Welcome to Hedgehogs Class!
Hedgehog class is taught by Mrs Wilby and Mrs Wildey. Learning in Hedgehog class is supported by Mrs Saxby and Miss Wilson.
Autumn Term 2019
This term we have been settling into life at school, learning about new routines and how to access and use all the resources in the classroom. We have been following the children's interests and learning about autumn and what makes us special. We will be learning about celebrations and festivals, such as Bonfire Night, Diwali, Remembrance Day and Christmas.
Our brains are developing fast in Hedgehog class, as we learn to read and write and work with numbers and shapes. We are learning how to be good friends, share and be confident, resilient learners. We enjoy being creative and finding out about the world around us.
Spring Term 2020
This term we have settled back in to school life after Christmas and have welcomed some new members to our class. We are continuing to follow the children’s interests but collectively we are learning about the seasons, winter to spring, different cultures, including Chinese New Year and People Who help Us.
Our Class Blog
We have had a great first half term in Hedgehog class. The children have settled into school life and are confident to access all the areas of the classroom and outdoor area. We have enjoyed getting to know each other and making new friends.
The Nursery children have been enjoying learning about environmental sounds, developing their listening ears and learning to discriminate between sounds. They enjoy wearing their extra big listening ears! Reception have busy learning to hear and write single letter sounds, and blend and segment sounds in simple CVC words e.g. hat, lip, and.
We learn by practical, hands on activities in Hedgehog class and enjoy active learning. We are developing our counting and number recognition skills by taking part in activities such as counting conkers, searching for numbers in the sand and matching numbers to objects.
We are having lots of fun learning about autumn and seeing the world around us change. In a few weeks we are performing our harvest festival, and hoping to make everyone proud! Being creative is something we all enjoy, from building models, painting a picture or playing in the role play area. There have been some fantastic models made using the large wooden bricks and beautiful paintings and drawings created.
Each week we enjoy taking part in Action Ants, learning how to move and travel in different ways, and using a range of equipment, to build our muscles.
Over the coming months we are going to be learning about Remembrance Day and making special poppies for our local war memorial. We will be busy making some special bonfire night pictures and of course getting ready for our next staring roles in our nativity!
Our Class Blog- Spring Term
We have been very busy over the past few months, learning to read, write, count and use our imagination to create some amazing things. We love to build in Hedgehog class and produce some very skilled creations. Our painting skills have improved and we were able to use these skills to create some beautiful Remembrance Day poppies.
At Christmas time, we made everyone proud with our production, A Miracle in town. We worked very hard to learn our songs and lines.
This half term we started by learning about Chinese New Year. We enjoyed lots of craft activities, using chopsticks and creating music using the drums we made. We also enjoyed a very yummy Chinese snack!
The children have been helping to tidy up the early years garden, ready for the spring. We can see lots of bulbs appearing in the ground, which is very exciting.
We continue to enjoy Action Ants on a Thursday and are looking forward to beginning forest school on Mondays.
Hedgehog class have PE on a Tuesday and take part in Action Ants on a Thursday. PE kits stay in school for each half term.
Supporting at Home
Please help support your child at home by using your child's phonic pack and reading regularly at home. Your support at home is crucial in developing your child as a confident and enthusiastic learner. Please read your child's reading book regularly at home and comment in their yellow reading record book. Remember, reading to your child is just as important as them reading to you.
High Frequency cards to learn are attached to the front of your child's yellow reading record book.