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Welcome to Hedgehogs 2018-2019!

 

Welcome to the Hedgehogs class page. We are one of two Year 6 classes and there are currently 20 of us. Our teacher is Miss McKune and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Clarke. 

 

Tuesday and Thursdays will be our PE days, so please help us to remember our PE kit on those days.

 

Homework will be given out for English, Spelling, Maths and Arithmetic every Friday. It is due back into school on a Wednesday. Homework club is on a Tuesday if we need extra help. We also must gain at least 5 'reads' a week in our reading record. A 'read' counts as a chapter of larger books or 5 pages of smaller ones. Our Reading Records will be checked every Monday.

 

Here in Hedgehogs we are fully committed to achieving our very best this year. We have SATs coming up, but we're committed to all our learning experiences - not only the ones we do tests in. Check back here for regular updates of our achievements!

Brunel University

On January 29th, all of Year Six were lucky enough to visit Brunel University in London. We got the chance to find out a bit about university life and discover some of the courses Brunel offers. During our tour of the campus, we saw the most amazing sports facilities and even the framed, autographed jersey belonging to Usain Bolt!

While we toured, we completed a quiz about all we found. The statue of Brunel was impressive and it was really interesting to find out what he had designed. Did you know he designed the first warded hospital? Before that, all illnesses and infectious diseases were treated in the same room! Oh, the germs!

Below are a few photos from our day.

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Spring Term in Hedgehogs

 

This term we have some amazing learning in store for us. Here are some highlights of what we can expect:

 

  • Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - Visit to Brunel University
  • Thursday 24th January 2019 - RE workshop: Creation versus Science
  • Monday 28th January 2019 - Mock SATs Week begins
  • Friday 22nd February 2019 - Karl Nova workshops begin (5 weeks)
  • Monday 4th March 2019 - World Book Week
  • Monday 18th March 2019 - Mock SATs Week begins

 

Our Class Reader is: 

  • Matilda by Roald Dahl (Spring 1)
  • Room 13 by Robert Swindells (Spring 2)

 

Our Creative Curriculum topic is: Natural Disasters/Pompeii

 

Our Science topic is:

  • Electricity (Spring 1)
  • Light (Spring 2)

 

 

 

Hedgehogs Spring Term Timetable

Our Clink Prison and Lion King visit

 

On Wednesday 21st November 2018, we were lucky enough to have the trip of a lifetime! We traveled to London and spent the morning exploring the Clink Prison. The 'Clink' was an operational prison for over 600 years and hosted some of the most brutal crimes and punishments during this time. As part of our Crime and Punishment topic, we had the perfect morning investigating punishment ideas that we have been studying in class and handling real life punishment tools.

 

After lunch we went to the Lyceum Theatre  in Covent Garden to watch the West End performance of The Lion King. Wow! As we are putting on our own version of this story for our end of year production, we got lots of different ideas of how we can bring this fantastic story to life. 

 

Thank you to the TS Elliott Trust for allowing us the opportunity to go on this trip by covering the entire cost. We are extremely grateful for your generosity!

World War One Centenary

 

As 2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War, we really wanted to mark this occasion. The whole school took part in a Remembrance themed week, completing Art Work and writing. Here in Hedgehogs, with the other Year 6 class, we wrote the Remembrance service for the whole school. On Friday 9th November, we invited the PTA, Governors, Houghton Regis Mayor Ken Wattingham and all the staff and children to our service. We informed people what life was like for different groups during World War One, as well as the history of the Poppy Appeal. We then led the school in a 2 minute silence.

 

On Sunday 11th November we were invited with children from other classes to participate in the Houghton Regis community Remembrance Service. Year 6 children were invited to say a prayer at the Memorial Service itself, lay a wreath at the memorial monument and provide a performance at the community Memorial Hall. We sang war songs, read original war poetry and displayed our work from throughout our Remembrance Week for the community to see. After the event, we were sent thank you cards from 2 members of the community who really appreciated the effort we had made!

 

 

World War One Centenary Work

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Our amazing classroom!

What we're learning: Autumn Term

 

We have lots planned for this term! Our class text for English will be Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J K Rowling. In Maths we will mainly be looking at number and securing our use of the 4 operations, place value. fractions, decimals and percentages.

 

Our Science topics this term will focus mainly on Animal Classification, food webs and chains and how the organs in the body function healthily.

 

For Creative Curriculum we will be looking at how different crimes and punishments developed in the UK over the years and how some criminals were later sent to Australia, rather than punished here. We will explore the geography of Australia in more detail, creating aboriginal art, and for RE will look at the nature of Justice. We will be asking ourselves what is fair punishment in a range of situations now.

 

To compliment this we will be going on a trip to London to the Clink Museum - Britain's oldest known prison. This is provisionally booked for Wednesday 3rd October 2018. More details to follow soon.

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