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Welcome to Hedgehogs Class!

Mrs Robson and Miss Carter are our class teachers.

Mrs Wood is our learning and teaching assistant.

Welcome to Hedgehogs Class we are delighted to be working with your children throughout the year. We have lots of fun and exciting opportunities for your children and we are here to help make an unforgettable Reception year experience.

Important dates coming up:

Friday 4th October – Hedgehogs coffee morning at 9.10am.  Come and meet class teachers and get some information about how we teach phonics. 


Friday 11th October – Staff Development day, school is closed to pupils. 


Wednesday 16th October – Parent Meetings from2pm – 8pm.  You will get the opportunity to book an appointment nearer the time. 


Friday 18th October – Last day of term. 


Key Information:

Please ensure your child brings in their Riverside school book bag every day as these fit in their trays and are used daily for contact books and letters.


All clothing, bags and bottles must be clearly named so that the children can easily find them. With permission, teachers can use a sharpie permanent marker to label up children’s belongings if necessary.


We are a healthy school so children should bring water every day - even in the winter months! Being well hydrated helps us to concentrate and be ready to learn. Riverside water bottles can be purchased through the school office.


Your child will be taking part in PE on a Friday. Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school including plimsoles or trainers. Earrings must be removed for PE at home before school.


Forest School takes place every Wednesday afternoon so please make sure your child has welly boots and gloves/hats for the winter months. All in one suits are provided by school. Forest School is an exciting part of the school day in which the children will be exploring their topic and other areas of the curriculum, in the outdoor environment. Earrings must be removed for Forest School at home before school.


Your child's reading book is changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please try to read regularly with your child and make a comment in their contact book. If you would like to keep the reading book a little longer, just write in the contact book and their book will not get changed that day.


We take part in Buster Book Club every Wednesday, so please read and record it on their reading bookmark inside the front cover of their contact book.  We count the minutes on a Thursday.  There is a class winner and a whole school class winner every week.


The topics and activities we follow are inspired by the children’s interests and can change frequently. We will let you know if there is anything you can do to support these at home. The children will have activities which cover all 17 areas of the Early Years curriculum.  This is through play based and teacher led activities.


We have daily phonics lessons and there is a parent phonics workshop and coffee morning in our cookery corner on 4th October 2018 at 9:15am so please come along to meet Miss Tullett and find out key information about the upcoming year and ways to help your child with phonics at home.


Children will also have daily Maths lessons following the EYFS curriculum. Please encourage your children to recognise numbers at home, count out amounts, and look for shapes and patterns.


Barnaby Bear is our class toy who will go home for a weekend with each child throughout the school year. We ask that you write down what Barnaby has been doing with you and share pictures so that the children can share this with the class.


Our class webpage will be updated regularly with news and lots of information about us in Hedgehogs. Please visit our Class Dojo page for pictures and other information about what is happening in class.


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