Hedgehog Class

Spring Term in the Hedgehog Class

What a magical Spring Term we have had! After the Christmas holidays we were shocked to find that an enchanted woodland had appeared in our classroom. We soon found out that this wood was the home to some very special people including Silky the fairy. Silky very kindly gave us the book The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton and we have loved meeting her friends Saucepan Man and Moonface and being part of their wonderful adventures!

Throughout the term we have been helping our friends from the Magic Faraway tree with Phonics and Numeracy. We have particularly enjoyed learning about addition and subtraction and have used this new learning to help Silky and her friends with their own Maths problems!

Solving subtraction problems using concrete objects.

In January we had a great time travelling around the school learning about different festivals for Multicultural week. We even had the opportunity to do some Samba drumming and Zumba dancing. One of our favourite festivals was Chinese New Year so we explored this festival and the culture in more detail.

image009On Red Nose Day we really enjoyed dressing silly to raise money for Comic Relief, some of us even came to school with pants on our heads!

We were also very lucky to be visited by Commonwealth Games silver medallist and team England captain Danny Lawrence who inspired us to get involved in sport; he even showed us some of his gymnastic skills too!

The week beginning 16th of March was science week and we Mrs Nicholls came in to show us how to make all kinds of fascinating things; our favourite had to be the elephant toothpaste! During this week we also discovered how heat affects substances when making play dough and were even visited by Gulliver the Tortoise!