Welcome to Hedgehogs Class page

Class Teacher: Israr Hussain

Support Staff: Tracy, Haleema, Cindy, Georgina

A new year at school and a change for us all. We're in it together so here we go.

Autumn 1

'Who are you'

This half term the class will begin by getting used to the change of children and staffing, but also, to get back into the normal routines of school life. Some of the children will be experiencing the start of the year with a brand new teacher, some with a new class and some to a whole new school. no matter what the change is, we will work together to ensure everyone is happy in class and enjoys their time at school. 

The topic this half term is 'Who are you' and will be focusing on ourselves and all the different things that make us who we are. Part of this will help us get to know everyone in class a little bit more and build positive relationships with them. We will begin our visits to Tesco's cafe soon. The visits allow the children to develop their social and communication skills.

In our swimming sessions will take place once a fortnight on a Thursday and the class will be attending Richard Dunns.


Children in Hedgehogs Class learn in different ways and at at different levels, to ensure we meet the needs of all children we approach the following areas in the following ways;


We follow the Letters and Sounds curriculum and adapt this to meet our class needs. We do a lots of work around environmental sounds and correct phonic pronunciation. We have regular access to lots of phonetic activities through our continuous and enhanced provision areas. Whilst also completing focused activities which are differentiated to meet each child's needs. 




Children in Hedgehogs class have regular access to visit the library in school, and change their books every Monday, please ensure you send their library books back each week too support this. We love looking books alongside an adult, we also use Objects of Reference, symbols and Makaton to communicate.  We participate in whole class stories and especially like to listen to them on the Interactive Smart Board. We have access to books in our reading continuous provision area which is filled with lots of cushions to make it snug. We also have a focused reading session with our teacher where we all have our own individual targets to achieve. And our daily timetable is accessible for all to read.



Maths is constantly accessible through a range of our continuous and enhanced provision areas such as sand/water, construction, DT, computing. Within these areas we have access to numbers, shapes and sizes in many different forms. We do lots of counting as part of our play and during routines such as lining up for lunch, register, snack etc. Within the sand and water areas we have access to different sized containers and enjoy exploring pouring and filling activities. On a daily basis we are learning about routines, time and position in relation to ourselves and our class. We have a designated Maths area within our room, but also understand that Maths is a cross curricular subject  and is accessed both through inside and outside provision.


Below is our Homework timetable 

 2018 - 2019

Below is our class timetable and topic web with added homework ideas for this half term.


Any activities or ideas you have that the children would enjoy please share them with us by contacting Israr at the school. Thank you

Please see Hedgehogs Archive page for previous learning. 

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