Welcome to Hedgehog Class.
Welcome to Term 4!
This term we are looking at Sharing the Planet.
Our central idea is that Humans have an effect on the Planet.
This term has been very exciting. So far we have:
Had to investigate something breaking into our classroom. Lots of clues were left around the room.
We found out it was Dave the Orangutan! He had broken into our classroom because deforestation has destroyed his home!
We also looked into the effects that Greenhouse gases have on the earth,
and took a trip to the Amazon Rainforest!
Important dates this term are:
Thursday 14th March at 2.15pm – Come and see what we have done this week for British Science Week!
Friday 15th March – Red Nose Day! Remember to bring in your donation! There will be lots of games.
Thursday 6th April at 2:15pm – Fabulous finish! Join us to see what we have been learning about this term!
P.E could be on any day – so have your P.E kits in!
Busters book club goes out on Wednesday and in on Thursday. Children need to read for at least 20minutes! If you have lost your book mark write how long you read for in your yellow book and have your adult sign it! The person who read the longest will be on our certificate!
TT Rockstars battles run every week from Thursday to Monday nights. The top player will recieve a prize from Mr Harris!
In Term 3 Hedgehog Class looked at: How the World Works.
Our central idea was: Climate and Weather have an impact on society.
We are very excited as there are a lot of things planned. Please check back to see what we have done.
Here are some exciting things we did this term:
We created a giant volcano out of paper maché, and learnt about the structure of the earth with salt dough.
We learnt how a volcano is formed and erupts!
We even designed our own buildings to stand up to an earthquake!
To top of a wonderful term we had an amazing science fair and were so happy that our adults came to see what we had learnt. We had created some amazing projects that we research and created ourselves.
In term 2 we looked at: How We Organise Ourselves. Our central idea that learnt about is that economies are dependent on the exchange of goods and services.
This is the board at the back of our classroom that shows our learning. As you can see it has been a busy term!
As part of our topic and part of 7Billion ideas we planned, designed, created and presented a product that would help change the world. There were many fab ideas and one group was chosen to go and present their idea to Mr Etheridge!
Here are some of our fantastic ideas!
Last week someone broke into our classroom and left a horrific mess! The class (and Miss Jones) came in on Tuesday to find the classroom like this:
A complete mess!
There was a letter to Santa
and some strange signs.
The letter said:
We decided that the world needed to know! So Miss Jones contacted Santa and asked for an interview (pictures to come soon) and we created news stories to go with the interview explaining what had happened and why the elves were so upset.
From the letter and signs we realised it was an elf that had broken into the classroom. However, we couldn’t find him! Over the next few days we started noticing some differences in our room…
So we made some traps, laid cookies in them and went home for the weekend. They worked!
However he keeps escaping from the traps and doing naughty things..
We have had a lot of fun this term!
Our fabulous finish is on Thursday 13th December at 2:15pm. We hope to see you there.
Please remember to have P.E kits in every day, because even though our P.E day is on a Thursday this can, and does change.
We are signed up with several learning websites which have a range of games and activities to practice skills learned in class or even develop new skills. They can be accessed at home.
Purple Mash has lots of different activities for a variety of different subjects.
Sumdog is a website that has lots of games to practice number skills. We are also entering a competition starting this Friday!
Also, remember to check out Literacy Planet for games and activities to practice your spelling. Who will be top of the leader board this week?
Make sure to log onto TT Rockstars to practice your times tables.
Welcome to Term 1. I am sure this will be an exciting and successful term for all of Hedgehog Class. Please see our first newsletter below for useful information.
Miss Chapman and Mrs Tolley
Daci is learning really well. I love the fact that the children are pushed to their full potential.
It was very nice to be able to view Oliver’s work and see how he is progressing. Thank you for the opportunity.
“My child really enjoyed this Play and Stay and so did I as a parent. Nothing to improve – really pleased!”
Yr R Parent
Thanks for inviting me to do a story session with your school. I found the whole experience very rewarding as both children, and teachers were open to engage with me, and participated in listening to the stories, dressing up, singing and dancing.
Genny Jones (Confidence Queen)
“The behaviour of the Year 5 children was a credit to the school when we were out on the road.”
Mick Jeffries, Invicta Cycle Training
At the end of every lesson I know a bit more than before.Year 6 pupil