# Hedgehogs Learning Week- 23rd – 27th May 2022

English
In English Hedgehogs have been continuing to write more facts about their chosen theme ensuring that it makes sense and remembering their capital letters at the start of their sentence, finger spaces in between their words and full stops at the end of their sentences. We also practised writing words using cursive script, identifying the suffix “s”
For example, flower –> flowers. We have continued to do phonics daily each day too.

Maths
In Maths Hedgehogs have recapped their number bonds to 10. They also used their number bonds to help them answer 2-digit sums when adding on ones. We focused on solving word problems using different manipulative as well as looking at subtraction and addition families.
For example:
8 + 4 = 12. 12 = 8 + 4
4 + 8 = 12. 12 = 4 + 8
12 – 8 = 4 4 = 12 – 8
12 – 4 = 8 8 = 12 – 4

Geography
In Geography Hedgehogs have continued to look at human and physical features in order to make comparisons between London and the Isle of Struay. We know that physical features are things that have naturally been here even before us and human features are things that have been built by people. We identified the different physical and human features in London and Isle of Struay and compared them.

Music
In music Hedgehogs focused on body percussion and adding it to their songs. We created different hand actions and used instruments for our songs. We really loved doing the warm ups with the Mrs Stewart!

Computing
In computing we have continued to practise typing using both hands. This week we learnt how to copy and paste. We all had the opportunity to pick pictures and copy and paste them onto our documents to match our sentences. We practised this with iPads.

D&T
In D&T Hedgehogs have focused on user and what a user is.
A user is someone that operates something or something that is made for them. We had so much fun with Miss Arthur and Mrs Stewart creating fruit/vegetable kebabs for our users Molly and Jerry. We all explained why we picked specific fruits and vegetables for our user. We can’t wait to make our own fruit and vegetable kebabs!

R.E
In R.E Hedgehogs have continued to learn about the Hinduism religion. We identified the Holy Books Hindus that are very important to them. They are called: Veda, Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita. However, not all Hindus read the same text! The Bhagavad Gita is seen to be the Hindus Holy book!
We had the opportunity to talk about our special book and explain why it is special/ important to us.
Hedgehogs also looked at a story of Krishna and Sudhama which is about the bond of true friendship! This story teaches Hindus good principles of life.

Have a lovely Half term!
Miss Arthur

Assembly

Well done to Badgers and Hedgehogs for their wonderful assembly!

You were all amazing!

Maths

In Maths, we added and subtracted ones to a 2-digit number, added and subtracted numbers with regrouping and identified addition and subtraction families.

Here are some of Badgers magnificent maths!

English

In English, Badgers created their own fact files, practised cursive handwriting, identified suffixes, practised their phonics phase 2,3 and 5 sounds and wrote some super sentences.

Geography

In Geography, we identified the physical and human features of London and the Isle of Coll. Some of the human features that we identified in London are Big Ben and the London Eye and some physical features include the river Thames and parks. Some of the human features that we identified in the Isle of Coll include cottages and shops and some of the physical features include mountains and trees.

Computing

In computing, we practised using the Ipad’s to type simple sentences.

Here are some of Badgers super sentences!

Maths

In Maths, we solved word problems using addition and subtraction equations and identified addition and subtraction fact families.

Here are some of Badgers magnificent maths!

English

In English, Badgers created their own fact files, practised cursive handwriting, identified suffixes and practised their phonics phase 2,3 and 5 sounds.

Art

In Art, we created a collage of a bin to coincide with our theme of recycling. We used our skills of tearing, scrunching and cutting using fabric, card, paper, tin foil and tissue paper.

Here are some of Badgers amazing artwork!

History

In History, we identified toys from the past and the present. We discussed the difference in materials, for example, some toys from the past were made from metal, fabric and wood, whilst toys in the present are predominantly made of plastic.

Science

In science, we discussed waterproof and non-waterproof materials, then we made our own plastic shopping bags and decorated them using recycled materials!

Here is some of Badgers superb science!

# Hedgehogs Learning Week: May 16th – 20th 2022

English
In English Hedgehogs have continued to do carousel activities. We continued writing in our fact files, we looked at the suffix ending ed and ensured that we changed our words to make it in the past tense. We have continued to focus on writing in cursive script too as well as doing phonics focusing on phases 3, 4 and 5.

Maths
In Maths, Hedgehogs have looked at solving word problems using addition and subtraction. We used cubes and bead strings to help us. We really enjoyed making our superhero comic cards ensuring that they our characters skills all added up to 20. We even challenged ourselves to making 30 too. We used our number bonds of 10 to help us with adding numbers to 20.

Music
In Music Hedgehogs focused on finishing their songs about the environment. Miss Arthur can’t wait to listen to them all when completed. We listened to different sounds so that it helped them creating their songs.
We really enjoyed doing the warm up’s with Mrs Masood and Mrs Greenslade!

Science
In Science Hedgehogs had fun making their own bags using recycling materials. They were given cut up plastic which they used to create their own reusable bags with Mrs Price.

Art
In D&T Hedgehogs have continued to focus on the environment. We focused on the artist Eric Carle and how he collaged his work. We then used his style of collaging to create our own collage of a bin. We used different materials such as: tissue paper, coloured paper, foil, different coloured strings, feathers and glue stick to stick them down. Take a look at our lovely work. We also wrote a sentence about how to keep the environment clean and what to use bins for.

PSHE
In PSHE Hedgehogs have continued to focus on the environment. In groups we engaged in role playing demonstrating harmful behaviours to the environment and responsible behaviours to prevent harmful things to the environment. We got to show our scenes to the class and explain why it is good or harmful to our environment.
We also came up with rules to keep our school environment clean.

History
In History Hedgehogs began to look at toys. Toys from the past and toys now (present). We shared the toys that we brought it and spoke about their stories. We compared toys from the past to the present and enjoyed grouping them. We had the opportunity to draw a toy and explain if it’s from the past or present and how we know.

Hello,

Trigraphs (Three letters that make one sound)

igh as in night.

Digraphs (Two letters that make one sound)

ur – as in curl

ai – as in rain

ay – as in play

ir – as in girl

ow – as in cow

ou – as in found

oy – as in boy

oi – as in coin

Split digraphs (A digraph that is split by a consonant)

u_e (Tune)

i_e (Like)

Phoneme (A sound)

e – Pronounced eh (as in ted)
o – Pronounced orh (as in block)

Many thanks,

Miss Redpath

Maths

In Maths, we used our number bond knowledge to 20 to solve problems, added ones to a 2-digit number, subtracted ones from a 2-digit number and added and subtracted ones to a 2-digit number using regrouping.

Here are some of Badgers magnificent maths!

English

In English, Badgers created their own fact files, practised cursive handwriting, created their own questions using the 5w’s and practised their phonics phase 2,3 and 5 sounds.

DT

In DT, we used different tools to safely cut, peel and grate fruit and vegetables. We also recapped the key vocabulary, the definition of a fruit and vegetable and how we can ensure we are hygienic.

Here are some of Badgers superb skills!

Geography

In Geography, we named the human features of a place. Human features are things that have been built by humans, compared to physical features that the environment has created itself. Human features can include houses, roads and bridges.

Here are some of Badgers great Geography!

Computing

In computing, we practised using a keyboard effectively by typing rules to keep the environment clean and tidy.

Here are some of Badgers terrific typing!

Hello,

Trigraphs (Three letters that make one sound)

igh as in night.

Digraphs (Two letters that make one sound)

ie – as in pie

ai – as in rain

ee – as in leek

ea – as in team

oa – as in goat

Split digraphs (A digraph that is split by a consonant)

o_e (stone)

i_e (Like)

Phoneme (A sound)

e – Pronounced eh (as in ted)
o – Pronounced orh (as in block)

Many thanks,

Miss Redpath

# Hedgehogs Learning This week- 9th – 13th May 2022

English
In English Hedgehogs have been creating fact files about their chosen theme. They focused on writing good sentences remembering their capital letters at the start of a sentence and for names, finger spaces in between their words and full stops at the end of each sentence.
We also looked at using question marks by focusing on the 5 W’s:
– What? Why? Where? When?Who? and How?
Hedgehogs wrote questions and ensured they had question marks at the end of each question.
We also practised our phonics sounds and writing using cursive script.

Maths
In Maths, Hedgehogs have been focusing on adding ones to a 2- digit number using part part whole model, number lines and the make- ten strategy. We completed addition sums and subtraction sums by regrouping.

Computing
In computing, Hedgehogs began to look at different features of the keyboard. This week Hedgehogs have been learning how to type on a keyboard. We typed things such as our names and sentences about the environment ensuring we had Capital letters at the start of our sentences, finger spaces in between each word and a full stop at the end.

D&T
In D&T Hedgehogs have continued to focus on food and been learning about the tools and the different techniques we can use when handling fruits and vegetables. We enjoyed our D&T lesson with Miss Arthur. We practised how to cut, peel and grate our fruits and vegetables. We also created our own food safety rules for our classroom.

R.E
IN R.E., Hedgehogs have continued to learn about the Hinduism religion. This week we focused on Hindus place of worship. We know that they worship in a place called a Mandi. We wrote some sentences about a Mandir and what happens in there.

Maths

In Maths, we focused on the number 100, by comparing numbers on a number line within 100, comparing numbers on a place value chart within 100, ordering numbers within 100 and identifying the pattern in a sequence of numbers.

Here are some of Badgers magnificent maths!

English

In English, Badgers used their comprehension skills by answering questions on the the Book, Tidy by Emily Gravett, we recapped the use of capital letters at the beginning of a sentence, when writing someone’s name and when we used the pronoun, I. We also created our own poster based on how we can keep the environment clean and tidy.

Here are some of Badgers perfect posters!

Art

In Art, we identified different collage techniques and looked at the artist, Jeannie Baker to creates collage illustrations. We collected different materials from outside such as twigs and leaves and used them to create our own environment based collage.

Here are some of Badgers amazing art!

Science

In Science, we conducted an experiment to test which materials were waterproof. We tested different materials, such as wood, plastic, cloth, rubber and wool by discussing the properties of the materials, and testing whether they were waterproof in a bowl of water.

PSHE

In PSHE, we discussed how we can behave responsibly when caring for the environment. We looked at the four different types of recycling containers, what types of objects we can put in each container and the type of object that can be created by recycling it.

# Hedgehogs Phonics Learning

Hello Hedgehog Parents,