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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 Friday 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 current topic is 'Space' The children will be exploring the solar system and learning about the different plants over the next few weeks. We will be learning about Neil Armstrong and the history of space travel and discovering what it would be like to be an astronaut. 




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 have been learning all about astronauts, what they wear, what they do and what life is like in space. We have even tried astronaut food! We decided that chocolate ice cream was the most popular! In numeracy we have being reading different books about aliens and have thought of some great adjectives to describe them. The children have created their own new planets, have decided what it would be made out of and who would live there. In numeracy we have been busy using our number bonds to help us add up to 20.


Outdoor numeracy

Outdoor numeracy 1
Outdoor numeracy 2

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

Daffodil Pick and Comic Relief