Hedgehog Class (Year 1)

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Welcome to Hedgehog’s Summer Term

The Hedgehogs Team:

Mrs Draper teaches Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Mrs Tipple teaches Thursday and Friday. Mrs Celik is our class Teaching Assistant every day and Mrs Taylor teaches interventions.

In Hedgehog class, the children work in ways that will keep them focused and engaged. The children can access a variety of independent learning opportunities throughout the day, using different resources and activities that are available around the classroom. During more focused learning, for example Reading, Writing and Maths the children work in  mixed groups with an adult to support them if needed.

We promote a lot of independence in class to support and enhance the children’s life skills as they grow and the children are always busy with lots of independent learning through our ‘Continuous  Provision’.  Each week the children have new challenges in lots of areas of our classroom and outside including: Phonics, Magic Maths, Finger Gym, Role Play, Tuff Spot, Reading Corner and Construction. We work in small groups at a time with an adult while the other children have ‘challenge time’ exploring these areas.  The children in Hedgehogs class are also very fortunate to have access to the wonderful outside area to enjoy during ‘challenge time’.

P.E is on a Friday afternoon  and children will need to come to school in their P.E kits on this day every week.

Forest School is every Wednesday afternoon. Please can children come to school wearing suitable outdoor clothing. Thank you.

Classroom tour

Our Topic this term is geography based ‘My Local Area’. Here is our curriculum map Curriculum Map My local Area Summer 1 v2

Please find below some information about the next half term in Year 1.  There are some ideas for you to do at home to support with English and Maths too.

Number formation activity sheet

Cursive Alphabet Letter Formation Poster Lower Case

Cursive lower case and capital letters

Pencil control lower case letters

Year 1 handwriting paper

Across the year we will be working to reliably use and spell the Key Stage 1 common exception words – these are words which are exceptions to spelling pattern or phonics rules that may come up in our writing. If your child is not yet confident with the Reception word list please give those words some extra time and attention.

Children’s News Day 

We encourage children to bring in something from home which they can talk about to the class as their news.  This might be photos from a day out, something they have made that they are proud of or a family celebration.  Anything which is important to them which they can talk about.  We have had presentations sent in via email before so that we can show the class on the interactive screen.  We would ask that news it not bringing toys or teddies into school but rather something the child can talk about that interests them.

Some useful resources to help you support your child at home:

Useful websites to help your child learn:

nrich maths link


ICT games

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize Maths

Khan Academy 

Some English and phonics websites too:

Phonics Play

BBC Bitesize Phonics

Twinkl TV Phonics

Phonics games