We are the happy, helpful Hedgehogs and we try our best in everything we do! Our class teachers are Mrs Wyatt (until end of May) and Mrs Harrison and our teaching assistants are Miss Fox and Miss Burton.
Mrs Wyatt Mrs Harrison Miss Fox Miss Burton
Our topics this Summer term are:
During the first half term we will be learning about growing and changes over time. We will grow our own plants and learn about the lifecycles of some animals. We will also be sharing lots of different stories and talking about how we can keep healthy. In the second half term we will be reading a variety of adventure books and will practise telling our own stories. We will also be learning about recycling and how to look after our environment.
Over the term we will be covering all of the seven Foundation Stage Areas of learning.
Communication and Language
We will rehearse and speak in front of others, listen to others' ideas and share our own knowledge and ideas with our peers and our families. We will also be telling our own stories and acting them out.
This term we will be practicing a variety of skills, for example threading and cutting, to develop our fine motor skills. We will also take part in weekly PE lessons to develop our gross motor skills, including balancing, coordination and throwing and catching.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
We will be supporting the children to talk about some similarities and differences between themselves and others. We will be learning about how we can stay safe online and how we can solve problems between friends. We will also learn about the cultures and beliefs of others.
We will be looking in depth at our shared stories and will practise joining in with the repeated refrains in the books. We will predict the endings to the stories and begin to talk about the structure of stories, as well as begin to describe the characters and settings. We will also be using a variety of materials to practise making marks and give meaning to them. Some of the stories we will be sharing this term are: Jack and the Beanstalk, The Odd Egg, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and No-Bot the Robot with No Bottom.
We will practise our counting skills through our ‘Cool Count’, which includes counting forwards, backwards and recognising numbers. We will be practising making sets and making comparisons between two groups of objects, saying which group has more or less. We will be participating in shape, space and measures activities, including using shapes to make pictures and using non-standard units to measure length.
Understanding the World
In the first part of the term, we will be learning about growing and will be making observations about the growth of plants and humans. We will also learn about decay and watch what happens to food when left over time. In the second half term, we will be learning about recycling and the different ways we can help to look after our planet.
Expressive and Creative Development
Over the term, we will be using a variety of techniques and equipment to make different models and pictures. We will be learning about colours and begin to explore the effects of mixing colours together. We will also be creating our own stories and acting them out with our peers.
As you can see, we have a busy term ahead of us in Hedgehogs. Thank you very much for all of your support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask any member of the Foundation Stage team. Please regularly check your child's Tapestry account to keep up to date with their learning and to share what they have been doing at home with us too.
Thank you for your help and support!
If you need any support or would like to ask any questions, please speak to a member of the Foundation Stage team at the door or contact the school office.
P.E. is every Tuesday. Please make sure that your child has any jewellery taken off.
Please send your child to school with a bottle of water each day.
Please can children bring book bags to school everyday.
Apps you can download:
2Create a Story (2CAS)