We are the happy, helpful Hedgehogs and we try our best in everything we do! Our class teacher is Miss Smith and our teaching assistant is Miss Burton.
Our topics this Autumn term are:
Celebrations and Changes
During the first half term, we will be learning about the children’s immediate environment and talking about their homes, families and what is special to them. We will be making identity boxes and looking closely at the local environment. We will also be learning about different modes of transport and thinking about different occupations.
In the second half term, we will be celebrating Halloween, Bonfire night, Diwali and Christmas. We will share stories about these celebrations and think about past events. We will be learning about light and dark and will create shadow puppets. We will generally be getting messy!
Over the term we will be covering all of the seven Foundation Stage Areas of learning.
Communication and Language
This term we will be practicing a variety of different skills for example throwing, catching, kicking and balancing. Foundation Stage Two children will be taking part in multi skills. In addition to this, we will be using our outdoor area to climb and balance, and learn how to travel safely avoiding obstacles. We will also carry out many different motor skill activities including, threading, using tweezers and cutting out shapes.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
We will be working collaboratively with others to solve problems and share ideas. We will reinforce the golden rules and will be working hard to follow the rules as a class.
We will be looking in depth at our shared stories and will make story maps to help us when retelling them. We will use non-fiction books and the internet to find out information. There will also be e a variety of shared and independent reading and writing activities as well phonics lessons. Some of the stories we will be sharing are: The bus is for us, Foggy Foggy Forest, The Gingerbread Man and The Gruffalo's Child.
We will continue to practice our counting skills through our daily ‘Cool Count’. We will be making sets, saying the total, adding one more and one less. We will be practising our counting skills in many different ways. We will be participating in shape, space and measures activities, including looking at 2D shapes, measuring and weighing objects and thinking about time.
Understanding of the World
In the first part of the term, we will be looking at our local environment and the changes, which happen in the autumn. We will also be thinking about occupations and transportation. We will have opportunities to explore the local area and talk about what we notice. In the second half of the term, we will be thinking about light and dark and different celebrations. We will be also be practising for the nativity.
Expressive and Creative Development
Over the term, we will take part in lots of different creative activities. We will be having lots of fun painting, modelling, sticking and creating and generally getting messy. We will be looking closely at objects and draw them using different media and materials. We will take part in role play to act out the stories we hear and we will learn different songs and add instruments to them. We will be working together to create a dance and to retell a story to perform to others.
As you can see, we have a busy term ahead of us in Hedgehogs. Thank you for all the support you have shown and all the hard work that has gone into home learning with your child! Please keep reading at home and don't forget to write in your child's diary three times a week. Please practice the phonics quiz challenge with your child as they will be tested on the phonemes every Friday.
Thank you for your help and support!
Remember that the door is always open and if you ever have any questions, worries or concerns please feel free to catch a member of the team to discuss any issues. If it is not appropriate to talk at the time, we will arrange a time and date to chat at a more convenient time.
If you have a spare hour to come into Hedgehogs to help we would love to see you!
P.E. is every Tuesday. Please make sure that your child has their P.E. kit in school and any jewellery is taken off.
Please make sure your child brings their water bottle to school every day.
A healthy tuckshop is available every day for 20p.
Please make sure your child has their reading book with them every day.
Phonics Quiz is every Friday. Please make sure Phonics Quiz books are in school and children practise their phonemes on a separate piece of paper.