Hedgehog Class weekly update

What a great week! We have written and edited our independent writes based on ‘The street beneath my feet’. We have also been recapping column addition and subtraction. We had great fun during our Science Day on Wednesday. We had two special scientists skype us. One of them was a palaeontologist and the other was a petrologist (Can remember what these types of scientists do?). They told us some facts about fossils and also rocks. We spent the day with the Year 4s and participated in lots of different activities. We firstly looked at the three different types of rock: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. We then created these in the form of food. Igneous rock is made from hot lava that has cooled – we watched this process when our lovely teaching assistants showed us how to make honeycomb! We looked at the layers of sedimentary rock by making sandwiches. Metamorphic rock changes when it is heated so we made rock cakes. We also created some fossil art and then unfortunately (due to weather conditions) did a virtual rock survey of Mundesley via Google Maps! We have also been learning our Christmas songs and have sent an elf from the North Pole, who will be the new member of Hedgehog Class for December. Finally, to finish our week, we are going to go to the DINOSAUR PARK!