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Hedgehog Class News (Reception Year)

Weekly Update 04.10.23

We have been reading the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. In Art we made our own beanstalks using our handprints and then tissue paper for the stalk.

We also really loved our first Forest School session at Wiggery Wood! We explored the area, found insects, swung in the hammock, dug holes and lots more!

Weekly Update 29.09.23

This week our focus story has been The Three Little Pigs. After reading the story, we created our own 'Huff and Puff' pictures which are blow paintings.

We also had some shared reading time with our buddies from Muntjac class.

We practiced our cutting skills and dressed The Three Little Pigs.

We also did some baking this week and made biscuits! We talked about germs and the importance of always washing our hands, especially before cooking and eating.

Weekly Update 20.09.23

This week we have been reading the story Little Red Riding Hood. As an adult led activity, we cut out some pictures of food and stuck them onto Red Riding Hood's basket. We did well with our cutting and sticking skills.

In Maths we counted objects into a basket. We needed to count carefully.

Here are some photos of us exploring provision inside and out this week.

Hedgehog Class 2023-24


We have really enjoyed our first two weeks in school. We have settled really well and have enjoying exploring the classroom environment, inside and out. We have met our buddies who are in Year 6 and they help us get used to school life, especially lunchtimes.

Our focus story this week is Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We even made porridge today as a healthy snack to try.

Weekly Update 14.07.23

The last few weeks we have been reading the stories of Elmer. We have been discussing the differences between us and our friends and how this makes us unique. We did some lovely writing about this which is on display in the hall now.

We then focused on repeating patterns and had a go at making some repeating patterns using the beads and string together first, and then used this skill when making our own sponge painted Elmer.

On Wednesday we had our final Wiggery Wood session. We have loved our Forest School times with Terry and we finished in the best way, with a fire and s'mores! 

In Maths we have been learning measurement and on Thursday we made our own playdough with Mrs Plumb! We had a great time weighing out the ingredients and mixing it together, we even got to take it home afterwards smiley

On Tuesday we went for a walk around the village in the sunshine and then finished off in the new play area over the field. We had a great afternoon.

Look How We've Grown!

Hedgehog Class 2022-23 is now coming to an end. We are so proud of the progress the children have made this year and it has been a pleasure to teach them. We are looking forward to seeing them flourish in the rest of their school journey.

Update 30.06.23

A few photos from our busy last few weeks.

We have been learning our number bonds to 10. We did this practically with the Numicon and then had a go at writing our own number sentences.