Swaffham Prior C of E Primary School

Keep Growing

Welcome to Hedgehogs Class 


Hedgehogs class is taught by Miss Cranness, Mrs Westwood & Ms Austin.

Children in Hedgehogs Class are supported by Mrs Northrop, Mrs Frost, Mrs Wybrew and Mrs Strange

Hedgehogs Class 2020

In Reception, children are given time to play and learn independently. There are planned, purposeful activities and the children can choose which area of the inside or outside classroom they would like to work in. This is alongside adult directed tasks where the Teacher and TA work with a smaller group of children.

We have daily phonics sessions to help develop our reading and writing and daily maths to develop our number skills. We have an amzing forest and nature area that we use regularly for our learning.

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We learn through a variety of fortnightly themes based around

the children's interests for example ‘Machines', ‘Woodland’, ‘Whizz Pop Bang',  ‘Castle &Dragons', ’Roots & Shoots and ‘Under and over the Sea’. Our topics encompass all areas of learning and we provide fun and rich experiences throughout.

In the sumemr term, we are learning about growing plants and facts about insecst and ther minibeasts. Have a look at our Summer term currriuclum overview below for more detail: 

summer 1 curriculum map

 Here is our Summer Term  Daily Timetable. PE lessons take part on Wednesday afternoons. PE kits stay on children's pegs for the duration of the half term. Library books are chaged on a Friday. 

Parents have a look at class Dojo for all our latest class news and updates, including a weekly roundup. Observations of children's learning are uploaded to their online learning journal on an App called Tapestry. Parents to view, comment and add to this. 

Remember to bring the following items to school each day:

* water bottle

* Reading book and reading record in your book bag. 

*  coat or waterproof jacket if necessary

Have a look at our appetsing lunch menu: Chartwells Super Yummy Kitchen

Note About Phonics Flashcards


Please refer to the Home Learning page for Hedgehogs home learning resources.