Hedgehog Class 2016 -17

Mrs Lontay – Year 1 and Year 2

Hedgehog Autumn Topic Web

Termly Overview Hedgehog Spring 2017

Hedgehog topic overview summer 2017

Have a ‘Wonderful Summer’ from Hedgehog Class.

Week beginning July 10th 2017

This week we have been very busy learning about the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Fitr. We also enjoyed looking at and colouring Islamic patterns.

In PHSE, we discussed how to keep healthy through diet and exercise as well as emotional wellbeing. We then worked with a partner to write a letter to Mrs Unhealthy, suggesting ways in which she could improve her lifestyle.

Bastille Day was also great fun. We practised meeting and greeting each other in French and learnt how to say goodbye. Mrs Pohl also read the story of The Three Little Pigs to us in French and we discovered some words were very similar to English words.

Week beginning June 26th 2017

This week we have enjoyed music with our friends in Rabbit class.

We also enjoyed going on the sponsored walk, and enjoyed a well-earned rest after deciding that we would walk the whole route. We were very tired when we got back to class but extremely happy to see Mrs Taylor with ice pops.

Week beginning June 26th 2017

This week we have been solving problems for a housing developer in maths. Work out various combinations of house that could be built. We have also been practising our fraction skills by finding a third of a given amount.

Then in English, we have been learning about rhythm and rhyme, as well as using a template to write our own poems.

Week beginning June 19th 2017

This week we have been practising our division skills. We were all fantastic at solving the word problems that Mrs Lontay gave us.

We learnt to sketch with charcoal which was quite challenging as we had never used it before. We tried really hard, and created some super sketches of African instruments.

Then of course it was Maths Afternoon and some of our parents came in to work with us. It was lots of fun!

Week beginning June 12th 2017

This week as well as practising our assembly we have been very busy in Hedgehog Class. We have been:

  • Solving nrich maths problems

  • Designing swimwear

  • Practising our handwriting

  • Watching and retelling the Tinga, Tinga Tale ‘Why Tortoise has a Broken Shell’

Week beginning June 5th 2017

This week in Art, we have been designing our own Kente Cloth.

It was lots of fun weaving, and then creating further patterns on top using pen.


In Maths, we really enjoyed problem solving involving units of measure.


Week beginning May 22nd 2017

This week Year 2 have been very busy with their SATs.

Year 1 have had lots of fun though, enjoying the story of Cinderella. They have listened to different versions of the story, used role play to retell the story and written their favourite parts of Cinderella in their own words.



On Thursday this week we were very lucky to have Mrs Orobor visit to talk to Hedgehog and Rabbit Class about life in Ghana for our topic on Africa. She told us all about food, clothes, houses, school, the landscape and she even taught us to say ‘Hello how are you?’

We learnt a lot of really interesting facts and we are all really grateful to Mrs Orobor for giving up her time to come and talk to us.

Week beginning May 15th 2017

This week we have enjoyed learning about 2D and 3D shape. We have learnt the names of lots of different shapes as well as being able to identify properties. Some 3D shapes were quite challenging and we had to do lots of careful counting.


We have also been continuing to work on our moving pictures.

Week beginning May 8th 2017

This Week in Hedgehog Class we have been learning how to make mechanisms for moving pictures. We have practised making sliders, levers and wheels.


We have also drawn plans for our pictures, of an African safari, and begun to create our backgrounds.

Next week, we will be making our actual mechanisms to complete our DT projects, before evaluating.

Week beginning May 1st 2017

This week in Geography we have been learning about Kenya. We discovered where in Africa Kenya was and how diverse the country was. We enjoyed sorting images matching them to locations and writing about the Masai. We also enjoyed designing our own Masai necklaces.


Then on Friday, we had our first swimming session which was lots of fun.

Week beginning April 24th 2017

This week, in maths, we have been learning about capacity. We have used both non-standard and standard units and particularly enjoyed the practical activities.

Then in geography, we have been learning about Africa. We used atlases to discover where Africa was and then we researched the continent in more detail to locate information which helped us complete some super writing. We also enjoyed learning about the savanna and the animals who live there. We then used our art skills to create wonderful sunset pictures.

Week beginning April 19th 2017

This week we have been learning all about trees. We have learnt about the deciduous and coniferous trees found in our woodlands and forests. We have been on a nature hunt to identify trees within the school grounds. We have identified differences between plants and trees and we have painted pictures of trees.


Week beginning March 27th 2017

This week, in Maths, we having been practising our addition and subtraction skills. We also enjoyed using these skills to solve secret messages and work out the best buys for Easter goods.

In Art, we having been learning about Land Art and the work of Andy Goldsworthy. We enjoyed creating pictures from natural materials outside and also made some super pictures using seeds.

Week beginning March 20th 2017

This week in Hedgehog Class we have:

  • Enjoyed mixing two primary colours to create shades of green as part of our art work.


  • We have been working on our addition and subtraction skills, and using these to find missing numbers.

  • We have also been learning about ‘Stories Jesus told’ in RE, and we retold the story of ‘The Good Stranger’ in English. Firstly orally and then in writing.

Week beginning March 13th 2017

Our trip to Wicken Fen

Week beginning March 6th 2017

This week we have been learning about healthy eating.

We have drawn graphs of our favourite fruits snacks and planned healthy lunch boxes.

We have also been finding fractions (halves and quarters)

Week beginning February 27th 2017

This week we have been learning:

  • To read maps and recognise Ordnance Survey map symbols. We have also drawn our own maps of a forest.


  • We learnt to recognise halves and quarters. Some of us have shared treasure so that each pirate gets exactly half, others have found halves of numbers, quantities and shapes. We have also been shading halves and quarters of shapes.


Week beginning February 20th 2017

This week we have begun turning our designs of forms of London transport into moving vehicles with axles and wheels. We are looking forward to finishing them next week.

We have used freeze frames and thought tapping to help us write both speech and thoughts for Jack, and the Giant, in Jack and the beanstalk. This was lots of fun!

Week beginning February 6th 2017

We have been:

  • Making sandwiches and afterwards writing instructions


  • Learning about transport in London and finding our way around a map of the Underground.

  • Learning about the parts of a car

Week beginning January 30th 2017

This week our focus in maths has been statistics.


We have learnt how to read graphs and pictograms and create our own from data given and data collected by ourselves.

Week beginning January 23rd 2017

This week we have been learning about The Great Fire of London.

Our photographs show us using a picture of the fire to write different types of sentence, eg: statements, questions, commands and exclamation sentences.

We have also began to make models of the type of houses that would have been around at the time.

Next week we will be adding the straw roofs.

Week beginning January 16th 2017

In Geography, we have been learning about London and were it is located within the United Kingdom. We have also been learning about famous landmarks in London and around the world, before locating these on a map.


In English, we have been writing our own Funnybones stories.


Year One enjoyed participating in Circus Skills at Witchford Village College.


Week beginning January 9th 2017


We have been learning to mix shades of colour and create self-portraits.


We have been learning about the four countries that make up the United Kingdom.


We have been learning about time.

Week beginning December 5th 2016

Christmas Craft Morning

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Week beginning November 28th 2016

In science, we have been learning how to answer a scientific question: finding out which material is waterproof and would best make a raincoat for Teddy.

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In maths, we have continued to learn about shape and also began to use positional language.

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Week beginning November 21st 2016

We have been learning to name and identify the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. These pictures show us comparing 2D shapes, and models we built with 3D shape and then discussed.

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We have also been very busy writing diary entries, in role as Scott of the Antarctic.

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Week beginning November 14th 2016

We enjoyed putting our pennies on Pudsey.

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In English we have been reading the story The Storm Whale. These pictures show us writing about what Noi might have been dreaming of when he fell asleep on the boat. Our challenge was include noun phrases.

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In Maths we enjoyed working in groups to solve an Nrich problem The Puzzling Sweet Shop.

We managed to answer all the questions bar the last one which we then solved as a class.

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Our history work on Polar Exploration and Scott of the Antartica is still in progress but should be ready for the web next week.


Week beginning November 7th 2016

We have been playing games to help us with our split diagraphs.

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Mr Cowan came in to talk to us about his experiences in the Arctic.

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We learnt how to blend chalk pastels to create pictures of the Aurora Borealis.

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Week beginning October 31st 2016


This week we having been learning about the Arctic and Antarctic.

We enjoyed using an atlas to find their locations

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We have been using pastels and crayons to create beautiful firework pictures after reading the story of Guy Fawkes.

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Week beginning October 17th 2016

This week year 1 have been playing games to practise their phonics.

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Year 2 have been learning to add 2 two digit numbers using a number line.

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We have all created art work interpreting our thoughts as to where you might fine God.

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Week beginning October 10th 2016

We have also made some delicious dinosaur cookies and designed and made packaging for our biscuits.

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This week Hedgehog Class have been sequencing and retelling the story of Little Red Riding Hood.

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Week beginning October 3rd 2016

RE – After talking about special places and the church. We worked in groups to think of questions that we would like answering.

We also thought about special places around the school and explained why they were important to us.

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Week beginning September 26th 2016

This week we have been learning about fossils.

We have read the story of a dinosaur fossil and written our own stories. We have made and painted fossils, looked closely at real fossils and sketched our observations and matched pictures of living creatures with their fossil image.

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Week beginning September 19th 2016

This week we have been learning to read, write and matching number words and numerals.

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We have been learning about place value, using dienes apparatus.

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Based on the story Tom and the Island of Dinosaurs, we have used drama to help develop our ideas and draw story maps for our own versions of Katy’s rescue.

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We have also enjoyed learning about the work of palaeontologists. We had a go at practising the skills needed by digging out all the chocolate chips from a cookie, without breaking the biscuit

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Week beginning September 12th 2016

We have been sorting facts and myths about dinosaurs.

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We have also been learning about what the world was like during the time of the dinosaurs and making our own model volcanoes.

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Week beginning September 5th 2016


Problem solving and working together

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