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Welcome to Hedgehog Class

This half term the whole school topic is Conflict and Harmony. In Reception we will also be focusing on seasonal celebrations as we prepare for our first Nativity play. We will also be looking at changes that occur in Autumn and Winter, as well as festivals such as Diwali, Hanukah and Christmas.

Autumn 2 2018 Letter Hedgehog Class Autumn 2 2018 Topic Web

Please find attached our current topic web and class letters. You can email Miss Johnstone here e.johnstone@alumnismat.org

In Literacy we will be looking at the story The Gruffalo.

The children will retell The Gruffalo and innovate their own versions using Story Square. We will look for rhyming words in the text and find our own adjectives to create our own stories. We will continue to practice recognising and writing our names. We will segment and write the sounds we hear in words, using a sound mat for support to recall and form the correct grapheme. We will also be challenging ourselves to write captions.

Through daily phonics sessions we will be learning Phase 3 sounds along with the Jolly Phonics songs and actions.

We will be learning to read tricky words:

into, he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, all, are, my her


In Maths we will be learning to:

  • • develop a deep knowledge of numbers to ten through:

    • practice accurate counting with 1:1 correspondence of objects to 10 and beyond.

    • select the correct numeral to represent 1-10 objects.

    • find one more and one less from a group of 10 objects.

    • say the number one more than a given number.

    • use everyday language related to money, shape and time and we will order three items by length or height.


In Hedgehog class we all want to be Super Learners! Super Learners try their hardest, use their imagination, make people happy, talk about their learning, try new things and experiment with different methods and resources.

Our School Values are Trust and Honesty, Aiming High, Respect, Kindness, Joy, Friendship and Compassion.

Along with our values, our school ethos is Believing, Belonging and Becoming. The Three B’s are part of our everyday approach to learning and school life. Below are just a few examples of what these three B’s mean to us in Hedgehog Class:


“I believe in Father Christmas – I saw his reindeers in the sky!”

“I believe in God and Jesus”

“I believe what my sister tells me”


“I belong to my family”

“I belong to Bampton”

“We belong to Bampton School”

“I belong to swimming club”


We want to become…

“a mummy” “a daddy” “a knight with a shield” “a princess doing ballet” “a sister” “a policeman” “a musketeer” “a teacher” “a hairdresser” “a farmer” “a policeman” “a vet” “an astronaut”

Useful Websites



An amazing handwriting app for iPad, iPod or iPhone users - it costs £1.99 but it is worth every penny!

This app is full of games and activities for helping the children practise their reading and spelling.

Practise your literacy skills by exploring each of the games and activities on this website.


A website to show children how to use the internet safely.