Hedgehogs Home Learning – 27/4/20

Good Morning Hedgehogs!

I hope you had a lovely weekend and you were able to enjoy the sunshine! I’ve been busy looking after my seeds, some have started to grow now. I’m attempting to grow an avocado plant…but what I didn’t realise is that it can take up to 15 years before it will grow an avocado big enough to eat!!! So in 2035 when I’m eating my avocado, I can think back to when I planted it and remember it was when I first started teaching Hedgehogs!


There is a new online phonics resource which teaches phonics in the same way that it would be taught if you were in school. Each day a new phonics lesson will be uploaded. After the lessons have been uploaded they will be available to view at any time so you can watch them whenever you like.

This link will take you to the phonics lessons. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/featured

Reception, your lesson will be uploaded at 10am. Year 1s, your lesson will be uploaded at 10:30am. If you feel like you need a bit of extra practice there is another lesson at 11:00am that focuses on blending sounds.

Parents – there is a letter here that explains everything you need to know and the links that will take you to the online lessons. Please let me know if you have any trouble accessing them or have any questions regarding the content.

Letter to parents and carers about online phonics lessons


Reception: Practise writing 2 of the zig zag letters. Can you think of any words that start with these letters?


Year 1:  Please practice writing the following words: no, go, so, by, my, here. Try doing ‘Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check’ – look at the word, say it out loud, cover it up, have a go at writing it and then check if it is correct. You could get an adult or an older brother/sister to test you! Remember to try and join your letters if you can.


The live lesson on BBC Bitesize today is all about alliteration. Alliteration is when all the words start with the same letter or sound. For example, the slimy snake slithered slowly.


If you’re struggling to think of alliteration for the caterpillar you can choose any animal, insect or object you like!


These links should take you to the correct page for each year group. We’re on to Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27 April)

Reception: Day 1 – Night Pirates https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ Good luck making your telescopes! You could use your favourite colours or shapes to make your pattern.

Year 1: Lesson 1 – Find a half (2) https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/

You (or an adult) can check your answers after you’ve completed the activity

Extra Activity:

Following on from your work on plants last week. I’d like you to have a look around your garden or on a walk and work out which plant/flower you see the most. You could take a pen and paper with you and make a note of how many of each flower you see. Can you make a guess which plant you will see the most – I wonder if you’ll be right!

Remember you can complete activities from the activity menu anytime you like. Activity Menu

I’ve really enjoyed seeing pictures and videos of you working at home, keep sending them in it really brightens my day!

Keep safe.

Miss Horton 🙂