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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.  

Hedgehog class have been busy since January learning about castles and knights. This afternoon, they are busy making crowns ready for a day of fun tomorrow when they will be transported back in time. They will have a King and Queen and a court jester...... they have been practising their jokes today! They may have the opportunity to take part in a joust and some castle themed P.E. finishing off with a banquet.

This half-term's topic


Our new topic for this term is 'Into The Woods'.  The children will be looking at different traditional tales that are based in the woods. We will be thinking about the different animals that may live around us and the go for a walk to our local wood and see what we can discover!




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 looking at the traditional tale 'The Three Little Pigs.' The children have enjoyed acting out the story together and writing their own versions. In Science we are looking at materials and have been building our own wooden houses for the 3 Little Pigs to live in, next week we will test different materials and see which ones will keep them dry!




Outdoor numeracy

Outdoor numeracy 1
Outdoor numeracy 2

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

Daffodil Pick and Comic Relief