We are already half-way through the third term and the new topic work is proving very interesting and exciting. This week pupils have been wrapped up as mummies, made electrical circuits to fix a time-machine and made music to replicate rainforest animals; additionally Hedgehog class have begun to develop the wild-life area where the tall trees have been removed.

This week we welcome two student teachers to Sherborne on Thursday, who will be with us for the coming weeks. We are pleased to support the development of new teachers.

Teacher's Blog

Forest School


Welcome to Hedgehog Class. We are Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 and we are a currently a class of 17 pupils, one teacher and one HLTA. We have a lovely classroom environment which has three interconnecting areas, plenty of carpet space and a kitchen! Please take a look at the photographs above.

In Hedgehog Class we firmly believe in child-led learning, which in the Early Years, focuses on open-access to all our resources and the means to learn through play. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and the 2014 National Curriculum for Years 1 & 2. We take a topic-based approach to lessons, which provides motivation and stimulus to make the vital links that support learning.

Our topic last term was JOURNEY which followed the story of a girl who sets out on an adventure, thanks to her red crayon. This term we are focusing on THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER, which has a very nice Christmassy feel to it and lots of local links.

Alongside our termly topics we have a topic which will run throughout the year; ‘The World Around Me’ – through which much of our science is delivered, with Forest School learning at its heart.




Term Plan