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Westonzoyland Primary School ‘Achieving, Learning and Growing Together’

Hobby – Miss Grant (Year 5/6)

Welcome to Hobby Class



Hello and welcome to Autumn term in Hobby class.


Our topic this term is 'Oh, The Places You'll Go' where we are going to focus on journeys, transport and inventions through history. 

 In English, we are working with the book 'The Train to Impossible Places' which we will use to help us write our own explanation texts as well as some stories. 

  In Science, we are learning about electricity, sound and light. We are going to use our DT skills to create our own vehicles with programmed, electrical light systems and can't wait to show you our results!

  In Maths, we are starting the year off working on our Place Value skills to revisit and expand on our number understanding. 


Our P.E lessons this year are on Mondays, so please could children ensure their P.E kits are in school ready for Monday afternoons. This half term we are practising our netball and basket ball skills. 


Homework will be set on Google classroom and we would like it to be handed in on a Friday.

Reading records will be collected and checked on a Friday. Children are expected to read at least 4 times a week for a minimum of 20 minutes.        

The Hobby Team

Yr 6 Sleepover:

The Yr 6 children ended the week with a sleepover in school. lots of fun was had, beginning with games including 'retrieve the treasure'.

The children then had to solve puzzles and clues throughout the school with an 'escape room' game to try to find where the key to the kitchen was hiding so they could retrieve their dinner! 

After hot dogs and burgers, the children then settled on their beds to watch a film with their snacks then once it was dark, they returned outside for hide and seek followed by star gazing.

A little bit of sleep was had then in the morning, the children gathered for breakfast before returning home.  

Sport Topic homework challenge: Hobby class have produced some outstanding models and presentations of an Olympic village at home. They brought their creations into school  and proudly presented them to the rest of the class.  

Friday 11th June

In outdoor learning, we have been very busy putting up the wonderful class signs that we have created. Using spirit levels to make sure they were correctly positioned, some of us then used the drill to screw the signs to the raised beds.

Our vegetables have been growing really well and we have been busy weeding our raised bed. We also picked our first radishes!

Enjoying the sunshine, some of us have chosen to take our art work outside and mindfully create in the relaxed  garden environment.


Thursday 20th May: Today in outdoor learning, we continued our science experiments. We investigated friction by identifying the effects of friction that act between moving surfaces.

We measured how high the ramp  needed to be for the car to start to move over each surface.

In Art, some of us finished painting our class signs for the raised garden beds while others worked on creating mosaic art related to Westonzoyland. 

Thursday 6th May: Today in outdoor learning we created parachutes using a selection of materials. Using cling film, fabric, wool and tape, we designed our parachutes with our knowledge of gravity and air resistance in mind. We then tested them from height in the garden, recording the length of time taken to land. Using our maths knowledge, we took two recordings and worked out the average time for our parachute. We then worked out the perimeter and area of our parachute during maths.      

Thursday 29th April: Today in outdoor learning we continued with our science topic of measuring in weight and mass.

Using our knowledge of weight, mass and gravity, we selected various objects and measured their weight and mass using both scales and newton scales. We then recorded this information and discussed what links we found between the two.  

Thursday 22nd April: Today in outdoor learning we planted sunflower seeds and also courgette seeds. We will be planting the courgette plants in our raised bed with our other vegetables which are starting to pop through the surface of the soil this week! 

Thursday 1st April

This Morning, during outdoor learning , we had a class Easter hunt in the garden finding paper eggs. Some were easier to find than others! We then planted carrots, peas, potatoes, onions and radish in our class raised  bed.

Some of us spent a mindful morning creating wonderful signs  for our Hobby garden. 

Wednesday 31st March

Today in Hobby, we created spring scenes with a stained glass/ silhouette effect using coloured  tissue paper and black card.

Check out our amazing Space artwork!! We used a range of techniques including chalk, marbling and watercolours and we're really pleased with the results.

For outdoor learning this week, we made nature inspired bookmarks. We explored the garden to find inspiration for our designs, then using water colour and ink, we chose a tranquil area to create our bookmarks. 

Merry Christmas Hobby class!!

We hope you all have a truly magical Christmas! Rest up, spend time with your families and we can't wait to see you all in the new year!!

For a bit of end-of-term fun we have put together our own covid version of '12 Days of Christmas'. Thank you to Hobby class for the inspiration - you know who you are!

We hope it brings a smile to your faces!

Love Miss Grant and Miss Hellyer x

In Hobby we talked about Rememberance Day and created our own poppies.
In R.E we have been learning about Hinduism. We recently learned about Hindu festivals including Diwali. The children created their own Rangoli patterns to celebrate the festival of light using different mediums.
Some of the children have created their own models for our Native Indian topic.  

We have had great fun this term learning all about the Native Americans! Here is our Topic display exhibiting some of our tribal posters, dreamcatchers and totem pole designs.

Over the last two weeks we have been working in groups, creating powerpoint presentations about various aspects of Native American Life. We have researched Weapons, religion and beliefs, entertainment, clothing and tools used.  Yesterday we presented these to the rest of the class. 

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31/01/20 As part of our half term’s social play learning, we have been thinking about how people with different needs would find our classroom and social environment. This week we used blindfolds to simulate a sight difficulty. We found it tricky to enjoy the activities that we usually do such as drawing, card games and moving around the room.

30/01/20 We have been learning about genetics in our science lessons. Here we are making our own geneticons!

16/01/20 Hobby Class were editing their work today by visiting different stations on the editing train line! It helped us to remember what we need to include and gave us some helpful hints if we forgot what something meant.

06/12/19 Hobby Class are really enjoying Social Play where we learn different games to play with each other. Our teamwork and communication skills have really improved. Here we have children playing werewolf, carrot and stick, silent ball and drawing games.

5/11/19 We used atlases and maps to look at different places in the U.K. We then learned about how land can be used for different things such as farming, hills, rivers and cities.

Missing photos! Some photos on our class page have gone missing! Mrs Meyers is hunting to see if she can find them again and put them back online. Sorry for this.

20/09/19 Working with some of Osprey Class, we played some barrier games to test our communication skills. What a lovely way to spend a Friday afternoon!

30/09/19 We love writing up our work into our final write books.