Hedgehog Class

Here are some helpful reminders for you

Monday – Online maths homework due to be completed.

Times tables tested

PE kits needed for indoor games

Tuesday – Spelling tests today – Pirate books needed.

Wednesday – PE Kits needed for outdoor games.

– New Spellings set
Friday – Online Maths homework set.

Welcome

Eastcombe Primary School welcomes Alistair to Year 3. We hope he loves our school and has a happy time learning here.

Kick Off!!

 

Hedgehog Class took part in the Kick Off final at Stratford Park. The children competed against six other schools and earned points by competing in a variety of ball games. I was very pleased with the children’s behaviour and team work skills. We wait in anticipation to find out how many points we reached in total and discover where we rank in the schools league table.

Aston Hall Adventure

Hedgehog class journeyed to Aston Hall to find out more about The Great Fire of London. We had a wonderful tour of the great building stopping at key rooms to further our learning! In the kitchen, we learnt about how bread ovens worked and the types of food they ate in 1666. Mia dressed up as Thomas Farrinor, and Cassia as his maid and together they imagined what it was like to light a fire using a tinder box and then baking the bread.

We climbed the grand oak staircase to one of the many bedrooms to explore what it would have been like for Samuel Pepys, a wealthy diarist, during the time of the Great Fire of London. Sam dressed as Samuel Pepys, with Amelia being Jane his maid. They re-enacted a scene from Samuel Pepys diary, when Jane first discovered the fire had started.

From here we ventured to the ballroom where we discovered why the fire spread so quickly and tried out the methods for stopping the fire. We held a fire hook and learnt what it would have been like to pass a leather bucket along a line of people to put out the fire. Charlie dressed as King Charles II and ordered for houses to be blown up using gunpowder.

After a quick lunch break, we explored more of the rooms in the house. We learnt about what life would have been like in 1666 for both the rich and the poor. The highlights were the velvet covered commode (sadly, we didn’t get to have a go) and the servants quarters in the eaves where 50 servants would sleep in one room!!

Lastly, we went to the classroom to have a go with a quill and ink. It was harder than it looked.

It was a very fun interesting day! Well done to the children for their superb answers to the guide’s questions and their thirst for more knowledge, not to mention their excellent behaviour!!

Please enjoy the pictures below.

Moving Vehicles

In our design and technology lessons, we had great fun making moving vehicles.

After designing our vehicles, we carefully measured and cut wood to create our chassis. We stuck our chassis together using cardboard triangles, this made them a strong structure.

Some of us designed nets for the body of our vehicles, whilst others used boxes.

A big THANK YOU to all of the parents who came in to help us make our vehicles.

We are really proud of our vehicles!! Please take a look at our finished vehicles below…

Phonics Meeting

On THURSDAY 14th APRIL at 3.20pm we will be holding a phonics meeting in Squirrel Class. The purpose of this meeting is to share with you how we teach phonics and give you some tips for supporting your child at home. This will include correct pronunciation of sounds which is something we can only do with your support. The meeting will last no longer than half an hour and a crèche will be provided in Owl class. We would love to see parents from both Squirrel and Hedgehog class attend. We look forward to your support.

Sports Relief

To raise funds for Sports Relief, we would like the children to dress in sporty clothes on Friday (18th March) and bring in £1 to donate to Sport Relief. Suggestions include tracksuits, sports kits etc.
We hope you are able to support this worthy cause.

Living Rainforest

Hedgehog Class had a wonderful time visiting The Living Rainforest. We found out all about the different layers of the rainforest and how the animals and plants have adapted to live in this different climate.

Book Fair – last chance to buy!

Today is the last day of our school book fair. We need to reach the magic target of raising £300 before the school benefits from receiving free books. We are some way away from this target and so I urge you to come and buy tonight. There is a wide range of books which would be great as Christmas and Birthday presents. As the quote goes; everyone is a reader…some just haven’t found their favourite book yet!

Help Required!

Our end of term theme week is fast approaching and we are looking for willing helpers. Staff are ready to go with winter themed activities but we are needing help throughout the week. We are looking for people between 9.30-10.30am and 11.00-12.00 on Monday 14th, Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th December. If you are able to help during this exciting week at all, please can you ring Mrs David in the office to let her know your availability. Many Thanks.

Hedgehogs Make Paper!

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On Friday we had a super science lesson where we got to make our own paper! We have been learning about materials and a lady came from the council to teach us all about recycling. She showed us lots of things made from recycled materials like a rubber mouse mat and a bag made from drink cartons! We then found out how paper was made and got to make our own. It was a messy task but great fun.  Most of us made two pieces and to make it even more interesting, we added some glitter (well it is nearly Christmas!).