Hedgehog Group 2023 - 2024

Mr Puddick

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back to the Hedgehog Group, we hope you had a lovely break and we are excited to welcome the children back for Summer term. The teacher is Mr Puddick and the teaching assistants are Miss Jade, Mx Saperia and Mr Ali.

What we are learning this half term:

In English we are going to be developing our writing by using the text 'Flood'. We are going to be using this text to inspire some narrative writing. In Maths we will be learning about Time and Money.  In Science, we will be learning about Living Things and their Habitats and finding out thow plants flower and reproduce.  In History, we are going to be focusing on 'Journeys', answering the question: What are the Legacy of Journeys? We will be looking at Sir Walter Raleigh, The Windrush and Kindertransport. In Art we will be exploring sculpting and telling stories through the use of clay, and in our R.E sessions we will be learning about Sikhism.


Children will take part in weekly P.E lessons. The day your child will attend will be communicated to individual parents and carers based on transitions. Children must come to school in their PE kits (white top, black trousers/shorts/leggings and appropriate trainers). Please make sure children have the correct PE kit.


Children will be given two books a week to read at home. The first book will be matched to their reading ability.The second book will be a sharing book. This is a book the children have chosen themselves. They may not be able to read this independently however it encourages them to develop a love for reading. Children should read daily for 10 minutes. Children will be given a reading record to record when they have read to an adult at home. Please sign the reading record when you have read at home with your child or if they have read independently. 

Homework and Spellings

In Hedgehog Group, maths homework will consist of Numbots and Timestable Rockstars. English homework will be to practise phonics and spellings. Spellings are handed out on Friday. Children will also be given 10 minutes of topic homework each week which will link to our knowledge organisers. Children’s logins will be stuck into the front of their homework books.  

Please contact us if you have any questions,

Mr Puddick


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