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HEDGEHOGS

TERM 1

Hedgehogs Class Term 1 2017-18

We have had a busy start to the year.  Way back in week one, when we were getting to know each other, we thought about the UN convention of the rights of the child, and together we chose some of those rights to use in our class charter. We thought about our rights and also our responsibilities to make sure that our rights and other people’s rights can be met. We hope you like our class charter display in the gallery below.

More recently, connected with our school harvest celebration, we thought about the Global Goals, specifically the goal of zero hunger. We thought of what we could promise to do to meet that goal and wrote our promises on kites. They will be up on the wall soon.

Our Science Topic ‘The Great Plant Hunt’ has given us lots of opportunities to get outside. These are just a few highlights of the work we have done. We have hunted for fantastic leaves around the school and used adjectives to describe them.

We went to the park to identify specific plants matching our identikits and found dead nettles, mallow, shepherds purse and others. Finally we looked for seeds from the wild plants, and with some help from our reading partners we planted them and we are looking forward to seeing what might grow. Our minibeast hunt was even more exciting as we found a variety of shade loving creatures under the logs in the new mud kitchen.

We had an amazing afternoon with the bee farmer from the Wiltshire Bee Centre. We were able to see the bees up close but safely behind glass. We learned lots of interesting facts and enjoyed tasting honey and trying on beekeepers clothes. At the end of term we used strips of beeswax to roll our own homemade candles.

In Maths we have been tackling place value and addition, moving towards adding two 2 digit numbers. This has included lots of hands on work with equipment as well as calculations and problem solving.

We have done a lot of non-fiction writing and finished the term by writing several poems, including snapshot poems about natural objects we found outside.

Now we are ready for a rest before another exciting term.

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