Hedgehog Class

Welcome to Hedgehog Class
Spring 2
Bugs and Blooms
Hello Hedgehogs, here are our home learning tasks for the week beginning 30th March.  Have fun!

Hedgehog Class Home Learning Week Beginning 30th March 2020

NEW THIS WEEK – Watch videos of the caterpillars’ growth on YouTube with Miss Debenham. Click on the butterfly on Hedgehog Class page via the Nutley Primary School website.

  • Each day begin with Wake and Shake/Movement with Joe Wicks on YouTube or any other great movement site.  ‘Go Noodle’ is free for everyone, all of Hedgehog Class know this. You can choose characters and earn points – they all love it!
  • Try one of the ‘grid’ tasks a day.
  • One of the maths and/or spelling and handwriting tasks a day, or a MyMaths activity.
  • One ‘fun’ task to enjoy!




Use your dienes from last week to create a number pattern – e.g.

Make 11 then 22 then 33 then 44 – what is the pattern? Try patterns with a TEN digit and a ONE digit; otherwise you will run out of tens and ones!


Use your dienes to make a pattern – this time beginning with a bigger number and taking away a number to create a pattern e.g.

Begin with 29 then take away 2 is equal to or the same as 27, then take away 2  is equal to or the same as 25 and so on……..what do you do when you have to take away 2, but you only have two TENS and one ONE???

Try my pattern first and then make up your own.

TOP TIP – only take away small amounts each time!




Year 1 – Common Exception Words Yr 1 book – Pages 3 and 4 (you, your, they, be, he, me, she, we, no, go) Any Year 1 children that would like to challenge themselves with the Yr 2 activities – please do!

Year 2 – “Spot Mr Whoops Mistakes Yr 1 Yr 2 Common Exception Words – use page 1 of the PDF document to correct Mr Whoops Mistakes – do Activity 3 and Activity 4 this week.

Fun Stuff

  • Watch the video on how to draw your own caterpillar.
  • Watch the video of Miss Debenham’s version of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, and then make up your own version! You could make your own props too!
  • Make your own caterpillar diary and draw a picture to show what happens each day


Thank you to everyone who has been Home Learning! Well done if your have had a go at some of the learning on MyMaths too!


Common Exception Words 


      Click on Mr Whoops to spot his mistakes!

The Very Hungry CLASS Caterpillars!
Morning All! I wanted to make sure that our caterpillars were looked after, so I decided to take them home to watch them grow and so that you can watch them too! Hopefully I will be able to add photos and videos as they change. How long do you think it will take for the caterpillars to become Chrysalides?
    Click the butterfly for updates on the caterpillars!


IMG_3174      Click to watch the video of Day 6 – 18th March 2020




WOW! What an amazing adventure we had on our first Forest School. We had a glorious sunny day to explore the forest again. We searched for bugs, looked at different fungi around the area and made our own individual dens…with no help!
This week we have been learning the story of Easter through a multi-sensory story. We shared bread to consider The Last Supper. We washed our hands like Barrabas and shared a hollow chocolate egg to remind us of the empty tomb, thinking of New Life in this Christian Celebration.
Spring 1
Reverend Ben welcomed Hedgehog Class to St James the Less church this afternoon.  He explained all about baptisms and held a mock christening for baby Georgia.  We all found it very interesting.
A very busy term so far! We have been having so much fun inventing our own Winnie the Pooh stories! We can't wait to go to Ashdown Forest for Forest School next term!
In PE we have been working with our coach to develop our balance and jumping skills as well as our hockey skills – moving with the ball and striking the ball – it is a lot harder than you think!
Kandinsky – 'Concentric Circles' By Hedgehog Class 
The children have been learning about how the artist Vassili Kandinsky used HOT and COLD colours to create his paintings. The children worked in their sketchbooks to explore how to mix these types of colours and then created their own 'Concentric Circle'. The results are stunning!
WOW! What a very busy term! The children have all been very busy learning about the past and finished our topic with a Christmas Banquet! The children had a lot of fun following the recipe of 'Medieval Gingerbread' – the reviews were mixed! Most of the children prefer the modern version of Gingerbread, but they all had a sticky, messy and fun time exploring how to make the less tasty version!
In our super science starter for our Snap, Crackle and Pop topic,we had a SPARKLY time as well as learning about fire safety!  We had a brilliant exploration of fire!!
Autumn 1
Castles and Kingdoms
Hedgehog Class had a beautiful day to explore the wonderful Hever Castle.  All the children had private tours of specific rooms – the tour guides helped us to answer all of our questions about the castle and the kings and queens who lived there.



In our time travellers workshop the children dressed up as kings, queens, lords, ladies, merchants and peasants.  They had time to play game from long ago too.





In our free time we explored a new area of Hever – it's very own mini castle.  We explored the battlements and towers pretending to be knights, princes, kings and queens.  What an amazing adventure!


We are working very hard in Hedgehog Class – we have also been having lots of fun too!


We have begun making our very own shields – sadly not out of metal – they are all very unique!
IN PE we have been leanring football skills with our Sports Coach – Mr Dove. Our skills are really developing already.
Feel free to have a look at some of the Phonics Games we like to play in class – the 'Letters and Sounds' website has so many links to learn spellings of high frequency words, as well as playing games with sounds. Look at any games and resources from
'Phase 3' to 'Phase 5'
Letters and Sounds link: http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/




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