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HadlowPrimary School

Happiness, Progress, Success

Term 3

Week 1


We are excited to start our new term - with the theme Once upon a time. Our class book is The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. Children have come up with some fabulous poetic descriptions of the Iron Man and created powerpoint presentations. 


The children had the first Science lesson of the term where we looked at push pull forces and magnets. 


We also met our local MP, Tom Tugendhat MBE, and asked him lots of questions on subjects ranging from Brexit to school uniform. 

Week 2


We have been learning more about division this week in Oak Class. The children learnt how to group and partition numbers to help divide larger numbers.


In RE, we were finding out more about what different people believe about God and came up with some amazing metaphors of what God might be if he were an animal, food, flower or sound.

Week 3


This week is Science Week at Hadlow Primary School and the topic is 'Our diverse planet'. It gives our children the opportunity to look at science more broadly and get stuck into their magnets topic. 


On Monday, the children had a great school assembly, as Miss Hooper pretended to be various animals, and Mr Rule soaked her in water to see if she could breathe in water!


The children then had a Science challenge with Mrs Fisher - one of our school governors. The children made paper planes and looked at how to make them travel faster. 


The class then discussed what makes a great scientist - and we researched facts about Sir Isaac Newton and wrote a fact file about him.


In the afternoon, Miss Hooper gave Oak Class a 'Questioning challenge' to 'find out what happens to our rubbish'. The class got into groups, and with heaps of rubbish to sort, role-played a recycling plant - using magnets.


Next day, the children enjoyed an art session with Mrs Hood. They learnt about the work of Australian artist Marini Ferlazzo, who creates metamorphic images of animals and nature.


The class were then set the challenge to build a spaghetti structure! Afterwards, they met some amazing creatures, brought in to school by Jaws and Claws. Who's afraid of a little tarantula?!


Science week - final installment


What a busy week we've been having. 


On Wednesday, we learnt more about the forces involved with weight and how to measure objects in Newtons (N). 


We then learnt more about the properties of magnets, making some objects levitate! See the video below. 

Levitating beads

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Our Newton weight measuring was very successful! 

On Thursday, Miss Hooper blew us away with her dry ice experiments. We learnt all about the properties of carbon dioxide and saw a bubble float across the tank - held up by the co2. 

Dry Ice experiment with Miss Hooper

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We also found out how old life on earth is by creating a timeline, measuring the distance relative to the time that elapsed between one event and another. We started in the classroom and ended up at the end of the playground!

Planet earth timeline

Our inventor of the week was Alexander Graham Bell. We were lucky to have lots of telephones for the children to look at and decide how old they were. 


And, finally, we enjoyed doing some tie dying using the natural dyes that the year 6 pupils had made with Miss Hooper. We are looking forward to seeing what it looks like when it dries.


What a fabulous Science week we have had in Oak Class. We are all tired but enjoyed our week. Thank you Miss Hooper for organising so many amazing science activities. 

Final activities of Science Week

Week 4

We are now half way through the term! 


This week, we have been learning all about fractions in maths. We did some graffiti maths to find out what we knew about fractions already - and it was a lot!


We were lucky to have a visit from Nicky, the curate at St Mary's Church, to talk about what the church does in the local community. We filled a whole flipchart sheet up - and then the children decided what they would have in their church if they had one. There were some lovely ideas, including making the church into a hostel for homeless people and setting up knitting clubs to teach people how to knit. 


There has been some great homework brought in this week, including some Iron Man scrapyard sculptures. Well done Oak Class. 

The children have done amazingly well with their recorder lessons this term. We have been learning using 'Recorder Karate' and most children are already on their orange belts!

Oak class recorder lesson

Oak class recorder lesson 1

Week 5


How quickly this term is flying by!


This week, the children choreographed a dance in PE to 'You've got a friend in me' from Toy Story. There were plenty of Buzz Lightyears flying around the hall.


We finished our DT Iron man projects and the Iron man has come to life in Hadlow Primary School!


Our maths this week included working with decimals - the children created a numberlines on their desk to show the equivalent fractions and decimals from 0 to 1. 


Being mental health week, children talked about times they have been brave and what it felt like. 


On Thursday, the class made a video news report about the Iron Man and the Space-bat-angel-dragon!


And finally, our class allotment strip is starting to take shape! We can’t wait to get those runners and potatoes in!

Well done Oak Class for another busy week. 

PE lesson.mp4

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Hadlow Primary School

Hadlow, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 0EH