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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:

Our topic this half term

This half term our topic will be.... Space and Celebrations

We will be blasting off into space and learning about things we celebrate and celebrations in different communities and religions. We will be transforming our role play area into a space ship and the children will use their creative talents to make resources to support their play! We are looking forward to a busy and fun packed half term.



Sounds we are learning in phonics:

Set 1 - s a t p

Set 2 - i n m d 

Set 3 - g o c k 

Set 4 - ck e u r

Set 5 - h b f ff l ll ss

Tricky words we are learning:

Set 1 - I, the, to, go, no, into


Set 2 - you, are, all, they, my, her, he, she, we, me, be, was  


Handwriting - cursive letter style