HEDGEHOG: Class 2
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Tuesday 31 March
Well. All of a sudden I feel very lucky to be living in Whitstable! We are so lucky, and I think it is important in times like this to remember that - I have needed to remind myself a lot in the last few days! But. The sun is shining and we have so much to be thankful for.
If we were at school as normal, tomorrow would be the last day of term before our two week Easter holiday. In order to give all of us a bit of a break, our class pages and teacher emails will be going a little quiet until Thursday 16th April - the date we would be due to start term 5. Mr Hadlow, Mr Baker and I will be updating the "Remote Learning Pack" in the next few days in preparation for term 5 too - so keep your peepers peeled!
I am going to set you some tasks to be getting on with over the next few weeks - over Easter if you would like, or in the weeks after if you prefer - and I'd love to see how you get on! I have received lots and lots of photos of your work and activities so far - and I really love seeing them. I have been replying to each child asking for parents' permission to post these on the Hedgehog class page, but to save time from now on I will assume if you have sent me a photo you do not mind it being posted. Parents - please indicate in any email with photos if you are not happy for these to be posted on our class page on the school website, or perhaps avoid photos of your child and send only their work :)
1. Make a poster showing what you are thankful for. This is a really strange and tricky time, but as I said at the beginning of this message we have a huge amount to be grateful for! I'm going to make one with Elliot tomorrow, I'll share it with you when it is finished.
2. Make an Anglo-Saxon quiz. Use information that you have learned in class already and facts and knowledge you can glean from the internet to create a "multiple choice" quiz about the Anglo-Saxons. Could you sign up to Kahoot and transfer your quiz onto there? Perhaps you could hold a quiz night with your families?
3. Sketch your own Sutton Hoo Helmet. Copy this famous helmet using a sharp pencil - remembering all the sketching skills we have talked about! If you add colour, take care and do not rush. Once your sketch is complete, find out as much as you can about the helmet and write up a report in your best handwriting - or perhaps type it on a computer? Some things to think about... Where was it found? Who did it belong to? How long had it been in the ground? What was it made from? When was it worn? Where is it now?
4. Write an Easter poem. Watch this brilliant YouTube video ("This. Is. Jesus" "Heyo!") https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL8R158Ujp4 to remind yourselves about why Christians celebrate Easter. Write a poem based around Easter or the Easter story. Here are some ideas!
Speak soon my lovelies - stay safe, stay happy, stay Hedgie.
Miss B x
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Elevenses with The World of David Walliams
Every day at 11am, you can listen to one of David Walliams' Worlds Worst Children Stories, so sit down, take a break and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun!
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PE with Joe Wicks
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TT Rockstars Results
Our Winning Class this week is Lynx Class, followed by Brown Bears and Otters in 3rd.
A huge congratulations to our school "King of Times Tables" this week, Fin in Lynx Class, who actually beat most of the other classes' combined scores!
Friday 20 March
Hello Otters, Lynx and Hedgehogs
We hope you're all well and working hard. This weekend is a particularly important weekend and as such, we thought we would set you a challenge. On Sunday we celebrate Mothering Sunday; a day when we say 'Thank You' to our mothers, and those women who are important to us, for all that they do. We would like you to create a Mother’s Day card to let them know what you are grateful for.
Your card needs to be bright and colourful but most importantly, it needs to tell them what it is she does that you are grateful for. You could also think about doing something for her this weekend to make her feel special such as making her a cup of tea or even breakfast in bed.
Given you'll be spending even more time together over the coming weeks, it's even more important that you help. So, let's make a start this weekend and give her a really special Mothering Sunday.
Should you make a card, email your teacher a picture of you giving her the card. Anyone who manages to send a picture in will earn themselves a House point.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Mr Baker, Mr Hadlow and Miss Braid
The children of Potter class were given the challenge to create new recycling ideas having been inspired by our Plastic Free July. After an encouraging brainstorming session they came up with “Plantastic!” Plastic milk containers cut in half and recycled as hanging plant pots. The children had lots of fun designing their hanging planters and learning about different plants. We look forward to seeing their creations blossom during the next few weeks.
Learning how to make Pizzas!
Potter class had a fab morning learning how to make Pizzas at Pizza Express.