Nursery – Hedgehogs

Welcome to the Hedgehogs class page!

The staff in the Hedgehog class this year are Mr Pinkney (Teacher) and Mrs Laidler (Early Years Practitioner). Teacher PPA time is covered by Mrs Pickering.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This framework specifies the requirements for learning and development in Early Years and provides prime and specific areas of learning we cover in our curriculum.

Prime Areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language Development

Specific Areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive Art and Design

The children learn through play with a balance of planned purposeful adult led and child initiated activities allowing children to learn, develop and practice new skills.  We also participate in PE and dance lessons in our gym, weekly visits to the ICT suite, as well as engaging in activities in our DT, Art and sensory room.

We are very lucky to have two ‘In Harmony’ music sessions a week, taught by a specialist music teacher from the Sage.

Nursery children take home a reading pack each week to enjoy with an adult at home. As their learning progresses, children may on occasion have additional activities to complete at home such as letter sounds.

Activities are planned following the children’s interests for example dinosaurs, pirates, the weather or a favourite story. Trips will be planned to enhance the children’s learning and to give them exciting experiences. Past trips have included Jesmond Dene, Hodgkin Park, Whitley Bay beach and the farm.


Nursery Parent Pamphlet – Summer 2024


Caterpillar – Hedgehogs

The children really enjoy the actions for this song, especially the wiggling! They learn anticipating and understanding song structure.