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Hedgehog Class



Home learning will be set via Tapestry and please refer to the Blended Learning statement regarding remote learning if your child is isolating.

  Welcome to Hedgehog Class!



We are Years 1 and 2 and our teachers are Mrs Richards and Mrs Black. Our teaching assistants are Mrs London (Mon-Weds) and Mrs Powell (Thursday and Friday)

Hedgehog Class Weekly Timetable

Click on the link below to see some of our learning in action!

In Year 1 and 2 we focus a lot on our phonics. We have been recapping lots of sounds and learning new ones as well! These websites offer lots of games to support our learning at school. They are fun, educational and free to use.

We like using

Mr Thorne offers funny videos to help learn new sounds and he also helps us pronounce the sounds correctly.

Another useful website for this is

Our reading books are changed each Monday and are due back in on Friday. Please comment in your child's reading record each time they read at home. 

Our reading app, BugClub, allows children to read books at home to improve fluency and comprehension skills.


Teach Your Monster to Read is an app and online game to support early reading skills of segmenting and blending.

100 Recommended Reads in Key Stage 1


As well as phonics, we are learning cursive handwriting in Hedgehog Class and using this to write important words.

Our handwriting formation cards

These are Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words. Common exception words are words in which the English Spelling code works in an unusual or uncommon way. They are not words for which phonics 'doesn't work', but they may be exceptions to spelling rules, or words which use a particular combination of letters to represent sound patterns in a rare or unique way.

High Frequency sight words, are commonly used words that young children are encouraged to memorise as a whole by sight, so that they can automatically recognise these words in print without having to use any strategies to decode.

In Hedgehog Class, we use a variety of methods to support our learning. These range from using hands on resources, pictures and numbers. We like to have fun in our lessons and often use games to support our understanding.


A healthy snack of fruit or vegetables is provided at break time each day. Milk can be ordered through Please note that there is a charge for milk once your child turns 5.

Please bring in a bottle of water each day as learning is thirsty work!




  • Plaxtol Primary School
  • School Lane, Plaxtol, Sevenoaks, Kent
  • England, TN15 0QD
  • Tel: 01732 810200
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