Hello and welcome to Hedgehogs' class! We are a Reception and Year 1 Class and in the afternoons we work as a unit with the Year 2's (Squirrel's Class) Our teacher is Miss Booth. We have lots of grown-ups to help and look after us whilst we are having fun learning. We are lucky to have Mrs Pinkerton and Miss Auty to support our class. Mrs Gill will take the Year 1's for Phonics and will take some of us to do small group work.
Our teachers make sure that our classroom is always inviting and colourful. We are proud of the work that we do and they display our work for everyone to see! We are very lucky to have so many fun areas to work in; including the craft, construction, writing, Numeracy, role-play, book and quiet area.
We are also very lucky to have such a wonderful outdoor area and we do a lot of our learning outside. We make the most of it, even when it’s raining, because we have a big shelter to keep us dry! We also have an amazing wildlife area where we make dens, look for mini-beasts, and make up games to play. Our teachers and helpers have an exciting plan to make this area even better! We will keep you up to date and try to put lots of photographs on for you to see.
We have enjoyed lots of really exciting topics so far this year. Our Autumn Term topic is
Reception: 'Fire, Fire!'
Year 1/2: 'The Great Fire of London- 1666'
PE is on a Monday with Mr French and Dance with Mrs Pinkerton on a Thursday afternoon. So our teacher asks if we have our PE kits in school. Our teachers say that it’s important that we have our names in our kits and our uniforms.
"I love Action Ants and doing Archery. I like demonstrating too!" (Coco Year 2)
"I liked doing the cheerleading with the pom-poms!" (Mia- Year 1)
Year 1/2 Home Learning
Lowther Endowed School believes that home learning is an essential part of all children’s' education. It gives opportunity to extend and consolidate work done in class; it encourages the production of creative, reflective and investigative work independent of the teacher; it also develops skills in personal organisation and a sense of responsibility.
Home Learning Tasks will be set on a Friday and we encourage the children to complete the task and to return it on the following Friday. This will give the children a full week to complete their work. Tasks will vary from topic work to literacy and numeracy. Some weeks it could be a creative task/project (extra time will be given).
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you for your continued support
We are also encouraged to read at least 4 times a week at home and our books are changed on a Monday and Friday. We are learning to organise our personal belongings; so we are encouraged to get our books out ready for our teachers to change.
(Don't forget, if you read 4 times or more you will receive a raffle ticket on a Friday and will be in with a chance of winning a brand new book or book voucher!!)
Take a look at the bottom of our page for ideas to help us with our learning.
From Hedgehogs' class :-)
Well what a day! In fact, what a week! To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Tiger Who Came to Tea’ by Judith Kerr, this popular story has been our Literacy focus.
The children have been busy doing lots of different activities and this week they have been writing Tea Party invitations for the Tiger. Unfortunately, the greedy Tiger could not wait for us and helped himself to the food! Luckily he left some evidence, not just a mess... but his footprints! We could not believe it! However, we did play some party games and managed to have some leftover food, but we were all very cross!! So this afternoon, we spontaneously postponed our Art lesson and decided to look for some more clues. Squirrels class joined us. With their help, we spotted lots of clues in the wildlife area! (I have to say, the amount of excitement, creativity and discussion was amazing!) At the end of the day, we received a phone from an extremely cross employee at the Zoo. She explained that earlier today her Tiger was sick and tried to blame us! When she found out it was not our fault but actually the greedy Tiger, she apologised. The lady added that Tiger was back safe and was pleased to say that he was starting to feel a lot better!