Following an amazing drama workshop from The OpenBox Theatre Company, the Hedgehogs embarked on an exciting dinosaur-based learning adventure. The children suggested a whole host of dinosaur and fossil related learning activities and the grown-ups planned some further work to enhance their experiences. We centered our learning around a beautiful book called, ‘The Girl and the Dinosaur’.
“Thank you for teaching us what dinosaurs look like Ken and Ian! Bess
“In the book, Marianne finds the bones of a dinosaur and then they come to life!” Maya
We decided to host our very own Dinosaur Party (just like in the story) and create a ‘Dinosaur Gallery’ to showcase our learning. Our party featured dinosaur biscuits and a very noisy parade. The gallery opened to our grown-ups on the last day of term, and we loved sharing our fabulous work with them all.
After we helped the Jolly Christmas Postman, we became very interested in how letters were sent. We made Christmas cards for our families and used real stamps to send them to our houses.
We were confused when Mrs Hawkeswood brought a post bag to the classroom. It turned out that the poor Post Person had dropped his bag near the school and all the letters has become muddled. Luckily, the Hedgehogs were ready to help. They used their knowledge of fairy tales and nursery rhymes to match the objects with the recipients. The Post Person was very grateful!
Did you know that people who celebrate Diwali have fireworks too? We found out about Diwali; why it is important and how it is celebrated. We came to school in brightly coloured clothes, made Diya lamps and made and tried coconut barfi and mango lassi. You can see some of our learning adventures below.
We had so many Hedgehogs talk about the firework displays they attended, that Mrs Davey decided we should read some firework poems! We were so impressed that the children used their new phonics skills to write their own poems. Have a read of some below.
We are so proud of the way our new Hedgehogs have settled into school. They are really embracing school life and all the routines and new experiences that brings. Below are a series of snapshots of our days. Onwards to the next half term!