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Updates W.C 06.05.24

We have had a very fun week in Hedgehogs' class this week! We have had a school trip to a mosque, we have had crazy, messy science experiments and we have been photographers this week - all in a 4 day week! You can find photos of all of our activities below, but also look below to find out what we have been doing this week.



In our Maths learning, we have finished off our work on multiplication and division. This week we have been focused on sharing amounts, which is the early steps to learning the division symbol. In class, we talked about ways that we can share objects across groups using concrete resources and using pictures to help us. We learned that if we can't share amounts equally, then it is unequal and it has a remainder. Can you have a go at sharing 20 objects across 2 plates? Across 5 plates? Across 10 plates? What happens to the number? 


We also started our work on Fractions. On Friday, we started to understand the term 'a half'. We learned that a half is when something is split into two equal parts. Have a look below, which objects do you think are halved? Can you tell your grown-up why some are halved and why some are not halved?




There is also this game which you are more than welcome to have a go at!



In our English learning, we innovated the story of the Bad-Tempered Ladybird by changing the start of the story. We changed the character of the bad-tempered ladybird, to be another angry animal and we changed the setting of the story. We changed the character to become a pigeon! Can you remember what sentences we said about the new character? 



In our science learning, we have been learning about carnivores, omnivores and herbivores. We learned that carnivores are animals that eat other animals, a herbivore is an animal that eats plants, and an omnivores is an animal that eats both animals and plants. We did an experiment to work out what certain animals were by observing what was in their 'poo'! The children used sticks to prod and observe what they could find in the poo to determine whether an owl, a tortoise, a frog, a bear and a shark are carnivores, omnivores or herbivores. Look below to see some photos of our experiment. Can you tell your grown-up what you saw in each specimen?

Science Experiment - Looking at animal 'specimens' to find out if animals were carnivores, herbivores or omnivores.

Our Visit to the Jamia Mosque

The Hedgehogs went to the Jamia Mosque in Derby to learn all about what it is like in the mosque, and to learn more about Islam. The children really enjoyed their time there and it was good to see this fantastic building that is so important to so many people. A big thank you to the parent volunteers who gave up their time to accompany us on our trip. Look below to see photos of what it was like inside. Can you tell your grown-up any facts about the mosque? For example;

1) How many names are there for Allah?

2) Were there any pictures around the mosque?

3) How many floors are there and what are they used for?

4) What direction do they face, or what do they face?

5) Who is the Imam? 

RE trip - Photos of our trip to the Jamia Mosque

Computing - Our Photo Stories - Each group created their own photo story using IPADS. Each group created a scene and carefully took photos of their scenes.


In our phonics this week, we have been revising the ur digraph, and the oo digraph making both the /oo/ sound and the /u/ sound. 


Spellings and QR Codes




Have a lovely weekend, and enjoy the sunshine!


Mr Armishaw