Stretham Community Primary School


Hedgehog Class

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Autumn Term Learning

Week beginning 14th December 2020

What a lovely festive week we've had in Hedgehog Class. We've had some very mischievous elves in our classroom, getting up to all sorts of tricks! We have been very busy making Christmas hats, playing Christmas bingo, carol singing with the whole school on the playground, watching our nativity and then on Friday had a special visit from Father Christmas in our school zoom assembly - we were so excited! On Friday we enjoyed a little Christmas party, playing games and finishing with our Christmas dinner. Wow!

Have a fabulous Christmas everyone!

Week beginning 7th December 2020
We have a very busy week this week, rehearsing and recording our Christmas nativity 'The Dinky Donkeys'. We can't wait to share it with you but here is a sneaky peek of some photos...
In Computing we were learning to use a mouse to point, click and drag objects around a screen.
And we all looked very festive on Friday wearing our Christmas jumpers...
Week beginning 30th November 2020
In Maths this week, we have continued exploring numbers to 20, working out one more and one less and comparing numbers using the greater than, less than and equals signs. We then challenged ourselves to use the signs to compare addition and subtraction sentences.
We have been learning about the Christmas story this week. We have written our own little books of the story and made wonderful nativities using lolly sticks!
What a treat on a Friday snowed! We had great fun on the field playing in the snow.
Week beginning 23rd November 2020
In Maths this week, we have been ordering numbers up to 20. We have then been looking closely at the numbers 10 - 20, noticing patterns and working out how many tens and ones are in each number.
In our phonics, we had fun learning 'aw' and 'au' this week. We made our own bingo cards and enjoyed playing a game! "Eyes down for a full house...!"
We've really enjoyed our Christmas craft week this week, making lots of lovely decorations ready to decorate the school next week! We loved listening to some Christmas songs whilst we worked and there was even some impromptu dancing! Christmas is definitely coming in Hedgehog Class!!
Week beginning 16th November 2020

We have been very creative this week in Hedgehogs...


We have been learning about the four countries of the UK. Having looked at lots of Scottish tartans we then enjoyed designing our own tartan and weaved paper to create our patterns. We had to really concentrate!

We have also enjoyed printing some of the tricky words we are learning to read and spell.
In Computing this week, we have been learning to program the computer to make choices.
In Maths, we have been learning more about 2D and 3D shapes. We have been on shape hunts and enjoyed thinking of different ways to sort shapes, explaining our reasons.
Week beginning 9th November 2020
This week we have been thinking about a soldier's adventure. We walked to find the two war memorials in Stretham and read the names of the 24 soldiers who died in WW1 and the 11 who died in WW2. We have been fascinated thinking about the journey and adventure they might have had.
We enjoyed making our own poppies to remember the soldiers who died.
On Friday afternoon we had a wonderful time exploring in Forest School. Look at the fun we had...
Week beginning 2nd November 2020
We have had a wonderful week back at school! We have had lots of fun learning about Guy Fawkes and Bonfire night. We enjoyed firework dancing in PE and doing amazing firework paintings...
In Maths we have been practising subtraction. Today we were maths detectives, looking carefully for the signs that tells us whether we add or subtract! We made very good detectives!
Week beginning 19th October 2020
This week we have been thinking more about autumn and harvest. We sang a wonderful tractor song for our harvest assembly, and all painted pictures of tractors to show too. Don't they look great!
On Thursday, we went for a welly walk around the village looking for signs of autumn. We saw lots of bare trees, mushrooms, berries, colourful leaves, acorns and empty fields. We also had fun walking through all the puddles too!
After our walk we did some amazing writing. Look at our super sentences! Mrs Woodman is SO proud of the progress we have all made this half term!
Week beginning 12th October 2020
Wow! What a wonderful pirate day we had! We all dressed up as pirates and looked amazing!
We enjoyed a busy morning decorating cupcakes as pirate ships, making parrots and playing in our pirate ship. Some of us found treasure in the treasure chest and some of us had to walk the plank!
In the afternoon, we enjoyed our pirate party! We played 'pin the eye patch on the pirate', pass the pirate parcel, sang and enjoyed a drink and biscuit too! What a busy day we had!
Week beginning 5th October 2020
In Maths this week we have been using 'part part whole' models to find different ways of making numbers and creating addition statements.
We really enjoyed our first whole school assembly on Zoom! It was great seeing all the other classes and Mr Robertson too!
What a fun time we had at Forest School on Friday! We dug holes searching for treasure, made fairy dens, baked 'mud' chocolate cakes and enjoyed swinging in the trees!
Week beginning 28th September 2020

In Science this week we have had fun playing a game where we had to match the objects by feeling them - they are all made of different materials so we had to feel them carefully because we couldn't look in the bag!


We also explored what would make the best model ship- would it be best to use a plastic tub, a paper container, a cardboard box or maybe some fabric? We had some great ideas and reasons for our thoughts! We then designed our model pirate ship, writing a list of all the materials we will need. We can't wait to start making them!

In Maths, we have been ordering sets and numbers and looking carefully at number lines, seeing if we can spot the missing numbers. We were all very good at it! 
Week beginning 21st September 2020

We have all worked so hard this week!


In our phonics lessons we have been reading words with two consonants at the beginning of words (e.g. frog, slug, ...). We had fun doing a word puzzle to practise our reading.

In our Science, we have been exploring different materials and sorting objects according to what they are made of.

Look at our wonderful pirate pictures we have now finished! Ooo Aaargh!

We have also been busy making pirate paper plate puppets! We watched some instructions and then worked independently to make our own. They look great too!

Week beginning 14th September 2020

Another busy week in Hedgehogs! Everyone has worked so hard and we have all completed our rainbow challenges!


In Science we have been exploring different materials, finding things that feel soft, hard, bumpy, smooth, shiny...

We enjoyed collaging a pirate ship picture using all sorts of different feeling materials.

In Art, we have been painting portraits of ourselves as pirates! They are looking really good.
We have been working so hard with our phonics this week. We have been reading and writing CVC and CVCC words, going on word hunts and learning the long vowel digraph 'ea' - sorting words with 'ee' and those with 'ea'.
Week beginning 7th September 2020
Wow! What a fantastic week we've had in Hedgehog Class! We have really enjoyed being back together at school and everyone has worked so hard and had lots of fun!
We have started our topic of 'adventurers' - look at all these fabulous pirates ...
In Maths, we have been counting the treasure in the chest...
We've had lots of other fun exploring and playing...