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Hedgehogs Class

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.


Miss Carter is our class teacher.

Miss Brookman is our learning assistant.

Key Information:

Please ensure your child brings in their Riverside school book bag every day with their school reading book and reading record inside. 


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. We will provide milk and a healthy snack each day.


Your child will be taking part in PE every week. Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school including plimsoles or trainers. Earrings must be removed for PE at home before school. Throughout the winter months your child will need black or blue tracksuit bottoms and jumper for outdoor P.E.


Forest School takes place every week 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 reading record. If you would like to keep the reading book a little longer, just write in the record and their book will not get changed that day.


The topics and activities we follow are planned by us and 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.


The children have daily phonics lessons introducing letter sounds and digraphs.


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


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


Key Dates 2020-2021

Staff Development Day - Tuesday 1st September

First Day of Term 1 - Wednesday 2nd September

End of Term 1 - Friday 23rd October

  • Riverside Primary School and Nursery
  • St Edmund's Way, Rainham, Kent, ME8 8ET
  • E-Mail:Riverside-Office@rmet.org
  • Telephone: 01634 338700
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