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Welcome to our new Hedgehog Class for 2018-19
This term we are lucky enough to be studying Mrs McGuire’s favourite subject…. Chocolate! Our Topic has already got off to a great start, with hands-on treat making workshops from the “Ministry of Chocolate”, lessons about fabulous Fair Trade and the chance to use the till, serve customers and take orders in our new “Eyam Chocolatiers” role play area. Have a look at the Topic web below to find out more about what we will be learning this Spring:
Monday 4th February 2019
We had a great sports trip to the Arc in Matlock today, working with children from other schools on “Our Personal Best” as we had a go at catching, throwing, speed and agility challenges. Have a look at us having fun and working hard below!
“Fabulous Fairytales and Marvellous Myths”
Welcome back, and Happy New Year! We have had a fabulous start to the new term in Hedgehog Class, playing in our Fairy Tale Castle, drawing Arthur Rackham inspired illustrations, reading and acting out traditional tales and beginning Gymnastics in PE. To find out a bit more about what we will be learning this term, do have a look at the Topic Web below:
Wednesday 5th December 2018
On Wednesday we had a fantastic class trip to Chesterfield. Our teacher George showed us around the library, where we made angel decorations, and we explored festive displays in card shops, florists, haberdashers, toy shops and butchers, writing a shopping list and thinking about how a town gets ready for Christmas. We also visited the Crooked Spire, finding out how the church gets ready in a different way, saving their decorations for later in December and counting down with an Advent Wreathe. We were very good at retelling the story of the first Nativity, too!
A huge thank you to our children and grown ups who have been very busy at home making models and pictures of their favourite village locations as part of our “Town Mouse, Country Mouse” Topic. Can you spot our school, the Village Green cafe and the park?
Anti-Bullying Week- 12th-16th November 2018
As part of national Anti Bullying Week, Hedgehogs discussed what bullying behaviour looks like, and what we can do if we spot it at home or at school. We debated different statements and questions about bullying, as well as finding out what “cyber bullying” is, creating posters about online safety to help remind other children about how to stay safe on the internet.
We have had a busy start to the new term, enjoying PE outside, pretending to be stylists in our Hairdresser’s salon and actors in our theater, learning all about multiplication and finding out about doggy senses with a fascinating visit from the Dog’s Trust.
We have made a great start to our Topic “Town Mouse, Country Mouse”, comparing towns and villages, learning about the painter L.S Lowry and enjoying our new role play areas- a theatre complete with stage and curtains and a chic highstreet Hairdressers! To find out more about what we will be learning this term have a look at the Topic Web below:
To finish off our lovely Topic “My History”, we hosted a visit from the ladies at Bakewell Old House Museum, who brought Victorian clothes for us to dress up in, Victorian games to play and a range of strange artifacts for us to ponder over! This brilliant morning helped us to reflect on how life has changed for children since our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents were little.
Welcome to Hedgehogs new and old! We have had a great start to the new term, helping our Reception children to settle in and getting stuck into our Topic “My History”. We have been learning about animals and pets in our Vet’s Surgery, sharing facts about ourselves, singing Harvest songs and running, jumping, building and biking outside. Have a look at the Topic Web below to find out more:
Welcome to our new Hedgehog Class for 2017-18
This June we joined the rest of the school in enjoying a cross-curricular RE day, exploring the question “what do Christians believe God is like?” We learned more about the Holy Trinity, writing prayers and making salt dough pretzel models to represent God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
We have been having a great time getting stuck into our new Topic “Location, Location, Location”, exploring the geographical features of the coast, learning about the creatures whose habitat is a rock pool, making David Hockney-inspired artworks and of course playing in our new “Beach Hut”! Have a look at our Topic web below to find out more:
Tuesday 13th March 2018
Although we are learning about dinosaurs and paleontology in Hedgehogs, we still thoroughly enjoyed joining in with the whole-school archaeology day on Tuesday. We met real life archaeologists who helped us to dig for Stone Age artifacts and make our very own Neolithic pottery, learning more about the amazing history of humankind.
Shrove Tuesday and Mothering Sunday
We have been learning about the origin of Shrove Tuesday and Mothering Sunday in Hedgehog Class. We made delicious pancakes at the start of Lent to celebrate Pancake Day and then spent some time making beautiful cards and hand-sewn keyrings for our wonderful mums on Mother’s Day. Thank you to the lovely helpers who came to assist us with the tricky sewing!
World Book Day 2018
Due to the snow we had to postpone our World Book Day celebrations this year! However, we had a wonderful time once the snow melted- as well as wearing our PJs to school and snuggling up with our favourite books to raise money for charity, we also hosted visits from a real-life author and an illustrator who taught us some brilliant drawing tricks…
Spring Term 2 2018
For the next two half terms Hedgehog Class will be enjoying a really “roarsome” new Topic… Dinosaurs! We have two new role play areas to explore- an outdoor dinosaur park and cave, and an indoor museum- and we will learn all about paleontology, looking at dinosaur skeletons, learning about the three periods of the dinosaur era, and pondering why dinosaurs eventually became extinct. Have a look at our Topic web below for more information:
What a fabulous time we had during our “Journey Into Space” Topic. As well as a visit from the amazing mobile planetarium, Hedgehogs enjoyed learning all about the lives of inspirational astronauts Neil Armstrong and Chris Hadfield, reading story books about their achievements, writing letters from space, creating digital artwork inspired by the pictures taken by the Hubble Telescope and playing in our very own Space Station. Phew, what an exciting term!
Happy New Year, and welcome to another exciting term in Hedgehog Class! We are very excited about our Topic “Journey Into Space”; to kick it off we are having a visit from an amazing Planetarium, and we will follow this up with lots of drama, maths, artwork, science and writing linked to “Space”. Have a look at the Topic Web below for more information:
We have our very own parents guide to encouraging motivated and independent readers – Reading Booklet 2017
Suggested reading books for Reception Class
Suggested reading books for Year 1
Suggested reading books for Year 2
It has been a busy term for us already here in Hedgehog Class. Have a look at us learning about our bodies on our school trip to Sheffield Hallam University, enjoying fun, games and popcorn on our Fairground Topic day and using real tools in the workshop outside.
6th November 2017
Welcome back to another fabulous term in Hedgehog Class. We have already got stuck into our wonderful Topic “Fun at The Fairground”- we have listened to Fairground music, played skittles and Hook-a-Duck, made popcorn and created sparkly firework pictures. Have a look at the Topic Web below to find out about what else we will be getting up to:
4th October 2017
As part of our Topic “Me and You” we have been learning about bodies and growth in Science, looking at how our bodies grow and what we need to do to keep them healthy. We owe a huge “thank you” to Jonty’s mummy Sophie who brought their new baby Tiggy in to meet us this week. We found out what babies can and cannot do and how Jonty’s family look after Tiggy. What a special afternoon 🙂
What a fabulous start we have had to the new school year! We have enjoyed our first PE lessons, modelled with salt dough, used the iPads to play number games and done some amazing poetry writing. Despite the mixed weather we have also been outdoors every day- playing in the water tray, riding bikes, gardening and of course taking part in our first Forest School session. After hiking to the woods we worked together in teams to search for insects and autumnal objects, learning to identify different leaves and helping Mrs Jones to light the Kelly Kettle for our delicious hot chocolate. It is great to see our new Reception children settling in so well.
Hello and welcome to a brand new school year and a brand new Hedgehog Class! Our new Reception children have spent two half days with us so far and have enjoyed digging, painting, building, biking and making new friends. Our Topic this half term is “Me and You”, and we will be thinking about the things which make us special, as well as looking at bodies and how to keep them healthy. To find out more, have a look at our “Topic Web” below:
Welcome to our new Hedgehog Class for 2016-17
Friday 14th July 2017
After having great fun trekking up to Hollowbrook wood with all our equipment, we enjoyed a whole morning of Forest School activities led by Mrs Jones today. We remembered all the rules for staying safe and enjoyed building dens, helping with the Kelly Kettle, whittling willow and toasting marshmallows and fruit bread on the fire. Delicious!
We are really enjoying our “S32” Topic in Hedgehog Class; we have explored maps, atlases and globes, sketched the view from the school field, planted vegetables and made models of our favourite buildings. We didn’t let the rain stop us getting out and about on Tuesday, either- with hoods up we enjoyed a walk all around the village, taking photos of all our special places and editing them on iPads back in school.
Friday 16th June 2017
What a fun morning we had at Hope Valley College’s Infant Sports Day! We took part in skipping, running, dribbling, balancing and throwing activities, using foam javelins and making friends with children from primary schools from all over the valley. A big “thank you” to the friendly Y10 helpers who showed us what to 🙂
9th June 2017
This week we have been recapping what we know about e-safety, and how to stay safe when we are online. As a class we thought of three basic rules for staying safe, creating a “Class Charter” which we all agreed on and signed. It is now on display in our classroom:
Welcome back to the final term of the school year. We have already been busy in Hedgehog Class looking at maps, playing in our Village Post Office role play area and planting out our vegetables as part of our “S32” Topic about our local area. Have a look at our Topic Web below to find out more:
In the last week of the half term we rounded off our Romans Topic with an Italian cooking day, making delicious pizzas and cookies to share with our gown-ups during Reading Together. We also enjoyed using our new water pump and water tray as well as the bikes and crates outside in the sunshine!
27th April 2017
What an exciting time we had when the History Van came to visit. We found out about the Roman invasion in Britain and tried on some amazing Roman clothing, including a very heavy helmet!
Our new Topic for this half term is “The Romans”. As well as having an exciting visit from the History Van, we will be reading and writing Roman myths, learning about the human body and how soldiers stayed healthy, and playing in our Roman pizza parlour role play area- yum! Have a look at our Topic Web below for more information:
Thursday 30th March 2017
Chatsworth “House Style” Exhibition
To finish off our fabulous Topic we had a lovely day at Chatsworth House, looking at the dresses, costumes and accessories on display, enjoying a picnic lunch and exploring the gardens in the Spring sunshine. We didn’t want to go home!
March 2017- Grand Designs Topic
We have really enjoyed learning about all things DT-related during this Topic. In Science week we shared our amazing homework projects with our grown ups, as well as making stomp rockets with Boffin Joel which we launched across the classroom! We also had a visit from Poppy’s mummy, who talked to us about her job as a designer and helped us to design our own toys.
Thursday 2nd March 2017
World Book Day
We had a fabulous time on Thursday sharing our favourite stories, writing book reports, and of course dressing up as all kinds of wonderful characters! Well done everybody 🙂
We are all very excited about our new cross-curricular Topic “Grand Designs”. We have been busy already in Hedgehog Class designing clothes in our Dressmaker’s and mixing cement outside in the Builder’s Yard. Have a look at our Topic Web to find out more:
The last few weeks have been all about birds in Hedgehog Class! We have learned to identify common British birds, made tasty fat-ball bird feeders and taken part in the RSPB’s Big Schools’ Bird Watch.
To finish off our Mysterious Tales topic we have also learned to use the data logger, using its sensors to test the temperature of the Three Bears’ porridge!
Friday 13th January 2017
We have made a great start to our “Mysterious Tales” Topic in Hedgehog Class. As well as painting fairy tale characters, playing in the Candy Cottage role play area and sharing books in our new Reading Corner wigwam, this week we have hosted a visit from children’s author Caryl Hart. It was amazing listening to her read her very own stories! We also enjoyed our first Musical Gems session of the year, and played out in the year’s first snowfall!
Happy New Year! We are all ready for an exciting new term in Hedgehog Class with our Topic “Mysterious Tales”. We will read and act out fairytales, write stories, and meet a real-life author. Have a look at the Topic Web below to find out more:
Thursday 15th December 2016
After weeks of hard work practising our singing, dancing and acting out it was finally time to get dressed up and perform our wonderful Nativity play “Whoops-A-Daisy Angel”! We gave two performances in church which the mums, dads, grannies and grandpas loved. Well done children- you were absolute stars!
Wednesday 7th December 2016
As part of our Coasts and Rivers Topic we went on a magical school trip to Poole’s Cavern in Buxton. It was full of twinkly Christmas lights and we saw stalactites and stalagmites. Our guide Ashley told us exciting stories about the people and creatures who have lived in the cave across the ages (including a dragon!) and we even saw Santa’s grotto.
December is now upon us and as well as our usual classwork- including our fab Monday PE sessions with Mrs Gaywood (look at the shapes we are making!)- we have begun preparations for Christmas. Last week kind mums and dads came into school to help us to make cards and decorations. What do you think?
Tuesday 22nd November
Ah har there matey! We had the most wonderful time on “Pirate Day” looking at our amazing homemade ships, singing sea chanteys, writing about fish, making treasure maps and baking delicious gingerbread pirates. Well done to all the children (and adults!) who looked fabulous in their costumes.
We are currently enjoying “Friendship Fortnight” in Hedgehogs Class (14th- 25th November) and as well as learning about bullying in PSE we are having great fun using team work to play, share and solve a range of practical problems together.
Our Topic for this term is “Pirates”- we will learn all about coasts, rivers and caves, as well as playing in our wonderful pirate ship! Have a look at our Topic Web to find out more:
A big “thank you” to Mr Edwards and Fred for bringing their amazing New Holland tractor onto the playground for Hedgehogs to explore. It was the perfect end to our World Kitchen Harvest Topic!
Have a look at us enjoying Forest School- making self-portraits from natural objects, working together and enjoying walking up to the woods whatever the weather!
This term our topic is “World Kitchen”, and we will be learning all about food, farming and Harvest in Britain and abroad. Have a look at our Topic Web below to find out more:
See how the children have been settling into Hedgehog Class
13 May 2016 – Classroom Activities
May 2016 – Forest School
More Chestnut Centre
10 May 2016 – Hedgehog Class visits the Chestnut Centre
26 April 2016 – Visit to Sheffield Hallam University
Hedgehogs had a fantastic time finding out all about the human body and how to keep it healthy on their school trip. A big thank you to Sheffield Hallam University and Alice and Edie’s mummy, Claire, for hosting their visit.
April 2016 – Classroom Activities
April 2016 – Forest School
13 April 2016
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In the Classroom
Mother’s Day Cards
Reading in Class
26 February 2016
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12 February 2016
We have had a very special week in Hedgehogs Class, we started off by celebrating Chinese New Year with paper chains and lanterns. Then we made scrummy pancakes on Shrove Tuesday! Finally, we made sandwiches and took our soft toys on a lovely teddy bear’s picnic.
5 February 2016 – Fun in the Classroom
January 2016 – In the Classroom
15 January 2016
Learning about stranger danger with PCSO Boswell
11 January 2016
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A hedgehog in the Hedgehog Class!
Raising money for Children in Need
Christmas Decorations and Activities
Reading with Parents
11 November 2015
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23 October 2015
It was an exciting first term in Hedgehogs Class. We started with an outdoor nature trail hunting for autumnal objects. Then we learned about nocturnal animals and made bat and owl paintings in the green zone. In the last week of term we read the Little Red Hen, baked bread and petted a real-life chicken which was amazing!
16 October 2015
The Hedgehog Class have been very busy this term making autumnal apple cake, taking part in PE lessons, painting nocturnal animals and using playdough!
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We will be learning about Eyam’s local history this term.
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Our younger children were super brave when the dentist came to visit!
Our new topic is ‘Habitats’
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Another week learning about nature and the outdoors!
Class 1 had enormous fun on our snowy adventure!!
Happy New Year!
Our new topic is ‘Amazing Animals’
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Autumn 2 2014
Welcome back to another exciting term!
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Here is our new Class One
We’ve been having a super time just have a look at our first week of term!
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Forest Schools Fun Summer 2014
What have Class One been up to in the forest during the Spring
We are now underway with our new topic of castles
Have a look at our photos of WORLD BOOK DAY – the children looked fabulous and enjoyed a range of book activities from book reviews, painting our favourite character, listening to online stories and a book swap!
Welcome to a new term in Class One