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Welcome to the Hedgehogs class page


In Hedgehog class with have reception and year 1, which covers Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. The class is taught by Mrs Hopewell, who is supported by Mrs Hassell (Each morning, all day Wed & Fri). In addition, Mrs Cutmore provides support all day Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. Year R & 1 have P.E on Wednesday and Y1 on Tuesday afternoons. The children also have library time on Thursday afternoons.  We are lucky to have a large outdoor learning environment with a new covered area and offer continuous provision (unrestricted outdoor access to the early years play area), for foundation pupils and then allocated access for year 1 pupils.    


 We have a class mascot called Harriet the Hedgehog. Each weekend she visits one of us and we share our adventures with the class each week.  

This half-term's topic


Our current topic is ‘Down On The Farm.’ 

We will be looking at different farm animals, matching adult and babies, discovering different life cycles, learning about the machinery used on a farm and going to visit farm animals at Whipsnade.



We don't  set homework for our Hedgehogs, but we do encourage parents to do daily reading at home. Each Thursday reception have a heart words test (sight words, which are the first 100 words that can't be sounded out, as set by the DofE for children at this level). Year 1 have a sight word or phonic based spelling test each Friday.


We really encourage children to read at home each evening to parents, this really helps improve fluency and confidence.

What we've been up to

This week we are starting our new topic on farms. The children will be talking about the different animals they would see on a farm and matching the adult animal to their baby. We will be creating lots of different animals for our farm display and looking at their different features. In literacy we will be  playing lots of phonic games and read non fiction books about farms and then create our own book. In numeracy, reception are doubling and halving and Year 1 will be adding and subtracting number bonds to make 20. P. E will now take place on Tuesday for Reception/Year 1 and Wednesday for Year 1 only. 

Outdoor numeracy

Outdoor numeracy 1
Outdoor numeracy 2

Hedgehogs enjoyed learning about 3D shapes, when they were building castles!

Daffodil Pick and Comic Relief