It's been 'Kindness Week'! We have had a wonderful week thinking about the importance of being kind; we read 'Have you filled a bucket today?' by Carol McCloud and thought about how we can fill everyone's bucket with acts of kindness. We also thought about the terms 'not nice', 'mean' and 'bullying', sorting different scenarios into each category.
Badger Class have been so kind to us this week. We were so excited to read their invitations to a sports party! We wrote replies and couldn't wait until Thursday morning. We had a great time doing lots of different sporty activities. Badger Class were so supportive and encouraging to Hedgehog Class too. We ended the morning with each Badger pupil giving a sticker to their Hedgehog friend and had sneaky drink and biscuit too! It was an amazing act of kindness - thank you Badgers!
As our act of kindness this week, we all planted some daffodil bulbs and made little labels to put in each pot. We then had great fun walking around the village leaving each plant pot on doorsteps. It made us feel really good!
Week beginning 4th November 2019
On the 5th November we learned all about Guy Fawkes and had great fun exploring different ways to use the paint to create firework pictures.
To end the week, and our 'Castle' topic, we had a wonderful 'Banquet Day' on Friday. We all dressed up, entered the castle through the castle door, enjoyed entertainment with jokes and dancing and then devoured a wonderful feast!
Here are a couple of clips of our wonderful medieval dance...
Week beginning 28th October 2019
In English this week, we have read the fairy tale 'Rapunzel'. We all wrote a 'super sentence' and put them together to create a class Rapunzel book. We then thought about what Rapunzel could have done to escape from the tower. Our idea was to write a letter to her parents and send it out of the tower window as a paper aeroplane! So that's what we tried! William's aeroplane flew the furthest, landing in our imaginary garden!
In Phonics we have been learning 'ai', 'ay' and 'a-e'. We looked closely at lots of words, sorting them according to their spelling pattern.
In Maths we have been creating stories of 'how many left' (thinking about birds on Rapunzel's tower!). This lead on to us using the subtraction sign to write calculations.
Week beginning 14th October 2019
This week we have had a fabulous time exploring all things 'Autumn'! We started the week going on a welly walk around the village, looking for signs of Autumn. We saw conkers, leaves on the ground, berries on the trees and all the lovely autumn colours.
Using leaves we had collected on our walk we had fun collaging a hedgehog! Our hedgehogs have lovely leaf quills!
In Art, we also used clay to make little hedgehogs. We loved the slimy feeling of the clay!
Our Forest School afternoon was full of autumnal activites on Wednesday...baked apples on the fire, conker necklaces, making our own hibernation dens...plus the usual climbing and digging of course!
We still had time to read a very autumnal story called 'Don't Hog the Hedge', all about hibernating animals. We practised retelling the story using stick puppets and then wrote super sentences to create a story map. We are working so hard on our writing skills.
Week beginning 7th October 2019
In Maths this week, we have been investigating number bonds. We have explored different ways of making numbers, trying to be systematic!
We have started to get ready for harvest; we really enjoyed potato printing!
In English we have been learning about the features of non-fiction texts. We have written our own non-fiction books about castles and are very proud to be authors!
Week beginning 30th September 2019
This week in English we have had so much fun reading 'Sir Charlie Stinky Socks; the Really Big Adventure' by Kristina Stephenson. We predicted what might be behind the door of the tall, tall tower. We have then been busy planning our own party for the princess - writing invitations and sharing them with each other, writing lists of what we will need and then of course, enjoying the party!
In Maths we have been using the 'part, part, whole' model to help us explore numbers. We have investigated different ways of making numbers.
In Music this week we had great fun exploring all the musical instruments. We were finding lots of different ways to play them and make different sounds!
Week beginning 23rd September 2019
In English this week, we read The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch. We really enjoyed writing about the story and making our own paper bag princesses!
We had a great time at Explorers' this week; we made dens, climbed trees, cooked potato wedges on the fire, as well as making lots of imaginary cakes and soups in the mud kitchen!
In Science this week, we had fun investigating the best material for armour. We tried paper, card, fabric and foil, testing each to see which would be the best? Which do you think would be the best?
In Maths, we have been comparing numbers, investigating which are greater than, less than or equal to. We used the mathematical signs to show our answers.
Week beginning 16th September 2019
Maths - Hedgehog Class have been very busy exploring numbers and patterns this week. We really enjoyed playing a game outside with our friends, jumping on numbers ‘one more’ or ‘one less’, as well as filling in missing numbers in different sequences.
Music - We have been very musical this week too; we have enjoyed playing some percussion instruments, listening and playing different rhythms. On Friday we also enjoyed a singing workshop from Quintin Cowan – a great end to a busy week!
Week beginning 9th September 2019
This week Hedgehog Class enjoyed reading 'King Jack and the Dragon’ by Peter Bentley & Helen Oxenbury. It sparked lots of fabulous learning!
We wrote a list of all the items King Jack used to make his castle den, painted pictures of dragons, made up our own stories about dragons and kings and made our own castle dens too.
Phonics – We been superstars this week, segmenting lots of words to spell them using our knowledge of phase 3 phonemes.
Science – In Science we have been looking carefully at objects, working out what they are made from (metal, plastic, wood…).
To end our week we were visited by a real hedgehog! We were so excited to see a real one in our school grounds but we had to be very quiet!
Week beginning 4th September 2019
Welcome to Hedgehog Class!
We have had a wonderful few days back at school, launching into our topic ‘Castles’. We have dressed up as princes and princesses, counted with the jumping knight, found buried phoneme treasure in the sand, painted royal portraits and LOTS, LOTS more.
Everyone has settled really well and we are looking forward to a fantastic term!