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Hedgehog Class 2023-2024

Welcome to the Hedgehog Class page.

Here you will find out about what we have been learning each week. Every week in Hedgehog Class our P.E. day will be on Tuesday afternoons, our amazing Forest School outdoor learning will be on Fridays and our Library day will be weekly on Wednesday afternoon.

We hope you enjoy looking at our page as much as we have enjoyed the activities we have been doing.

Year 1 Curriculum Meeting Autumn 2023

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We have had a very busy first week back at school after the Easter holidays in Hedgehog Class. We found a poor creature stuck in our Woodland and write letters to Marwell Zoo to help rescue the lost Seal. We have been describing and naming 2D and 3D shapes and their properties in Maths. In PE we had lots of fun learning how to play Adventure Golf. We all had the chance to use a putter and a chipper and learn how to hold golf clubs properly and begin to use them. It was a lot of fun!

What an incredible last week of term we have had had in Hedgehog Class. We have learnt all about measures, including weight, length, capacity and time in Maths. On Thursday it was our special Easter day! We all went on an Easter egg hunt around the school and followed the clues to find a delicious chocolate egg. In literacy we listened to a special story and wrote what makes us all unique and why we are so special. We had such a brilliant day designing eggs and making a special Easter basket. Look at all the amazing fun we had!

We has a super week this week in Hedgehog class and loved St Lucia Day on Friday. We met Jim a brilliant steel band expert and got the chance to make some rhythms using them. We made amazing Carnival streamers and masks and then made our own rainshakers. What an incredible day and experience we had!

What a brilliant week we have had this week! We have all been so busy writing a story on Rapunzel, some of us use innovation to make up a new evil character in the story. It was Red Nose Day on Friday and we all had such fun dressing up, telling jokes and helping to raise money for people in need. We got to design our own red nose in Art, persuade children to raise money to help Bluey and solve some tricky Maths challenges. We all enjoyed trying to pin the red nose on Deefur.

It has been the third week in Hedgehogs class and we have been very busy writing a diary entry as Rapunzel. We have also been having lots of fun learning Boccia. This is an inclusive sport and we all loved practising our aim to try and hit the Jack! Later in the week we will be heading to Basingstoke Woods.

We had a brilliant week in Hedgehog Class this week! We were very lucky to visit the Living Rainforest. We learnt so many interesting facts about poisonous dart frogs, stick insects and we even met a real life Sloth called Cinnamon. Look at the great fun we all had!

World Book Day was brilliant. We all dressed up as characters from a book and wrote our own Animal Poem, just Like Andy Seed! We then wrote our own creative stories and did lots of fun stop, drop and reads of books in school. It was amazing! Look at the fun we all have had.

This week was the incredible World Book week! We met a famous Author Andy Seed and heard all about his special books. We designed and made our own Tranimalators so we could talk to animals. We also made our own magical creatures and wrote descriptive sentences using expanded noun phrases. We are very excited to be dressing up as our favourite characters on Friday!

This week we have had Safer Internet Day! We learnt all about esafety and how to report anything that makes us feel worried or doesn't seem right online. We also talked about Cyber bullying and how to keep our personal information safe. Here are some pictures with our learning.

This week in Hedgehog Class we have been working hard to divide and writing a fact file all about minibeasts. On Friday were celebrated Number Day with lots of incredible Maths challenges and activities. Here are some photos of the fun we had.

In Hedgehog Class this week we have been looking at 4 new books in the Library award challenge. Today we completed a news report on a missing penguin from the zoo! This was based on the book 'Nabil steals a Penguin'. The children have loved learning all about the different books and tomorrow they are voting for their favourite.

In Hedgehog Class this week we have been very busy writing stories about the Sleepy Sloth and learning about multiplication in Maths. In PE we have been practising our skills of throwing and catching with balls and beanbags. We had lots of fun trying to defend the ball and learning to play some basic netball skills.

This week we have been learning a lot about different animals. We found a lost Cameleon and helped him return to the zoo! We also have been classifying animals into groups; Fish, Birds, Amphibians, Reptiles and Mammals. We found out many interesting facts that makes these animals similar. We even learnt that a bat is a mammal even though it has wings.

What a super first week back at school we have all had after the Christmas holidays. We saw a pantomime 'Aladdin' and it was really funny. We were also very lucky to meet a real firefighter on Thursday who taught us all about fire safety. We learnt lots of safety tips and what to do to prevent a fire or deal with a fire correctly. It was very informative!

What an incredible week we have had! We have performed the Sleepy Shepherd Christmas play to our families and also met real reindeers. We were very lucky to have snow and meet Father Christmas who gave us all a present. Have a very Merry Christmas Everyone!

We have had a very busy week in Hedgehog Class this week. Lots of fun practising the Christmas play ready to show our families next week! We have been looking at ordering non-consecutive numbers to 30 and 50. We improved our counting skills greatly and ordered them from smallest to biggest.

What a very busy week. This week we wrote a Non Chronological Report about the Great Fire of London in the past tense. The writing we produced was brilliant. Look at the amazing progress we have made!

What a brilliant Great Fire of London Day we had! Hedgehog class used a quill to write, learnt how to weave, imagined life in 1666. We were very lucky to make houses and then we all went outside to burn them and met Samuel Pepys! Look at all the amazing fun we had!

This week we raised money for Children In Need. We all came to school wearing our cosy pyjamas! It was great fun. We even designed a new top for Pudsey Bear in Art using our drawing skills. Look at our wonderful designs.

This week we have been learning 5 different shapes in PE. We were very excited to practise our shapes on the apparatus. We used benches to balance, the climbing frame to climb up and horses to jump over.

We have loved our special Arts this week after half term. It was all about Fireworks! In Art, we experimented with different paint and oil pastels. In music we sang a Bonfire Song in rounds and in PE we performed a fantastic firework Dance. The best part was making edible fireworks and having our parents visit us all in school to make a rocket using different Art materials.

We have had a very busy week in Hedgehog Class. We have written some brilliant stories about Wild Things in Literacy and learnt an incredible fire dance in PE using dance ribbons. We had such fun!

What an exciting week we have had in Hedgehog Class. Some wild things burst into our classroom and made a real mess! We described them using adjectives and made our own Wild Things.

We have had a very busy week in Hedgehog Class this week. We have learnt all about different materials in Science and what they can be used for. Here is some of our wonderful work!

This week in Hedgehog Class we saw and watched a real fire in the playground. We then used this amazing experience to write a set of instructions using imperative verbs.

This week in Hedgehog class we have been learning all about the Great Fire of London in 1666. We have written adjectives describing the fire and described what we would save in a fire. We also had a lot of fun in Forest school making a three course meal for the teachers in the mud kitchen!

This week in Hedgehog Class we have enjoyed a visit from Tempus Fugit who talked about the Great Fire of London. We also enjoyed amazing outdoor activities in Forest School.

We have all enjoyed a brilliant first week in Hedgehog Class learning all about Year One. We have had a great deal of fun exploring the new toys and completing some Year One activities with our teachers.