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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 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 Summer term are:

Down on the Farm


A Superhero Like You 




During the first half term, we will be looking closely at what a farm is, jobs on the farm and which animals live on the farm. Children will be naming animals and their young and recognising different animal sounds. We will be sharing stories, looking at non-fiction books and having visits from real animals. 

During the second half term, we will be learning about different jobs and occupations in the local community. We will learn who has these jobs, what the jobs entail and how people can help others in their jobs.   






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



Communication and Language

We will continue to develop our listening skills and recall key events to familiar adults. We will build our confidence to speak in a small group about important events in our lives. We will also develop our conversational language and be able to stick to a theme or topic when speaking with someone else.  


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 Thursday, we will have PE doing Dance. 



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: Spot Goes to the Farm, Farmyard Hullabaloo and Non-Fiction Farm books. 

In the second half term, the texts we will be sharing are: A Superhero like you, Emergency Emergency! and Non - fiction occupation books. 




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 the farms and what it is like on a farm. Children will be able to name farm animals and their young and also describe sounds and smells of a farm. We will be sharing our interests, likes, things about us with each other. We will also be looking closely at the life cycle of a chick and will make our own. 



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 Thursday. 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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