Hedgehog Class

Hedgehogs Class: Early Years Foundation Stage & Key Stage 1

Hedgehogs Class LogoA warm welcome to Hedgehogs Class page. We are a mixed-year class of Reception (EYFS) and Years 1 and 2 pupils. Here you can find out who we are, how we learn and get an insight into our wonderful class. Our new class structure for 2023 sees Year 2 joining us and a move to a different classroom. Follow us on social media to see more of our daily learning, activities and events as they happen.

Hedgehogs Staff Team

Class Teacher: Mrs Addison

Mrs Susie AddisonI feel honoured to have been part of the St Loys family for many years and continue to strive to honour the ethos of our school and champion the importance of quality early education.

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Thackwray 

Mrs Nancy ThackwrayWe are joined in Hedgehogs Class by Mrs Thackwray our full time Teaching Assistant. Mrs Thackwray is passionate about early education and is a wonderful practitioner.

SENDCo: Mrs Bootman

Mrs Ginny BootmanMrs Bootman is based at St Loys and works across the Evolve Church Academy Trust, supporting individual pupils and their families in and outside of the classroom.


Learning in Hedgehog Class

In our class we enjoy lots of practical learning and exploration through play and interaction with a dynamic learning environment. Teaching and learning for Foundation Stage pupils follow EYFS framework 2021 and for Years 1 and 2, the National Curriculum. We balance our curricula expectations with a careful consideration and knowledge of how children learn best, maximising opportunities for teacher-led and focussed activity as well as child-initiated learning. As a small school we pride ourselves on having many opportunities to share learning with our other class and staff. This affords us whole school learning experiences and activities. We are fortunate to be surrounded by wonderful countryside and take every available opportunity for nature walks and outdoor learning.

Curriculum Mapping

This year we are very excited to be linking with Warriner MAT and engaging with a knowledge-rich curriculum driven by a strong set of values about what matters. This curriculum has drive and ambition, informed by research and deliberately designed to enable all of our children to have equal access to knowledge, to value the pursuit of that knowledge and to be able to use that knowledge for good.

Our Curriculum will continue to offer all our pupils a rich and varied diet of learning in all subject areas and aims to ignite curiosity and be dynamic in nature and delivery. We kick start the Autumn Term in Hedgehogs Class with a foray into our local area, exploring the history and the people, and …we’ll even have a castle in the classroom. ‘Cycle A’ plan and an overview of the year ahead in our class can be viewed here.

Creative Curriculum

During this period of transition you can still view our previous Whole School Creative Curriculum mapping, detailing our subjects through topics and themes to date. Follow us on social media to see more of our daily learning, activities and events..