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Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Hedgehogs

Welcome to Hedgehogs Class page!

Our teachers are Mrs. Blaze-Jones and Mrs. Williams. Amma and Rachel are our teaching assistants.

Mrs. Williams teaches us on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday and Mrs. Blaze-Jones teaches us on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Autumn Term 2 2017:

Our topic this half term is 'The UK'  We will be learning all about the country in which we live and the other countries that are part of the United Kingdom.

In English, we will be reading about 'Katie Morag' a fictional character who lives on a remote Scottish island. We will be comparing her home with ours.

In Science we will be investigating forces and magnets. 

 

Autumn Term 1 2017:

Last half term our topic was World War II. We linked our English and Maths work to our topic as much as possible. In our Writing Wizard lesssons, we explored the magical world of Narnia through C.S.Lewis' 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'. Here are some examples of the amazing things we did....

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We described the fantasy setting of Narnia. We needed to imagine what Lucy would feel, see, hear and smell when she entered through the magical wardrobe. 

 

 

 

 

 

We mapped out the story in our groups...

 

                                                            Maths:

Number:         

We have been using lots of practical resources to help develop our number and place value skills (including adding, subtracting and multiplying)

We have been practicing clever strategies to work out answers in our heads using our ‘mental maths’ skills.

 

 

 

 

 

We also practiced counting, adding and taking away using money....

 

 

 

 

 

Shape, Space and Measures: 

In shape, space and measures, we have learnt all about 2D and 3D shapes, weight and length.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science:

In Autumn 1 we learnt all about 'Light'. We explored which sources of light we have in school and investigated which materials would let light pass through (transparent) and which materials would block light (opaque)

 

 

 

 

 

Topic - World War II:

Hedgehogs Class have been really interested in learning about our World War II topic, the important part it played in history and how it has shaped our lives today.

They have learnt about the Blitz in War time Britain and what it would be like to be a child living in Birmingham during the War. Hedgehogs worked as a class to create a 3-d Anderson Shelter for our Topic zone in the classroom. We talked about why it was so important and how it would have been used by families during the Blitz.

 

The children also used

collaging to make Spitfire aeroplanes.

 

 

 

Mrs. Williams taught the children all about rationing during the War. Hedgehogs Class used our school's Design & Technology room to make and bake biscuits using a War time rationing recipe.