We are the happy, helpful Hedgehogs and we try our best in everything we do! Mrs Harrison is our Class Teacher Tuesday -Friday and Mrs Senior is our Teaching Assistant. On a Monday, Mrs Senior will be our teacher and Miss Burton will be our Teaching Assistant.
Mrs Harrison Mrs Senior Miss Burton
Our topics this Spring term are:
In the Woods
We're Going on an Adventure
During the first half term we will be learning about the woods and woodland creatures. We will be sharing different books about being in the woods, where our local woods are and what we might see in the woods. We will be thinking about cold weather and what happens when water freezes.
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.
This term we will be practising our fine motor skills and will focus on this on Fine Motor Friday's. We will be threading, cutting using scissors, manipulate a range of materials including play dough and using a range of writing tools. We will also be working on our gross motor skills. We will be running, jumping, skipping, crawling, climbing and using bikes. On a Tuesday, we will have PE doing Football.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
We will be supporting the children to recognise their emotions and what emotions are. We will also be encouraging children to play alongside others and begin to use the skills of turn taking and sharing.
We will be looking in depth at our shared stories and will practise joining in with the repeated refrains in the books. 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: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, That's not my woodland creature and One Snowy Night.
We will practise our counting skills through our ‘Cool Count’, which includes counting forwards, backwards and recognising numbers. We will be focusing on one number each work and working hard to recognise that number in a variety of ways and make sets of that number. We will also be learning to recognise patterns and create our own.
Understanding the World
In the first part of the term, we will be learning about the woods, woodland animals and their habitats. We will be sharing our interests, likes, things about us with each other. We will also be looking closely at woodland areas and going on a visit to our local woods.
Expressive and Creative Development
Over the term, we will be focusing on imaginative play. We will be playing in a variety of ways including small world and role play areas. We will also be using a range of tools to create pictures and for a purpose.
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)