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News 18th January

Hedgehogs have been busy learning the new sounds ch sh th in phonics and then using the sounds they know to help with their independent writing.  They have designed shields on the computer.  In music they have been investigating the sound that different instruments make and using them to join in with the rhythm.

30th November

This week Hedgehogs have been learning about the Christmas Story.  They have also been busy practising the Christmas Play, learning the songs and the dances.  The children have also been taking away in numeracy and in literacy thinking about what they would like for Christmas and written a letter to Father Christmas.

News 16th November

In numeracy Hedgehogs have been looking at the different coins we have and then buying things using either pounds or pennies.  Carrying on their topic of 'Celebrations' they listened to a Reverend Fisher story about weddings and then talked about weddings they had been to.  In P.E. we continued with our Diwali CD, they listened carefully to the instructions and then practised the moves.  Hedgehogs have been busy learning new sounds this week and their words of the week 'to & be'.  They have all enjoyed reading to us this week and want to share their books with you. 

News 2nd November

Hedgehogs have started their new topic of 'Celebrations' by finding out about Christenings and then role playing the event.  They have also talked about Bonfire Night and made firework pictures on the computer.  In maths the children have been comparing length using the vocabulary of longer and shorter.  They also started to measure objects using cubes.  In Literacy the words of the week have been I & the. Can your children remember them?  Hedgehogs have also been learning actions in phonics to help them remember the sounds.  If they suddenly have ants crawling up their arms or an aeroplane flying in the air you will know what it is all about! 

News 5th October

Hedgehog Class have been learning about shapes this week.  They have looked at squares, triangles, rectangles and circles.  See if the children can tell you about these shapes.  Hedgehogs had a fantastic P.E. lesson when they showed their footwork skills and accuracy with throwing.  In numeracy Hedgehogs investigated repeating patterns and then made some of their own using a variety of mediums.  They also looked at teeth and how to look after them.

News 28th September


It has been another busy week in Hedgehogs.  The children had an exciting treasure hunt finding all the sounds they have been learning in phonics.  They have also listened to the story 'Three Little Pigs' and have done lots of activities on this theme from cutting and sticking to role play.  Hedgehogs made the most of the glorious weather we have been having and were outside in the sunshine for P.E. practising various different ways to move.

News 21st September

Hedgehogs have had a busy week looking at skeletons.  They have made some x ray pictures of their arm and hand, found out where all the bones go with a jigsaw puzzle and heard some 'Funny Bones' stories.  They have also sequenced the story of Noah's Ark and practised their cutting skills.  They have all been fantastic at changing for P.E. and are now much more independent.

News 14th September


Hedgehogs have had a great week this week.  All the children have been introduced to the letters ' s a t i m' and have been busy writing them in sand.  They have also been talking about their families and then made paper dolls  to represent them.  In numeracy Hedgehogs have been looking at numbers to 10 and recognising the numeral.  The children listened to the story of Noah's Ark and next week will be doing some artwork linked to the story.


The children have all settled in well and have been busy practising writing their names.  They have had great fun exploring the outside area and we have been lucky with the lovely weather.  On Thursday afternoon, they all got changed for PE and then went outside to investigate different ways of moving.  The children have shared their scrapbooks with each other and talked about their holidays.  Thank you for all your support with the scrapbooks, they are great and a lovely memento for you to keep. 


Welcome to the Hedgehogs class page


In Hedgehog class we teach Reception, which covers Foundation Stage. The class is taught by Mrs Hopewell, who is supported by Mrs Hassell. In addition, Mrs Cutmore provides support Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

P.E is every Thursday.

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).


 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 ‘Ourselves' we will be looking at what makes each of us special. The children will discuss their different interests and talents and will learn more about their likes and dislikes and learn about their own families. 




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

Welcome back to a brand new school year! Hedgehog class will be having lots of fun over the next few weeks settling into school life and starting our topic 'Ourselves.'

Outdoor numeracy

Outdoor numeracy 1
Outdoor numeracy 2

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

Daffodil Pick and Comic Relief