Friday 14th December 2018
We have had so much fun planning and presenting our own weather reports this week. We all worked hard on our presentational skills and projecting our voices to an audience.
We thoroughly enjoyed our D.T day on Wednesday too. The children designed and constructed their very own windsocks! We tested out our creations and found that their was a strong easterly wind throughout the day!
In Science we have continued our learning on animals and learnt about grouping animals according to what they eat. The children worked hard on understanding the terminology of carnivores, omnivores and herbivores. In amongst all of this we have performed extremely well in our KS1 production of 'Hey Ewe.' Well done Hedgehogs!
Thursday 6th December 2018
We have been creating patterns using 3d shapes. We chose 2, 3, 4 or 5 different shapes to create patterns with and then thought carefully about what shapes would be further in the sequence. We have continued to learn about the properties of 3d shapes and group these according to their attributes.
In English we have begun planning our own weather reports. After watching some real life weather reports we planned our own and thought of some wonderful adjectives. Hedgehog class came up with gusty winds, treacherous lightening and blistering heat to name but a few! We are looking forward to presenting these when they are completed.
Friday 30th November
It has been a busy two weeks in Hedgehog class! In Science we concluded our hand washing experiment and discovered that warm water and soap was the most effective way of eradicating bacteria and germs! It was great fun using the light detector! We also have been thinking about animals and discussing how we categorise them into groups.
We were thrilled to finally complete our own weather monster stories in English. The children worked hard including adjectives, adverbs and conjunctions correctly. We have continued our learning on 2d and 3d shape and investigated the various properties of these. We loved using the geo-boards to create various 2d shapes while thinking carefully about the number of sides and vertices each one has. In amongst this we have been working hard in our rehearsals for the Christmas play! Well done Hedgehogs
Friday 16th November
On Monday we all came to school in odd socks to mark the beginning of anti-bullying week. We discussed that everyone is different and that it is important that we value these differences.
We have been working hard on our learning about 'My Friend the Weather Monster' and this week we created character profiles and practised our skills of extending our sentences using various conjunctions.
In Maths Year 1 have been consolidating their addition skills using more or less than symbols and showing our working out using a number line.
The Year 2 children have been using their number bond skills to add three single digit numbers as well as using mathematical equipment to create number sentences to 100. In Science we planned an investigation about what is the best way to clean our hands and we are looking forward to finding out the results! What a busy week for Hedgehogs!
Thursday 8th November 2018
In English we have been making predictions about a new book that we are learning from called, 'My Friend the Weather Monster.' We used modelling clay to make our own weather monsters and thought about questions we would like to ask him. We are looking forward to finding out if our predictions are correct.
In Maths year 2 have been practicing adding and subtracting two digits numbers together by crossing ten. We used dienes to help us with our calculations. The year one children have been subtracting single digit numbers and using a number line to solve these.
As a class we spent time discussing the upcoming Centenary for Remembrance Day. We created our own individual poppies using oil pastels and are thrilled with the results! We created an art gallery in the classroom and enjoyed sharing each others achievements!
Friday 2nd November 2018
We launched our new topic this week called, 'Can we become meteorologists?' We had a meteorologist come to visit us and she told us all about her job and what she does. We are looking forward to finding out more about the weather. In Science we took part in a senses carousel and investigated what happened if one of our senses was hidden. We drew pictures blindfolded, investigated the contents in smell pots and took part in a tasting activity. We have also been working hard on creating our own firework riddles. We listened to firework sounds and have used onomatopoeia in our written pieces. Well done Hedgehogs!
Friday 19th October 2018
We have had a busy few weeks! We concluded our current topic after a trip around South Wonston collecting data. We all decided on the best location for Jack and the Beanstalk to live. The class majority came to the conclusion that Jack should live in the village because it is peaceful, there is a shop and a lovely park for him to walk his dog in! In Science we have investigated the effects of exercise on our heart rates. We discovered the more exercise we performed the faster our heart rates. It was fun trying to discover and find our pulse rates! The children have also been practicing their letter writing skills and in Maths we have been working hard on our addition calculations using a variety of equipment and methods. Among all of this busy learning we very much enjoyed watching The Wizard of Oz with the whole school. Well done Hedgehogs!
Friday 28th September 2018
We had a surprise visitor in Hedgehog class this week and he left a little bit of a mess! From the clues left behind we worked out that the giant from Jack and the Beanstalk was responsible and that he needed our help to understand a set of instructions to grow a bean plant. We began by looking at lots of different instructions and even followed some instructions to make an origami dog! We are looking forward to creating our own next week.
In maths we have been continuing to focus on comparing different sets of numbers and the language we need to describe them. During computers this week we also practised our use of directional language, while following a simple program on Purple Mash. Well done Hedgehogs!
Friday 21st September 2018
This week the children have had great fun creating their own gingerbread man story endings. They all worked extremely hard on their narratives and enjoyed retelling these to the class. It was lovely to see so many happy endings! In maths we have been comparing numbers and using language of more than and less than. In topic we have been drawing out own maps of South Wonston using a key. We were all pleased with the results.
Friday 14th September 2018
The Hedgehogs have had a busy week and have settled back well into the routines of school. In English we have been focusing our learning on Fairy tales. We have been retelling famous fairy tales and describing the main characters within them. In Maths we have concentrated on developing our place value skills. Thursday was 'Roald Dahl' day and we loved creating our own imaginary sweets and describing these to our peers. We have been really impressed with how well all the children have settled into Hedgehog class and we are very proud of them.