Welcome to Maun and the Hedgehog team!
Here you will find updates on all the exciting things we are doing in our class and also lots of useful information for parents and carers.
The class teacher in our team is Miss Towers and our Teaching Assistants are Miss Bennett and Miss Grubb. Hedgehog Class have PE on Tuesdays and kits should have the appropriate clothing for both indoor and outdoor PE as they will remain in school all the time. PE kits will be sent home for washing every half term. If children wear earrings they need to be removed before coming to school on our PE days or, as an alternative, the children can bring their own plasters to school to place over their earrings themselves. Water bottles should be clearly labelled with your child’s name and go home every day for cleaning. If your child has a packed lunch, they need to bring this in a disposable bag as currently we are not bringing lunch boxes/bags into school.
It is really important that your child reads every day as small amounts of practice can make a big difference to their skills and learning as a whole. Every morning we check your child's reading diary to see if your child has shared a book, flashcards or tricky words with you. To encourage this reading every day we have set a 'reading challenge' where children move their hedgehogs forward every time they read at home. If they read the expected 3 times a week, they are awarded a silver reader sticker. If they read 5 times or more in a week they are awarded a gold reader sticker and can choose a treat from the prize box. Children who are reading 3 times or more in a week will have their names put forwards to receiving the reading trophy and 'Reading Ted' and his diary to take home for the weekend.
Alongside your school reading book there are also books available on BugClub and the login details are in the front of their reading diaries.
Our reading corner and reading challenge
Reading Ted and his diary
Reading is all around us and is such an important life skill. In Hedgehogs class we have set up a reading river to gather examples and ideas of how we use reading in every day life as we want our children to love reading and understand why it is so important. If your child reads a magazine, leaflet, shop sign, set of instructions, recipe, birthday card etc please send in a photo of them reading, or the recipe or leaflet and we will stick it up on our reading river. If you can’t send a photo, let us know and we will still write it up on the display. We have already started to add to our river and it is looking fantastic!
The Reading River
Each month we choose a different author to be our 'Author of the Month'. Throughout the year this helps to develop children's knowledge on authors, as well as their interest in different types of books and stories as they learn information about the author. We hope to that children will learn that it is possible for anybody to become an author or illustrator.
Our Author of the Month for September is Kes Gray who is known for writing books such as Oi Frog, Billy's Bucket, and Daisy.