Hedgehogs Class Autumn Term 1

What a busy first term! The children in Hedgehog Class have settled very well and it is a pleasure to see them so excited about their learning every day. Have a look at what we have been getting up to.

In maths this term, we have been learning all about numbers 0-15. We have been ordering numbers, finding ways to make the number with numicon and using objects to help us. The children have been using language of more and less, looking at doubling and sharing, and using concrete methods to add two amounts of objects together. 

Our theme for this half term has been all about autumn, nature, and seasonal changes. We looked at ‘Leaf man’ by Lois Ehlert, ‘Pumpkin soup’ by Helen Cooper, ‘Owl babies’ by Martin Waddell, ‘Stanley’s stick’ by John Hegley, and ‘Stickman’ by Julia Donaldson. The children have had many opportunities to take their learning into the outdoor environment and have been excited about the changes to their classroom with each Power of Reading book. With each book, there have been opportunities for craft activities, writing opportunities and games. The children have made leaf pictures, handprint trees, stick models and shapes, decorated sticks, leaf prints and their own leaf men. 

The Hedgehog team are very much looking forward to Spring term, and cannot wait to see what Hedgehog class get up to in the next topic. 

Fox Class Update October 2020

What a busy and fun half term it has been for fox class!

Much of our learning has been based around our Power Of Reading book; `Where the wild things are’ by Maurice Sendak. We explored the setting and characters and re-told the story through drama and writing.  We made fantasy creatures and wild things using collage and construction materials.

We have enjoyed doing lots of outdoor learning for our science. We have learnt about parts of trees, identified which ones are deciduous or evergreen and spotted signs of autumn. We have also planted spring flowering bulbs kindly donated by Kieft and Sons Ltd.

We enjoyed handling a variety of fruits and vegetables as part of our learning about where our food comes from, and harvest time.

In maths we have used concrete resources, pictorial and abstract methods to show our understanding of place value, counting, addition, subtraction and 2D shapes.

In PE we have been playing dodgeball and practising our throwing and catching. We also showed brilliant determination and teamwork when we took part in the Norfolk Games virtual cross country race.

In music we learnt a song and rap which we performed to each other in the last week.

Mrs Winter – Headteacher
Drayton Community Infant School, School Road, Drayton, Norwich NR8 6EP
Telephone: 01603 860272 • Email: officedrayton@istnorfolk.co.uk