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Hedgehogs Class

Image result for hedgehog appleThe Hedgehogs are a class of 15 Reception children who learn and have fun adventures with the help of Mrs Hyams, Mrs Linden and Mrs Burstow. 

Click here to see how to say the sounds correctly, this will help when reading or writing at home.  

This website explains how children are assessed in their first year at school. 
See an overview of this term's learning here.
Here is this term's home learning tree, pick a challenge each month!

The Oxford Owl site has some free e-books and games you may enjoy and look in the home-school link book for details of how to log into Bug Club for lots more great books and online games. This site shows you the key words we would like children to read on sight by the end of the year (and it has the Year 1 words for any super readers!). Some good early maths games and activities can be found here

See Distance learning ideas here:

While we are away from school, Mrs Hyams has set up a private facebook group called 'Hedgehogs Learning' for parents and carers. Please send a request to join. There is a dough disco video on it and a bedtime story with more to come.

8th June

posted 10 Jun 2020, 05:17 by Karen Hyams

I hope everyone is Ok. 
The classroom is very bare at the moment as I have had to think about how we will manage keeping things safe and clean for the children as well as still provide them an opportunity to play. This has not been easy. It involves a lot of cleaning and sterilising equipment and many things such as our dressing up and sand play has had to go. As children get nearer the time to return, I will pass on to you a little information sheet explaining to the children the new situation and routines so that they know what to expect when they return to school. It will be different for them but I know they will enjoy seeing each other again. 
I attach this weeks picture news which is on routines (very appropriate). 
Have a good week.

1st June

posted 30 May 2020, 03:55 by Karen Hyams

We are now in the second part of the Summer term. We are not quite where we expected to be at this point and it is so sad that school trips, water days and other things that make up this final part of the school year will not happen. Keep going, you are all amazing teachers and the children are doing some lovely things. 
School is now becoming busier as more children return to school. I am now in school for more days but will still be able to communicate with you and should you have any queries regarding your child's learning, please still send me an email. The most important thing is to keep going even with just a bit of reading, learning sounds and writing - even if this is labels, copying words, or even making their own maps or stories. Children will readily join in when they return and all enriching activities you do provide an opportunity for learning. 
I attach this week's picture news about jobs. If you have a chance, please look through it as it provides a good deal of discussion and promotes children's communication and language. 
Have a good week.

Picture news wc 18.5.20

posted 15 May 2020, 03:47 by Karen Hyams   [ updated 17 May 2020, 06:47 ]

Here is the picture news which is part of our home learning this week if you wish to use it.  It fits in well with our geography topic. 

This week's picture news

posted 11 May 2020, 01:10 by Karen Hyams

Picture news is sent to us weekly and is a pack of information for class discussion. It forms part of our personal, social and emotional learning in class. Here is this week's edition about satellites. 

11th May

posted 10 May 2020, 05:02 by Karen Hyams

A big thank you for keeping going, sending learning in and keeping in touch. As I write this, there is due to be another announcement today on what our exit from lockdown is going to be. It’s likely we still won’t return to school for some time and even then, much longer before a normality exists.  Until then we will just keep going as we are. Please keep in touch, let me know how you are or just to tell me any news! You are the driving force in our little Hedgehog community and it really feels like we’re supporting each other in this time.   
I thought I would use this weeks blog to share some of Hedgehog’s learning. Please keep sending me your videos and photos. I love to see what you're up to. Miss you all. 

VE Day resources

posted 4 May 2020, 08:58 by Karen Hyams   [ updated 4 May 2020, 09:04 ]

To commemorate VE Day, here are some resources should you wish to use.  

May 4th

posted 4 May 2020, 02:12 by Karen Hyams

Time is certainly flying by now. We hope to hear this week what the Government’s plans are for returning from lockdown.  We really do know as much as you right now but we hope that the end is in sight and we all get to meet as soon as it’s safe to do so. 
I am still as much as possible following my lesson plans for maths and phonics. The project plan has had to adapt somewhat to allow for things that can be done at home. That said, understanding vocabulary such as landmarks, village and town and looking at features of our local environment are things that can be included on daily walks and researched at home. 
Everyone is doing a wonderful job. I really enjoy seeing and hearing about the varied things you are all doing.
Thank you for your continued support. 

April 27th

posted 27 Apr 2020, 05:57 by Karen Hyams

Yet another week but hopefully we’re all keeping our spirits up. This weeks home learning is out. This week maths is all about repeating patterns and the literacy is based around sounds we know and writing about Rosie’s Walk, which is an excellent book to consider prepositions (on, under, past, through etc). There are some links to daily phonics lessons on Ruth Minskin’s YouTube channel (Read, Write, Inc) which I hope you will find helpful. I am in school on Friday but I am always here to answer any emails. 
Take care and hope to see you all soon.

April 20th

posted 20 Apr 2020, 02:10 by Karen Hyams

I hope this finds you and your families well.
This weeks learning is now out and I hope you find it useful. This week, I will try and call anyone who I was unable to speak to last week. 
It's been lovely to see so many things put on Tapestry. Thank you to parents who have been posting on the Facebook page too. It's been touching for Mrs Burstow and me to see how we are all coming together as a little community of parents, children and teachers. I think all the teachers at Sparkwell would say the same. 
Thank you for your continued support.

Link to dough disco and phonics video

posted 7 Apr 2020, 05:02 by Karen Hyams

Dough disco.        
Phonics demo lesson

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