The Christmas Carol.
This week the children have been learning about The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
On Monday, all the children and staff dressed up and joined in with a Victorian themed day.
Throughout the week the children have made and tasted gruel………….
played Victorian games…….
have completed the ‘man’s jobs’…………
have eaten a Rich Man’s lunch……….
and made Victorian toys!
It has been a fantastic week and enjoyed by all!
The Happy Hedgehogs had a wonderful morning on Friday. We all sat near the fire and watched Mrs Mailer and Mrs Smith light it. We then continued to learn about fire safety.
Once the fire was alight, we enjoyed a hot dog…….
and then a toasted marshmallow…….
A fun morning had by all!
This term Y1 are busy learning how to count to 10 forwards and backwards from any given number between 0-20; count in 2s, 5s and 10s; how to read and write numbers to 20 in words and numerals; add and subtract to 20; recognise and understand + – and =; recognise 2D and 3D shapes and whole, half and three quarter turns.
In Y2, we are learning how to count in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10 from any given number up to 100; read and write numbers to at least 100 in words and numerals; recognise place value of 2 digit numbers; use <, > and =; add and subtract to 20 fluently then use number bonds to 20 to add and subtract to 100; measure length/height in any direction (m/cm) and mass (kg/g) to the nearest appropriate unit and finally we will create simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables
Guided Reading now takes place daily after lunch. Children will work in groups of 6 on a variety of different reading related tasks. Once the children have read aloud and discussed the text with Mrs Christie they will work independently the following day on a follow-up task. Children will also read aloud individually once a week at school and take home two new books that day.
Phonics and Spelling
Phonics is now taught daily in smaller groups where children revisit tricky words and learn new sounds using a multi-sensory approach (e.g. write in the air, on the ground or use materials such as chalk and water). New spelling lists are introduced on Mondays, we practice words on Wednesday and our tests are now on Friday.
We are learning about finger spaces, capitals, full stops, commas in a list, adjectives and more through Talk for Writing and daily writing practice related to Topic, Science and RE and more.
Topic and Science
This term we are learning all out the history of coal mining in our local area. If you have any artefacts or you know of someone who may wish to come in and share their memories then please get in touch with Mrs Christie. In Science we are learning about the properties of different materials.
Welcome to the Happy Hedgehogs Page!
Mrs Smith and Mrs Mailer would like to welcome you to our page. Over the year we will add photographs and information for you to read at your pleasure.
The Happy Hedgehogs have been showing Mrs Mailer if they can order the dinosaur numbers.
Happy Hedgehog’s Learning Journey
This term we are learning:
To retell the story of The Owl Babies
Learning about characters and settings
To write our names using the correct formation
To write words and sentences using our phonic knowledge.
To recognise numbers to 10.
To learn one more and one less.
To count objects.
To learn to add.
We are learning about owls and their habitats.
We are learning to improve our core muscles in gymnastics.
We are learning to get changed for PE within five minutes.
School rules and routines
This half term in Outstanding Oaks we will be learning:
Whatever Next – Fiction
Space – Day/Night
Religious Practices – Being Special