Spider – Man!

Today, Year One were given a surprise when Ms Smith dropped off a mysterious letter. She told us that a man in disguise dropped a letter off at the school office which was for Badger and Hedgehog class. Inside, we found a letter from Spider – Man who was asking for advice on how to be more mindful. The children were all excited and eager to help Spider – Man to become more mindful and were happy to give him some pointers!


This half term, year one have been studying maps. On Monday, we identified key places within our school and then created symbols which we will be using on our maps.

Here are Badger Class on their journey in and around the school grounds.

Competition time!

It’s that time of year again! The Royal Academy of Arts Young Artists’ Competition! 

​The competition is open to all children ages 4 – 19 and it would be great if we can get as many children from our federation involved as possible! The artworks will be judged and the winners will be shown in the Royal Academy’s Young Artist Summer Show. 

Your child is able to submit one piece of artwork, using any medium of anything they choose. 

The artwork can be made using any material; it can be a painting, sculpture, photograph, installation, video, drawing, or a combination. There is no theme so artworks can be of any subject. It could also be a collaborative piece made by more than one student.

Once your child has created their artwork, you will need to take a (good) photo and provide the following information:



How it was made

A little text about the artwork and why they chose to make it.

Please use this link to upload your work: https://youngartists.royalacademy.org.uk/submissions/1

We look forward to seeing your amazing artwork!

Super hero hunters!

On Monday, Year One we’re visited by a really scary monster! The monster had taken lots of different heroes and our pupils had to locate them all in the playground. After finding all of the characters, the children had to use directional language to explain to a partner where our superheroes were located within the school playground.

Friday 09th December 2022

Good morning Year One, please see below a selection of optional activities, should you wish to complete today.


Can you complete these number sentences? In class, we have been using the ‘making ten’ strategy and using a number line.

12 – 5 =

14 – 8 =

20 – 10 =

9 + 6 =

5 + 8 =

7 + 7 =


Our Christmas Carol concert (assembly) is on Monday. Can you continue to learn the songs? Please see previous blog post.


Our classrooms are looking slightly bare at the moment. Can you create a piece festive/seasonal/winter art to be used in our classroom for the final week, leading up to the holidays?

We hope you have a lovely day!

Mr Cambridge & Mrs Alloh

Hedgehogs learning week 28th November – 2nd December 2022

In English this week, we have focused on our handwriting and on the letters: v w and x. We have been looking at poetry specifically rhyming poems. We really enjoyed learning rhyming poems and going outside with Mrs Alloh to have a go at skipping to rhyming Poems. We also had the opportunity to create our own rhyming verses in small groups. We really had fun writing our own rhyming words too.

In Maths this week, we have been recapping the make ten strategy in adding two 1-digit numbers together and also taking away a 1-digit number from a teen number. We have been using our number bonds to support us in our learning.
For example,
6 + 6 = 12
6 + 4 = 10
10 + 2 = 12

13 – 5 = 8
13 – 3 = 10
10 – 2 = 8

This week Hedgehogs went a school trip to Selsdon High Street. We explored our local area and looked at the different things in our high street.

In music this week hedgehogs focus on dynamics. Winnegamie dynamics means loud and quiet sounds. We listen to different sounds in groups and discussed if we thought it was loud or quiet. We also created our own chancing partners and ensured we change the dynamics of it. We also practised singing some festive songs with Mrs Stewart we really enjoy our lesson.

In computing this week, hedgehogs have continued to focus on technology around us and keyboards. We looked at a mouse and what a mouse does. We had the opportunity to practise typing on a programme and using the mouse to draw a picture. We used a paint programme on the chrome books. Hedgehogs really enjoyed this!
Take a look at our work.

In RE this week Hedgehogs have been learning about a significant Christmas story. Together as a class we ordered the Christmas story using images and had the opportunity to do this independently in our books. We did this by creating 8 different images and writing a sentence to go with it.

This week in D&T, Hedgehogs have been creating their seasonal greetings card. We created either a lever card or a slider card for our family.

Have a lovely weekend Hedgehogs!

Mrs Alloh & Mrs Stewart