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Welcome to Hedgehog Class' webpage. Here you will find updates about what we have been learning about and doing.
Presentation for Parents
Please try to read with your child every night to help them stay green.
When your child gets 25 dojo points, they will be able to bring Fluffy home for the night. The children will also have the opportunity to bring Fluffy home for a weekend with them over the course of the academic year. Thank you for completing Fluffy's diary, we love hearing what he and the children get up to! 
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Anti-Bullying Week

We often talk in class about the importance of friendship and are focusing on building our children's resilience. As part of anti-bullying week, we have talked about what the children think makes a good friend and behaviours which might upset others. The children have also been thinking about the difference between bullying and general unwanted behaviour. We always encourage children and adults alike to talk to us if they have concerns about behaviour so that we can address it in a positive manner and make sure that all our children feel happy and safe at school. 

Spellings

We will put the spellings for each week in your child's contact book every Friday. Please help your child practice these along with the key words on the front of their contact book. There will be a spelling test every Friday afternoon.

Morning Work

Every morning when the children come in to school they change their reading books and settle themselves down to complete tasks that develop their fine motor skills and support their learning.

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Literacy

Our Power of Reading text for term 2 is Claude in the City. This is the story of a dog and his best friend and their wonderful adventures.

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The children have written about some wonderful adventures that Claude and Sir Bobblysock could have. We went to the Turner Gallery to look at the sculptures, just like Claude did. We were really excited to see the Gormley sculpture in the sea!
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We also took the children to the shops to buy ingredients which they used to make fruit salad and hot chocolate, just like Claude and Sir Bobblysock enjoy in the story. The children once again made us very proud with their exceptional behaviour and the trip led to some wonderful instruction writing.
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As part of our English lessons, the children researched Monet and then painted some wonderful pictures of Claude's adventure using water colours.
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Maths

In maths this term, we have continued to learn about subtraction and looked at 3D shapes. We are now focusing on place value and tens and ones. We are thinking about numbers up to 20, practicing number bonds to 10 and counting in 2s. 

To support the children's learning of subtraction, the children became a number line and a counter to help them understand that we jump backwards on a number line when taking away.

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The children have been busy learning about 3D shapes. They have learnt about properties of the shapes, sorted them and been on a walk around the school to spot 3D shapes in real life.
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The children have been learning how to recognise numbers when represented in a picture or resource (such as numicon), as a numeral and as a word. They had lots of fun finding number matches!
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Phonics

The children are continuing to work hard with their phonics. We are playing lots of games to help us understand how sounds correspond to letters and how sounds can be blended to make words. Please ask if you would like ideas to support your child with their phonics at home,

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Science

This term we have begun to think about the seasonal changes that happen in winter. The children used the computers to create some wonderful winter scenes and thought about how trees change as autumn gives way to winter. As always, the children have produced some marvelous work to show these changes.

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Art, Design and Technology

Following on from our trip to the Turner Gallery, the children made some wonderful sculptures in the style of Arp. 

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The children have also made some wonderful sock puppets to link with our Power of Reading text. The main character has a best friend who is a sock and we thought it would be fun to design and make our own sock friends.
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ICT

The children have enjoyed using Purple Mash to create  and navigate mazes. They have also created winter scenes and Nativity posters. 

 

Geography

We  are continuing to learn about maps. We have drawn maps to show Claude's journey into the city and devised keys to help people understand our maps. In the coming weeks, we will begin to use directional language and compass direction.

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History

Along with learning the nativity story, we will be learning about Christmas traditions, old and new, from all over the world. We will be focusing on French tradition in particular but will be looking at other countries as well. 

Religious Education

We will be continuing to focus on Christianity in Religious Education. The children will begin to understand the timeline of the Bible and analyse pictures to understand their significance and meaning of Christians. 

Christmas

We have been practicing our Christmas performance and the children are doing amazingly well with their songs and lines. We are so excited to perform to the grown ups and school over the coming weeks. We have also made a Christmas tree to go on show at the local church and will be taking the children down to see the full display at the end of the week. Isn't their tree wonderful?

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Celebrating Achievements!

Week 1:

Well done to Grace Lister for her beautiful map and key of Claude's journey into the city and to Layla for her wonderful sign language. Well done also to Roman for getting the Key Stage 1 certificate for P.E this week! Hedgehog class continue to make us proud with their wonderful behaviour and this has also been recognised with a behaviour award.

Week 2:

Well done to all the Hedgehogs for another behaviour award for being such good friends, and an attendance certificate this week. A particularly big well done to Samuel, who was our Hot Shot of the week and a high flyer for amazing directional work. Well done also to Chantelle who was a high flyer in recognition of her wonderful subtraction in maths.

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Week 3:

Well done to our High Flyers this week! Leo has made such an effort to take his time in order to produce his best work and Lacie created a beautiful winter scene using ICT. Well done too to Chantelle who was our maths Hot Shot this week and to Harry for the Key Stage 1 P.E award.

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Week 4: 

Well done to Nathaneal who was our Hedgehog High-Flyer for working hard to complete his work and Jacob who showed incredible manners towards our recent visitors. It is always a delight to have people come into our classroom to see how wonderful our children are! Well done to our Hot Shot of the week, Regan. Regan has had an amazing week also receiving the Squirrel's High Flyer award. Our children have yet again been awarded a certificate for both behaviour and attendance!

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Week 5:

Well done to our High Flyers, Archie and Ellis. Archie has thrown himself into Nativity rehearsals and sung with passion whilst Ellis has worked so hard to improve his handwriting. I am very proud of both of you! As ever, Hedgehog class have shown wonderful behaviour again this week. Well done also, to Grace Lister who was our maths Hot Shot this week. 

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Term 1

The children have enjoyed exploring Beegu's story. We have thought about how she feels whilst she is on earth and have posed as Beegu to answer questions from our classmates.
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We have pretended to be Beegu and her friends to think about all the fun things we could do here on Earth.
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The children made their own aliens from salt dough which they are looking forward to decorating along with junk model spaceships. We will use these as the inspiration for writing our own stories about lost aliens.
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Maths

In Maths we have been working on number. We have been consolidating our understanding of numbers 0-9, thinking about grouping and sorting objects, less than and more than and finding more and less of a given number. We are also working on our number bonds to 10 and have used money, numicon and cubes to support this. The children really enjoyed 'being' a numberline for others to jump along when learning to do addition by counting on!

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Phonics

The children have been working really hard to develop their understanding of phonics. They have enjoyed learning new sounds and blending sounds and segmenting words. Please ask if you would like ideas to help your child support this at home.

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Science

We have had an enjoyable start to Science this term. We have explored materials and discussed their properties and uses.  The children recently went on a nature walk to observe natural changes in our local environment and collected lots of autumnal treasures.

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We have made windsocks and will be recording the weather over the coming weeks.
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Art and Design Technology

The children have had a wonderful time planning, designing and making rockets for Beegu.

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The children were very proud of their rockets, and rightly so!
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ICT

We started the term by thinking about how to stay safe online. We have also begun thinking about algorithms by writing directions for Beegu to visit places on Earth.

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History

We will be constructing timelines of our own lives and events that are important to us.

Geography

We went for a walk around Margate, spotting and talking about local landmarks. We then make our own maps of Margate. The children began to learn about directional language through this work.

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Religious Education

We have begun Religious Education by focusing on Christianity. The children have enjoyed learning the Parable of the Lost Son and we are retelling the story through puppets to help us understand feelings within the bible story.

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High Flyers

We love celebrating the achievements of everyone in our class!!

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