Sutton Valence Primary School, North Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 3HT, United Kingdom
"The constant quest for knowledge, learning and adventure..."
Welcome to Hedgehog's page!
Class Teacher: Miss.Coleman
Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs.Cordrey
Please ensure children have a water bottle every day.
On Friday we wore red white and blue to school to celebrate the royal wedding. We also had a picnic in the beautiful sunshine followed by an afternoon of team games all organised by the year 6 children. We had an amazing time and had lots of fun. Mrs. Cooper also made us a cupcake each!
Ronnie - The year six children had really good games to play with us.
Edward - I like the parachute games!
Ellie - I am going to play some of these games at lunch time now I know them.
Emily - Mrs.Coopers cupcakes were Delicious!
We have also been busy planting seeds and bulbs and writing labels so we know what is growing where. We look forward to seeing the changes over time!
Noah - ''We have to make sure we water them so that they grow.''
Week Commencing 14.05.18
This week we have been learning about ponds and what things live and grow, in and around them. Throughout the week we have been creating our own 3D ponds out of junk modelling and creating rules and instructions to follow when visiting and pond. We then went pond dipping in small groups to see what we could find! We then wrote about our favourite discovery; the newt was definitely a favourite! We also found some frogspawn which led us onto discussions about the life cycle of a frog!
We have been working really hard to make our outdoor area a brilliant place to learn. We have been creating plans and we have put them into action as a team! We have:
During maths this week we have been exploring the worth of items and looking at the 1p ad 2p coin. We used Jack and the beanstalk as an example to what a fair trade would be. We learnt that Jacks mother was not happy because she though the Cow was worth more than beans so it was not a fair trade. We pretended to trade objects around our classroom and explain to each other the worth of something.
We have also used numicon to support our understanding of the worth of 1p and 2p coins. We have been buying objects using 1p coins and then finding different ways of buying objects using both 1p and 2p coins.
Week Commencing 07.05.18
This week our main focus on water is about staying safe around the different types of water we would experience! As the warmer weather arrives it is important for us all to know the dangers and how we can manage risk when visiting the beach, ponds, lakes or swimming pools!
We received a letter from Diver Dan who also left us a box of things he had found at the bottom of a cave. He asked us to become investigators and workout what the items were and what he should do with them. We looked at the items carefully and had lots of group discussions. We then wrote letters back to Diver Dan. Mila was fascinated by the Blue shiny shell pieces and spent a long time putting the pieces together. Mila wrote to Diver Dan about her discovery!
''When I put them altogether it makes a circle in the middle, maybe there is something missing!''
We have been learning about time this week. We have been creating our own clocks in groups using numicon and writing in our own numbers. We have learnt there are 12 hours on a clock and 24 hours in a day. Ellie told us that ''the clock goes around two times in a full day.'' We have been using clocks to set times and practice telling the time at either half past or o'clock.
Week Commencing 30.04.18
This week we have been focusing on the sea! We have been exploring descriptive words which we could use to describe sea animals. We have also designed our own sea creatures and some of us have been writing a story about them!
We have been learning about the capacity of different size containers this week. Not only did we use water but we found out that we could find the capacity of a container using objects such as counting bears. We recorded our findings to see which container held the most amount of bears!
We have been exploring different ways for water to travel using objects we found in our garden and shed. We worked together to create different ramps and took it in turns to put in or catch water.
For our next topic will be exploring water in its different forms. This topic will enable the children to gain knowledge and understanding on how important water is to us and the environment in many ways; as well as the need to be safe and sensible at all times around water.
Don't forget to complete your Easter holiday journal to share the things you get up to!
Deadline for entries: 15th March.
Design a book front cover of your favourite character. You need to use an A4 sheet of paper. Make it look colourful!
The winner will get a £5.00 voucher to use at the book fair.
The book fair will be open each morning and after school from Monday 19th until Thursday 22nd March.
Skip to Be Fit!
On Monday 12th March we completed a skip to be fit challenge! Everyone in Hedgehog class tried their hardest and showed amazing determination and perseverance!
Ellie - ''We had to skip for 2 minutes, it was a long time to skip.''
Edward- ''I have learnt how to skip now, that makes me really happy!''
Charlotte - ''I was practising counting my skips, then i checked on the counter.''
Vinnie - ''We were given blueberries because we were good at skipping and our brains needed fruit to help us skip!''
Emily was the champion skipper in Hedgehog class!
''I skipped 80 skips in 2 minutes! I nearly beat Miss.Coleman!''
Our week will have a big focus on bridges in relation to our construction topic. As it is British Science Week we will be completing experiments linked with building bridges and how much weight we can add to them. For this we will be using newspaper, so if you have any spare newspaper at home please bring it in for us to use!
Week commencing 12th March.
Thank you to all the mums who were able to come into hedghog class and join in with our day! Thank you for getting stuck in and taking part. We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did.
Due to the snow last week our World Book Day was re-arranged to Wednesday 7th March. We enjoyed a day of being dressed as our favourite book character and sharing lots of stories!
Addition using single digits.
We have been using various ways to work out addition maths problems. We used numicon, counting cubes and number lines. We know the end number will always be a bigger number than the two we add together. To find the total we count the amounts altogether.
We have been exploring the seasons and the cycle in which they occur. We created our own season wheels using pictures and colours to represent each season. The snow last week was an amazing opportunity for us all to explore and experience and to see the change between winter and spring. We have been using our senses to describe the changes that are happening now we are in spring! We can not wait to see the spring flowers, butterflies and blossom on the trees.
Week Commencing 5th March.
Continue learning on snow days:
There are lots of interactive games that relate to the maths we have been learning on:
Over this topic we will be exploring different areas of construction and how different structures are made. These will include;
This topic will stimulate the children's curiosity, understanding, knowledge and imagination about buildings and structures whilst incorporating first hand experiences. Any pictures or information about famous landmarks, buildings and structures you may have visited are great starting points for any discussion!
Construction - Topic for term 4
It was lovely to see so may parents and families came in to see the work we had been doing over term 3. The children worked very hard on their writing and creating dinosaur fact files. Also working in their groups to create a dinosaur land for the dinosaur they grew form little eggs. Hedgehogs were super excited to share this with you.
Thank you for coming in!
We chose the T-Rex to be the dinosaur we found because it is the biggest meat eater dinosaur! -Jonah
Together as a class we created our own version of the bear hunt story and changed it to become We're going on a dinosaur hunt! The children used their imagination to work out what things we would need to overcome and have thought of descriptive words to use!
Today when we arrived in class 4 little eggs had been left for us! The note told us to put them into water and care for them in our groups. We had to take pictures and record the changes each day! Follow our adventure....
Walking With Dinosaurs!
Topic for term 3
Hedgehogs have come back to school after Christmas break very enthusiastic and ready to learn! It is great to see so much work has been done over the holiday, showing off the things we have been learning.
We love maths!
Discovering and role playing together...
We have been very creative and are working hard to improve our writing!
Here we are making our bird feeders as we develop our outside area!
We have been very busy!