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Hedgehogs/ Hoglets NURSERY

To Hedgehogs!


We are the happy, helpful Hedgehogs and we try our best in everything we do! Mrs Harrison is our Class Teacher Tuesday -Friday and Ms Wyatt, Miss Burton and Miss Kay also work in Nursery. On a Monday, Ms Wyatt will be our teacher. 


   Mrs Harrison    Miss Burton


Our topic during the Autumn term is:

Amazing Me! 





During the first half term, we will be talking about ourselves; who they are, what their interests are and what is special to them. We will talk about similarities and differences between ourselves and our friends. We will also celebrate Harvest and look at autumnal changes. 

During the second half term, we will be learning about celebrations and discussing how they celebrate special times.  






Over the term we will be covering all of the seven Foundation Stage Areas of learning.



Communication and Language

Over the term, children will have lots of opportunities to talk. We will be speaking in small and large groups and develop vocabulary and language; particularly through play. We will develop our listening skills. We will listen to sounds, words and other people. We will have opportunities to develop our understanding of instructions, including 'how' and 'what' concepts. 


Physical Development

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 Multi skills.



Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We will be supporting children in settling into Nursery. We will begin to speak to familiar people and begin to express their feelings and emotions. The children will learn the golden rules and begin to become familiar with routines. 




We will be listening and joining in with nursery rhymes. We will become familiar with the songs and begin to have their favourites and will join in with repeated lines. We will also read our Ten Key Texts. Children will be able to join in with repeated lines from these books too. Children will have a story book to take home weekly. 

Stories which will be shared during this term are: 

Shark in the Park

Peace at Last

Five Little Pumpkins

Dear Santa 


Our Ten Key Texts are: 

Shark in the Park

Peace at Last

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Room on the Broom 

Ten Little Monkeys

There's a Dragon in your Book 

Brown Bear Brown Bea What Do You See

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

The Selfish Crocodile 

The Magic Hair Swap 





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 name and identify 2d shapes, order objects by length and capacity and create our own patterns. 



Understanding the World

 In the first part of the term, we will be learning about ourselves. We will be talking about how we are special, what our interests are and how these compare to others in the class. We will learn about Harvest and look closely at autumnal changes. We will learn about Diwali, Hanuka and Christmas. We will learn about what these celebrations are, who celebrates them and how they celebrate them. In Nature Detectives, we will look at animals and plants and observe changes we see. We will use view finders, make natural pictures and create leaf kebabs. We will look at the weather and how it impacts the environment. We definitely will be jumping in muddy puddles!  



Expressive and Creative Development

Over the term, we will be building on their imaginary play through small world play, such as homes and trains, and through larger role plays such as the home corner. We will paint in a variety of ways to explore colour and texture. We cannot wait to get messy! 



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. 

Links to support your child with their learning at home:

Apps you can download:






  2Create a Story (2CAS)


  Blobble Write








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