King's Somborne C of E Primary School

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Autumn 2, Week 7. It’s been a busy and festive final week in Hedgehog Class. The children produced the most amazing writing to describe their Christmas Trees; we hope you loved celebrating their finished pieces at home. Forest school ended with delicious marshmallows. We wish all the Hedgehogs a wonderful Christmas. See you in January!

Autumn 2 Week 6. This week, we have continued with our Christmas Learning Journey and the children have painted Christmas trees using pine branches, which was lots of fun! We loved toasting apples at forest school and have been perfecting our balances in PE. We watched a wonderful puppet show about recycling and We rounded off the week with a very special visitor!

Autumn 2, Week 5. The festive season is upon us! This week we watched a time lapse video of the Christmas Tree being put up in Trafalgar Square, and read ‘The Christmas Pine’ which is a beautiful true story that explains where the tree comes from. The children have loved decorating our own garden tree and retelling the Nativity story outside. The mud kitchen has become a Christmas Shop and is full of the lovely smells of ‘pine soup’ and ‘Christmas tea’!

Autumn 2, Week 4. This week we finished our Learning Adventure that centered around the dark, and people who help us by working at night. Our last visitors were some soldiers who brought lots of interesting things for us to look at and told us how they help others who might be in danger. We continue to enjoy our forest school sessions and we had a beautiful Gruffalo hunt in the winter sun before whittling sticks to toast hot cross buns on the fire. Our balancing in PE is really improving and we LOVED the autumn leaves that line our garden.

Autumn 2, Week 3. This week we looked at ‘The Starry Night’ by Van Gogh and talked about what we saw and what it made us think of. We had a go at making our own versions. Our role play became a ‘Baby Bedtime’ area and we’ve been bathing, changing, feeding and reading to our babies all week. We loved coming to school in pyjamas for Children in Need. We made hot chocolate and even made a pretend campfire!

Autumn 2, Week 2. After our visit from the paramedic, we created an ambulance role-play and enjoyed using the bandages and medical equipment in our play. Our next visitors were our brilliant local PCSOs, who answered more fantastic questions and even showed us their police car! We talked about the meaning of poppies for Remembrance and proudly (and brilliantly!) took part in the service at the memorial.

Autumn 2 - Week 1. We came back to school with a bang; learning about Divali and thinking about fireworks and Rangoli patterns. Our new text, ‘Peace at Last’ made us think about nighttime, and we wondered, ‘Does everyone sleep at night?’. Our non-fiction book, ‘All through the night’ showed us that lots of the people who help us work at night! Mrs Davey invited a paramedic in to school to talk to us. We learned lots and loved asking her our questions.

Week 7. In our last week of term we celebrated all things Autumn. After reading ‘Pumpkin Soup’, Wren inspired us to have a go at making our own. Everyone enjoyed it, even Mr O’Brien and Mrs Cartwright!

Weeks 5-6. Our focus text has been Owl Babies and it’s been wonderful to see the children retelling the story. There’s been lots of other learning too; take a look!

Week 4. Our first welly walk!

Week 3: The first full week! The children continue to amaze us with their resilience. Although they were very tired by Friday, it didn’t stop them embracing new experiences like whole-school worship or PE. Keep going Hedgehogs, we love how much you love learning with us.

Week 2! The children have continued to settle into school life. They have shown a fantastic attitude and we are really enjoying seeing lots of new friendships forming. Full days next week - we are ready!

Our first mornings at school! We were so proud of how beautifully the children came into school last week. They got stuck straight into their new environment and settled brilliantly. Here are a few snapshots of what we got up to.

Hello new Hedgehogs! We cannot wait to welcome you in to our school, and we are so excited about the home visits over the days ahead. For now, have a look at some of the exciting learning that we will be up to in Autumn 1 by exploring our Hedgehog Newsletter!