Hedgehogs 2018

Welcome back to the beginning of a brand new year, filled with exciting opportunities and potential.  We can't wait to get started......

18.1.18

Dear Parents,

We are really pleased to welcome Mrs George back to school and she will be teaching the Hedgehogs on Monday and Tuesday.  This term, the children are excited to learn about the Tudor Period in history and Rocks and Soils in science.  We have quite a collection of rocks in the classroom now – some very beautiful specimens have been brought in from home.

The children will continue to have violin lessons on a Friday afternoon with Mr Levy, so please don’t forget your instruments and keep practising at home!

Games takes place on a Wednesday and the children are focusing on hockey skills; gym is on Friday.  If possible, please bring in a mouth guard for hockey.   PE kits should be in school all week and ear rings should not be worn on these days.  Please ensure that your child brings a labelled water bottle to school each day.

The children are required to read at different times of the week so they must have their reading books and records in their bags each day.  Homework is set on a Friday and completed work handed in on a Thursday.  

Hedgehogs also have spellings to learn each week and will be tested on their spelling words on Friday.  Home learning is hugely important and helps your child become a confident, independent learner.  Please remind them to complete the set tasks each week, and even better, give them a helping hand!! 

We are looking forward to another great term ahead!

Mrs Loughlin and Mrs George 

 

Hedgehogs are learning to play the violin and are making good progress.  The photograph shows them plucking the strings and learning the notes!

The children are investigating rocks around the school. We found a surprising variety of specimens and our rock collection is increasing daily!  We have studied which rock types are natural or  man-made and found out that there are three main categories - Igneous Rocks, Sedimentary Rocks and Metamorphic Rocks.

The drama clip shows us forming Igneous rock on the surface of the earth, as the magma explodes out and gradually cools and hardens into rock.

 

In RE, the children have read the Old Testament story of Samuel and Eli (1 Samuel 3:1-19) and acted out the story, showing how Samuel listened and responded to God..

The Hedgehogs are studying about the Tudors finding out many interesting facts about the monarchs, the differences between rich and poor people, their style of dress and the games and music of the time.  Here the children are playing a traditional game, Oranges and Lemons, which makes references to Tudor times. 

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Hedgehogs have started to learn about the features of a newspaper. They made up rhymes to help them to remember the main ideas.

Hedgehogs loved Egyptian Day which was a fitting end to an interesting and enjoyable topic.  In the pictures you can see the children making Egyptian food and wearing headdresses and jewellery that they made during the day.

The children really enjoyed learning how to become Personal Trainers in Science and by the end of the topic were able to give advice on how to stay fit and healthy by choosing the right type of foods to eat, the importance of exercising and how to warm up and cool down.  In these photographs the children are working out their biceps and triceps and counting how many squats they can do.  

Hedgehogs had great fun with Emma, the Mindfulness instructor that visited our school. What a flexible lot you all are!!

Hedgehogs enjoyed Brighten up the Harvest and learned a poem, I Give You Thanks for our Harvest Assembly.   

Welcome to the beginning of a new year and the start of a great term in Hedgehogs Class.  We can't wait to get our teeth into our new topics, which include the Ancient Egyptians in History, the Creation in RE and  Keeping Healthy in Science. Hedgehogs have been learning new routines as they settle into KS2. They are doing brilliantly!!

 

We thought about some classroom rules to keep everyone happy, safe and focused on their learning. We think it is a good idea for parents to know the high expectations that have been agreed by the Hedgehogs pupils.

 

Hedgehogs enjoyed working together on an obstacle course, building up friendships and trust. They managed to guide each other around a simple course, wearing a blindfold. Great job, Hedgehogs! 

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Follow our plans for the next half term. If you do have any concerns about any aspect of your child’s learning, feel welcome to come into school for a chat. Please make an appointment via the school office to see us at the end of the school day.