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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 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 topic for the next few weeks is 'All About Me' we will be thinking about why we are all special. The children will think about their own  interests and hobbies, who belongs in their families and we will be celebrating all our differences. 



We don't  set homework for our Hedgehogs, but we do encourage parents to do daily reading at home. Each Thursday we 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 phonics based spelling test each Thursday.


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 have been busy using our 5 senses.  The children have used their sense of taste to work out different flavours of crisps, it was quite tricky! We have also used our sense of hearing to play games and our sense of touch to guess what is in the mystery bag. 

In literacy we have been looking at the book 'The Tiger That Came To Tea' and have been sequencing the story, writing amazing sentences and thinking about what other animals could come to tea! 

In numeracy Year 1 have been looking at halves and quarters, reception have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes.


Thank you for all the baby photographs that have been sent into school, it has been wonderful to see how the children have changed! Please remember, if your child has any 'Star Moments' then please send them in for our display board, we would love to celebrate them in school.


Daffodil Pick and Comic Relief