Hedgehog class is made up of a group of nine children who are supported by Mr Robinson, Mrs Simpson and Miss Tolley. The children within Hedgehog class form part of our Pathway One (KS1).
In Hedgehog class, we ensure that we continue to build upon and extend the experiences that children have had during their early years. We strive to move towards more structured topic based learning, related to the National Curriculum. This is balanced with opportunities to learn through exploration and play. All children have targets in English and Maths and are supported to overcome their barriers to learning. Each term the children will encounter a different topic which allows for exciting and engaging learning experiences for all. We complete a phonics lesson every morning.
We ensure that communication takes the lead in all we do. We want to ensure that we develop children’s confidence and independence to communicate, allowing them to access all activities and routines. Hedgehog class aims to facilitate all communication needs and promote an inclusive classroom environment. Within the classroom, children will experience working in small groups and on a 1:1 basis. The classroom organisation and overall layout encompasses a range of diverse considerations to meet the needs of all children. Wherever possible, our aim is to make all resources and equipment accessible for the children; allowing for independence. We want our children to feel safe, confident and comfortable and we will continually encourage them to become more independent learners. We take the steps to become more independent in readiness for Key Stage 2.
In Hedgehog class, we recognise that all our children will regularly display new skills and achieve new things. We make sure that we celebrate every achievement no matter how big or small. All our learners are valued, and we aim for every child to do their very best to achieve their full potential. We are proud of all of the pupils in Hedgehog class, and we will always aim to inspire every child to do their best
Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Please make sure your child has their PE kit to keep in school and is clearly labelled.
Life skills this term will focus on ‘Keeping Safe ‘ and ‘Personal Care’. We will be learning all about the importance of road safety, keeping safe during bonfire night and water safety.
The children will have a new reading book each week. Please encourage your child to handle and listen to the story at home. We love to hear how they are getting on and which books are their favourites. Please send the book into school each day for our daily reading sessions. We promote a love of reading and allow the children to access a range of reading materials such as magazines, online stories, symbols and logos.