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Step Inside A Book with Hedgehog Class

To celebrate World Book Day 2019, lots of our favourite book characters came to school with us. We enjoyed a wonderful day of book-themed activities, sharing stories with our teachers and friends, completing book quizzes, creating an A to Z of children's books and taking part in a book scavenger hunt.  How many different story characters can you identify here?

Creative with Clay

Hedgehog Class have again been putting their creative talents to good use, as they took part in a clay workshop with local artist Victoria Houghton.  They had great fun working with this medium to create the head of The King of The Animals! We can't wait to paint our creations and take them home to display. Thank you so much to Mrs Houghton for her guidance and support. We all had 'roaring' fun!

May The Force Be With You!

How do you approach your work? Have you got a Growth Mindset and feel you can learn more by pushing yourself?  Or do you have a Fixed Mindset  and dislike challenge?  In Hedgehog Class, we are learning to ‘use the force’ and be more like Yoda. We want to believe in ourselves and the great things that we can achieve. To learn more, we know we must challenge ourselves and our brains. 

Keep using ‘the force’ and grow our brains, we will!

Homework of the Animals

Once again, we have been delighted with the children's responses to our homework menu. This half-term has seen the arrival of a variety of wonderful animals puppets, beautiful underwater habitats, and creative animal-themed card games.  Here are just a few super examples. Keep up the super homework, Hedgehog Class!


Dance of the Animals

Ever wondered what a dancing flamingo would move like? Well, with the support of Jenny our visiting dance teacher, Hedgehog class created an imaginative dance routine, incorporating flamingos, elephants, tigers, sloths and pelicans, amongst others. Can you identify some of the animals that we are representing here?

What A Spotty Day!

Congratulations to all of the children who 'spotified' themselves on Friday in order to raise money for Children in Need. As well as a special assembly, we had lots of themed activities in class during the day. Here are some examples of our pointillism computer art. Can you spot who the children have created?

We Will Remember Them ...

Yesterday, Year 2 shared the poignant storybook, Where The Poppies Now Grow by Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey. It helped us to reflect on the bravery of the soldiers who fought in wars in order to ensure that we could live our lives in peace and safety.

More details about this wonderful book, can be found at

The children showed a very mature attitude to the contents of the story and afterwards, worked in groups to write special prayers of Remembrance, like this one:

We were also proud to take part in the whole school art project to create a giant pebble poppy on the front playground. 

Bang, Crash, Boom

Thank you to everyone involved in organising the wonderful firework display on our school field last weekend. The children who went along had a wonderful time and used their experiences to inspire their firework poetry and art this week. We reflected on the sights, sounds, feelings and smells of bonfire night, to create some senses poetry. We then got creative with paint, pastels and chalk to represent some of the beautiful colours of firework displays. Take a look below at just a few examples:

Fancy Footwork

Hedgehog class have enjoyed weekly football training with Junior coaches from Luton Town Football Club this half-term. During our lessons, we have learned lots of important footballing skills, but we have also focused on using our sporting values of teamwork, co-operation, trust, determination and patience, which are so important in all physical activity and team sports. As you can see here, we have had lots of fun and been lucky enough to have many of our sessions in glorious Autumn sunshine:

African Djembe!

What a wonderful celebration of percussion and African music we enjoyed recently with our visiting teacher, Laura!  The children had great fun learning about the African Djembe, what they were made of and how they were used.  They practised lots of different rhythms and put on a fantastic whole class performance at the end of the day.

Marvellous Maulden and Me Homework

Hedgehog Class and their families have really embraced our new Homework Menu this half-term and we have looked forwarded to seeing what the children bring into school every Monday morning.  Thank you to everyone for the super effort put in to completing each piece. Here are just a few wonderful examples of their creativity: