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Welcome to Hedgehogs!  




Miss Lonsdale and Mrs Wormald would like to welcome all the new Hedgehogs for what is going to be a fantastic year! smiley


Wow what a great first two weeks we have had in Hedgehogs!! The children have settled in superbly and have all thoroughly enjoyed doing their new got to jobs! The grown ups have been very impressed with their learning in Year 1 and have had lots of fun along the way!


To introduce our new topic: Our school in our community, Year 1 went on an adventure walk around our local area in Berry Brow. We had lots of fun exploring and discussed the human and physical features within our area.



During our got to jobs we have made a Hedgehogs class promise where we came up with our own class rules to keep us safe and happy smiley. The grown ups have been super impressed that all children remembered their capital letters and full stops when writing the class rules! We then made hedgehog hand prints to make our class promise.




In Talk for Writing, we have been learning the story of the Three Little Pigs. We have made a story map to help us with our learning and have created actions to perform the story together. Miss Lonsdale and Mrs Wormald have been AMAZED at how well the children know the story and actions off by heart!! Keep up the good work Hedgehogs!! wink





We then moved onto retelling the story of the Three little pigs through role play using puppets before having a go at writing the story ourselves. There are definitely some confident little actors / actresses in our class! They did a super job.



WOW....Hedgehogs have blown my socks off in Week 2 with their first spelling test!! Everyone tried their hardest and it was clear that they have all been learning their words at home. 17 children received 8/10 or above!! What an AMAZING achievement!! Keep it up!!! I will be giving everyone extra dojo's for their efforts! heartyessmiley


The children are loving their daily mile and often beat the teachers to the finish line!!



Wow we have been busy in week 3!! The children have been very excited about their got to jobs! We have been baking little pig buns linked to our Literacy topic: The three little pigs. They looked scrumptious! heart We also talked about the ingredients that went into our bun recipe. 





In science we have been looking at different materials. Year 1 have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the outdoors to hunt for different things made of wood, plastic, stone and metal. 



As part of our topic this term we have also been discussing lots of different jobs within our community and talked about what we would like to be when we grow up. It was great to see such a variety of what the children aspire to do :)


Each week the children will be doing a spelling test on Friday based on the spellings they brought home in the first week. They will be receiving extra dojos for their hard work and so if you could practice these at home with them that would be fantastic. smiley


Hedgehogs will be doing PE on a Thursday and a Friday so they will need a PE kit in school. Depending on the weather, we may do it outside so appropriate footwear is essential.


Class reminders


smiley  Don't forget to write your names in all clothing.


smiley  Guided reading takes place every day and so please remember your book bags.

     If you want to read at home you can also read lots of books online at:


 smiley  In Autumn 1 we will be learning our numbers up to 20, focusing on addition and subtraction. The children have thoroughly enjoyed exploring maths games on Activelearn and Top marks which can be played at home at: