Haslam Park Primary School

Ali Class

We are Ali class and we love to explore, learn and grow! Our teachers are Mrs Heywood and Mrs Haslam and we love to have lots of fun with our learning.





Please use the websites below to support your child’s learning at home. Your child will have individual logins to some of these sites, which have been sent to you in the post. Lessons will be set using the Education City website after the Easter holidays. Any issues please contact Mrs Haslam or Mrs Heywood via the DOJO messing service.


Working together, playing together, sharing together and caring together

We are very active on Twitter, please follow us @Haslamparkprim1

Worker of the week ... Mujahid for super competition entry

Star of the week... Raged for always trying her best 

Look at our lovely classroom.


Spring 2 Term 2020

In English we will be looking at more stories by Rachel Bright and Jim Field. We will be using them to help us write letters, invitations and newspaper reports.

Tuesday 25th February- Today we began our lesson by working with our Talking Partner to make a prediction about our new book ‘The Lion Inside’. We then used the blurb to help us write our predictions. We then shared the book and compared our predictions with the actual story. Some of our ideas were very close to the events that happened in th We can’t wait to look at this story even more!

4th March - Today we were using synonyms to develop our writing using our latest book 'The Squirrels who Squabbled' - we used a Thesaurus to help us.

Monday 9th March- We used ‘The Squirrels Who Squabbled’ to write a newspaper report about the race between Cyril and Bruce. 

In our maths work we will be consolidating our work on fractions and then move onto learning about 2D and 3D shapes.

Tuesday 10th March - Today we were looking at the number of faces 3D shapes have. Do you know which shapes have 6 faces? Ask your child - they will know!

In our geography work we will be learning all about the 4 countries that make up the United Kingdom.

27th February- Today we began out work by looking in detail at the flags of the 4 countries and the Union Jack. Have a look at Yagiz’s  fabulous work below.

Our science work this half term is all about materials and their properties, We will be investigating 'Which ball is the bounciest?' and 'Which paper is the strongest?' as well as lots of other exciting  tests. Watch this space to see our results.

3rd March - Today we were trying to decide which fabric was the stretchiest. We tested 3 different fabrics in our groups and carried out our investigations. We found out that the woolly socks were the stretchiest fabrics.

British Science Week - Monday 9th March

WOW! We have had an amazing science session with parents invited in to work with us. We had the challenge to help the lighthouse keeper find a material which he could use to mend the wire and make his light work again. We know that a conductor is a material we can use to mend the light  and an insulator is the name given to the materials that didn’t light the bulb. 

Our computing work this half term will be learning how to code. We began on 25th February by using the Purplemash programme 2code to look at how to use instructions to control bubbles moving on the screen. It was tricky but we all managed to do it!

Tuesday 10th March -  We used 2code to explore and design our games. We had great fun with our partners deciding what we wanted in our games.

Our indoor PE session is on Mondays  and our outdoor session is on Thursdays. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school on those days.

25th February- Today we developed our rolling skills. Have a look at these fantastic clips below. 

Each week your child has a maths task and an English task to complete in their homework books.

Please read with your child as much as possible, but at least 3 times a week.

Each week your child is given a task to complete on Spelling Shed, which helps them to practise their spelling of key words.

Also, we would like your child to login to Times Tables Rock Stars to practise their set times tables.

World Book Day - Thursday 5th March

What a fantastic time we had today! We dressed as characters from stories and read special books and did activities linked to the book. Our book was ‘The Disgusting Sandwich’ by Gareth Edwards and Hannah Shaw which we loved ! We then made our own disgusting sandwiches

Class Assembly - Wednesday 11th March

Today we performed our class assembly for parents based on the book ' The Lion Inside'. Thank you to all our parents who came to support us.

After the assembly, parents came back to class to read with us in class. What a great start to the day!


Spring 1 Term 2020

Look at the new book we are studying in our English lessons. From this we will be doing story work, instructions and diaries.

10th January  - We worked with a partner to research all about wolves using the internet. We found out lots of interesting facts.

14th January - Today we looked at how we could help Wilf to stay with the pack. We worked in groups to write a list of ideas to keep Wilf safe.

Here on 28th January we have the challenge of making a bridge for Wilf to escape from the ice. We then used this real event to write fantastic instructions.

31st Jnauary - Today we have been using our knowledge to edit and proofread writing.

13th February- Today we used our research carried out earlier in the week to write reports about polar animals.

Well done to Raged who was our reader of the term for Spring 1

  In maths we have begun to look at multiplication and division. Have a look at us working hard on 7th January counting equal groups and using repeated addition and using multiplication sentences.

29th January - We used column addition to add two 2 digit numbers together and we were addition stars!

In our Science work this half term we will be looking at what animals, including humans, need for survival and how animals change as they grow into adults. We will also be looking at how to keep ourselves healthy by eating a balanced diet and doing regular exercise.

On Monday 20th January we had a special visitor to our class - Mrs Newton! We asked Mrs Newton lots of questions about the new baby she is expecting and how  she is feeling. 

For our computing work we are going to learn how to programme toys and on 7th January we begun by creating instructions using pictures.  We worked with a partner  and had great fun!

14th January - Today we had to follow our partner's instructions to make a Mr. Potato Head. We had to listen carefully, which was quite tricky, but we had great fun!

28th January - Today we programmed the BeeBot to go to a specific  destination and had great fun.

11th February- Safer Internet Day

We read the book # Goldilocks and used it to create our own hashtags to help us keep safe when using the internet.

Our indoor PE session is on Wednesdays and our outdoor session is on Thursdays. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school on those days. 

In Art work this half term we are going to be painting portraits, looking at Sarah Forbes Bonetta and other famous people's portraits.

On Friday 10th January we began by comparing different portraits. 

Look below at the fantastic portraits we created on Friday 17th January of Sarah Forbes Bonetta. We were given half an image and had to use that to complete her portrait.

On Friday 24th January we begun to look at creating a self portrait. We used mirrors to look at ourselves and drew our faces in stages. Watch out - we will be painting them next!

In our History work this half term we are looking at significant people from the past. We are going to be looking at Sarah Forbes Bonetta and  will be looking at timelines and using different sources of evidence to find out all about her life. We will be 'History Detectives’ so keep a look out for our findings!

4th February - Today we looked at the main events in the life of Sarah Forbes Bonetta and as a group had to put the events in order.

In our PSHE lessons we have been thinking about 'Dreams and Goals' and have shared them with each other. Here we are on 23rd January talking with 'Jigsaw Jo' about what our goals are. What is yours?

Autumn Term 2019

In our maths work we have just begun to use the ‘Power Maths’ scheme which is good fun. We have met the characters – Flo, Ash, Dexter, Astrid and Sparks. We hope that they will help with our maths skills in counting, times tables, reading and writing numbers and lots more! It’s a great scheme and we think it will make our learning in maths even better!

In English we have read  'The Pumpkin Project' by Katie Smith. We really enjoyed this story about Lottie trying to grow and an enormous pumpkin with the help of her Gramps.


We have just finished reading ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark’. 

Look at Raged's amazing writing about Plop. Can you see how much progress she has made since September? We are so proud of Raged!

Our next book is ‘The Owl and the Pussy-cat.’ It’s a poem and we’ll be writing our own version using rhyming words we collect.

In phonics we use the ‘Snappy Phonics’ scheme to help us with our reading and spelling of new words.


In Ali class we want our children to read as much as possible, so please encourage your child by reading daily with them at home. Remember to sign their planner so they can change their book.



Well done Hamdi who was our reader of the term for Autumn 1.

Well done Haned who was our reader of the term for Autumn 2



Our topic this half term is ‘Our School and Local Area’. We will be looking at maps, following routes and visiting the park.


In Science we are looking at how amazing we all are! We will look at how we have changed since we were born and study our senses.

Our Art work this half term we will be creating observational drawings of our playground. We will then use these as a stimulus to create paintings of our playground.

In ICT we will be looking at 'Digital Literacy' and how to improve our keyboard skills. We will also be looking at animations and how we can use these in our computing work.


For our outdoor Games session on Fridays  we will be working with Manchester City to look at different ways we can stay active and be connected – how lucky are we?



Our indoor PE session is on Wednesday afternoon and the children will be learning Judo with a qualified Judo teacher. Look at us in action!

Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school all week.

Anti Bullying Week - 11th November - 15th November 2019

In Ali Class we have been talking about friendship as part of our work for Anti Bullying Week. 

We have read stories, written about our friends and we even learned a song! Ask us to sing it for you.

Mayor’s Christmas Concert

On Friday 6th December, the whole school went to the Victoria Hall to take part in this special event. The children sang carols and played their home - made instruments. We had a fabulous time!

Christmas Party

We had our Christmas party on Monday 16th December. There were crackers, games and a present for everyone!

Nativity -Wednesday 18th December

Our fabulous children performed their nativity “A Little Bird Told Me” and they were amazing! Have a look at our superstars. ⭐️