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Y1- Hedgehog Class

A huge, warm welcome to Year 1.

Hedgehog Class.


With Miss Samson and Mrs Tilley.



Firstly we would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and hope that you all had a lovely Christmas.


It was great to see some of the children on Monday and to hear all about their Christmas. Sadly we are now back to home learning, so I wont be able to see you everyday, but please feel free to keep in touch with me over the coming weeks using my school email address.


Attached are some learning opportunities for the children to have a go at. 


Movement and Music

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In Hedgehog class we love our daily sessions of music and movement.
Here we are joining with the actions for one of the action songs we love to do!

Music and Movement 2

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And there's more!!

Wow what a day!

I must start by saying how proud we are of all the children . They have been such super stars and brilliant Superheroes today. Not one child complained that they were too tired or it was too hard especially when the weather was a little bit against us! We had so much fun, laughter, giggles and a little slip here or there and its definitely a first for me, singing at the top of the Roughs! I hope the children enjoyed the walk as much as the adults did.

A big well done to everyone.


Money raised needs to be in by the end of the first week of next term please.

We will donate this money to a charity supporting children in some way - still to be decided.


Thanks to all the parents for their support today and for the super costumes each child wore.

Rapping at the top of The Roughs!

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In Music the children having being learning a rap called Hey You! We decided to change some of the words and rap at the top of the Roughs. Her is our class rap.
Just in case you cant hear all of the words because of the wind (oh yes it was quite windy up there) here they are
Hey you what you gonna do?
I'm going to raise some money.
Hey you what you gonna do?
I'm going to go for a walk.
Hey you what you gonna do?
I'm going to be a hero.
Hey you what you gonna do?
I'm going to climb the Roughs!
In History this week we have been learning about how the lives of

significant individuals in the past have contributed to national and international achievements. We have focused our learning specifically on Nelson Mandela and Edith Cavell. The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the past and how these real life people are heroes and how their actions, of treating all people as equal, have influenced changes around the world. 




In Music we have been learning a rap called 'Hey You'. The children learnt this rap within minutes, so sorry if this is all you hear for the next few days!!!!!



Reading is an essential part of each day at school and the children in the Hedgehog class love to share and read a range of books.


Please could reading books come into school everyday, even if the children haven't read, as we like to share their books at any given chance.


Remember each time your child reads, even if it is just a page, please sign in their reading record book so they can be given their sticker and work towards each reading bug.


As we now are part of the Reading Eggs programme and your child completes some reading tasks on it, please record that into their reading record book as this is another way of earning stickers for the class reading chart and individual reading bugs.

Handwriting rhymes for correct letter formation.


UPDATED PE and Forest School Dates Term 2


PE – Thursday 12/11, 26/11, 10/12

Forest school – Thursday 05/11, 19/11, 3/12, 17/12


Just a reminder …...

The PE kit is as follows:


  • Plain white t-shirt, preferably without any logos. This doesn’t include football tops.
  • Black/navy shorts.
  • Trainers or plimsolls
  • Hair should be tied back and earrings should be removed whenever possible. If ears are newly-pierced, then they may be taped up for PE lessons. Necklaces and watches should be removed.


During the winter children may wear the following:


  • Black or dark blue tracksuit bottoms (these should be plain). Sport leggings are also allowed but these must be plain dark blue or black.
  • Their school jumper.

Key vocab and coverage Term 1 and 2 - Superheroes.