Red Nose Day in the Hedgehog Class

The children in the Hedgehog class had a great morning celebrating Red Nose Day.  Most joined in the fun by wearing RED.  Throughout the morning children did some lovely colouring, designed their own red nose using dough and accessories, made a fun headband and participated in our Red Nose Day Obstacle Course.  By far the favourite activity was creating and eating a Red Nose Pizza.

Enjoy our photos………………..

Hedgehogs Ice Investigations

On Monday it was too icy to go out to play so the children in the Hedgehog class brought some in to investigate.  First they tried to melt it in different parts of the school and learned that sitting it on the radiator or in direct sunlight were the places it melted fastest.

Some children enjoyed being creative with it by using food colouring to create interesting patterns.

Malaki wanted to know if the melted ice could be refrozen and discovered by putting it in the freezer it could.  From there all the children drowned a little Christmas character in a cup and then froze it.  Later they used a choice of  warm water, salt or an ice pick to rescue them from the ice block.

The children were so interested in the ice that it led to work creating their own snow in class by following a recipe.  A great sensory experience!


The Hedgehogs celebrate St. Andrew’s Day

The children in the Hedgehog class had great fun celebrating St Andrew’s Day on Friday.  As well as the ceilidh dancing and Scottish snacks (Cranachan and cheese oatcakes) many dressed up in tartan.

Throughout the week the children studied the work of Scottish architect and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh and went on to create chairs based on his designs.  They also got creative by making their own version of a tartan kilt.  Have a look and let us know what you think…….