Ashill VC Primary School


Hedgehog Class



Sitting in the Sensory Garden, Class 3 enjoyed listening to the class book, The Gorilla who wanted to Grow up by Jill Tomlinson.  It was lovely to hear the windchimes, watch the wildlife and listen to the waterfall.

Class 3 Noticeboard

Don't forget...

•PE; sessions will be twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. Children must ensure their full PE kit is in school throughout the week in order to be prepared for our sessions, or indeed any extra sports events and changes.







Dear parents/carers,

Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely, restful christmas and all the children are refreshed and ready for the new term. This half term, our topic is 'James and the Giant Peach' from the popular author Roald Dhal.


We will immerse ourselves into the Roald Dhal story and learn all about the famous author. We will think about vegetables, how they grow and what impact they have on our body promoting healthy eating. We will think about insects that are in the story and think about the abilities they have. We will be thinking about local grown fruit and veg and the history of local the Ashill Fruit farm. Please feel free to download our topic overview and weekly planning (link above) to look in more detail what we'll be learning about.


The Grinch invaded Hedgehog class!

For christmas, the children in Hedgehog class wanted to put on a class show, we decided on the Grinch who stole Christmas. We wrote our script as a class, and the children auditioned for each part. After lots of practise, we performed it to the school. I was so proud of all the children and their confidence in standin gup infront of their friends. Here is the video so you can see their brilliant hard work, and enjoy it at home. Unfortunately, during the final performance to the school, the Ipad stopped recording. Therefore, there are two versions to download; the practise video - the full version, and the final performace whilst the school are watching which cuts off after 3 minutes. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!  





The Jungle Book

Last term, after we had finished our class book The Jungle Book, we have been creating E-Books of the story. Using props, photos, videos

and sounds to retell the story. If you would like to watch,

please find your child's name below, and click the link.


























Online activites to try

pe James & the Giant Peach Yearly Topic Overview stock-illustration-12223944-cartoon-hedgehog (1)

To help at home ...

Spellings and homework; spelling lessons will be twice weekly, one session in school focusing on spelling techniques and rules and the second applying these rules through a spelling test on Friday. 


Homework; Will be distributed on a Friday, and will be expected back in school on a Wednesday. If children do not complete their homework they will have to do so during a lunch time period on Fridays.


Reading; We expect children to read three times per week, each time a child reads at home they have an opportunity to move along our ‘reading race track’ to win a prize. If your child is not reading often enough they will remain in during a break time to read.


Times tables/Mental maths; children will be tested weekly on a Wednesday morning through a times table/mental maths test according to their ability. These will also be sent home but are not expected to be returned to be marked.

Times Table Tests Scratch Programming download (8) Yearly Maths Overview Harry S & Hannah H Bella & Leighton Gracie, Reece and Drew Hannah R & Kerrie-Anne JJ & Tyla Marc, Jack & Jacob Max, Ashanti & Joel Tori & Kayla Sophie & Harry H Jayden & Bethany Charley & Riley Rosie & Zane Thomas & Lydia
The Grinch - Practise Version
The Grinch - Final Version (half) Weekly Topic Planning