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Hedgehog Class (Reception)

Welcome to Hedgehog class!

Hedgehog Class!

Year R Teacher:

Mrs Cannon

Learning Support Assistants:

Mrs Gibson


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Early Years Foundation Stage 


In Early Years we learn through play and first hand, practical experiences and we thread all our learning objectives through child centred, fun, topic based activities. All our children will be encouraged to become confident, independent learners who are excited by challenges and problem solving.

We hope to instill an excitement and a love of learning, whilst supporting your child to grow and flourish in all areas of the EYFS curriculum. 


Early Learning Goals


In Early Years we teach phonics using Letters and Sounds. We use Jolly Phonics as a tool to aid this as it is a fun and interactive. We learn actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children. The songs are catchy and the children are taught the corresponding actions. This links visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles. Jolly Phonics is available on You Tube and therefore can be accessed at home by parents to support the learning the children do within class.

Letter sounds we have introduced so far:

Are you ready for September?

Do you have.......

  • Named water bottle
  • School book bag with small key ring
  • Named P.E Kit, out door tracksuit and trainers (All PE lessons will be outdoors due to covid restrictions)
  • Named Wellies for outdoor learning
  • All school uniform (named!)
  • School shoes
  • Warm coat


Classroom tour

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Tour continued

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Our topic this half term

This half term our topic will be.... All About Me. 

We will be learning about each other, making new friends, exploring our likes and dislikes and talking about how we are all unique and special.



Sounds we are learning in phonics this week

Week 1:

Tricky words we are learning

Week 1:


Handwriting - cursive letter style