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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 Harry Hedgehog. Each weekend he 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 'In the Potting Shed'  We will  explore the outdoor area of school and look at plants that are growing, talk about what they are and what they will look like when they are fully grown. The children will be planting their own lettuce and radishes and we will be looking at the different parts of flowers.



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

Ahoy! We have had fantastic fun at our pirate day on Wednesday. The children loved making swords, pirate cupcakes and  having a treasure hunt to find the  golden coins that Captain Red Beard had stolen, they were spread out all over the school!  We loved walking the plank, everyone got very wet but we managed to stay away from the sharks! Finally we ended the day with a nice cool ice lolly to cool down. The children were amazing little pirates!

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