Hello and welcome to Hedgehogs' class! We are a Reception and Year 1 Class! Our teacher is Miss Booth. We have lots of grown-ups to help and look after us whilst we are having fun learning. We are lucky to have Mrs Gill (Higher level TA) and Mrs Pinkerton (Fri am) to support our class.
Our teachers make sure that our classroom is always inviting and colourful. We are proud of the work that we do and they display our work for everyone to see! We are very lucky to have so many fun areas to work in; including the craft, construction, writing, Numeracy, role-play, book and quiet area.
We are also very lucky to have such a wonderful outdoor area and we do a lot of our learning outside. We make the most of it, even when it’s raining, because we have a big shelter to keep us dry! We also have an amazing wildlife area where we make dens, look for mini-beasts, and make up games to play. Our teachers and helpers have an exciting plan to make this area even better! We will keep you up to date and try to put lots of photographs on for you to see.
We have enjoyed lots of really exciting topics so far this year. Our Summer Term topic is
'Roots, Shoots and Muddy Boots!'
Our focus is 'From Garden to Plate.' We will be learning about where foods come from, we will get muddy doing lots of planting, gardening, growing and tasting!
This topic is largely based around science and art. The children will learn to describe the different parts of a plant, such as its roots, stem, leaves and flowers, and explain their functions. Each child will plant their own sunflower seed and throughout the topic they will need to make sure that it is getting the right things to make it grow.
This term we will focus on the author Beatrix Potter, writer of the famous Peter Rabbit stories. The wonderful story ‘The Tale of a Naughty Little Rabbit’ written by Beatrix Potter is about a naughty little rabbit who likes adventures in and around Mr McGregor’s garden. This links perfectly with our topic but there is also a buzz around school with children talking about the recent Peter Rabbit film!
We would also like to plan activites around the children’s interests. A letter will go out in the next few weeks to explain more.
Home Learning Activity (optional)
Using some of the ideas and characters from the Beatrix Potter stories about Peter Rabbit and other characters the children may like to write their own adventure story. You do not have to write the whole story all at once. You may like to take each part of the story a bit at a time. When you have finished your story, you could also illustrate it and make a front cover. Remember to write the title and the author/illustrators name on the front cover. If you would prefer, you could try some planting of your own at home and write instructions about what you have planted. You could take photos of what you have planted and tell us all about it. We always love to see what you have been doing at home.
PE is on a Monday with Mr French and Fitness Fun is on a Tuesday with Mrs Newby. So our teacher asks if we have our PE kits in school. Our teachers say that it’s important that we have our names in our kits and our uniforms.
"I love Action Ants and doing Archery. I like demonstrating too!" (Coco Year 1)
"I liked doing the cheerleading with the pom-poms!" (Mia- Reception)
On a Monday we get our phonics homework. We are also encouraged to read at least 4 times a week at home and our books are changed on a Monday and Thursday. We are learning to organise our personal belongings; so we are encouraged to get our books out ready for our teachers to change.
(Don't forget, if you read 4 times or more you will receive a raffle ticket on a Friday and will be in with a chance of winning a brand new book or book voucher!!)
Take a look at the bottom of our page for ideas to help us with our learning.
From Hedgehogs' class :-)
If you have any worries or queries please come in and speak to either myself or Mrs Gill - our door is always open.