Stretham Community Primary School


Hedgehog Class

Spring Term 2022

Week beginning 17th January 2022

We have had a great week in Hedgehog Class, with a selection of super guest teachers!  Thanks to Mrs Oakman, Mrs Strong, Mrs Twitchett, Mrs Johnson and Mr Robertson for all stepping in - the children enjoyed it and the adults were very impressed by the children's attitude and resilience.

We had a super afternoon on Friday in the Explorers Area but we forgot to take our camera with us - sorry!

Earlier in the week we were inspired by the art of Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes.  Her abstract work features lots of circles and so we had a go at our own.  We were very pleased with the results.

Our art inspired by Beatriz Milhazes

Week beginning 10th January 2022

In Science, we have been working scientifically to investigate how to rescue the toy person from the ice. We decided to put one in hot water, one on the radiator and wrap one in fabric, as if it were a coat. What great ideas! We measured how quickly the ice melted in each one and predicted the results. Which do you think would have melted the quickest?

We have carried on learning about the season of winter this week, and on Thursday we went for a walk around the village looking for signs of winter. We saw lots of frost, bare trees, winter shadows and crunchy frozen leaves on the ground that we enjoyed jumping on!

Whilst on our walk, we also looked for different features in Stretham. We saw the church, shop, pub, windmill, as well as lots of fields growing sugar beet, the rec and two play parks! When we got back to school we drew a map of our walk. We all tried to remember to put on all the features that we saw.

Week beginning 3rd January 2022

Happy New Year everyone!


We have had a busy two days back at school, learning all about winter! It was a very frosty morning on Thursday, perfect for us to explore the season! We wrapped up warm in coats, scarves and gloves and went to hunt for the sparkly, glittery frost!  In English, we enjoyed reading the book 'Here comes Jack Frost' and wrote some wonderful letters to Jack Frost. In Art, we started to paint some wintery pictures, inspired by Monet. These will be used for a whole school art project. We will show you more in the next few week!

Autumn Term 2021

Week beginning 13th December 2021

We have had a really lovely week focussing our learning around Raymond Briggs book 'The Snowman'. We listened to the story, used puppets to retell the story, sequenced pictures and wrote about the events; we even printed our own snowmen! We finished the week watching the recording of the live stage show! We were mesmorised!

We had fun making our own Christmas hats to wear for our Christmas dinner on Friday! Don't we look great!

Happy Christmas everyone!

Week beginning 6th December 2021

This week has been very busy and very Christmassy in Hedgehog Class! We have learned all about the very first Christmas, when baby Jesus was born and thought about how Christians celebrate. We have written the story and made our own little nativity booklets.

We enjoyed making Christmas angels too this week, using lots of cutting and folding skills and of course, lots of glitter!

Friday was Christmas Jumper day, raising money for Save the Children. Don't we all look very festive in our jumpers!

Week beginning 29th November 2021

We have been very busy in Maths this week; we have been comparing numbers, reading & writing numbers in words and working out tens and ones.

We have had so much fun getting ready for Christmas, as advent has begun!

Week beginning 22nd November 2021

This week we have been learning all about verbs in Hedgehog Class and we have learned that when we write some of them in the past tense, we add 'ed'. We went on a playground trail; we walked along the path, jumped in leaves, climbed along the train, listened to the cars, looked at the leaves fluttering from the trees and shouted to Ladybird Class! It was a fun trail but then we had to write about it, making sure we added 'ed' to all our verbs!

On Friday afternoon, we had a wonderful Christmas craft afternoon. We all made a Christmas wreath; it was tricky but our wreaths look lovely and are ready to decorate the school for Christmas!

Week beginning 15th November 2021

What a busy week we have had this week!

It has been Anti-Bullying Week in school, so Hedgehog Class have been thinking all about how special and different we all are; we designed our own odd socks (as well as wearing them!). We also thought about how we can be kind to others and created our own kind superheroes! 

On Friday, it was Children In Need and we enjoyed raising money by wearing spots and stripes and decorating a big Pudsey Bear with pennies.

On Friday afternoon, we had a great time at Forest School. We toasted marshmallows on the fire - the s'mores were delicious! We created some wonderful autumn leaf artwork too!

Week beginning 8th November 2021

This week Hedgehogs had a wonderful dance session on Tuesday, with Miss Baker! We have some fabulous hip hop dancers!

On Thursday 11th November, we walked to find the two war memorials in the village. We counted and read the names of the men who died from Stretham in World War 1 and 2. We then had a minute silence back in school at 11 O'Clock. That afternoon, we created some wonderful poppy artwork, printing using corks.

What a wonderful end to our week, celebrating our 'Castle Day' on Friday! More to follow in our Class Assembly next week, but here is a photo of us all looking very splendid and royal! We had a great day!

Week beginning 1st November 2021

This week in Computing, we have been learning that a computer can be used to model an environment where choices can be made, but that a computer model is not always an exact replica of real life!

We have been learning all about the story of Guy Fawkes this week too! We had some wonderful discussions, wondering whether Guy Fawkes was a bad man and whether King James was bad too! We had some fabulous ideas and arguments for both. In Art, we created some beautiful firework pictures exploring different objects to print with. 

We had another lovely afternoon at Forest School on Friday. We made toast on the fire and with hot chocolate and made autumn hangings too, as well as all the usual fun exploring!

Week beginning 18th October 2021

What a wonderfully busy week we have had in Hedgehogs, learning all about the season of autumn! We have printed autumn trees, made delicious hedgehog bread and practised our cutting skills to make an autumn wreath.

In English, we read a story about Hattie the Hedgehog who was preparing to hibernate with her friends. We had great fun acting out the story using puppets. We then wrote the story and our writing is AMAZING! Mrs Woodman is very proud of us!

Week beginning 11th October 2021

In Maths this week, we have used our part part whole images to help us with our addition. We practised our adding, finding how many counters we had altogether.

We enjoyed printing letters to create posters of the tricky words we are learning! Our new word wall will really help us with our spelling!

We had a fabulous time at Forest School on Friday afternoon! The sun shone and we were so busy creating autumn art, making conker necklaces, finding fairy homes, building dens, making music and so much more! I think we'll all sleep well tonight!

Week beginning 4th October 2021

In Maths this week, we have been learning about number bonds. We have been investigating the number bonds of different numbers; today we learned how to be systematic to find all the number bonds for a given number.

We have enjoyed celebrating harvest this week. We painted pictures of tractors which we showed at out harvest festival assembly today; we also sang a harvest song! We hope you enjoy watching it too!

Today, we created a fabulous harvest display of all the produce we brought in, and this afternoon we finished the week by printing using fruit and vegetables!

Week beginning 27th September 2021

What a busy week we have had in English this week! Everyone has worked so hard on their reading and writing - Mrs Woodman is so proud of everyone! Here we are doing lots of fabulous reading and writing activities...

In Science, we experimented to see which material would make the best armour - fabric, paper, foil or card. We made our predictions and then quickly dressed 4 children up with their armour. We tested each one to see whether they could get on a horse (chair), run well, survive an arrow attack and see if the armour survived the rain! It was great fun and lots of us predicted correctly!

Week beginning 20th September 2021

In Maths this week, we have been using the < > and = symbols to compare different numbers.  

In English, we enjoyed reading The Paper Bag Princess, by Robert Munsch. We then made our own paper bag princess and wrote sentences about the story on the front. Don't they look fantastic hanging in our classroom!

In Art this week, we had great fun learning how to draw a dragon! Our finished dragon pictures look amazing!

Week beginning 13th September 2021

Another busy week for us Hedgehogs!

In Science, we have been think about the different materials objects are made of. We have been sorting objects according to what they are made of and also been describing how they feel - smooth, bumpy, shiny.... In our Art, we have collaged a castle using materials of different textures.