After a few creative weeks working on remembering 100 years since the end of WW1, we have now begun to sink our teeth into the second half of the topic, Conquerors.
Before we started the week, we looked at the importance of anti-bullying, as this week it is Anti-Bullying Week 2018. We looked at the definition of bullying and looked at what bullying looks like in a school. We then talked about what we should do if you see/ are being bullying. We talked about 'Choosing Respect' and how we should respect all the children around us. We talked about how we may disagree with each other but we have to respect one another. The children were really engaged and we talked about the importance of friendship and how we can show respect in school. If you want to see some helpful links to show children, see below for some links;
We linked our English work to Anti-Bullying week. Our Cold Write for the next few weeks was to write a set of instructions explaining what we should do if we are being bullied. The children produced some fantastic pieces of work and this subject of Anti-Bullying really made them think carefully about what they would do if they are being bullied.
The rest of the week in English, we are focusing on Conquerors (unfortunately the Cavemen have left the Hedgehog classroom now!). We are looking at the key features of an Instruction text by learning how to conquer a kingdom! We started to read instructions and then we acted it out in a battle scene, it was very chaotic but incredibly fun! The children have created text maps of the story and we are trying to remember the instructions.
In Maths this week, we are finishing off our addition and subtraction unit. We have looked at how we can use a bar model, a part-whole model and even a number line to subtract numbers. The children have learnt so much and if you ask your child about subtraction, they will be able to draw the subtraction '-' symbol instantly! We will be moving onto Shape next week.
In Topic this week, we compared Cavemen to Normans. We looked at finding the differences between life in Cavemen times and those who lived in the year 1000BC. We watched two clips to help us with our learning, which are attached below if you want to learn what we have been learning.
We have been doing a lot of Christmas rehearsal preparation which you can find in the Christmas folder. Christmas performances are on the 11th and 13th December. Letters have been given out so please pay via Parent Mail, and hand the slip to either Mr Armishaw or Mrs Wain at some point.
Roles have also been given to children for the Christmas production. We have given slips out and put them in children's bags. Unfortunately, because we do not have enough clothing for the Christmas play, we need parents to provide some clothes for the Christmas production. We have suggested ASDA as a good place to purchase some of the clothing however feel free to look elsewhere. We hope this is ok, but if you have concerns or unsure then do not hesitate to get in touch with Mr Armishaw, Mrs Wain, Mrs Baxter or Mrs Wordsworth.
Children in Need is also this Friday. Please could your child come in pyjamas with normal shoes, and a teddy. Your child also needs to bring a £1. There is a colouring competition too which will be judged by Mr Armishaw, and if your child would like to compete, then they need to colour in a Pudsy bear, and bring in a donation of 50p.
The Hedgehogs have been really respectful this week and I am immensely proud of them.