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Welcome to Hedgehog Class!

Term 6

Miss Chapman and Miss Tolley are missing our class very much and we hope you are all staying safe. I will be uploading a weekly plan of learning with links to resources on here every week.

If you would like to share your child’s work or you have any difficulties accessing Google Classroom, please email via the following address: hedgehogclass@molehillprimaryacademy.org.uk

Thank you for your continued support during this difficult time.

Home learning:

Please find attached a home learning timetable for Week 1: T6W1

Please find attached a home learning timetable for Week 2: T6W2 Hedgehog

Please find attached a home learning timetable for Week 3: T6W3 Hedgehog

Daily Maths for Week 3: year 3 maths monday year 3 maths thursday year 3 maths tuesday year 3 maths wednesday

Please find attached a home learning timetable for Week 4: T6W4 Hedgehog

Daily Maths for Week 4: year 3 mahs wednesday year 3 maths monday year 3 maths thursday year 3 maths tuesday

Science (Electricity – Making circuits): T2-S-454-Year-4-Electricity-Making-Circuits-Teaching-Powerpoint_ver_2

Please find attached a home learning timetable for Week 5: T6W5 Hedgehog

ARTS WEEK – Week 6: arts week information PDF

Molehill’s PE Video:

We wanted to put a smile on your faces so we have made this video to show you how we are staying active at home… Enjoy! https://youtu.be/NFiYDvhHMW0

Term 5

All of us at Molehill Primary are missing you and we hope you are all staying safe. Miss Chapman and Miss Tolley hope you ate lots of chocolate over the Easter break…

Just a reminder about Google Classroom, this is where all home learning tasks and resources will be uploaded. Children’s unique log in should be in your Home Learning Packs. If you have any difficulties accessing this, please email via the following address and we will get back to you  contactus@molehillprimaryacademy.org.uk

Thank you for your continued support during this difficult time. We hope to see you soon!

 

Home learning:

Maths-

BBC Bitesize are uploading a new lesson each day. Here are the links to their money lessons which I would like the children to focus on this week (11/05)

1.Pounds and pence – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znf4kmn

2. Adding money: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkwfvk7

3. Subtracting money: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6btpg8

 

English-

Challenge 1 – Write a letter or thank you card and send it to someone who has made a difference in your local community, this could be for a teacher, family member or neighbour.
Challenge 2 – Draw a picture of Captain Tom Moore completing his challenge.

Miss Chapman’s Challenge: Can you complete a fact file about Captain Tom Moore in your home learning book?

Reading-

  • *New scheme – MyON* You will have all received an email from our new class e-mail address with information about MyON and your child’s login information. Please aim to use this resource as much as possible to develop your child’s reading.
  • Try to use the VIPER skills when discussing any books:
    VOCABULARY
    INFER
    PREDICT
    EXPLAIN
    RETRIEVE
    SUMMARISE

More reading resources:

Comprehension newspaper texts –

Take a look at these newspaper articles about current affairs made specifically for children and complete the questions and activities attached in your home learning book.

Newspaper comprehension 3 Newspaper comprehension 2 Newspaper comprehension

Phonics – Phase 3

  • Online phonics lesson videos are available from Letters and Sounds – please use this resource to continue learning Phase 3 phonics. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/channels?view_as=public
  • Please watch this Phase 3 Phonics video. We all know that we still need to practice our phonics to improve our spellings! In your home learning books, I would like you to write down a few digraphs a day, for example, ‘ai, sh, ch’ and write down any words that have this digraph in – be careful and think about your spellings. Then can you put these words into sentences? https://youtu.be/aNcBWSBxSp0

 

PYP activities-

  • KS2: Garden Visitors Home Learning Pack KS2_home_learning_-_garden_visitors
  • History – look at this BBC Bitesize lesson ‘What was it like to live in the stone age?’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd42xyc
    Watch the video about Neolithic Britain, make notes in your home learning book and complete the 3 activities to build knowledge on life in the Stone Age.
  • Friday 8th May was VE day. Over the next 2 weeks for PYP, please do some research about VE day and complete some of the activities attached in your home learning books. VE DAY
  • ‘Earth day’. Here are some PYP activities you can complete in your home learning books. It is a great oppurtunity to interview friends and family and stay in contact with those you don’t live with over the phone. Celebrate-Earth-Day-with-a-Climate-Conversation

Science –

This website is fantastic for Science, try the ‘zoom in, zoom out’ and ‘odd one out’ activities: https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/activities

 

Zoo activities –

  • After watching the live videos of the animals at the zoo here, https://www.aspinallfoundation.org/cubcam/ you can complete the activity pack attached. Zoo activity pack . Don’t worry if you can’t print it, write in your home learning books. You could also:
    – Write a detailed description of one of the animals using adjectives
    – Write a diary entry from the perspective of one of the animals using fronted adverbials and time connectives
    – Draw a sketch of one of the animals
    -Write a story about the animals (Where could they go if they escaped and what would they get up to?…)

A letter to our Hedgehog class:

A letter to our Hedgehog Class

Molehill’s Video Message to you:

We are missing you all so much and wanted to do something to put a smile on your faces so we have made this video to let you know that we are thinking of you… Enjoy! https://youtu.be/_S9WeD_LwWk

 

Term 4

*Covid19 update*

During the school closure, all children have been provided with home learning which includes Maths, English, Handwriting and Spellings. Resources and activities will also be uploaded onto ‘Google Classroom’.

Google classroom:

Work will be uploaded for children to complete on Google classroom, they have been shown how to use this in school and all have a unique e-mail address and password to log in. These have been sent home with the children.

Here is a step-by-step guide of how to join Google Classroom:

Joining a Google classroom

 

Maths at home:

Please see this link for guidance for Year 3 parents about what and how maths is taught:

https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/home-learning/?utm_campaign=19_03_2020_COVID-19_Parent_Blog&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Pardot&utm_content=button

 

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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

Hedgehog Class Newsletter 1 (1)_

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This is our classroom. Take a look…

 

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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

   

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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.

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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!

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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.

 

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

  

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Welcome to Term 2!

Have a look at our newsletter for your information:

class newsletter term 2

Our transdisciplinary theme for Term 2 is: How We Organise Ourselves

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Lines of Inquiry –

  1. How are we similar and different from others and how does our culture influence this
  2. How do different people from around the World organise themselves?
  3. How have people organised themselves throughout history?

What the children wanted to find out about how people have organised themselves around the world:

Do people have different clothes and why?

Why do we live in different countries?

How do other people travel?

What do other people eat?

How do other countries organise themselves?

What the children wanted to find out about how people have organised themselves throughout history:

What different groups of people have there been throughout History?

Which country was the first?

How are Romans different to others?

The UN Sustainable Goals: 

11: Sustainable cities and communities

15: Life on land

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Term 3

Please find attached the Term 3 Newsletter for your information:

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Our transdisciplinary theme for Term 3 is: Sharing the Planet

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Lines of Inquiry –

  1. Changes on Earth: the impact of people’s choices
  2. Earth’s finite and infinite resurces
  3. Sharing land historically and now

What the children wanted to find out about sharing the planet:

What is climate change?

Why are people cutting down trees and destroying animal’s habitats?

What do people do to help the planet?

Are we polluted by smoke?

How many animals are becoming extinct?

How is the world changing?

Is it true the Earth is going to die?

What charities look after animals?

Why do people do poaching?

Who is Greta Thunberg?

Who is David Attenborough?

 

*More pictures from Term 3 and 4 coming soon*