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Year 1/2 (Hedgehogs) Terms 1, 2 & 3

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Keep watching our class page as we will be filling it with exciting class news, photographs and video clips of things we’ve done during our lessons!

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The newsletter for Term 2 has been added to the website and this will give you some information on work that is being covered during lessons this term.

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Could we possible have all required costumes in on Monday 3rd December. Thank you for this in advance!

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Costumes for Prickly Hay 2018

Please bring in any of the required items as soon as possible. Don’t hesitate to come and see us if you have any problems with your child’s costume. 

Thank you very much :) 

 

Narrators: Ivo, Bertie, Scarlett, Hector, Maia G andEwan, 

Please can you provide jeans, a checked shirt and named cowboy hat?

 

Angel Narrators: Jessica and Lillya

We do have angel costumes which fits the girls. 

 

The Line Dancers: Elizabeth, Eloisa, Eva.

Please can you provide jeans, a checked shirt and a named cowboy hat?

 

Shrew (Amelia)

We have a headband for Amelia to wear, however she needs a shrew costume! Grey leggings/trousers and top. 

 

Sam (Binu)

Please can you provide jeans, a checked shirt and a named cowboy hat? 

 

Innkeeper (Oscar)

We do have a costume that fits Oscar.

 

Joseph (Brock)

We do have a costume that fits Brock.

 

Mary – (Amelie)

We do have a costume that fits Amelie.

 

Shepherds (Rilee, Oliver, Maia C, Ella and Zachary)

We do have costumes that fit our shepherds.

 

Sheep (Harry J and Rupert)

We do have a sheep costume that fits the boys. 

 

Three Kings (Tom, Harrison and Thomas)

We do have a costume that fit the Kings. 

 

Angel Gabriel (Seren)

We do have a costume that fits Siren

 

Narrator and Star (Sophie)

We have a costume that fits Sophie. Please provide white leggings and yellow top. 

 

Angels (Holly, Freya, and Sienna)

We do have angel costumes which fits the girls. 

 

Donkey (Tristan)

We do have a donkey top and headband for Tristan. Please could you provide grey/black leggings or trousers?

 

Jolly Fiddler (Freddie)

Please can you provide jeans, a checked shirt and a named cowboy hat?

 

Horse (Teddy)

We have a costume top, trousers and a headband which fits Teddy.

 

Cow (Harry Geering)

We have a costume top and headband which fit Harry, please can you provide a black/ brown pair of trousers?

We had great fun playing tag rugby this week!!!!!! Could parents just make sure that all Hedgehogs have the correct PE kit in school (plus a bag to put muddy shoes in) and that children can put this kit on independently.

Year 1’s also have their first lesson on odd and even numbers!

Year 1’s also have their first lesson on odd and even numbers!  1
Year 1’s also have their first lesson on odd and even numbers!  2

Year 1 spent s lesson learning a song and then ordering the days of the week correctly.

Year 1 spent s lesson learning a song and then ordering the days of the week correctly. 1
Year 1 spent s lesson learning a song and then ordering the days of the week correctly. 2
Year 1 spent s lesson learning a song and then ordering the days of the week correctly. 3

Year 2 have been working really hard on halving both even and odd numbers. They have also been focusing on using neat, clear workings out! Here are a few examples of their work.

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Today the Hedgehogs were really lucky as we got to go an visit the Rabbit's science fair! The Rabbits taught us a little bit about magnets by creating some amazing games for us to play! (Have a look at the Rabbit's webpage for some photographs!)

Don’t forget to wear your Pudsey or Blush ears to school on Friday to celebrate Children In Need 2018! Also bring in some loose change to help us decorate our Pudsey face with coins!

Don’t forget to wear your Pudsey or Blush ears to school on Friday to celebrate Children In Need 2018! Also bring in some loose change to help us decorate our Pudsey face with coins!  1

Some of our photographs from Inter Faith Week.

Our new classroom display which shows off our Rangoli pattern artwork and Diwali research.

Our new classroom display which shows off our Rangoli pattern artwork and Diwali research. 1
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We have spent some of our lesson time researching what the festival Diwali is and looked at why Hindu's celebrate.

Here are some of the facts we discovered:

  • Diwali is an important Hindu festival, it is the Hindu festival of light.

  • Hindu’s celebrate because it is the start of their new year.

  • The word Diwali means row of lighted lamps.

  • The festival celebrates the Goddess Lakshmi.

  • Hindu’s light diva lamps.

  • The festival means it is time for: cleaning the house, decorating the house with lights, buying new clothes, exchanging gifts, having a family meal and creating Rangoli patterns.

 

We then moved onto designing a Rangoli pattern.

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Rangoli Patterns

 

During Diwali, Hindus draw bright Rangoli patterns on the floor by the front door to encourage the goddess Lakshmi to enter their homes. Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and is said to bring good fortune. Rangoli patterns are traditionally drawn using rice grains, flour, sand or chalk and designs are usually taken from nature or are pattern based.

We have been looking at time this week in maths, year 1’s have been working on identifying o’clock and half past times and year 2’s have been looking at quarter past and quarter to times.

Sorry these took so long to load but here are some photographs with our safari shoebox projects. These were amazing!

The Hedgehog's have been working hard on their keep fit skills! How many bright red faces can you see?

A few snaps from today's habitat walk!

We are hoping to go on a habitat walk around the local area on Friday morning which links to our current Science unit of work. Please could you ensure that your child has a pair of wellington boots and a rain coat in school!

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We spent lots of time researching safari animals, we found out some really interesting facts!

We spent lots of time researching safari animals, we found out some really interesting facts! 1
We spent lots of time researching safari animals, we found out some really interesting facts! 2
We spent lots of time researching safari animals, we found out some really interesting facts! 3
We spent lots of time researching safari animals, we found out some really interesting facts! 4
We spent lots of time researching safari animals, we found out some really interesting facts! 5

As promised here are some pictures of the most amazing safari sunsets! Well done Hedgehogs!

Here are a few examples of some parts of our independent story writing. We created our own version of the Little Red Riding Hood traditional tale.

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We now have our own class wellie boot rack!

Mrs Uden has asked if all parents could now provide their child with a pair of boots that can be kept here in school, please could you also ensure that these are clearly labelled with your child's name.

Many thanks for doing this in advance.

Next week we will be completing some more art based work. We are going to be creating a safari sunset picture, we need to find out how to make a silhouette and find out how to mix watercolour paints. Watch out for some finished examples next week!

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Traditional African Music Compilation: African Tribal Music & African Melodies

We have been listening to African music in class whilst we have been working and several of the children have asked for the link so they can share this with their family at home.

Meet the Hedgehog tribe!

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The Maasai Tribe love music and dance, both are very special in the Maasai culture. They sing lots of songs together, wear lots of beaded jewellery and wear their best clothes. The Maasai Tribe perform a special dance, called the jumping dance.

 

We are currently making our own version of a Maasai collar so watch out for the photographs!

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Maasai Jumping Dance

Maasai warriors in Kenya perform the competitive jumping dance.

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I’m so exited to see the safari in a shoebox projects next week, i’ve already had a few sent in and it’s causing great excitement!!!

I’m so exited to see the safari in a shoebox projects next week, i’ve already had a few sent in and it’s causing great excitement!!! 1
I’m so exited to see the safari in a shoebox projects next week, i’ve already had a few sent in and it’s causing great excitement!!! 2
I’m so exited to see the safari in a shoebox projects next week, i’ve already had a few sent in and it’s causing great excitement!!! 3

We are looking at mini beasts in Science and we have created a new habitat for these creatures!

We are looking at mini beasts in Science and we have created a new habitat for these creatures! 1
We are looking at mini beasts in Science and we have created a new habitat for these creatures! 2
We are looking at mini beasts in Science and we have created a new habitat for these creatures! 3
We are looking at mini beasts in Science and we have created a new habitat for these creatures! 4
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The Creation Song

We spent two lessons working on character descriptive writing!

Today the Hedgehog’s have created a working wall with all the questions that they would like to research for our topic 🇰🇪

Our current Literacy project is based traditional tales and today we have been working on our story retelling skills! Here are 2 fantastic pieces of year 2 work!

Our current Literacy project is based traditional tales and today we have been working on our story retelling skills! Here are 2 fantastic pieces of year 2 work! 1
Our current Literacy project is based traditional tales and today we have been working on our story retelling skills! Here are 2 fantastic pieces of year 2 work! 2

The Hedgehog class have been working hard on their map skills this week!

 

We have been using an atlas to help us locate where the United Kingdom and Africa are placed on a world map.

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We then looked at a more detailed map of Kenya and located Nairobi (the capital city), Kisumu and Mombasa (other cities), Mount Kenya (a mountain), lake Victoria (a water source) and also the Indian Ocean. We then created our own version of a map of Kenya and even used a key, Mrs Jackson was very impressed!

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Our new topic (Geography based) is all about going on safari whilst in Kenya!

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Today we spoke about needing a passport, then we made our plane tickets and boarding passes, after that we boarded our flight on Kenyan Airways and travelled to Kenya! The Hedgehogs have now arrived at their destination and are waiting to explore!

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In flight safety video In flight attendant

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The votes are in and Mrs Jackson is pleased to announce that our new Year 1/2 School Council members are ... ... ... ... ...

 

Year 1: Hector and Bonnie

Year 2: Bertie and Seren

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