Hedgehog Class

Hedgehog Class

Welcome to Hedgehog Class!

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Hello all,


Welcome to Term 1! I am sure this will be an exciting and successful term for Hedgehog Class.  Please see our first newsletter below for useful information.

Kind regards,

Miss Chapman and Mrs Tolley

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This is our classroom. Take a look…



PYP Curriculum:

Our transdisciplinary theme for Term 1 is: Who We Are

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Lines of Inquiry –

  1. Physical health contributing towards wellbeing
  2. Mental health contributing towards wellbeing
  3. How are we similar and different from others and how does our culture influence this?

What the children wanted to find out about the human body:

  • What makes us move our bodies?
  • How do our bones move?
  • What happens to our body when we die?
  • Why do we have different eye, hair and skin colours?

What the children wanted to find out about mental health:

  • What is good mental health?
  • What is bad mental health?
  • What happens in your brain to affect your mental health?
  • What could happen if you don’t get enough sleep?

What the children wanted to find out about culture:

  • What are some other cultures?
  • Why do people wear different clothes?
  • What foods do people from other cultures eat?
  • Why do some people use knives and forks when others don’t?

The UN Sustainable Goal: 

3. Good Health and Wellbeing

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Science experiment: Creating our own digestive system

The children enjoyed (and felt a little queasy) replicating food traveling through our digestive system. See our experiment write-up and photos below.

Mrs. Brierley covered her nose when she came to watch our experiment because the hall smelt so bad!

experiment write up class final



World in a tent: Nepalese Culture workshop

We had visitors from Nepal talk to us about their country and show us the traditional dancing and clothes. We were able to dress up in traditional attire, play instruments and join in with the dancing.


Warburtons workshop!

We had Warburtons (the bread company) come to visit our school and they spoke to us about healthy living. We were all dressed up in aprons and hair nets (even Miss Chapman, Mrs Tolley and Mrs West) to make healthy sandwiches. We loved it!


There was hardly any waste left over, we did a great job!


Mental health: Awareness day 10th October

In lower KS2, children came to take part in a mindfulness activity where we practiced breathing techniques and listened to relaxing spa music.



We celebrated the end of Term 1 by having fun in PE with the parachute!



Welcome me to term 2