Category: Hedgehogs

Beautiful Bluebells in Wiggery Wood

During our last visit we were amazed by all the beautiful bluebells and how the woods have changed as we move further into spring. We enjoyed exploring what it was like to sit among them and we even had a hunt for a white bluebell that Terry had spotted before we arrived!

Hedgehogs Visit the Zoo!

Hedgehog Class have been so excited to visit the zoo that we have been counting down the days for a whole month! We had an amazing day exploring all the animals and we even had a go at feeding the goats, giraffes and elephants! We made friends with some penguins and we loved trying to …

Hedgehogs Celebrate Easter!

On Tuesday we were extremely busy as we took part in our whole school bridge building day. We started our day off by exploring and building bridges with different construction materials. We then split into two groups to plan and design our own bridge using paper, straws, lolly sticks and cardboard tubes. Once we had …

Spring Disco!

Here are some photographs from the Hedgehog and Badger class disco. The children had a fantastic time showing off their dance skills and they enjoyed doing the conga and the hokey cokey!

Easter Fun at Wiggery Wood!

Terry gave us a challenge this week in the woods! We had to hunt for hidden wooden numbers around the trees and collect them ready for our snack time. They were very tricky to find but a mini team of Hedgehogs and Badgers worked together to hunt for them! When it was snack time we …

Science Day in Hedgehogs and Badgers!

Hedgehog and Badger Class teamed up today to become crazy scientists!! We have had fun with three different experiments involving skittles, flowers, and milk and food colouring. Plus, we made constructions as part of a team with spaghetti and marshmallows and explored slime! We also went on a spring nature hunt and experimented with making …

Spring Lambs Visit Hedgehog Class

We loved having a special visit from two young lambs! We learnt lots about the lambs and enjoyed a stroke and even a quick cuddle!

Wiggery Wood!

We had a very chilly but very fun morning at Wiggery Wood this week! We enjoyed exploring the woods and spotting the changes that are taking place as we move through the seasons. We had a special treat with our snack when Terry made us hot chocolate or hot blackcurrant to keep us warm! Lots …

Measuring Hedgehogs!

We have been super busy these past couple of weeks practising our measuring skills! We have explored height, length, capacity and weight! We measured the gruffalo’s footprints and compared them to our own footprints, ordered objects by height, made special gruffalo potions and weighed different items using the scales! We even measured how tall we …

A Super New Year in Hedgehogs!

We have been so busy already this year in Hedgehog Class. We have been busy practising our number and counting skills in a range of activities and games and we have made our own very special ‘all about me’ books too! We explored the climbing equipment in the hall for the very first time and …

Snowy Hedgehogs!

We had lots of fun playing in the snow last week! We especially enjoyed throwing mini snowballs at Miss Harrod and Mrs Broyd! After a very chilly play we came back and warmed up with our snack in the classroom!

Merry Christmas from Hedgehog Class!

We have been so busy these last couple of weeks with lots of different festive events and activities! We ended last week with our delicious Christmas dinner. We made our own festive hats and had fun pulling our crackers! In the afternoon we had a very special visit from Father Christmas! He brought us all …

A Festive Finish To 2016!

We all had a great end to the year at St Giles. We really enjoyed sharing our words, prayers and pictures, whist building the stable scene during the crib service. Our Christmas discos gave us a festive feel as we danced beneath the ‘snow’ and our annual trip to the pantomime was fantastic. (Oh yes …

Festive Finger Gym!

We have had a festive finger gym session this week! Our finger gym sessions help us to strengthen the muscles in our fingers and hands to help prepare us for writing. This week our activities included using tweezers to add pompom baubles to a Christmas tree, using our small pinching fingers to stick individual sequins …

Excitement at Wiggery Wood!

We were so excited for our final visit to Wiggery Wood for 2016 because it was time for our first campfire! Some of us enjoyed watching Terry light the fire and seeing the colourful flames appear from under the logs. We then all gathered around the fire together to have our marshmallows and popcorn. Some …

Advent Window Grand Reveal

We had a welcome Christmas cheer early yesterday evening with the grand revealing of our Advent window display. We waited with excitement as our creation was unveiled and then we all erupted into a big festive cheer! Puff pastry swirls, biscuits, mulled wine and juice completed our gathering. Thank you to everyone who came along.

Happy Advent from Hedgehog Class!

We enjoyed adding something Christmassy to our uniform today to celebrate the beginning of Advent. Everyone looked very sparkly and festive!

A Chilly Visit to Wiggery Wood!

We had great fun exploring Wiggery Wood last week! Terry had put up a new rope bridge for us to walk across – it was quite wobbly! We also got our sticks ready for toasting marshmallows during our next visit to the woods! We will have our first camp fire on our next trip so …

A Wet Wintry Walk in Hedgehog Class!

In Hedgehog Class last week we read ‘Elmer in the Snow’. Elmer took the other elephants on a walk to warm them up so we decided to go for a walk to see if we could warm up too! We wrapped up warm and put on our wellies to see what we could find around …

Shapes in Hedgehog Class!

We have been exploring shapes in Hedgehog Class for the last two weeks. We have been practising all the different names of the shapes, as well as playing a range of games to develop our skills at describing each shape. We have also been using shapes to design patterns, and we worked particularly hard as …