Welcome to Hedgehog Class

In Hedgehog Class we love to be active in our learning. Playing and exploring is a key part of our curriculum and we often do this in our large outdoor area.

Children are encouraged to be creative, think critically and make links between their ideas. Our Early Years environment provides children with a range of rich, meaningful play-based experiences and they are given the opportunity to engage in both adult led and self- initiated learning.

We have an exciting and challenging curriculum based on our observations of children which builds on their prior knowledge, interest and understanding. Significant observations of your child’s achievements will be recorded in their Learning Journey book and recorded on Tapestry (on-line Learning Journey), which are both shared with parents.

Phonics is taught every day through engaging learning activities using the ‘Little Wandle’ phonics scheme.

Children are encouraged to develop their independent skills and an emphasis is placed on supporting all pupils to communicate effectively and build secure relationships with peers and school adults.

The curriculum in Hedgehog class is broad and balanced and covers all 7 areas of Learning and Teaching: Personal, Social and Emotional development, Communication and Language, Mathematics, Physical Development, Literacy, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design.

Spring Term

In Early Years, we have five exciting topics planned for next term including learning about the change of the seasons, what the world was like in the time of the dinosaurs, and we are learning about our local area too! We will also be learning about healthy eating and keeping our teeth clean.

PE days: Please note that Nursery will need their warm and dry outdoor clothes for Forest School on Monday mornings. After half-term, this will change to Monday afternoons. Whereas, in Hedgehogs, our Reception children will need their PE clothes in school every Tuesday and Friday.

A parents guide to the statutory framework for the early years foundation stage

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