Welcome to our  class page.

We will update it regularly to help us share the exciting things we do in and out of class!

Welcome to our new Hedgehog Class for 2019-20


Home Learning during school closure

March 30th update

Picture News this week is all about staying positive – with discussion questions see website  Learning from Home Ideas –   Picture News Prompt 1

Can you write a letter to a relative you can’t see at the moment or friends of the family to share what you are doing at home.


First News this week is a whole child friendly newspaper with activities – see website for links

FIRSTNEWS_719 L1-Crossword-719

This book about the virus is in the form of a poem https://www.flipsnack.com/CSKidsBooks/what-s-going-on.html


A wonderful resource for ALL of you – online magazines and books with interactive quizzes and articles – many non fiction! https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html


Daily story time with David Walliams



Take a tour of a famous museum  https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours


Join over 1 million people who are starting the day with Joe Wicks’ daily work out

We are using this at school and many children in the Peaks are using this as their daily wake up task!


OR use go noodle.com for exercise routines – Mrs Gaywood recommends these as they really get you thinking too!


End your afternoon with some yoga or relaxation

Smilingmind can be downloaded or played from computers or as an app – it’s a daily relaxation session https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/

Here are some ideas about how to keep fit – from Mrs Gaywood  PE -Eyam home-activity-challenges week 2


March 23rd New resources

Oxford Owls have a library full of online books – happy reading! You will need to log in as a parent and its free.  https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Number Blocks is a maths programme that is based on the mastery style that we use in school – it is on youtube and lasts about 5 mins, there are about 30 programmes to work through!  – it has a series of associated games.


To support families during school closure our teachers are planning a range of material for you to use at home.

Initially we have put together ideas that will take you to the end of the Easter break including lots of lovely Easter activities.

Twinkl LOG IN

Twinkl are offering all families free membership for 2 months so children can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption.

Setting this up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS


Picture News is a wonderful resource with a topical photograph/picture prompt and fabulous discussion topics for the whole family!



Home Learning, Hedgehog Class, March/Easter 2020

A few suggestions for learning activities to enjoy whilst you are at home. Try to read every day and choose a maths and Topic activity to complete too:

We have sent home a few reading books and am currently seeking some online reading resources.

Twinkl School Closure Home Learning: log on at: www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

Download either the EYFS, Y1 or Y2 School Closure Home Learning Resource Pack- there are lots of lovely phonics, maths, writing and science activities to try.


Additional Literacy/Phonics

Please read and listen to stories as much as possible! Share reading books, stories and magazines, and help to read recipes and instructions too.

You could also explore the following resources: Websites: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ Useful free games include “Picnic on Pluto” and “Buried Treasure”.

Click on Phase 3 for Reception and Phase 5 for Y1 and 2 children. Apps: Squeebles Splingo Alphablocks
Additional Maths

Please practise counting, telling the time, recalling times tables facts and using skills like sharing, weighing and measuring at home.

You could also look at the following resources: Websites: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ “Hit the Button” is a really useful game for practising doubling, halving and times tables facts, though there are lots of good maths games to explore on this site.

https://numberock.com/ Apps: Squeebles Maths Race Squeebles Times Tables The BBC “NumberBlocks” programme is great for Reception learning in maths, as is the NumberBlocks app.


Topic Please begin researching our next Topic- we will be learning all about plants and local habitats.

Using the little booklet provided, please make an information book with your own illustrations! You could think about how a plant grows from a seed; what it needs to grow; the different parts of a plant; the types of plants that grow locally to us in Eyam and how they support other forms of wildlife.

You could even get out in the fresh air and begin planting your own seeds, documenting what you do. Good luck!

Try to keep fit – set your self some sporting challenges

There will be ongoing updates made to this page – Good luck with your home learning journey.



Welcome back to another busy term in Hedgehog Class! We are learning about all things Viking this Spring- including making Viking necklaces, reading Viking stories and playing in our very own Viking long boat. To find out more have a look at the Topic Web below:

Hedgehogs The Vikings Topic Web Spring 2 2020

Here is our TOPIC WEB which tells you all about our current topic for this first half term.

Hedgehogs Ourselves and Our Local History Topic Web Sept 2019 for parents


Welcome to Mrs Cass who joins us to teach Hedgehog Class.

Summer Term

This half term we are exploring transport and will be making different vehicles in our imaginative area outside.

Medium Term Topic Plan- Transport Summer 19



April 2019

Here is our topic web – all about the impact of plastic in the ocean.

Hedgehogs War on Plastic Topic Web April 2019 for parents

We’ve been VERY busy this half term – have a look!


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March 2019

This term we are lucky enough to be studying Mrs McGuire’s favourite subject…. Chocolate! Our Topic has already got off to a great start, with hands-on treat making workshops from the “Ministry of Chocolate”, lessons about fabulous Fair Trade and the chance to use the till, serve customers and take orders in our new “Eyam Chocolatiers”  role play area. Have a look at the Topic web below to find out more about what we will be learning this Spring:


Hedgehogs, Chocolate! Topic Web

Monday 4th February 2019

We had a great sports trip to the Arc in Matlock today, working with children from other schools on “Our Personal Best” as we had a go at catching, throwing, speed and agility challenges. Have a look at us having fun and working hard below!



January 2019

“Fabulous Fairytales and Marvellous Myths”

Welcome back, and Happy New Year! We have had a fabulous start to the new term in Hedgehog Class, playing in our Fairy Tale Castle, drawing Arthur Rackham inspired illustrations, reading and acting out traditional tales and beginning Gymnastics in PE. To find out a bit more about what we will be learning this term, do have a look at the Topic Web below:

Hedgehogs, Fabulous Fairytales Topic Web

Wednesday 5th December 2018

On Wednesday we had a fantastic class trip to Chesterfield. Our teacher George showed us around the library, where we made angel decorations, and we explored festive displays in card shops, florists, haberdashers, toy shops and butchers, writing a shopping list and thinking about how a town gets ready for Christmas. We also visited the Crooked Spire, finding out how the church gets ready in a different way, saving their decorations for later in December and counting down with an Advent Wreathe. We were very good at retelling the story of the first Nativity, too!


November 2018

A huge thank you to our children and grown ups who have been very busy at home making models and pictures of their favourite village locations as part of our “Town Mouse, Country Mouse” Topic. Can you spot our school, the Village Green cafe and the park?




Anti-Bullying Week- 12th-16th November 2018

As part of national Anti Bullying Week, Hedgehogs discussed what bullying behaviour looks like, and what we can do if we spot it at home or at school. We debated different statements and questions about bullying, as well as finding out what “cyber bullying” is, creating posters about online safety to help remind other children about how to stay safe on the internet.

November 2018

We have had a busy start to the new term, enjoying PE outside, pretending to be stylists in our Hairdresser’s salon and actors in our theater, learning all about multiplication and finding out about doggy senses with a fascinating visit from the Dog’s Trust.



November 2018

We have made a great start to our Topic “Town Mouse, Country Mouse”, comparing towns and villages, learning about the painter L.S Lowry and enjoying our new role play areas- a theatre complete with stage and curtains and a chic highstreet Hairdressers! To find out more about what we will be learning this term have a look at the Topic Web below:

Hedgehogs, Town Mouse, Country Mouse Topic Web


October 2018

To finish off our lovely Topic “My History”, we hosted a visit from the ladies at Bakewell Old House Museum, who brought Victorian clothes for us to dress up in, Victorian games to play and a range of strange artifacts for us to ponder over! This brilliant morning helped us to reflect on how life has changed for children since our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents were little.


September 2018

Welcome to Hedgehogs new and old! We have had a great start to the new term, helping our Reception children to settle in and getting stuck into our Topic “My History”. We have been learning about animals and pets in our Vet’s Surgery, sharing facts about ourselves, singing Harvest songs and running, jumping, building and biking outside. Have a look at the Topic Web below to find out more:

Hedgehogs, My History Topic Web

 Welcome to our new Hedgehog Class for 2017-18

June 2018

This June we joined the rest of the school in enjoying a cross-curricular RE day, exploring the question “what do Christians believe God is like?” We learned more about the Holy Trinity, writing prayers and making salt dough pretzel models to represent God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.









June 2018

We have been having a great time getting stuck into our new Topic “Location, Location, Location”, exploring the geographical features of the coast, learning about the creatures whose habitat is a rock pool, making David Hockney-inspired artworks and of course playing in our new “Beach Hut”! Have a look at our Topic web below to find out more:

Hedgehogs, Location Location Location Topic Web

Tuesday 13th March 2018

Although we are learning about dinosaurs and paleontology in Hedgehogs, we still thoroughly enjoyed joining in with the whole-school archaeology day on Tuesday. We met real life archaeologists who helped us to dig for  Stone Age artifacts and make our very own Neolithic pottery, learning more about the amazing history of humankind.


March 2018

Shrove Tuesday and Mothering Sunday

We have been learning about the origin of Shrove Tuesday and Mothering Sunday in Hedgehog Class. We made delicious pancakes at the start of Lent to celebrate Pancake Day and then spent some time making beautiful cards and hand-sewn keyrings for our wonderful mums on Mother’s Day. Thank you to the lovely helpers who came to assist us with the tricky sewing!

March 2018

World Book Day 2018

Due to the snow we had to postpone our World Book Day celebrations this year! However, we had a wonderful time once the snow melted- as well as wearing our PJs to school and snuggling up with our favourite books to raise money for charity, we also hosted visits from a real-life author and an illustrator who taught us some brilliant drawing tricks…


Spring Term 2 2018

For the next two half terms Hedgehog Class will be enjoying a really “roarsome” new Topic… Dinosaurs! We have two new role play areas to explore- an outdoor dinosaur park and cave, and an indoor museum- and we will learn all about paleontology, looking at dinosaur skeletons, learning about the three periods of the dinosaur era, and pondering why dinosaurs eventually became extinct. Have a look at our Topic web below for more information:


Hedgehogs ,Dinosaurs Topic Web

February 2018

What a fabulous time we had during our “Journey Into Space” Topic. As well as a visit from the amazing mobile planetarium, Hedgehogs enjoyed learning all about the lives of inspirational astronauts Neil Armstrong and Chris Hadfield, reading story books about their achievements, writing letters from space, creating digital artwork inspired by the pictures taken by the Hubble Telescope and playing in our very own Space Station. Phew, what an exciting term!


January 2018

Happy New Year, and welcome to another exciting term in Hedgehog Class! We are very excited about our Topic “Journey Into Space”; to kick it off we are having a visit from an amazing Planetarium, and we will follow this up with lots of drama, maths, artwork, science and writing linked to “Space”. Have a look at the Topic Web below for more information:

Hedgehogs, Journey into Space Topic Web


November 2017


We have our very own parents guide to encouraging motivated and independent readers

Suggested reading books for Reception Class










Suggested reading books for Year 1










Suggested reading books for Year 2











It has been a busy term for us already here in Hedgehog Class. Have a look at us learning about our bodies on our school trip to Sheffield Hallam University, enjoying fun, games and popcorn on our Fairground Topic day and using real tools in the workshop outside.

6th November 2017

Welcome back to another fabulous term in Hedgehog Class. We have already got stuck into our wonderful Topic “Fun at The Fairground”- we have listened to Fairground music, played skittles and Hook-a-Duck, made popcorn and created sparkly firework pictures. Have a look at the Topic Web below to find out about what else we will be getting up to:

Hedgehogs, Fun at the Fairground Topic Web


4th October 2017

As part of our Topic “Me and You” we have been learning about bodies and growth in Science, looking at how our bodies grow and what we need to do to keep them healthy. We owe a huge “thank you” to Jonty’s mummy Sophie who brought their new baby Tiggy in to meet us this week. We found out what babies can and cannot do and how Jonty’s family look after Tiggy. What a special afternoon 🙂


September 2017

What a fabulous start we have had to the new school year! We have enjoyed our first PE lessons, modelled with salt dough, used the iPads to play number games and done some amazing poetry writing. Despite the mixed weather we have also been outdoors every day- playing in the water tray, riding bikes,  gardening and of course taking part in our first Forest School session. After hiking to the woods we worked together in teams to search for insects and autumnal objects, learning to identify different leaves and helping Mrs Jones to light the Kelly Kettle for our delicious hot chocolate. It is great to see our new Reception children settling in so well.


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September 2017

Hello and welcome to a brand new school year and a brand new Hedgehog Class! Our new Reception children have spent two half days with us so far and have enjoyed digging, painting, building, biking and making new friends. Our Topic this half term is “Me and You”, and we will be thinking about the things which make us special, as well as looking at bodies and how to keep them healthy. To find out more, have a look at our “Topic Web” below:

Hedgehogs, Me and You Topic Web


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