Hello and welcome to the Hedgehogs class page. We are one of two Year 5 classes and there are 20 of us. Our teacher is Miss McKune and our Learning Support Assistant is Miss Clarke.
On Wednesdays and Fridays we have PE so make sure you have your PE kit (Red T-shirt and black shorts or tracksuit bottoms with plimsolls or trainers)
Homework will be given on a Friday for English, Maths (including times tables) and Spelling. Spelling and times tables will be tested on a Monday. All other homework will be due in on a Wednesday.
To celebrate the excellent work we will do in Hedgehogs, we are introducing the 'Request a Selfie' stick. What this means is that when children are particularly proud of a piece of work, they take a selfie stick and put it in their book next to the work they like. Miss McKune will then take a photograph of the work and email it home to parents and put it onto our class page.
With this in mind, we would ask that parents please provide children with an email address that you are happy to be used for this. The children are always thrilled by praise of their work. To be praised by their parents and carers is even more special to them!
On Wednesday 27th September, Year 5 journeyed to the RAF Museum in Hendon as part of our World War 2 topic. We had the opportunity to dress as members of the RAF and take part in an Air Raid.
The children had a fantastic time and were a credit to the school. Here are some pictures of our adventure.
Meet Heronimo Hedgehog, our class mascot. Little did the children know but Miss McKune brought Heronimo to the RAF Museum for some adventures of his own! Thanks to Mrs Quinn, Lewis, Ayush, Ellie-May, Isaac and Paige for helping Heronimo keep his secret mission!
Come back soon for more of Heronimo Hedgehog's adventures
We have been lucky enough at Tithe Farm to have a resident poet Karl Nova. Karl came and spent 4 afternoons with Year 5, looking at features of poetry and writing our own raps! We had a great time and look forward to having 4 more sessions with him in the Summer Term.
The children really went 'all out' for World Book Day! Thank you to the parents and children from Hedgehogs class for such an impressive effort.
Because Miss Francis (Cuckoos teacher) and Miss McKune (Hedgehogs teacher) are such good buddies, we decided to pair Year 5 and Reception up for a reading event on World Book Day. Hedgehogs Class came down to Reception with their reading books and in the true spirit of World Book Day, they shared a story. Some of the Cuckoos children also read to the Year 5 children. It was such a nice time that Miss McKune actually had tears in her eyes!
Below are photos from the event as well as the super costume efforts from Hedgehogs!
We invited parents to come into class and participate in a debate to decide whether or not Mary Queen of Scots murdered her husband Lord Darnley.
It was lovely to see the children researching and working with their parents as well as showing off just what fantastic historians Hedgehogs Class are!
This event was a great end to our Tudor era topic. Thanks to all the parents and carers who were able to attend.
Hedgehogs Class had a fantastic week exploring a mock crime scene. By completing experiments in fingerprint analysis, mystery powder testing and studying teeth impressions, we were able to bring all the evidence together and decide 'whodunnit'!
Here are some photographs from our week.
On Friday 23rd March, Year 5 left our classrooms behind and ventured to Hampton Court Palace, which was a very popular palace of Henry VIII.
We got to see so many things at Hampton Court including, King Henry's bed chamber, the church he would prey in and several pieces of art that were created at the time.
Towards the end of the day, we attended a workshop called 'Questioning the Past', where we had to use real sources and objects from the time to answer the statement - "King Henry VIII was a good king."
The children behaved beautifully on the day and once again demonstrated to us (and the staff at Hampton Court) what superb historians they are. Thank you very much to Ms Cottrell and Ms Brinkley for giving up your time to accompany us. We hope you had as much fun as we did!
On Thursday 24th May Year 5 took a trip through space and time at the National Space Centre in Leicester. We had the luxury of 2 expert workshops: one exploring the life of an astronaut in the amazing Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium and an Earth Sun and Moon workshop.
The staff at the Space Centre were so impressed by our knowledge that they said Hedgehogs were one of the best classes they have ever had to work with! Thanks to Mrs Boland for making sure our scientific knowledge is as good as it is.
Here's some photographs of our amazing day!
The following are dates for this term that may be relevant to both parents and children from both Year 5 classes:
As and when new events arrive, we will add them here.