Welcome to Hedgehogs Class page
Class Teacher: Caroline Milburn
Support Staff: Tracy, Lucy, Rebekah, Emma
Reading books and appropriate homework will be sent home weekly on a Monday. Please return completed homework, reading books and parental comments the following Monday.
We attend swimming every other Thursday starting Thursday 14th September 2017, please ensure you children bring their kit into school.
Hedgehogs love learning in the outdoor provision, please make sure your children have wellies, coats and spare clothes in school that are all named so that they can always access the outdoor provision.
Thank you for your support in continuing
your child's learning journey at home
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.
During our Community visits we focus on environmental and phonetic sounds.
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
2017 - 2018
Below is our class timetable and topic web with added homework ideas for this half term.
Hedgehogs Class Teacher is Caroline
She is supported by Tracy, Sarah, Julie and Anya.
Our topic this half term is 'Imagine Oz' please find the topic web posted below.
*Reading books and appropriate homework will be sent home weekly on a Wednesday. Please return completed homework, reading books and parental comments on a Monday.
*We attend swimming every other Thursday, please ensure you children bring their kit into school.
*Hedgehogs love learning in the outdoor provision, please make sure your children have wellies, coats and spare clothes in school.
*Our topic this half term is 'Imagine Oz' please find the topic web posted below.
Thank you for your support in continuing children's learning at home
We follow a foundation stage curriculum and have a maths area with
continuous provision that is accessible throughout the school day. Maths lessons have either a 'number' or 'shape space and measure' focus. We explore numbers through sensory counting songs and plenty of physical resources for children to sort and count. We explore 2D and 3D shapes through sensory exploration, games and matching activities.
Hedgehogs class follow the "Letters and sounds" phonics scheme. We listen to lots of different environmental and animal sounds through games and sound walks. We also enjoy sorting objects based on their initial sounds.
Children have weekly reading books sent home for your child and you to share. We follow the Oxford Tree reading scheme; from sensory stories to children reading at higher levels- our focus is for children to enjoy reading, sharing stories and handling books.
Weekly reading books are sent home for you to share with your child.
Weekly core signs and PSHE signs are sent home; using these signs with your child is encouraged.
This term we are focusing on shapes in Maths; finding and exploring shapes around your home is a good home activity to share at home. Please look at the topic web below for more home activities.
This half term we will be going swimming every other Thursday. Please ensure you child brings their kit into school.
Hedgehogs class are led by Izzy, and are supported by Michelle, Gillian, Lynette, Rebekah and Feeroza.
This half term our topic is "We are the champions" !
Our key book this half term is "Giraffe's Can't Dance".
Take a look at our topic web to see what we will be covering in class and for homework ideas.