Stretham Community Primary School


Hedgehog Class

Summer Term 2022

Week beginning 20th June 2022

In Maths, this week Hedgehog Class have been consolidating their understanding of place value, extending to numbers up to 100. We have partitioned tens and ones, ordered and calculated one more / ten more.

In Art, we have been looking at pattern and lines; we all used clay to make lovely patterned snail shells. 

Our text this week has Elmer - a wonderful patchwork elephant who realises it's brilliant to be different! We thought about ways in which we are all amazingly different, made colourful elephant masks and on Friday we celebrated 'Elmer Day'! We took our elephants to the watering hole (our refurbished swimming pool!) so we could have a look at the sparkly water! We then enjoyed a refreshing ice-pop, sitting in the shade! Happy Elmer Day everyone!

Week beginning 13th June 2022

This week in Music, we have continued to listen to different pieces of music, responding with musical instruments and moving our bodies in different ways.

We had a great time at Forest School on Friday! The trees meant it was very shady in the heat, which was very welcome! We made wonderful 'twiggy owls' (thank you Mrs Chalk) and enjoyed all the usual outdoor exploring and learning. We even had time for an ice-cream! Yum!

Week beginning 6th June 2022

This half term we are learning all about animals! We have started finding out about birds this week. We learned that birds cover their feathers with oil to make them waterproof; this got us thinking...what other materials are waterproof? We have been working scientifically to investigate waterproof and absorbent materials - we even recorded our findings by ourselves.

In Art, we had a great time designing and making our own animals out of junk modelling.

In Maths, we have been learning all about position and direction. We have been using the vocabulary forwards, backwards, left and right, as well as quarter, half and three quarter turns. We have had great fun giving our learning partners instructions to move around a grid and create the same shape pattern...of course we had to use the right vocabulary!

Week beginning 23rd May 2022

What a busy last before the half term holiday!


On Monday afternoon we had a super time at Forest School. We enjoyed looking at the wildlife in the pond and we saw a few frogs and sooooo many tadpoles! We also identified different trees, linking into our Science work this half term.

In Maths, we have been learning about fractions - halves and quarters. We are getting very good at dividing objects and numbers into two or four parts and making sure they are EQUAL!

What a fantastic afternoon we had at our garden party on Wednesday afternoon, to celebrate the Queen's platinum jubilee. We enjoyed a fun carousel of games on the field, ate our platinum pudding and had a drink; we then watched maypole dancing, sang the national anthem and were presented with a jubilee coin by Stretham Parish Council. Lots of memories to cherish!

Week beginning 16th May 2022

At last in DT, it was time to make our fruit smoothies! We had a choice of three different smoothie recipes, using a wide variety of different fruits. We chopped, blended, poured and then tasted! They were all delicious!

We had LOTS of fun at our Sports Day on Thursday morning! We all enjoyed running, doing our hoop race and cheering on others! The ice pops afterwards were a real treat too! Thank you to everyone for coming to watch and cheer us on!

On Friday afternoon it was our very first Class Assembly! We enjoyed sharing our learning with the other classes and our parents.

Week beginning 9th May 2022

We have been brilliant this week, at using our phonic knowledge to segment to spell new words.

We are continuing with our DT project and this week we designed our packaging for our smoothies! 

Look at our wonderful pastel flower drawings! We really enjoyed learning how to use pastels and quickly realised you could get very messy! Don't our finished pieces of art look amazing!

Week beginning 2nd May 2022

Although this week has only been 4 days, Hedgehog Class have packed so much into our week. 


We have been learning all about fruit and vegetables - thinking carefully about whether they have seeds, in which case they are fruits! We studied different seeds and bulbs noticing the variety of shapes and sizes, planted bean seeds (which we hope will grow into tall beanstalks that we can climb up, through the clouds!) and explored printing using potatoes.

In DT, ready for making our fruit smoothies, we looked at lots of different fruit, practised our cutting skills and then tasted them! Some fruits were new for us to taste - some we liked and some we didn't!

We ended our week with a wonderful morning at Cromwell Primary School, participating in the 'Get Active Festival'. It was so much fun doing a carousel of 5 activities, lead by Sports Leaders from the Secondary School. 

Week beginning 25th April 2022

This week we have enjoyed reading the fairy tale 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. We made stick puppets and retold the story orally before writing it. Our writing is fantastic, using full stops and capital letters, conjunctions and adjectives!

In Maths, we have been practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and we have been making equal and unequal groups.

Week beginning 20th April 2022

We've had a lovely few days back, beginning our new topic 'Living and Growing'.

We went on a walk around our local area seeing what plants, trees and flowers we could name.

In Art, we enjoyed learning how to do careful observational drawing.

In Computing, we started our new unit on programming. We had a go at predicting the outcome of different programs and enjoyed programming a floor robot.

Spring Term 2022

Week beginning 28th March 2022

This week in Maths, we have been revising place value! We have also been practising counting in 5s. Our challenge is to keep practising over the Easter holidays - can you help us?

Continuing our instruction writing, we really enjoyed making chocolate Easter nests this week! We read and followed the recipe well and the Easter nests were delicious!

This week we have been learning about being a Christian and the Easter story. So on Thursday we walked to St James' church and had a look around. We found lots of the features we have been learning about, for example the altar, font, pulpit... and we now know that a church is a special place for Christians.

We had so much fun in Music learning to play Hot Cross Buns on the glockenspiels too!

Week beginning 21st March 2022

What a busy week we have had! We have enjoyed having two visitors this week. On Thursday, Mr & Mrs Sheldrick came to visit, bringing two vintage vehicles - a wonderful 93 year old butchers van and a fantastic Austin 7. This really enhanced our learning and understanding about the history of cars, bringing the past to life! 

On Friday, Zeynep and her Mum gave a wonderful presentation on life as a Muslim. We learned so much about Islam and all the different things Muslims do. 

Week beginning 14th March 2022

This week we have been celebrating Science Week! We have investigated, observed, questioned and explored, like true scientists! The theme has been 'growing' so we explored the school grounds for signs of new growth with Spring around the corner. We also investigated whether taller people could jump further. It was great fun! Linked to our 'aeroplane' theme this week, we also investigated which paper aeroplane flew the furthest! So much amazing Science!