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Hedgehog Termly Focus

Hedgehog Termly Focus

Termly Focus - Spring Term 2021

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The Hedgehogs class have been working very hard on their new topic......the weather. A beautiful wall display is in progress using paintwork by the children. They have used a variety of materials including bubble wrap, card, paper, foil and cotton wool to make a bright yellow sunshine, raindrops, clouds and snow. They have all enjoyed exploring the different textures and lots of mess has been made! 
We have also been baking some lovely butterfly shaped biscuits. This was lots of fun as the children were able to roll, kneed, squish, pour and even taste! The biscuits were really lovely and all the children enjoyed making them.
Music always features in the Hedgehogs class and is loved by all. The children benefit from massage to music in so many ways and it helps to relax them. We use musical instruments in time to the music - shaking, ringing, rattling and banging. We listen to all different types of music and have the added benefit of having an Alexa in the classroom who has a huge library of different music we can request to suit the mood. 
We look forward to continuing the hard work and enjoying more fun activities! 

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Termly Focus - Spring Term 2021

charlottedowson on: Hedgehog Termly Focus

The Hedgehogs class have been working very hard on their new topic......the weather. A beautiful wall display is in progress using paintwork by the children. They have used a variety of materials including bubble wrap, card, paper, foil and cotton wool to make a bright yellow sunshine, raindrops, clouds and snow. They have all enjoyed exploring the different textures and lots of mess has been made! 
We have also been baking some lovely butterfly shaped biscuits. This was lots of fun as the children were able to roll, kneed, squish, pour and even taste! The biscuits were really lovely and all the children enjoyed making them.
Music always features in the Hedgehogs class and is loved by all. The children benefit from massage to music in so many ways and it helps to relax them. We use musical instruments in time to the music - shaking, ringing, rattling and banging. We listen to all different types of music and have the added benefit of having an Alexa in the classroom who has a huge library of different music we can request to suit the mood. 
We look forward to continuing the hard work and enjoying more fun activities! 

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Termly Focus - Autumn Term 2020

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We were all very excited to return to school. The children have settled back in incredibly well and have been in very good spirits.

The theme for this term half term is The Very Hungry Caterpillar, followed by Festivals and Celebrations as we move towards Christmas. We have cracked on with the wall display, making some fabulous handprints using paint to make marks. It was messy but great fun!

We enjoyed a lovely trip to Kingsmill Park. The children were thrilled to see people walking their dogs and laughed at the ducks quacking in the water.

All of the children have resumed their physiotherapy – ascending and descending the stairs independently, exercising and stretching! New equipment has arrived for some of the children and the physios have been working hard to ensure the children get the maximum benefit from it.

We are all enthusiastically looking forward to the rest of the term, having lots of fun with our usual activities and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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Hedgehog Termly Focus - Spring 2020

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Over the first half term we are focusing on The Gingerbread Man Story and the second half of the term we are focusing on the Bear Hunt Story. 
We have started our Gingerbread Man Sensory Story and have also been baking gingerbread men. We are developing our display board with different craft activities around The Gingerbread Man Story. We have also been doing swimming, rebound, Tac-Pac, treasure basket (smells), music and physio/p.e sessions. 

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Hedgehog Termly Focus - Autumn 2019

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This term in the Hedgehog class our topic is Dinosaurs. We will be exploring the book ‘That’s not my Dinosaur’ and also exploring a sensory story about dinosaurs which will involved lots of sensory/messy things. We will also be getting very messy by creating dinosaurs by sponge painting, and doing dinosaurs footprints by stomping in paint. All this mess will make a lovely sensory display! We will also be adventuring out into the community to collect lots of resource for our display. Throughout the term each week we will have our weekly hydrotherapy, rebound therapy and physiotherapy sessions. We will also be doing tac-pac, treasure baskets, communication, resonance board and I.E.P work.

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PMLD Lower

Puss in Boots

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2.4.19 

Today we took part in a Puss in Boots Workshop by the Northern Ballet. 

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Easter Messy Play

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27.3.19 

We loved playing in the messy Easter slime. 

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Easter Nest

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25.3.19 

Today we have been exploring our Easter themed nest. 

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The Dot - Art Workshop and World Book Day

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6.3.19/8.3.19 

On Wednesday we took part in an art workshop for World Book Day based around a book called 'The Dot' by Peter H Reynolds. We all created 'dots' using different techniques. We had lots of fun. 

On Friday we all dressed up in fabulous costumes for World Book Day! 

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Cress Seeds

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26.2.19 

Today we have been working on our topic. We have been sewing cress seeds and making sure they had plenty of water. 

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Welcome to Hedgehogs.  Our team consists of Sandy Garner (Teacher), Elaine (L4 Learning Support Assistant), Amy (L3 LSA), Kerry, Megan, Leanne, Natalie and Becky (L2 LSAs).  All members of the team work hard to offer a nurturing and supportive learning environment for the children to thrive and grow.