Ode to…

Hardworking Hazels Odes

Hardworking Hazels have been busy writing their innovated odes for the past week after learning ‘Ode to an Olive’ last week. Their versions, about their favourite food, are absolutely amazing. I even had to get Mr Smith to come and have a listen to the performances as I was so very proud of each and every child. He was so amazed that he awarded seven headteacher stickers!

At parents evening, there were many requests for photocopies of their fantastically dramatic work, so please find attached a pdf of all of their finished work. The children have enjoyed this work thoroughly and I hope that you enjoy reading them!

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss F


It’s back! The GBBO! The Greek Bread Bake Off!

Hopefully, by now, all of the wonderful bread has been devoured by all of the family. It was absolutely lovely to see the children enjoying learning how to make bread. We definitely have some artisan bakers in the making, Paul Hollywood had better watch his back.

Here are some photos of the children throughout the design and make process.

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Innovated Twelves Labours of Heracles Competition!

I am so pleased with Hardworking Hazels’ English work for this term. We all wrote an innovated version of the Twelve Labours of Heracles. We spent AGES learning the text, boxing it up, analysing text features and planning our new version. The results were amazing!! Every single child should be really proud of their work and they are very excited to share them with you on the next Parents Evening. I certainly am!

Now to the exciting part, the results of the competition…

1st place: Grace and Alex

2nd place: Matthew and Garth

3rd place: Jake, Bailie-Ray and James

Make sure you come and claim your prize tomorrow!

Keep it up Hazels,

Miss F

Learning Overview for Spring Term 1 2017

English: Greek Myths and Legends.

Mathematics: Negative numbers, Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Time and Fractions.

Science:Earth and Space

Topic: Ancient Greece

R.E: What is the purpose and value of a sacred space?

P.E: Swimming

Grammar and Punctuation: Tenses

Design Technology: Greek Bread Bake Off

PHSE: Going for Goals!

Parents Evening


I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you all for making my first parents evening at Coton so enjoyable! During the meetings a few parents expressed difficulties with relying upon their children taking spellings home. Therefore, it was suggested that I could provide the list online. I have attached the files as a PDF and the rule is explained at the top of each weekly list as a point of reference.

As a reminder, the extra spellings are the next 5 spellings that are not coloured in (in the back of reading diaries).

Year 4 Spellings

Year 5 Spellings

Our Bug Hotels

Just a quick update on Hardworking Hazels’ progress in Design Technology. We have finally started making the eagerly awaited Bug Hotels! Have a look at the wonderful work we have done so far. I am so impressed with the level of maturity that the Hardworking Hazels have shown today when working with tools, well done!

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