Welcome to Hedgehog Class!
Our class is made up of 15 enthusiastic Foundation Stage Children, 2 highly experienced teachers and our lovely teaching assistant Miss Williams. Our teachers are very passionate about early years and are dedicated to developing a love of learning and discovery.
To nurture our natural curiosity and develop awe and wonder, we love to explore outside in all weathers and find out about the world around us through a 'hands on' ethos. We are encouraged to ask our own questions and experiment to find the answers. We learn best when we discover for ourselves, nutured and guided by our teachers.
We believe that working together is an essential part of developing our social and emotional skills. We work collaboratively in lots of ways; talk partners, team work to build and create, earning class rewards to name a few.
To help us become lifelong learners we think it is important to develop independent skills and have ownership of our learning. We take responsibility for our growth by choosing our next steps together and talking regularly about the challenges we face.
We are courageous and practice our resilience through risk taking and perseverance in solving problems in our child initiated play.
Growing together we inspire each other to achieve our full potential as courageous life-long learners.
Please could you collect long cardboard tubes for next week (we will be making rainmakers). Thank you!
Children will need to be dressed extra warm on our P.E. Days (Tuesday and Thursdays). In addition please ensure they have an extra thick pair of socks for forest school on Fridays. Many thanks.
Mrs Hall has set the children a phonics challenge after finding a 'k' in her twiglets! The challenge is to find letters in the world around us. It might be a funny 'L' shaped vegetable or stick in the woods or some spaghetti in the shape of a 's'. Capitals or lower case, the more the better. Send your photos in to the office or bring your object in. We'll pick a winner (and some runners up) at the end of next term! Every one who participates gets a housepoint! Get hunting!
Phonics and Early Reading Parents Information...
Please find below a video of the early reading skills presentation for your information. I have attached a video of the phase 2 phonemes and actions. Please also find a video of the phase 3 actions and phonemes that we use in school to accompany the red cards. If you would be interested in a presentation on early writing or any other area of your child's learning please do let us know. Alternatively if you have a quick query please do ask at the school gate.
Please do write any questions you may have (not about individual children please, these can be discussed with class teachers) and we will try and answer them on here.
Helpful information and links for Parents...
Useful online links to support learning at home...
Hedgehog Nativity 2020
What a fantastic end to a very busy term. Well done to all our little hedgehogs for their wonderful performance in this year's outdoor Nativity. We are so proud of you all.
Take a look at the Gallery page for more photos.