Welcome to Hedgehogs Class 2021! We are very excited about our learning for the year ahead. Keep checking this page for photos, information (and don't forget to visit the other curriculum pages where you will see lots of our hard work).
2020 - 2021
We have been very busy bringing the Curiosity Cafe to you via a virtual event. Please visit this part of the website Curiosity Cafes | Great Hockham Primary School and Nursery to see our films and those from the rest of the school.
We are part of a project run by the Teachers Science Network at John Innes. Please click on this link to find our more about our work. Science Beyond the Classroom | Great Hockham Primary School and Nursery (secure-primarysite.net)
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. Watch this space!
Links to documents
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.
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.
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.
Archie and Oli.wmv
Daisy Rachel Sofia.wmv
George Max Owen.wmv
Maisie and Mollie.wmv
Reggie Max Tom.wmv
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!
Archie's explanation of how a fold mountain range is formed
Isobel's explanation of how a fold mountain range is formed
Tomas's explanation of how a fold mountain is formed
Tomas's friction experiment
Sofia's friction investigation
Isobel's definition of gravity
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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.