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Hedgehogs - Reception/Year 1

Welcome to the Hedgehogs class page!


This  half term, the Reception children will be learning all about Minibeasts. Through this topic we will be learning all about the different species we can find in our outdoor spaces, and about the important roles they play in our natural environment. We will be thinking about habitats, and about what we can do to support minibeasts.

In our literacy work, we will be looking at some wonderful minibeasts themed stories, and through these we will be developing the children’s narrative skills, and encouraging them to attempt writing some short stories of their own. In addition to this the    children will be learning about non-fiction, and using information texts to enrich our learning. The children will be writing letters, stories, captions and lists, while continuing to learn new phonics skills and practise everything we have learned so far. 


In maths, the children will be continuing to look at the place value of numbers up to and beyond 20, doubling, halving, sharing and odd and even numbers.


We will be doing a unit on ‘Healthy Lifestyles’ in PSHE, thinking about how we keep ourselves healthy both mentally and physically, and  learning about the role that food, sleep and  exercise play in this.


In RE, we will be thinking about how we care for our wonderful world, our role of custodians of our planet and about how we can actively protect and support our natural environment.

As always, if you want to talk about your child’s learning at any time or if you have any questions about how to support them at home, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!


Mrs Banner x


Some information about phonics knowledge taught in Reception

In Reception the children learn through a combination of adult led learning, and child led learning which takes place through the children exploring and playing in the classroom environment. The provision both inside and outside is carefully planned to target all the areas of learning in the Early Years curriculum, and the adults in class know all the ways to extend the children in their learning so that they make good progress. The expected level of development for the end of the Reception year is for the children to achieve the Early Learning Goals in each of the areas of development. These are provided below on a one page document.