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Summer 1

This half term we are looking forward to learning about the wonders of the world in geography. We will be looking at the biggest cities, the longest rivers and the windiest islands. We will also be researching, designing and making our own pitta pockets in DT.

W.B. 23.5.22


This week we have been very busy learning a dance from our decade, and doing art and craft activities for our Jubilee celebrations.

WB 16.5.22

This week in science we have been learning about germs. We conducted an experiment using pepper and soap to see what happens to germs when we washed out hands. 

WB 9.5.22

This week we went on a trip to Neeli Mosque. We learnt all about the Islamic faith and learnt what objects are special to Muslims. 

WB 2.5.22

This week in PE we have been practising our ball skills.

WB 25.4.22

This week in computing we have been learning how to edit and improve photographs. 

WB 4.4.22

Today the children took part in Easter Egg Bingo. We all had an egg-cellent time! 

WB 28.3.22

This week in computing we learnt about what makes a good photograph. We looked at some photographs of ourselves and discussed what we would need to do to fix the photographs. We then practised taking portraits of each other using the i-pads. 

WB 21.3.22

In DT this week we tested out different materials to see which one would create the strongest structure. We used lego, sticklebricks and paper and masking tape to see which one would be best. 

WB 14.3.22

This week we have been participating in dance lessons! We have learnt how to do a medieval dance and then choreographed our own freeze frame routine. 

WB 7.3.22

This week in maths we have been using mirrors to explore symmetry in 2D shapes. 

WB 28.2.22

This week we celebrated world book day. We all looked amazing in our costumes and enjoyed sharing our twisted tales with children in year 5! 

WB 14.2.22

This week in art we explored how to use colour to show different moods in our self-portraits.

WB 7.2.22

This week in history we went on a trip to Manchester airport to learn about the first flight and modern aeroplanes. We saw the Concord and even got to touch the nose of an aeroplane! We had the best time! 

WB 31.1.22

This week we have been learning about Chinese New Year. It is the year of the Tiger and we created dragon masks that could be used in traditional new year celebrations. 

WB 24.1.22

In our well-being time this week we completed a yoga story. We had to do lots of interesting poses to balance and stretch our bodies. 

WB 17.1.22

In computing this week we used e-mails to help us discover who ate the missing chocolate cake!

WB 10.1.22

The children made their very own Mezuzah. We learnt that Jewish people have these in their homes and inside you will find a Shema which is a Jewish prayer. 

WB 3/1/22

This week in PSHCE we have been learning about how to keep ourselves safe and discussing where and when we feel safest and who helps us to feel and keep safe. 

WB 13.12.21

This week we have had a lot of fun celebrating Christmas. We even had a special visitor pop in and see us!

WB 6.12.21

This week in DT we have completed our moving vehicle project and made our cars! They all look amazing and we are really proud of ourselves. 

WB 29.11.21

This week we have had a virtual visit from author and illustrator Nick Sharratt! We had so much fun listening to him read some of his stories and he even showed us how to draw some of the characters from his books. 

WB 22.11.21

This week we have been learning about Hanukah which is the Jewish festival of light. It starts on Sunday 28th November and will last for 8 days. 

WB 15.11.21

This week we have been learning a lot about how to be a good friend and what qualities we would like to see in our friends. We talked about the Golden Rule: Treat others how you would like to be treated. 

WB 8.11.21

This week we had our class spelling bee! All our super spellers worked so hard and all did an amazing job!

WB 1.11.21

This week we learnt about Diwali celebrations around the world. We got to try some special Hindi treats and made a Diwali card for our families. 

WB 18.10.21

This week in Science we carried out an investigation to find out which material would be best to make a parachute out of. . 

WB 11.10.21

This week in History we used the i-pads to research the Rochdale Pioneers

WB 4.10.21

This week we celebrated National Poetry Day. We performed Rope Rhyme by Eloise Greenfield. You can watch our performance on the Hopwood Facebook page. 

WB 27.9.21

In computing this week we had a go at adding a sprite and a stage to our Scratch games. We also created our own algorithms to direct each other around the classroom. 

WB 20.9.21

This week in science we have been classifying objects by their materials and their properties.

WB 13.9

This week in maths we have been using cuisenaire and numicon to help us understand place value. 

WB 6.9.21

This week in History we used the i-pads to carry out research and create posters on LS Lowry, Emmeline Pankhurst and Robert and George Stephenson.