Derwent Primary School

Derwent Lower School

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Reception Class (Hedgehogs)

Welcome to Hedgehogs Class.

Hedgehog Class is the home to our Early Years Foundation Stage provision.  Our class teacher is Miss Sheppard (with Mr Masterson covering whilst Miss Sheppard is on maternity leave) who works closely with our teaching assistants Mrs Lee and Mrs Heaps.

We are lucky to have a large outdoor learning environment with a new covered area, built thanks to the Military Covenant. 

Inside we have a large, newly refurbished classroom with continuous provision for each area of learning.  There are whole class sessions; adult led group work and child initiated opportunities.  Whilst we do follow a topic for each half term our driving force is the children’s interests and plans are adapted to accommodate these.  We have daily phonics and maths sessions.  Snack time is a social occasion where communication and language is a particular focus.  The children have a PE lesson on Mondays and Hedgehogs Library books sent home to share every Friday.  Below is our maths strategies booklet which shows you how we are taught at school so that you can support us at home.

Derwent Mathematics Strategies

Children will be provided with a learning booklet for the half term with a worksheet in which mirrors what is being covered at school. This will allow parents the opportunity to talk to their children about their learning and become involved in their school work.  We also recognise that the home is an important learning environment for the children and we invite parents to share children’s achievements with school through Class Dojo, these are then celebrated with the class.

 

Our yearly plan is below:

Hedgehogs Class Long Term Plan 

Hedgehogs Class Medium Term Plan

Hedgehogs Class Timetable