Mrs Woodman – Year 1

Autumn Term

Termly Overview Autumn 2018 Hedgehogs

Autumn Term overview letter Hedgehogs

Week beginning 10th December 2018

Christmas with the Aliens!– Wow! What a fantastic production performed by Ladybirds, Hedgehogs and Rabbits! You all performed beautifully and sang your hearts out. What a treat for us all. Well done!


…And don’t we look great in our Christmas jumpers! We raised lots of money for Save the Children. Thank you!

Week beginning 3rd December 2018

Geography –

We’ve had a busy week continuing our learning in Geography. We have learned about the four countries of the UK, their capital cities and flags. We’ve also enjoyed looking at atlases and going on an adventure to a very different place…the Arctic!


Christmas – has arrived in Hedgehog Class! We have enjoyed decorating our class Christmas tree, reading Christmas stories and making our own decorations! We are also rehearsing hard for our Christmas production…but you’ll have to wait until next week for photos of that!

Week beginning 26th November 2018

Pirate Day!

What a fun day we have had today – a finale to our ‘Adventurers’ topic. We all came dressed as pirates and had such a busy time. We decorated pirate ship cupcakes, played on our pirate ship, made parrots and designed our own pirate flags. Don’t we all look great!

Week beginning 19th November 2018

Maths – We have been working on our understanding of place value this week, using tens and ones to represent different numbers.


Phonics – We have been using our phonic knowledge to segment words to help us with our spelling.

Geography – We went for a walk around our school, looking for features we could draw on a map. We then had a go and tried to use a key too!

Look at us in our pyjamas! Thank you for all our raffle donations!

Week beginning 12th November 2018

Maths – We have worked very hard this week on our understanding of the number system. We have been reading, writing and ordering numbers in words and numerals, and exploring different pictorial representations of numbers.


Explorers – We had lots of fun in the Explorer’s Area this week; we were making frames from twigs and creating pictures to go inside (as well as all the usual fun we have there!).

English – We are using our phonic knowledge really well to help us read CCVC (consonant, consonant, vowel, consonant) and CVCC words. Look at our independent writing too!

Week beginning 5th November 2018

What a busy week we have had in Hedgehogs!

Maths – we have been consolidating our knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes and their properties.


Art – we really enjoyed exploring different mediums to create fabulous firework pictures.

Geography – we looked carefully at a map of our village and then went on a walk of the village to explore the features. We then thought about our learning about Remembrance Day in History and went to find the two war memorials!


Week beginning 29th October 2018

This week in Hedgehog Class we have been doing some autumn partitioning with large number. We have also been completing our phonics by doing lots more writing using our phonetic sounds. On Tuesday afternoon in our PSHE lesson we spoke about special people in the school who help us. We had lots of fun discussing these people and then drawing them.



Week beginning 15th October 2018

We loved exploring on our autumn walk…

In science, we used Venn diagrams to sort objects looking at their properties.

Week beginning 8th October 2018

It was a bit wild and windy in the Explorers Area today!

Developing our literacy skills; practising our handwriting and making words with magnetic letters.

We loved printing with fruit and vegetables.  It was messy and fun!

Keeping fit in outdoor PE.

Our science investigation.  Which material was best for teddy’s umbrella – he doesn’t want wet fur!

Week beginning 1st October 2018

Learning to work together.  Were we able to pass the hoop round the circle without letting go of each other’s hand?

We have been learning to tell the time.  We all need to know when it is lunchtime!

In RE, we have been learning about life in a Christian family.

Listening to a story CD.  Fee fi fo fum…

Week beginning 24th September 2018

  Being imaginative in the creative area

Exploring in the sand on a sunny day – what fun!

  Land ahoy! Pirates in the role play area.

  Making letter shapes from playdough.

   Counting and matching in maths.

Week beginning 17th September 2018


Making -teen numbers

Early morning work

PE in the sunshine

Week beginning 10th September 2018

Hedgehogs have been having lots of fun this week. We have painted pictures of pirates and had our first session back in Explorers.

Week beginning 5th September 2018

Letter to Hedgehog parents – 7-09-18

Hedgehogs have enjoyed a super start to the term with Mrs Jones, Mrs Oakman and Mrs Ashby.  All very tired by Friday!