Welcome to Hedgehogs Class
Our whole school topic this term is 'When I grow up'
Our role play area is now set up as a shoe shop in the Squirrels classroom, offering children opportunities to learn through play. Children are encouraged to write for a purpose. Maths opportunities include ordering numbers and measures.
We are very lucky to have a number of visitors coming in this term to talk about their jobs and to inspire the children. If you think you would be interested in talking to the children at Willowcroft about your job, please speak to Miss Law.
To start the term off, we are going to be writing non chronological reports about an arctic animal. Please check back in a few weeks for examples of our work.
This term the Hedgehogs have PE on a Thursday afternoon. This will be outside so please wear jogging bottoms and suitable footwear (not school schools) We will have the occasional PE session on Tuesdays, so please make sure PE Kits are on your pegs all term.
How do we learn?
We are a Year 1 play based classroom. We have daily Literacy, Maths and Phonic lessons. We learn by being independent learners and taking control of our learning when we have exploring time.
Where do I learn?
As a Hedgehog, during free flow, you have access to our Hedgehog classroom, the Squirrels classroom, the creative area, the fine-motor skills area and the garden. In each area there are specific activities for you to complete based on our topic.
Who helps us to learn?
Mrs Williams is our main classroom teachers. Our full time classroom teaching assistant is Miss Bird. Mrs Platentino, Mr Aspinell and Ms Johnson are the teachers and teaching assistant in Squirrels. Mrs Axenderrie and Mrs Guimeras will be working with small groups and individual children across KS1.
Why do we learn?
In Hedgehogs we really encourage reading. This includes reading a class book which we send home and change regularly. It also includes reading library books, comics, newspapers and anything else they enjoy. The most important thing is to encourage a love for reading.
Children who enjoy reading are usually better readers and writers. Each child is also given a ‘Bug Club’ login. This enables children to read e-books on the internet.
We also have log ins to access ‘My Math’s’ which is an online website which has maths challenges linked to your class room topic.
Usernames and passwords for the above will be given out soon.
Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school every day. We suggest they leave them in school for the whole term.
Each week we produce a letter, letting you know what we have been doing in the week and ways you can support this learning at home.
If you have any questions please feel free to pop in and see Mrs Williams.