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 Mrs Martin.
Our topics this Autumn term are:
Would you like to live in a cave?
What is magic?
To begin our new school year we will be learning about each other and establishing our class rules. We will share stories such as ‘Dave’s Cave’, ‘Caveman Dave’, ‘Bear Snores On’ and ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’. We will be talking about where we live and comparing them to a cave, and then deciding where we would prefer to live.
In the second half term we will be sharing ‘Room on the Broom’, ‘Winnie the Witch’ and Meg and Mog stories. We will be learning about changes in materials.
Over the term we will be covering all of the seven Foundation Stage Areas of learning.
Communication and Language
This term we will be talking about ourselves, what we like and do not like and making comparisons with others. We will talk about things we know and will share our experiences with others. We will share stories and add actions and signs to them, and retell them in different ways. We will be recording our ideas and will share our ideas with others.
We will use a range of resources to improve our fine motor control, such as cutting, threading, using tweezers and using malleable materials. We will use our outside area and will think about how to be safe when we are playing. In PE we will be travelling in different ways and thinking about how we move. We will also think about what we need to do to stay healthy and safe.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
The children will be making identity boxes and speaking to their class about what is important to them. We will be thinking about our class rules and how they help us to work together and help each other. We will also develop our independence and perseverance.
We will share a range of stories, create story maps and retell the story using props. Children will have many opportunities to write for a range of purposes, including writing facts about animals, simple sentences and spells and lists. We will be reading together during shared carpet sessions and individually. We will also share different non-fiction texts.
The children will be recognising and working with numbers and counting and making sets of objects. They will be comparing and ordering numbers and finding one more and one less. We will be comparing size, and capacity. We will find out about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
Understanding of the World
This term we will be learning about different environments and prehistoric times and making comparisons. We will change materials by mixing, heating and cooling. We will be using ICT for a purpose, such as making collages with photos and using appropriate apps.
Expressive and Creative Development
We will have many opportunities to express ideas through art, music and dance. We will be making models and designing for a purpose. We will have the chance to develop ideas in different role play situations.
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 Friday. 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.