Hedgehog Class

Hedgehog Class is a small class of just 15  Year 3 and Year 4 children, ably taught by Mr King and supported by Mrs Thomas.

This term our topic is; ‘I’m a pupil, get me out of here!’

Please click on the links below to read the current class newsletter and curriculum topic web.

Term 1 Newsletter

Term 1 Rock Bottom overview for parents

Fun with fractions (and smarties)

Year 4 Maths investigation using smarties to recognise what fractions look like and creating bar charts to show the results.  

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DT in Hedgehog class – Anglo-saxon houses

As part of our Anglo-saxon topic children completed a DT project, in which they created their own Anglo-saxon houses using card, cardboard, clay and paint. The models are nearly complete and many just need the finishing touches.

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February 2019 – Science trip to Greystones Farm in Bourton-on-the-water (part of the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust)

Today we had lots of fun exploring the outdoors. The river dipping was great fun and the children enjoyed carefully scooping up creatures in their nets from the river bed, before identifying them using their sheets. We followed this up with a mini-beast exploration activity in a small wooded area, before learning a little bit […]

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February 2019 – Maths 99 club update in Hedgehog class!

Maths 99 club The 99 club is a weekly times tables based Maths test, which all of the children in KS1 and KS2 take part in. Over the past two weeks we have had a spurt of children from Hedgehog class move up the 99 club. A HUGE well done to all of these children: […]

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February 2019 – Computer coding in Hedgehog class

COMPUTING – CODING We had an enjoyable computing lesson using the laptops and the one hour coding website from Disney. Our coding lesson was based on Big Hero 6 – the photos show the children problem solving, as they have to enter increasingly tricky codes, to get through the various levels in the game. If […]

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January 2019 – Gymnastics lessons at Thomas Keble School

Gymnastics As part of our PE this term, we have been taking part in fortnightly gymnastics sessions at our local secondary school (Thomas Keble). During this sessions we have spent time learning different balances, jumps and rolls (so far). The children have really enjoyed these sessions and are now fine tuning their own routines (in […]

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November 2018 – “I’m a pupil, get me out of here!” topic (Autumn Term 2)

Our topic for this term was to learn all about rain forests. 201819 Term 2 Im a pupil get me out of here topic web During this topic we visited the Living Rain forest in Newbury, which was a really enjoyable and interesting experience. It was great to experience just how humid the rain forest […]

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October 2018 – Arts week for Hedgehog class

In October 2018 the whole school had an Arts week. During this week we took part in a range of activities, which included: drumming knitting clay modelling sketching

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September 2018 – Healthy eating in Hedgehog Class

As part of cooking and nutrition in DT, we discussed the principles of a healthy, nutritious diet. We also spent time making flapjack, as well as tasty fruit kebabs. Extra thanks to parent helper Mrs Webber 🙂

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September 2018 – Rock Bottom topic (Autumn Term 1)

As part of this topic we completed some Art work, based on Stone Age cave paintings.

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