Rucstall Primary School

A caring, fun loving, learning community


Welcome to Hazel class. Please look on the website regularly for updates, photos and to find out what we are learning!


Please look on your child's reading record to find out what day their book is getting changed and try to make sure they read four (hopefully five) times a week.


We look forward to an exciting year ahead!


Mrs McHugh and Mrs Morgan 

The start of a new adventure!


Today we found a treasure map that led us to some treasure! We found a book that we can use for our English and even some gold. We are VERY excited for the rest of the year and more adventures!

A visit from Captain Red Hair


Today we had a special guest visit. She told us what a pirate does on the Seven Seas!

Does it float or sink?


Today we got a message from our pirate and in Science we needed to help him by looking at things that float or sink.

 The Reading Challenge


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Hampshire fire service 

We enjoyed a visit from Hampshire Fire Service to talk about how to stay safe with fire



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Winding mechanism


In DT, we have been creating winding mechanisms to show our pirate theme to our families. 

House for a mouse


In DT, we are making a structure. This structure is for our mouse whose house unfortunately got burned in the fire so we are making him a new one.

Our Odd Socks Day!


To kickstart anti-bullying week Hazel class were very proud to show off their different socks to show that we are all different.

House for a mouse part 2

In DT, we have been creating houses for our mouse. Here are the finished products. We've lined them up like Pudding Lane.

Investigating measure

In mathematics, we have been measuring length.

Having the time of our lives!


In Hazel class, we have been ordering the days of the week and months.

The Great fire of Hazel class


Today we burnt down our D.T. Houses to demo nest rate how the fire spread and think about what we saw, smelt and felt.


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In the lead up to Christmas we were very fortunate to have a pantomime at school.

Christmas time in Hazel class


Today we worked as a team and made a fort. 

Instructions in Hazel class 


Today we gave instructions to make different animals. 

Instructions to make a sandcastle



Today we followed and edited instructions to make a sandcastle. 



Today we looked at what animals need to survive. Can you guess our actions?

How to make a sandwich


Today we have made a sandwich to help us with our instructions.

Performing a season poem

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Spring Term Updates

Hazel Class have been working very hard so far this half term and learning lots! In Maths we have been learning how to use inverse calculations to solve missing number problems and to check our answers. We are now learning how to interpret and present statistics. 


In English we used our knowledge of instruction writing to help Ash Class wash their hands correctly. We used a range of interesting adverbs and made sure we included all the details they needed in the correct order. 


We are now starting an exciting new English topic - writing a narrative based on the story 'The Curious Tiger'. This links to the work we have been doing in the wider curriculum on living things and their habitats. Today, we created a story map then acted out the story in small groups. I was so impressed with the creative animals and narrators in Hazel Class! Here are some of the photos!


Making bears

This half term we have been designing and sewing bears in D.T..

Happy Easter!


Thank you Hazel Class for a great half term! You have all worked so hard! These are just some of the things we have been learning:

- How to multiply and divide by 2, 5 and 10 and solve related word problems.

- The names and features of 3D shapes.

- How to measure accurately in CM and M and compare lengths and heights.

- How to write recounts using past tense, time words and descriptions of events and our feelings.

- What plants need to grow and stay healthy.

- How to use inference, prediction and retrieval to answer comprehension questions about our reading.

- How to spell common exception words and form and join our letters correctly.


We have also taken part in lots of fun experiences to help with all this learning! This has included:

- A trip to Southsea.

- Designing and carrying out our own seed growing experiment.

- Making our own animal sculptures using different attachment techniques.

- Doing special gymnastics sessions with Megan.

- A fun Easter egg hunt.


I have really enjoyed working with every single one of you - you are an amazing class! Chompsky and I look forward to seeing you after Easter, when we will have another fantastic trip - this time to Winchester Science Centre! We will then work together with the lovely Mrs Martin and Mr Banana-Face! 


Have a brilliant Easter holiday everyone!


From Mrs Sayer, Mrs Morgan and Chompsky.










Trip Photos!


I hope the children have been telling you all about the amazing trips we have been on! Here are some of the photos from our trip last term to Southsea and today's trip to Winchester Science Centre. I am so proud of Hazel Class - venue staff at both trips have commented on how polite the children are and well behaved. Well done all of you!

Winchester Science Centre Trip

Summer Term Updates!

Hello Hazel Class, well done for all your hard work so far this term! We have been very busy writing fact files about the rainforest, learning different strategies to work out addition and subtraction calculations and learning how to use Excel to create and analyse tables of data. You have also been proving that you are retaining all of your previous learning in the wider curriculum during your daily knowledge jogger tasks. 


This week we have taken part in Wellness Wednesday, which included discussing our feelings and doing Mindfulness and Yoga activities to help our mental health.


Today we had an entire day dedicated to developing our skills in art! We learnt all about the work of Hans Holbein, the artist our school's street was named after. We then experimented with different collage techniques and learnt the technique for drawing portraits with the correct proportions. This afternoon we put the two techniques together to create our own detailed collage portraits, inspired by the work of Hans Holbein. I am so impressed with the results! Well done everyone! All of our portraits are in the Art Books now, but I have taken photos of them all so you can have a look - please see the Word Document below.



Our Holbein inspired portraits.