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Welcome to Hedgehog Class

‘Hedgehog Class’ is home to the Year 1 and 2 children of Little Horsted C of E School.


Hedgehog Class Staff

Spring Terms 2020

Please read our class newsletter and medium term outline for details of learning and activities planned for the spring terms. 

Year 2 SATs Information Evening January 2020

Learning Journeys - Spring Terms

Our learning journey for Spring term 1 is entitled 'Frozen Planet'. We are investigating the Arctic and Antarctic regions; locating where they are in the world and exploring the weather and animals that live in these areas. Please click on the links below for access to websites with information, interactive games and learning activities relating to this topic that are suitable for KS1 children.




Our learning journey for Spring term 2 is entitled 'Memory Box'. This will have a history focus where the children will learn about toys in the past. We will be exploring the question “Is my i-pad more fun than Grandad’s old toys?” We will be investigating how toys work and what materials they are made from and we will be comparing toys from different periods in history, looking at their similarities and differences.










Year 1 Phonics Check Information Evening February 2020


School Closure – Learning at Home Opportunities

Please find below a copy of the letter sent out to parents in Hedgehog Class regarding home learning opportunities for Years 1 and 2. The folders below contain resources mentioned in the letter and I have also provided links to websites that you might wish to explore with your child. Please look above for ones related to our Learning Journey on toys. I would highly recommend that you timetable your day with specific slots for learning and breaks as children work best when their day is structured and they have a routine. As Mrs Causton recommended in her emails, do try to allow opportunities for the children to get out in the garden several times a day. They will need the brain breaks, fresh air and physical exercise! If the weather isn't great, there are some short indoor workouts available for children on the internet and Joe Wicks, the fitness coach, has agreed to provide a daily half hour PE lesson to school age children on his YouTube channel during the school closure period (https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 ). If you have any concerns or queries I will be available on my school email address during the working week and will try to respond as quickly as possible.


We like the Jack Hartmann counting and fitness songs and Cosmic Kids yoga - all available on YouTube.

Shake Your Sillies Out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwT5oX_mqS0


Home Learning - Handwriting Practice

Please find folders below which link to handwriting practice sheets that can be printed off for the children to complete at home. In school we do handwriting practice every day in Hedgehog class for 5-10 minutes. Try to complete 3 words/lines daily.

Year 1 are still practising correct letter formation; starting and finishing a letter in the right place and keeping letters a consistent size (with tall letters tall, small letters small and letters with tails that go under the line.) Year 1 parents, please do not be tempted to allow your child to complete the Year 2 practice sheets as they have not been taught the joins at school and may pick up bad habits that are difficult to correct later. Thank you very much. I do know how excited the Year 1 children are about joining their letters but this allows them to have something to look forward to when they transition into Year 2!! 

Year 2 need to continue to practice their handwriting joins, again focussing on consistency in size and developing a neat, fluent style.


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