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Welcome to Hedgehogs class page.
Mrs Lewis and Mrs Key would like to welcome you to the Hedgehogs class page. A warm welcome back and we hope you had a lovely break.
In our class we aim to provide a positive learning environment where all children are encouraged to become independent learners as well as engaged and challenged in their learning to reach their full potential.

Each week in the home school diary we will continue to update you with our learning and provide any relevant messages. There is also a communication page for you to use at home. If necessary, you can leave messages. Please record in your child’s yellow reading record when you have read together at home and then they can tick their home school diary to show that they have read. Children who read every day will be eligible for our weekly reading draw.
Our topic for the first half of the autumn term is London's Burning. Further information about what we will be covering can be found below. We have lots of exciting and memorable learning experiences planned.

We will be updating the class blog regularly. To view this please click here

Swimming will take place every Thursday. Our other PE lesson will be on a Wednesday. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school at all times.

Spellings will be set each Friday and tested on the following Friday. However, please ensure your child has their spelling book in their book bag every day. We would also encourage practising these daily at home.
KS1 Teacher assessment
During May 2017, children in year 2 will sit SATS papers. There are 5 test papers:
• Reading x 2
•  English grammar, punctuation and spelling (optional)
•  Maths arithmetic
•  Maths reasoning
For  2017 the KS1 English grammar, punctuation and spelling test remains optional. We will NOT be administering this test.
Instead of the old national curriculum levels, children will be given a standardised score. Teacher assessments will also be used to build up a picture of your child’s learning and achievements. At the end of the school year your child will receive an overall result saying whether or not they have achieved the expected standard for their age.
Please use links below for more information.
KS1 SATS information
As always, should you have any queries or concerns then please do come and see us.

Mrs Lewis & Mrs Key

Hedgehogs Curriculum Information for Parents – Autumn 2017
Topic:   London’s Burning
Our memorable experiences this term will include:
  • Make a fire
  • Sing around a campfire and toast marshmallows with a stick
  • Visit a theatre

English will include looking at stories with familiar settings.  We will be learning and retelling the story of Peace at last and write our own alternative versions. We will also be making information texts about The Great Fire of London. We will find out about the key features of non-fiction texts. We will be writing instructions linked to the story Paddington. Our poetry unit will focus on the spoken element of poetry. We will learn and recite poems by recognising and joining in with predictable phrases and recurring language. There will be additional specific spelling, grammar and punctuation activities. Children will continue to develop their spoken language, handwriting and reading comprehension skills.

Number – Place Value
Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words. Recognise the place value of each digit in a two digit number (tens, ones). Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations including the number line. Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs. Use place value and number facts to solve problems.
Count in steps of 2, 3 and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forwards and backwards.
Number – Addition and Subtraction
Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100. Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including: a two-digit number and ones; a two-digit number and tens; two two-digit numbers; adding three one-digit numbers. Show that the addition of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and subtraction of one number from another cannot. Solve problems with addition and subtraction.  Recognise and use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems.

In Science our focus is materials. We will identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials.  We will sort materials into a Venn diagram based on their characteristics and discuss uses of everyday materials. We will identify natural materials and how they are adapted for use. Sort objects and describe and the properties of different materials.
We will find out about typical seventeenth-century houses and churches. Describe the street scene and what the houses were made from. Children will suggest the most suitable materials to build a modern house.

Some aspects of computing will be learnt by application throughout the curriculum. The specific area of learning this term will be:
Basic computing skills, exploring iPads. How to create a document, research using web browsers and print documents.
Internet safety. Keeping personal information safe, expressing concerns.

Art and Design / Design Technology
In Art we will use the Great Fire of London as inspiration to explore a variety of techniques to create a fire silhouette painting using black card and paint. We will explore colour mixing to create different oranges, reds and yellows for the fire.
We will look at Tudor houses and the patterns that were created with beams, and explore drawing and sketching with pencils; learning techniques such as shading and smudging.

We will follow the Charanga scheme of work. The unit will be Hands, Feet, Heart.

Personal, Health and Social Education
We follow the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) curriculum and also use circle time to promote self-expression and confidence. This term the aspects we will investigate ‘New Beginnings’. We will also find out about people who help us, specifically Fireman.

In History we will learn all about the Great Fire of London. We will sequence the timeline of events. Understand how the Great Fire of London started, spread and what the results were.
Compare present day London to the London that existed before the fire. Find out about Samuel Pepys and discover how we know about The Great Fie of London. Compare how we fight fires today compared to the 17th century.   Compare/contrast buildings.

Physical Education
The planned sessions for PE this term are games and swimming.

Beliefs and Values
The current Norfolk Agreed Syllabus provides the framework for teaching Beliefs and Values (RE) in our school. This term we will focus on Festivals of light, looking specifically at Diwali and Hanukah.

Parents have a right to withdraw their children from RE lessons; please let us know if this is something you are considering.
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