We have done lots of exciting, new learning this week in the Hedgehogs class!
In English, we have finished writing our recounts about one of our favourite holidays. We planned our recounts by creating our own story maps, and then we wrote and edited our recounts. The children produced some lovely pieces of work; using time conjunctions, adjectives and their feelings to describe how it was on their favourite holiday. Their work is displayed on our writing progress wall in the Hedgehogs class if you would like to have a look at it.
In Maths, we have been learning about positions and directions this week. We have been using some key vocabulary this week; forwards. backwards, left and right, quarter turn, half turn, three-quarter turn, whole turn and we even used the words above and below to describe where things were. We used bee-bots to test out directions and we even created a grid on the classroom floor to test out our directions!
In Topic, we learnt about the Santa Maria, one of the ships that Christopher Columbus sailed on to reach the Americas. As the ship was never recovered, we imagined what it would look like and thought about what things should we look our for if we are a diver trying to find it. The children created newspaper reports about finding the Santa Maria and they were really good at trying to be reporters.
A massive thank you to parents and Hedgehogs for the phonics practise. On Tuesday, I did the Phonics Screening check with all the children. As the pass mark has not been confirmed, I cannot give out the results for individual children. The results will be put into the end of year reports for your child. They all did me proud and came in and did the check with so much maturity and they did it sensibly. Well done Hedgehogs!