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 on Wednesday afternoon and Friday mornings. Year 1 have P.E on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons with Year 2. 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 new topic for this term is 'Let's Celebrate.' We will begin by learning about Bonfire Night and Guy Fawkes, while also thinking about how we need to stay safe around fireworks. We will be learning about various different celebrations such as weddings, birthdays and christenings and finally we will learn how Christmas is celebrated around the world.
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 Hedgehog Class have been really busy getting ready for Christmas. On Tuesday we were very lucky to have the Theatre of Widdershins come and perform a fantastic show for the children, we then went over to The Crown and enjoyed a delicious Christmas lunch! On Wednesday we had a Values morning and the children learnt about how other countries celebrate Christmas.
Hedgehogs have also been making cards for our families, writing to Santa and creating beautiful calendars for 2018. The children have all been working hard to perfect our Christmas dance and are excited to perform on the 18th December at the church!