Castle Banquet day
What an amazing day! Hedgehogs looked fantastic dressed up as kings, knights, queens, ladies and princesses! We prepared vegetables for our pottage, peeling and chopping. A big thank you for your donations and to Mrs Dunning for helping us. We then looked at shields and designed and made our own, which we later used for our jousting tournament! We had visitors from Liberty's Owl and Raptor center who talked to us about some of the birds. We were even brave enough to stroke the owl! The pottage that we had made was eaten, some even asking for seconds!
Today in literacy we wrote a recount of our day.
This week Hedgehogs designed and built their own castles! We thought of the important features that castles have. We then practiced making a moving drawbridge and how we could attach a tower. We designed our own castles, following a design criteria, (it had to have a moving drawbridge and two other features of castles.) In the afternoon Hedgehogs built their amazing castles out of a variety of 'junk' with some help from mums and dads. Well done Hedgehogs.
Wednesday 17th October
Today in Science we read the story of 'The Princess and the Pea.' The children were asked to make a bed for the princess so that the pea couldn't be felt under the chosen material. The children choose their materials wisely, opting for cotton wool, different fabrics, cardboard, polystyrene and paper. Well done Hedgehogs for thinking creatively about how to solve this problem. Thank you to all the parents who donated items from home to help with this project.
Every Wednesday the Hedgehogs will be visiting the school library. The children are able to take home one book and this can be changed every week. Please encourage your child to return their book on this day so they can chose a new one. Please see Miss Brown if you have any queries. Most children took home a book yesterday and they were very excited to explore the library!
Wednesday 3rd October
The Hedgehogs had an exciting afternoon of Science today. We investigated objects that would float and sink in a tray of water. The children used the word 'buoyant' to describe the objects that floated. The Hedgehogs were very good at making predictions and are starting to explain their reasons as to why they think something might happen or did happen.
Friday 28th September
Firstly I would like to thank the mums that came with us to Corfe Castle yesterday. As I'm sure you know from your children, we had a great day. We had a fantastic guide who showed us around the castle telling us lots of interesting facts and stories about it. The weather also helped! The children have written some super recounts of our visit, remembering some of the interesting facts.
In maths, it was great to hear the children talking amongst themselves about how they really enjoy the lessons and that maths is their favorite subject!! We have been working on place value, looking at the value of each digit in a two digit number. The children have been working on being able to confidently represent numbers in different ways, including writing as digits, words, pictures, objects, Numicon shapes and on a number line.
Friday 14th September
We have continued learning about hedgehogs this week and have completed writing our information booklets. We have read a story called 'Don't Hog the Hedge' and answered questions about it.
In maths we have been looking at creating patterns with shapes and numbers. We have been counting in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10. To practice this at home, go onto the ICT games website and click on maths, counting, the game we played was called whack a mole. The children are able to choose which steps they are counting in, a start number and if they are counting forwards or backwards.
Thank you to Summer's Nanny who came in to help us make our hedgehog homes yesterday. They are not quite finished yet!
It was lovely to see so many of you on Tuesday for our class meeting. If you were unable to attend I have put the power point into the letters page.
We already have a new jumper that has been left at school. If your child has lost one, please let me know. It doesn't have a name on!
Reminder that home learning books need to be handed in on Monday. Thank you.
Friday 7th September
We have had a fantastic first week in Hedgehogs!
The children have come back to school with great enthusiasm for learning. We have found out lots of interesting facts about Hedgehogs and have written our own information booklets. Ask your child about the interesting facts they have learned!
Next week we will need some shoe boxes and plastic bags. Thank you to those that have already sent some in. We will be using them on Thursday afternoon.
Our class meeting is on Tuesday afternoon starting at 2:30. It would be lovely to see you there.