Thursday 4th June

Good morning Hedgehog Class. I hope you have all had a wonderful half term.  Hopefully lots of you could join in with St Saviour’s virtual mile .  We have a very short week, so we are going to share one of the stories that we always enjoy reading together in Hedgehog Class.  Have a fantastic day and email me your photos to


COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE – Discuss the picture of the day from Pobble 365; An Icy Plunge

Talk about the bullet points below with an adult.

  • What can you see in today’s picture? The picture is called ‘An Icy Plunge’.
  • When you plunge into something you jump or dive in quickly.
  • Do you think the seal pup wants to plunge into the icy cold water?  Explain your answer.


  • Share the story of ‘So Much’. This is one of our favourite stories in Hedgehog Class, so join in with the words that you know.

  • Talk about the following questions.
  • How does the baby feel at the end of the story?
  • What does it feel like to be loved?
  • Who loves you and who do you love?
  • Feeling loved is a nice feeling. Everybody likes feeling loved. You are all loved by lots of people. Make a list of all the people that you love.


  • Play countdown and read the words below before the timer finishes.

fair   chair   hair   fight   tight   sight   right   rear   tear   hear   fear   beard   pair  

  • Today we are going to segment the sounds to spell new words. Watch the video below and join in with me when I chop up each word.

  • Play phoneme frames with the words; tent, bend, bump, pump. Count the phonemes in each word and then draw your phoneme frame before putting in the letters.
  • Write the sentence below after an adult has read it aloud to you.

If you feel down in the dumps then jump and sing.


  • Practise reading ‘igh’ words on phonics play Dragon’s Den.

  • Today you are going to learn the ‘ear’ sound. Pull your ear as you say that sound.  Watch the espresso ‘ear’ video and listen out for the ‘ear’ words.

  • Play the espresso game to read the ‘ear’ words.

  • Play yes/no with the sentence;

Can you hear a cat singing?


  • Top ten game- Roll two dice and find the total. If the total number is 10 or above you get 1 point. Roll the two dice five times. How many points did you get?
  • This week we are learning the number 16. Find 16 on a number line. What comes before and after the numbers 16? 16 is made from one ten and six ones. Model this on paper.
  • Gather 16 objects or cut out 16 squares of paper. Sort them into one group of 10 plus another group of 6.


  • Talk about when we wash our hands and why it is so important.
  • Watch the Horrid Hands e bug video to find out more about how to wash your hands.

  • Put some pepper in a small bowl of water. Pretend that the pepper flecks are germs. Put your finger in the water to see how the germs stick to it. Put a pump of soap on your finger and put it back into the water to see what happens.

This week’s suggested play activities

  • Gather loose parts from around your home and arrange them to make a picture of someone you love so much.
  • Design a picture of a germ and give it a gruesome name.
  • Use cuttings from a magazine or draw your own pictures and make a plate of food for Fussy Freya.
  • Use empty boxes or food packaging to make a junk model of your choice.
  • Have a race to 16 against someone from your house. You will need a dice and some small objects. Take it in turns to roll the dice and gather objects. The first person to get 16 is the winner.
  • We are thinking about how we are all different this half term. Make a self-portrait using Rob Biddulph’s tutorial to help you.
  • Join in with the Maxarena on Go Noodle
  • Learn to retell the story of Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle.
  • Make a story map and then tell your story outside.
  • Set up a teddy bear’s birthday party, write invitations to other teddies and have a party