Welcome to Hedgehog Class 2022-2023
Class teachers: Mrs Hutchison (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
Miss Stocker (Thursday, Friday)
Learning Support Assistant: Mrs McPherson
PE days: Monday & Wednesday
Summer Term Second Half
This half term the class will have tennis lessons on Monday afternoons. They will continue to have CM Sports lessons on Wednesday morning and preparation for Sports Day/Athletics on Thursday afternoons.
Please ensure that your child's PE kit is kept in school at all times as these days could change. The children need shorts, a tee-shirt and plimsolls/trainers that fit. Please tie long hair back on these days and cover/remove any earrings.
The class will have Forest School on Monday mornings this half term. Please refer to letter previously sent regarding clothing for these sessions.
Summer Term First Half
This half term the children will continue to have PE lessons with CM Sports on Wednesday mornings. They will have Athletics lessons on Thursday afternoons. They will require full PE kit for these lessons. Please ensure PE kits are kept in school at all times as they may be needed on other days too. Long hair should be tied back for PE and earrings should be removed or covered.
We started the half term with 'Dinosaur Day'. We dressed up as dinosaurs and dinosaur hunters and enjoyed a special dinosaur day. We started our research about dinosaurs. We will be writing our own information booklets about dinosaurs so we discussed some of the features of non fiction texts. We practised the order of the alphabet and put dinosaur names into alphabetical order. Our Whole Class Reading lesson was about using our reading comprehension skills to obtain information from part of a non fiction text about dinosaurs. In the afternoon we enjoyed a variety of dinosaur activities.
Spring Term Second Half
This half term the children will continue to have PE lessons with CM Sports on Wednesday mornings. They will require full PE kit for these lessons. Long hair should be tied back for PE and earrings removed or covered. The class will also have a dance day this half term too.
In Art we created Under the Sea collages using a variety of Art techniques.
First we developed our sketching techniques to add texture to our sketches and enjoyed looking at the work of artist Amber Marine.
Next we learnt how to create colour washes using watercolour paint and explored which consistency of paint worked well and how much water we needed to add. Then we chose the colours we wanted to use to create the background for our collage and applied our new knowledge.
Next we created our tiles to print with. First we experimented by drawing different sea creatures. It was tricky because we needed a clear outline and not too much detail or small features. We chose the one we felt would be most effective and then pressed the outline onto a polystyrene tile using a pencil. Using the roller and printing ink was lots of fun and rather messy!
We chose our best print to use for our collage. We cut it out carefully and used oil pastels to add detail. Then we used different papers to create an under the sea collage on our colour wash background. Finally we added our block print sea creature.
Visit from Wild Science
We really enjoyed meeting the animals from Wild Science. We met Sir Pent the Corn Snake, Christina the Guinea Pig, Milly the Millipede, Flick the Leopard Gecko and Barbara the Tree Frog. We were able to stroke some of them and to hold others. We found out lots of interesting facts about these animals, about where they are from, what they eat and their special features.
Spring Term First Half
This half term the children will have Forest School on Tuesday mornings. Please refer to emails previously sent regarding clothing on Forest School days.
On Monday mornings the children will be learning Gymnastics and require a pair of shorts and a tee shirt for these lessons. Long jogging bottoms/leggings are not permitted for Health and Safety reasons.
On Wednesday mornings the children will continue their lessons with CM Sports. They will require full PE kit, including trainers/plimsolls, for these lessons.
Long hair should be tied back for PE and earrings removed or covered.
Forest School Spring Term
We had great fun during our Forest School sessions even though some mornings were very chilly!
In our Science lessons this half term we are learning all about how animals survive. We found out about the characteristics of different groups of animals including mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians. We sorted animals into these groups and suggested others to add to these groups too.
Our Visit to Winchester Science Centre
Year 1 had an amazing day at Winchester Science Centre! We loved exploring the hands-on science exhibits and seeing what happened.
Next we spent some time in Explorer:Space downstairs. Being an astronaut was very popular as well as exploring the other space themed exhibits.
We took part in a fantastic workshop! Grace told us about how rockets are launched and she showed us too. We saw flames and heard a whoosh!
Then we were able to decorate our own rockets using foam shapes and Grace launched them for us from a safe distance. We discussed why some of our rockets didn't go far and then made better ones that were lighter and more streamlined on the base. They all flew well and we cheered when Grace lit them and we watched how far they flew!
After a well-deserved break for lunch we then enjoyed a visit to the planetarium and watched a super show about the solar system. We found out about the stars and the planets. The chairs were very comfortable!
Autumn Term 2nd Half
This half term the children will have PE with CM Sports on Wednesday mornings. Please ensure they have full PE kit in school including trainers/plimsolls and joggers (and a hoody if desired). We will also have our dance day this half term and the class will develop a Fireworks dance on this day.
Learning about Instructions
In English we have learnt about instruction writing. We found out that instructions help you to do something, they have to be in the correct order otherwise they may not work! We learned that instructions need bossy verbs in them to tell people what to do.
We followed Mrs Hutchison's instructions to make jam sandwiches. This was great fun and most of us really enjoyed eating the sandwich we made! Then we wrote our own instructions to make jam sandwiches. We made sure the instructions were in the correct order and told people what they would need to do to make their own jam sandwich.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
This week we listened to different versions of the story 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. We talked about the characters in the story and sequenced the events. Then we worked in small groups to act out the story. We thought about using our faces to show how our characters were feeling.
Autumn Term First Half
This half term the children have Forest School on Tuesday mornings. They need to bring their Forest School clothes and wellington boots to school every Tuesday.
On Mondays the children will have Gymnastic lessons. All children must wear shorts when working on the apparatus. Long jogging bottoms are not permitted for health and safety reasons.
On Wednesdays the children will have hockey lessons outside with a specialist sports teacher.
Please ensure children come to school with long hair tied back on these days. Earrings must either be removed or taped over.
Here is the power point shared at the Meet the Teacher meeting on 5.9.22.
Autumn Term First Half
In Science we are learning about Materials. We have learnt about the properties of different materials and have described them according to their properties.
We helped Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk find a way of escaping from the giant quickly down the beanstalk. We explored different fabrics and suggested which ones we thought would make a good fabric for a parachute for Jack. Then we tested them to find out which fabric made the best parachute.
In Geography we are learning about the seven continents and five oceans. We have looked at the globe and maps of the world and located the different continents and oceans. We have talked about the different places we have visited. We have looked at a map of the United Kingdom and found London and talked about where Fleet is.
We are enjoying our Hockey lessons and developing our skills. Here we are practising our ball control skills!