Welcome to Hedgehogs Class
Wednesday and Thursday
Please ensure that your child wears their PE kit to school on a Wednesday and Thursday. All PE lessons will take place outside so please make sure your child brings a fleece and tracksuit bottoms if the weather is cold.
Forest school will take place every other Tuesday afternoon. Please read your forest school e-mail to check if your child is in Group A or Group B. This will also tell you the dates your child will be attending Forest School. Your child will need to bring wellies and come dressed in clothes that will be getting very muddy!
Please ensure that your child brings their Reading Pack containing their reading book and reading record in everyday. We will give your child 3 books each Friday. These will then be changed for 3 new books the following Friday.
Homework will be sent out on a Friday. The homework sheet contains a summary of the maths learning we have been doing that week and also a list of words containing the phonics sounds we have been learning. If you would like to practice these at home with your child, they could always bring these in to show me if they wish.
Each Friday morning we will be doing a spelling quiz. This will be based on the 5 spellings at the bottom of the homework sheet. Please try and practice these spellings at home. You could play games with the words or write them in different ways.
This term we will be looking at different modes of transport. We will begin our topic by reading Mrs Armitage on Wheels by Quentin Blake and look at the history of bicycles. We will learn to re-tell the story and write our very own version.
We will then compare the story to Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave and look for similarities and differences between them. In Science, we will learn all about which materials float and sink and think about which material will be best to make a boat for Mrs Armitage to carry all of her things.
Our transport topic then moves on to look at Buses. We will be reading the story Naughty Bus by Jan and Jerry Oke and use the story to link our Geography learning to London landmarks. In D&T, we will look at designing and making our very own vehicle and learn about wheels and axels ready to showcase at our vehicle exhibition.
In Science we have been learning about different materials that float and sink. We read the story Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave by Quentin Blake and made a boat that would hold all of Mrs Armitage's things.
A Toy's Story
This term, we begin by reading Old Bear by Jane Hissey. We will use this story to inspire our history learning about old toys and will look at when Teddy Bears were first invented. We will also look at different toys and the materials they are made from in our Science lessons.
Later in the term we will begin to Paddington Bear by Michael Bond. Our focus in English will be instruction writing. We will look at lots of different instructions and write our very own instructions on 'How to make a marmalade sandwich.' We will also learn how to make our Mums and Dads a cup of tea by following instructions carefully.
In D&T we learnt how to follow instructions to make a cardboard Paddington Bear. We learnt how to fold the paper to create an origami hat for Paddington and used different sized and coloured paper to make his coat.
Houses and Homes
We begin our year with a special delivery from The Three Little Pigs. In English, our focus is letter writing and we will have a discussion about what we need to include when writing a letter to The Three Little Pigs. This topic is heavily Science based and we begin our learning about materials. We will investigate which material will be strong enough to stop the Wolf blowing our house down.
We will then look at comparing the Three Little Pigs to The Three Little Pugs and The Big Bad Cat by Becky Davies and write our very own version of the story.
In Art, our learning will be based on Paul Klee. We will look at how he uses different shapes to create his pictures and re-create 'Castle in the Sun.' We will also be learning about mixing primary colours to make secondary colours.