Hello everyone! First of all, we hope you all had a lovely, relaxing half term break. We hope your batteries are all fully charged and you are ready for this term ahead! We have had a great week back. We also have someone new in the classroom to assist us with our learning. Miss Morris is a teacher that is joining the Hedgehogs class for the next few weeks to help us with our learning. The Hedgehogs have welcomed her with her open arms so well done Hedgehogs!
In Maths this week, we have started our new unit of Length and Height in our maths learning. We have been using mathematical vocabulary such as "The _____ is shorter than the _______" and "The _____ is longer than the ___________" to compare lengths and heights. We have done this practically with objects and with pictures as well. We then looked at measuring objects by using smaller objects. We used dominoes and cubes to measure the length and height of some objects such as a table, a tray and a highlighter. We also learnt about the word 'estimations' and why it is good to make estimations before we measure. Challenge: Can you measure an object at home using some toys, or cubes, or counters that you have at home? See if you can estimate, before you measure!
In our English this week, we have started a new story as part of our T4W. This week we have been learning the traditional tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. We received a letter off a boy called Jack who told us all about why he has run away. We then found some clues in the classroom to help us understand the story, such as a giant, some golden eggs and some grass cuttings. We then learnt the story map and created our own story maps from the story. The children created some fantastic story maps! You can find the class one below. Can you tell your grown up the story of Jack and the Beanstalk? Use the story map below to help you. Or Who was the villain or the character that was in the wrong in the story? Was it Jack or the Giant?
In topic, we looked at the book called 'Tree' by Brita Teckuntrup. It is a beautiful book all about the seasons and the changes that happen across the seasons. We used this a stimulus to create a season wheel of what different things happen throughout the seasons. After that, we then learnt about what Hedgehogs do throughout each of the seasons. Can you tell a grown up what Hedgehogs do in winter, spring, summer and autumn? What happens in each season?
This week, I gave out a SUCCESS certificate and two leaves. Well done to all those who received an award this week!
Teach Your Monster To Read
We have started up a new game specifically for KS1. It is called 'Teach Your Monster to Read'. It is a great game to play that encourages children to use their phonics and reading skills when solving adventures. You can find the link to the game here https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ and if you have any problems accessing the game, please do email me at email@example.com.
What a great week Hedgehogs, well done!