Hedgehog Class


Class teacher: Danielle Scott

LSAs: Eliza, Teresa, Beth and Sue.

Hello and welcome to Hedgehog Class blog. Each week we will share a snap shot of our learning, achievements and any information you may need.

You will also be able to see our Hedgehog of the Week!

Week commencing 28/06/2021

On Monday we had our last P.E lesson.

Throughout the year all the pupils have worked extremely hard developing their independence skills when getting dressed and undressed into their P.E kits and school uniforms.

In the lesson all the pupils showed how much they have learnt this year and their engagement has developed.

I would like to thank all the pupils in Hedgehog Class for an amazing year, they have all worked so hard and learnt so much and I am so proud of them all!



Week commencing 21/06/2021

We have been super busy in Hedgehog Class this week.

All the pupils are enjoying our topic: ‘To the beach’

This week we have been exploring wet and dry sand, we made some amazing sand castles!

We have also made some very tasty buns this week. In Hedgehog Class we are always working towards becoming more independent and developing early ‘life skills’.


——————————————————————————————————————————————Week commencing 14/06/2021

This week is ‘My Money Week’ at North Ridge. For our Maths and English activities, we have been exploring money. We have been exploring what coins look like, how they feel and what they mean.

We have also been ‘money rubbing’ to develop our pre-writing skills and to develop our pincer grasp.

This week we have also been learning about all the things you would need to take to the beach!



Week commencing 11/06/2021


Hedgehog class have had a fantastic first week back at school.

We started our new topic for this half term:

To the beach!

We have also started reading our new book for this half term, to support our topic. “What the ladybird heard at the seaside”.

We have been enjoying the sunshine and our ‘beach’.

We have been building sandcastles and exploring ‘mermaid water’.



Week commencing 28/05/2021

Hedgehog class has worked so hard this week!

We have super busy engaging in activities such as listening to environmental sounds, listening to number songs and counting up to and down from five and we made some beautiful pictures using paint and cars.

Here are some photos of our Forest School lesson.

We have been learning how to travel in different ways and different objects we can travel on!



Week commencing 17/05/2021

As part of our Wellbeing Curriculum, we have been supporting all pupils in Hedgehog class to develop their understanding of their own feelings. We have lots of resources that support our sensory and wellbeing needs.

Hedgehog class love using the therapy swing!

Hedgehog Class love learning outside!

Here are some photos of our learning whilst we are outside!


Week commencing 10/05/2021

This week in English we have been sharing stories with adults.

We have been working towards holding books the correct way, turning pages one at a time and identifying objects and items within the pictures.

Throughout the week we have also been engaging with new and unfamiliar activities.

In Hedgehog class we are getting really good at working and learning together as a whole group



In Hedgehog Class we are always trying to develop our independence and life skills for when we are older.

On Thursday we made scrambled egg, all the pupils engaged well and showed high levels of concentration throughout.

All pupils were encouraged to stir the eggs together independently.

We even had a several WOW moments during the lesson as some pupils ate toast for the first time!

We have been very busy developing our understanding of cause and effect, painting using pipettes and building in our outdoor construction area.



We have been super busy in Hedgehog Class this week.

For our Math’s activity this week, we have been exploring and manipulating different objects.

In English we have been developing our pre- writing skills and mark making using lots of different media and materials.

We have also been getting very creative by using animal stamps to print onto paper and getting very messy when exploring the shaving foam.



Hedgehog Class have had a fantastic week.

We have been learning about and listening to environmental sounds.

We have also created some beautiful paintings of animals from our story ‘Polar bear, Polar bear, what do you hear?



This week we kicked started our new topic: Did you hear that?

We will be listening and learning about environmental sounds!

We will be reading: ‘Polar Bear, Polar Bear what do you hear?

Hedgehog Class have had a super first week back at school, we got straight back into the swing of things!

Here are some photos of our learning!



This week we have continuing to develop our independence and life skills, we have been trying really hard to get changed into our P.E kits and then back into our school uniforms as independently as possible!

In Forest school we went on an Easter Egg Hunt! There were six eggs to find, all pupils managed to find the eggs.



This week we have been focusing on our Personal, Social and Emotional skills.

During P.E we used the parachute to develop our interaction with others. We had to work together as a whole class to hold the parachute and to move it up and down. It was so much fun, we even ran and stood underneath it!

In Maths we have been grouping and sorting different objects.



This week in Hedgehog Class all pupils are back at school! It has been fantastic to be all together again.

This week we have been engaging and completing shape sorters, threading tasks and jigsaws in Maths, In English we have been manipulating Play Dough to develop our fine motor skills.

We also got very messy during a painting and finger painting activity when making something special!



This week Hedgehog Class have been super busy!

We have engaged within lots of different activities and learning experiences.

On Tuesday we went outside to the Forest School area, we have been learning how to move our bodies in different ways. We have been running, walking, jumping and balancing!

On Thursday it was World Book Day!

We had so much fun reading lots of stories and dressing up as our class theme “Old Macdonald had a farm”.



This week we kicked started our new topic: Superheroes Rule!

We will be learning all and doing all things Super!

We have been reading Supertato and we have been making Super hero masks using three different shapes.

We have also been very active and copying simple actions.



This week we have been developing our pre writing skills by mark making with lots of different medias and materials.

In Maths we have been singing our favourite numbers songs and counting fruit from the story ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.

We have also been singing different nursery rhymes and playing musical instruments during our music session this week, we have even been singing our favourite songs with our friends who are learning at home.

All the pupils have worked extremely hard over this half term, they have showed so much resilience and perseverance.

Thank you to all our Parents/Careers for your continued support.



On Tuesday school was closed because it was snowing!!

That did not stop us from having fun though!

In English we have been working really hard, developing our pre writing skills. We have done this through manipulating play dough.

We have also been looking at photos of our families for our topic work.



This week we have been super busy!

In P.E we have been developing our Gross Motor skills by completing sensory circuits which involved climbing, jumping and crawling.

During Make and Bake we made a fruit salad. We have been chopping different and trying new textures.

We also had Hedgehog class story time with our friends who are learning at home. We listening to the story: The Very Hungry Caterpillar.



In Hedgehog Class we are reading Handa’s surprise. From reading the story we have been learning about different fruits and vegetables. We have been exploring the fruits from the book using our different senses!


We have also had a very first ‘Hedgehog Hello’ via Microsoft Teams. We really loved seeing our friends who are learning at home. We miss them very much! We said hello to each other and sang some of our favourite songs.


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