Welcome to Hedgehog Class. We are Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 and we are a currently a class of 21 pupils and two teachers, one of whom works in a TA role but is greatly experienced. We have a lovely classroom environment which has three interconnecting areas, plenty of carpet space and a kitchen!
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 first topic this year was SHERBORNE, giving us plenty of opportunities to get out and about in our local community and to study our environment. Later in the year we have topics including; Winter Wonderland, Roald Dahl, Castles and All Around the World.
Alongside our termly topics we have a topic which runs throughout the year; ‘The World Around Me’ – through which much of our science is delivered, with Forest School learning at its heart.