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Today, Hedgehogs visited Lackford Lakes where they got the chance to study moths, go bird watching and have a go at pond dipping.  We all had a fantastic day and we even managed to see a Kingfisher!



Welcome back to the Summer Term, I hope you have all had a relaxing Easter and are ready to learn once again.  This term we will be focusing on the story 'Moth: An Evolution Story' by Isabel Thomas.  The children will be exploring the Peppered Moth through this beautifully illustrated book and will base all of their work around this.  The children will also be going on an exciting visit at the end of the summer term to finish off their discovery of this amazing creature.

Into the Wood with Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs had an amazing afternoon in the woods on Euston Estate.  The children hunted for minibeasts in the environment and found that there were many different species on their own doorstep!  Mr Hawthorne took the children for a stroll around the woods to look for dangers (high and low), to find out about how the weather can change the woodland and to find clues that a whole host of animals have been in the woods where we walked.  We found feathers and a skull and came up with our own story about what had happened to the pigeon - it wasn't a pleasant ending.  Of course, there was time for marshmallows and a play.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves :-)

Stone Age

This week, excitement exploded around the school as a mysterious cave appeared on the field. The children were all curious to see what was inside.


Hedgehogs were lucky enough to sneak in where they met Stig and Mema (caveman and woman). Stig and Mema talked to the children about their lives - fishing, hunting, singing, playing music, making clothes and starting fires.  The children were eager to ask questions and tell Mema and Stig all about their Stone Age learning this week 😊 

Florence Nightingale Day

This week, Hedgehog Class learnt about Florence Nightingale . We kicked started our special day by reading a story about Florence Nightingale.  Throughout the day, the children: travelled to Turkey in a boat; were soldiers in the Crimean War; nursed the injured soldiers; cleaned the hospital; and even had a snack of potatoes, bread and meat.  We had such a great day and, of course, everyone dressed up for this special occasion 😄

Sprayer at Barnham

This week, we were lucky enough to have a visit from a sprayer as part of the 'Tractors in Schools' scheme with Suffolk Agricultural Association.  The children had the chance to ask Pete lots of questions about how the sprayer is used on Euston Estate and Hedgehogs were particularly fascinated with how big the wheels were!  We even got the chance to consolidate our learning on light and shadows.  Thank you, Pete smiley

Chinese New Year

This week, we have been learning about Chinese New Year.  The children all listened to the story of the animals and hand printed a dragon's body.  We used the primary colours, red and yellow, then mixed them together to make orange.  We also learned about the red envelope that is given out on Chinese New Year.  The children used red card as this is the lucky colour in China.  The children were all surprised to find lucky Hogs in each of their envelopes.


The children have been measuring in Maths this week.  They have used non-standard units to measure lots of things around the classroom.

Circus Skills

The children were all really lucky (and really excited) to have a visitor in to teach them circus skills.  They had the chance to balance feathers, spin plates, ride on peddles and juggle.  Lots of laughter and giggles could be heard as they were all learning new skills.

Exploring the Woods

Hedgehogs loved being picked up by the tractor and taken on an adventure into the woods.  Awaiting us was a toasty fire where we could warm our hands and toast some marshmallows.  We loved identify trees by their leaves and finding skulls; we even found a real mud slide!

Christmas with Hedgehogs

The children have loved Christmas at Barnham where they have performed in the nativity, eaten Christmas lunch and had a visit from Santa.  What an amazing end to a fantastic term - MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Let's Think!

The children have been enjoying learning about our 5 senses this week.  We explored each sense and what we like and dislike.

Lord's Prayer Day

(Wednesday 26th September 2018)

This week Rev. Karen Burton led a Lord's Prayer Day.  The children had the chance to weave their way around a labyrinth and stop at stations which were linked to the Lord's Prayer.  The children enjoyed all of the activities which they could take part in.  

Treasure Boxes

(Week beginning: 24th September 2018)

The children have loved sharing their treasure boxes with their friends.  We have thought lots this week about what is important to us.

Welcome to Hedgehog Classsmiley

We hope that you have had an amazing Summer Holiday with your family and friends.  We are all very excited to start the new term with some new faces to Barnham Primary and we know that you will love your time at school.

If you have any worries, concerns or questions then please come and speak to one of the Hedgehog Team.  We always have time to help.

Hedgehog Team

Meet the team...


Things to remember...


Water bottles 

Water bottles will be sent home every day for washing and refilling, however, the children can refill their bottles in school also.  We encourage only water in bottles as squash encourages unwanted visitors and makes our classroom very sticky!


PE Kits

PE will be on a Wednesday and one other day during the week.  The children are required to have the correct PE kit in order to participate safely.  PE kit should include:

  • white t-shirt
  • black/navy shorts
  • tracksuit or jumper and tracksuit bottoms (for colder weather)
  • trainers (for outdoor PE)

If your child wears earrings then these must be removed on the morning of PE unless your child can remove the earrings themselves.



Children are not allowed to wear jewellery in school, with the exception of small, descreet earring studs and watches.



The government provides fruit and vegetables daily for children aged 7 and under.  There is no need for your child to bring in a snack but if they wish to then we ask for it only to be fresh fruit or vegetables (no chocolate, crisps, fruit winders, etc).

Curriculum overview