Teacher for 2022-23 Olivia Fox
Teaching Assistants – Natalie, Alex & Kayleigh
Perasonal Support Worker- Janet
If your child is unable to come to school then please find below home learning activities that are linked to our learning in class.
In maths, we are thinking about fractions. Why not have a go at playing some fun games?
Why not work out with Joe Wicks;
Spring is nearly here! Why not go on a walk and see if you can use this checklist and find some early signs of spring?
This week we have been learning about the Easter story. We enjoyed watching the adults reenact the story and then we sequenced the events using pictures.
We have celebrated Easter with different arts and crafts, an egg hunt and we made cornflake cakes!
We hope you enjoy the Easter holidays everyone! From Hedgehog Class. Article 31 (leisure, play and culture) Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.
In reading, Hedgehogs role-played some of our favourite stories using sensory story boxes.
We used different voices for the characters and added sound effects too.
We really enjoyed using the props to help us act out the events.
Hedgehogs all worked really well together, sharing the resources, listening to the story and taking turns to act it out.
Article 29 (goals of education) Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.
In communication sessions, Hedgehogs have been listening to stories and role-playing them as a group using puppets. This week, we acted out the story of the Gingerbread Man using phrases and words from the story, changing our voice for the characters and listening to our peers.
We have also been sequencing the story and asking each other questions using prompts in a group discussion.
Article 13 (freedom of expression) Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions and to access all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.
For Literacy Week, Hedgehog Class have found lots of opportunities for reading, listening, speaking and writing. In particular, we visited the local library, listened to and shared stories, including The Great Dragon Bake Off by Nicola O’Byrne. The story inspired us to bake some biscuits and so we wrote shopping lists and bought our ingredients from the shop, read a visual recipe and worked together in groups to make and decorate them.
Hedgehog Class have been reading Supertato as part of our comics and superhero topic in Literacy. In art, we are using natural materials in 3D models and so we used potatoes to create our own Supertatos! Hedgehogs used PODD mats to decide what feature to create and how to attach it to their potato. They had a range of materials and resources to create their own ideas and make their potatoes unique.
We have been creating animations this half term by taking photos, moving objects, recording sounds for the background and pressing the right buttons to play, pause, stop and add more.
We used characters with malleable arms and legs to show different body movements and chose instruments to record the background sound.
Hedgehogs had an amazing time at the Sports Inclusion Festival in Manor Academy.
We enjoyed lots of great activities planned by the Manor Academy Year 11 pupils.
Hedgehogs worked together brilliantly in teams and practiced throwing skills, ball dribbling, rolling and aiming.
Well done, Hedgehogs!
Article 15 (freedom of association) Every child has the right to meet with other children and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.
Article 31 (leisure, play and culture) Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.
Article 23 (children with a disability) A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life with dignity and, as far as possible, independence and to play an active part in the community. Governments must do all they can to support disabled children and their families.
Hedgehog Class have been reading information texts this term and we wanted to share our e-books that we have planned and written all about hedgehogs.
We used an information book called Roly the Hedgehog as inspiration and planned our hedgehog characters, settings and discussed problems that a hedgehog might have. We have also written instructions to make a bug hotel and speech bubbles for how the hedgehogs feel.
Hedgehog Class used their work from the half term to create an e-book, using the texts we have read for information, our phonic knowledge to sound out and spell words and our computing skills to type, add photos and edit our book.
Check out our books!
Article 17 (access to information from the media) Every child has the right to reliable information from a variety of sources, and governments should encourage the media to provide information that children can understand.
Article 29 (goals of education) Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.
In measure, Hedgehogs have been exploring temperature.
Hedgehogs have been reading the book Hot and Cold by Eric Carle and using visuals, vocabulary or signing to describe each page as hot or cold.
We explored a range of hot and cold items including an ice tray and hot water bottles. Then, we tasted some hot chocolate and cold juice to compare the temperatures. We described the drinks and items as ‘hot’, ‘cold’, ‘warmer’ and ‘colder’.
We also looked at thermometers and how one changed when it was taken out of the freezer. Ollie said “it goes up because the room is warmer!” Dylan said “it was minus because the freezer is so cold”.
Article 28 (right to education) Every child has the right to an education.
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