Hedgehogs

Welcome to Hedgehogs class!
 
We are a mixed year 1 and 2 class of 9 pupils. 
 
The staff members:-
  • Joanna is the teacher
  • Amy, Georgia and Sarah are our teaching assistants. 
 
Our topic this term is "Going on an Adventure". Further detail can be found in the Autumn Term overview attached above. 
 
We access a range of sensory based experiences through the use of additional rooms and facilities around the school throughout the week. 
 
In Hedgehogs we do a lot of our learning through play, as well as group inputs and workstation activities. We will add photos below so you can see all the fun we have been having. 
 
On this page you will find resources, links and ideas to support any home learning or extra curricular activity you may want to take part in. This will be split into Literacy & Communication, Maths, Topic themes and sensory! Please do get in contact for any specific things you might need. 
 
 
 
Here are some online games, resources and activities that you may want to access with your children:
General home learning resources!
 
Links to songs / videos / stories and activities: 
Literacy & Communication: 
  • Singing or watching the alphabet song 
  • Exploring sound making objects and toys
  • Singing nursery rhymes
  • Reading familiar stories 
  • Mark making using pens, paint, oats, sand or water
  • Using symbols / makaton / key words for chosen form of communication
  • Routine is very important as part of communication so we know what to expect, I have attached some familiar songs that we use at different parts of the school day
Maths: 
  • Number songs and counting
  • Sharing objects 
  • Problem solving activities 
  • Exploring, matching and making shapes
  • Ordering by size 
  • Heavy and light object hunt 
Topic - Going on an Adventure!!
  • Our adventure over summer, what did you do? Who did you spend it with? 
  • Our adventure into a new class / school. How are we feeling? What do we like and dislike? 
  • Adventuring into play with new and different toys and activities 
  • Adventures in stories - We're Going on a Bear Hunt / The Three Little Pigs 
  • Adventures in the forest - animals / plants 
  • Adventures underwater - water play, sand, under sea animals and homes 
  • Adventures on a farm - Old McDonald 
  • Adventures in the sky - Whatever Next, Zoom Zoom Zoom 
  • Adventures in and around our local area; in the garden, walks and bus trips 
Extra curricular activities for celebration and theme days during Spring Term, including: 
  • New Year
  • Chinese New Year 
  • Pancake Day
  • Valentines Day
  • Easter 
 
 
 Animals Theme
Can you look for animals in your garden or local area? 
What is your favourite animal?
Can you draw or paint some animals?
Can you move like some animals? 
What noises do animals make, what can you hear? 
Animal eye spy. 
Do you have any animals in your house? These are called Pets. 
Can you take some pictures of animals? 
Do you know any stories that have animals in them? Enjoy sharing some of these with an adult. 
Maybe you could make your own animal puppets to go with your stories? 
 
Animal related songs:
 
 
 
Animal activities:
  Transport Theme
 
Here are some structured tasks, some may need a printer or you can use the ideas shown and make your own. 
Here are some nice songs linked to travel and transport: 
Here are some stories we would have liked to cover in Hedgehogs this term to support our topic based learning: 
  • Emergency Rescue - Jonathan Emmet
  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt - Michael Rosen
  • The Train Ride - June Crebbin
  • Super Submarine - Ann Parker & Tony Mitton
  • Whatever Next - Jill Murphy 
  • That's Not My Plane - Fiona Watt
  • Holidays - Salina Yoon
 
Watching Thomas The Tank, Fireman Sam, Bob The Builder, Cars (film) and Planes (film) will also support their learning in this area.