Year 1 – Hedgehogs 

Hello, welcome to our Hedgehogs class page! 

We are excited to help you learn and grow this year. We have lots of fun and exciting new learning planned out for you. 

Take a look below to find out more information about what we will be learning. 

Mrs Hopkinson, Miss Hopkinson and Mrs Crush  

Autumn 1 

We will start our learning journey in the Autumn term with our history project ‘Toys Through Time’. We look forward to hearing from the children’s families about the types of toys they used to play with and how they are the same/different from ones we have now. 

Please see our class newsletter for more information about our learning. 

Autumn 2 

We have an extremely busy half term planned out for you all! We will be studying the local area in Geography. Using maps to identify human and physical features. In Science, we will be learning the terms deciduous and evergreen in our study of plants. Finally, we will be preforming our Christmas nativity – ‘Baubles!’ for you all to enjoy in the penultimate week of term.  

Please see our class newsletter for more information about our learning. 

Spring 1 

We hope all the children and their families had a superb Christmas break full of fun. We are all ready to dive into our new topics for this half term. In History, we will be learning about ‘Kings and Queens’ of England. Finding out about our current monarchy and how it is the same or different from the past.  

Please see our class newsletter for more information about our learning. 

Key Information

Teachers/Support Staff – Mrs Hopkinson teaches on a Monday and Tuesday. Miss Hopkinson teaches Wednesday to Friday and we are lucky to have Mrs Crush with us every day as our teaching assistant.

PE – Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. Children need to come in their PE kits. Please ensure these are fully labelled.

Reading – Reading books are changed every Friday. Please ensure that reading wallets are kept in book bags.

If you have any questions for us please see us during pick up or drop off times or contact us via our class email –

Useful Links

Information for parents about Read Write Inc phonics

Parents – Ruth Miskin Literacy

Use your logins to access NumBots online

NumBots | Motivational maths practice for schools and families.

A range of phonics games

Letters and Sounds, English Games for 5-7 Years – Topmarks


Hedgehogs Newsletter – Autumn 1

Hedgehogs Newsletter – Autumn 2

Hedgehogs Newsletter – Spring 1

Hedgehogs Newsletter – Spring 2