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Summer 2

Our topic this half term is The Iron Age. We are currently learning about the history and taking on the role of archaeologists.  Later in the term, we will be making documentaries to share our learning with you.

 

Science

We are part of a project run by the Teachers Science Network at John Innes.  Watch this space for a report by members of Hedgehogs Class...

Summer 1

Our DT/Coding topic this half term is pulleys, gears and levers. We made simple pulleys that we had to wind by hand. We then explored pulleys, gears and levers using Lego Wedo coding. We then combined the two ideas to automate our original device. Please see picture and video below.

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Summer 1

 

Our science topic this half term is called Are all life cycles the same? As part of this project, we worked with Dr Emily Fowler from the University of East Anglia. She shared her expertise on drosophila (fruit fly) life cycles and lent us 12 bottles containing drosophila eggs. We then observed as they developed into larvae, pupae and flies.  We used a microscope to observe closely and kept a diary. At one exciting point, we even watched as a fly eclosed (hatched) from a pupa. Please see below for a diagram and Daisy's wonderful summary of the 3 week process.

Spring 2

We have been learning about the History of Animation. The timeline of our learning journey is below. We wrote reviews and summaries of all the animations and learnt about technical advances through the last century.

Finally, we storyboarded and made our own stopmotion animations using clay models. The films are below for you to enjoy.

Each film group analyzed the other films and rated them on their smoothness, sound effects, use of music, originality and storyline. They then voted for their favourite film.  The winning film was Fat Little Fellas by Max, Reggie and Tomas.

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Archie and Oli.wmv

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Daisy Rachel Sofia.wmv

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George Max Owen.wmv

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Maisie and Mollie.wmv

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Mason Zak.wmv

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Reggie Max Tom.wmv

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Ruby Isobel.wmv

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Zane.wmv

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Rousseau Collages

The wonderful Henri Rosseau-inspired toucans that many of you returned. They brighten up our classroom. Thank you

Archie's explanation of how sea creatures got to the top of Everest!

Explanation of how sea creatures got to the top of Everest!

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Professor McRoar

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Spinner investigation

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Spinner investigation

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Archie's explanation of how a fold mountain range is formed

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Isobel's explanation of how a fold mountain range is formed

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Tomas's explanation of how a fold mountain is formed

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Tomas's friction experiment

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Sofia's friction investigation

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Isobel's definition of gravity

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Grammar Spellings Spellings Spellings Grammar
Big Reading Talk for Writing Talk for Writing Talk for Writing Talk for Writing
Maths Maths Maths Maths Maths
Music/RE Science Geography French Art

 

Monday 11th January

Hi everyone, I have been so impressed with the work that is being returned by Hedgehogs Class.  Thank you so much. I am moving the homework gallery towards the top of this page now so that you can see work such as artwork displayed there.  Great job, guys - we've got this!

Tuesday 5th January

Good morning, Hedgehogs. Obviously we now know that school won't be same for this half term but that doesn't mean we're not still AWESOME HEDGEHOG CLASS! I will be checking TEAMs throughout the day so you can message me if you're not in school or you can phone and have a chat. We will aim to restart a class Teams or Zoom meeting so you guys can get together online.  I am sure that time will fly past and, before you know it, we will be back together in the same room.

In the meantime, I will set home learning on Teams later this morning.

Take care, from Mrs Fowler

Welcome to Hedgehogs Class 2020 - 2021

We are Hedgehogs Class - the Year 5 and Year 6 children.  We are proud of being at the top of the school and enjoy the extra responsibilities that we are given.  Many of us are Maths Ambassadors, Science Ambassadors and Reading Ambassadors who help promote enthusiasm for those subjects across the school and more of us are hoping to achieve those goals very soon.

To find out more about the roles of ambassadors, please visit this page.

 

 

 

Hedgehogs took inspiration from the poem, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C Moore, to create their own film.  They used Photostory 3 to photograph their beautiful collage work and then recorded the sound and edited the effects.  Click below to see their wonderful work.

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Hedgehogs used their woodworking skills to make Christmas decorations

Homework Powerpoints

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