Welcome to Hedgehog Class!
We are a mixed Reception and Year 1 class. Our teachers are Mrs Haskins and Mrs Howe. Mrs Parker, Mrs Brown and Mrs Stride helps us throughout the week. Our class is a very upbeat and happy environment, and we aim to provide a safe, caring and supportive atmosphere where children can reach their full potential, whilst having fun!
Our Reception children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum, which includes the three prime areas: Communication and Language, Physical development and Personal, social and emotional development. It also includes four specific areas which are: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world and Expressive arts and design.
Our vision for children in the EYFS is to have children be independent, curious, creative and engaged learners. Our children will be allowed to explore and self-select resources at their own point of interest. This will happen in a stimulating, safe and welcoming environment that builds on the interest of the child, both indoors and outdoors. Your child will be encouraged to build working partnerships with all adults so as their needs are represented and heard.
Our Year 1 children follow the National Curriculum. In all areas, across both year groups we try to follow a creative topic approach to learning, using continuous provision, child led activities and adult based learning.
Home Learning and support
Please find below our timetables for home learning should you need them:
As a class we like to use 'Class Dojo' as a form of communication between teacher and parents, you can access Class dojo via this link:
If you would like to support your child at home with their learning throughout the school year, please find some suggestions below for both Reception and Year One:
- Read as many stories as possible with them to develop their love of Reading. Once they start bringing books home with them from school, please read this once a day with your child.
- Go over their Phonics sounds with them or ask them to point out sounds in books you are reading to/with them.
- Spot maths in everyday life and talk to your child about it. For example, count forwards when going up the stairs and backwards when coming down. When laying the table for dinner can you child tell you how many knives and forks there are etc.
If you would like any more ideas about this please do contact Hedgehog class teachers, and we would be more than happy to help! 😊