners,
in groups
and on our own.

Feeling Good Week - Friday

The children planned our final day.
They chose to paint,
and play with the zoo set.
We walked a mile in the sun
and also played 1,2,3 Where Are You?

Feeling Good Week - Thursday

We made healthy cereal bars.
They contain no refined sugar.
We blitzed seeds and dried fruit,
and grapefruit.
Then heated, added water,
oats and oat bran.
We cooked them in the oven.
We walked three quarters of a mile in the sun.
We did street dance with Kayleigh.
We looked at Senecio by Paul Klee.
We used watercolours to paint our own versions.

Feeling Good Week - Wednesday

We love running down hills.
Today we walked three quarters of a mile.
We made models using 2d and 3d shapes.
We used bananas,
grapes, honey
pineapple, strawberries and apple juice
to make a Bare Necessities Smoothie
for the three bears.

Feeling Good Week - Tuesday

We walked half a mile.
We ran in our pancake race heats.
We made friendship bracelets.
Look carefully for the repeating patterns.

Feeling Good Week - Monday

Eli and Emily led us in a dance.
We made and ate pancakes.
Weigh the flour,
make a hollow,
crack in the eggs
and the milk.
Beat to make a batter.
Heat the butter in a frying pan,
until foaming.
Put the batter in the pan,
cook on both sides
until brown.
Serve with lemon and sugar
and eat ..... yummy!
We did a yoga workshop with Lucy.
We went on a train ride to the zoo.
We were starfish.

Chinese New Year

Mrs Parmar cooked noodles for us to eat.
She boiled the water
and cooked rice noodles
and egg noodles.
We used chopsticks to eat them.

Stick Man

Hazel was hiding again!
It started raining and we squeezed into the house!