Welcome back Hedgehogs! ๐Ÿฆ”โญ๏ธ

Wow, what a wonderful week we have had. Itโ€™s been very busy, full of lots of fun. We started our new topic โ€œAnimal Kingdomโ€, first we are learning about the jungle!

Our focus story is called โ€œAnimal Boogieโ€ we have loved singing along and dancing to this story! ๐Ÿต๐Ÿป๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆœ๐Ÿ

Here are some pictures of us making some jungle art! We got very messy, but had lots of fun and giggles! โ˜บ๏ธIt is lovely to paint together! โญ๏ธ

Hedgehogs have enjoyed playing outside on the pirate ship! It is lovely to see you playing games together! โญ๏ธ

Hedgehogs had amen amazing swimming session on Tuesday, it was so much fun. Hedgehogs enjoyed pouring water over Ellen and Emily! They made lots of splashes. โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿฌ

On Friday, Hedgehogs engaged in โ€œFine Motor Fridayโ€. We had lots of fun and participated in activities that strengthen our fine motor skills. We played with play dough, used tweezers and did some threading too. Well done Hedgehogs you were brilliant! โญ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜

Well done Hedgehogs, what a fantastic week we had. Have a lovely weekend, we will see you on Monday! โญ๏ธ๐Ÿฆ”

๐Ÿฆ” #TEAMHEDGEHOG ๐Ÿฆ”

Happy Christmas Hedgehogs! ๐Ÿฆ”๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ„

We have had so much fun at school getting ready for Christmas. ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ„

We wish all our families at Oakwood, a very happy Christmas. I would like to say a huge thank you for all the support over my first term. Myself and the hedgehog team are so proud of all the children. The children have made so many amazing memories and have achieved so much. Thank you for our lovely gifts, cards and wishes it is greatly appreciated. โœจ

Please see below our video โ€œChristmas with the Hedgehogsโ€. I hope you enjoy! The video is password protected. Your password has either been sent by email or by phone call.


We hope you have a lovely Christmas. We are so excited to welcome you back in the new year.

Our superstar this week is Jacob, for doing good listening and doing lots of beautiful singing! Well done Jacob, we are so proud of you! โ˜บ๏ธโญ๏ธ

Merry Christmas! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿปโ„๏ธ

Hedgehog Christmas Dinner and Craft.

Hedgehogs have enjoyed a Christmas themed week! ๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธ๐ŸŒŸWe have made a beautiful display to decorate the classroom! โœจ

We got very messy with paint, using festive colours! Hedgehogs love using their hands to paint. ๐Ÿ–๐ŸŽจ

Hedgehogs wore lovely Christmas jumpers. We had so much fun! We had a Christmas photo shoot by our fire place. ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ“ทโ˜บ๏ธ

Here is a picture of our beautiful fire place that we created. We have our Christmas stockings ready for Father Christmas. ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿปโ˜บ๏ธ

Hedgehogs loved their Christmas dinner, they wore their party hats and used their lovely placemats. Christmas music was played which they loved. โญ๏ธ๐ŸŽ„


Here are our photos with our lovely reindeer headbands on! Well done Hedgehogs! ๐Ÿฆ”๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ„

Hedgehogs had a great time doing a Joe Wicks video! Hedgehogs got lots of exercise, they were doing lovely star jumps. ๐ŸŒŸ

Hedgehogs Christmas party will be on Friday 17th December! We canโ€™t wait to celebrate Christmas and an amazing term. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿฆ”

Our super star this week is Lukiee, he has done very good thinking and listening. Well done Lukiee! We are very proud of you. โญ๏ธ๐Ÿฆ”โ˜บ๏ธ

A super week for Hedgehogs ๐ŸŒŸ

Hedgehogs had a fantastic week full of lots of fun!


We had an adventure in the forest. It was a bit chilly! โ„๏ธ Hedgehogs are gaining lots of confidence outside, they love their time outdoors. ๐Ÿงค๐Ÿฆ”๐Ÿ

Christmas has begun in Hedgehog class! ๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธHedgehogs made a lovely Father Christmas! We are getting very excited for Christmas. ๐ŸŽ„โญ๏ธ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸปWe listened to Christmas songs too! Our favourite song is โ€œJingle Bellsโ€.

We also made some lovely Christmas trees. We decorated them beautifully. ๐ŸŒŸ We used our fine motor skills to pinch the glitter and to pick up the pom poms. Well done Hedgehogs! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŒŸ

Our superstar this week is Luke. Luke has been doing lots of lovely talking. He has signed and verbalised โ€œmoreโ€, which is fantastic! ๐ŸŒŸWell done Luke! We are so proud! โ˜บ๏ธ

Remote learning โ˜ƒ๏ธโ„๏ธ

Hello Hedgehogs! ๐Ÿฆ”
How are you all?
Have a look at the snow outside, it is very cold! โ„๏ธ
This is the view outside my house this morning! โ„๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธ



Here are some activity ideas for you and your families to choose from.
You could use some shaving foam to mark-make and write you name like we have been doing in class!

Here are some ideas for snack time! It is lovely to have some nice food when it is cold! ๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŒ๐ŸŽ


Here are some ideas for sensory play! Lots of you love getting messy especially with foam! ๐Ÿ˜„โญ๏ธ

Here is the link to our story for the term โ€œWhatever Nextโ€, you have been engaging in this story since September, and have even started to act it out, which is fantastic! Have a listen to the story! ๐Ÿ“šโญ๏ธ After you have read the story, have a look for 5 things that you would take to the moon with you! Please send your pictures into postbox@oakwood.walsall.sch.uk ๐ŸŒŸ and we will put them on our โ€œWhatever Nextโ€ display!

Story link- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVmjFOOLMbE

Christmas is soon approaching. โ˜ƒ๏ธโœจ๐Ÿงค๐ŸŽ„Our classroom will be decorated with lots of tinsel soon! If you could have a think about what you would like Father Christmas to bring you that would be fantastic! Could parents please write this on the home diaries, and I will make an ALD for children to use at school so we can create letters to Father Christmas! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป

Have a fantastic day Hedgehogs. Enjoy the snow and time with your families. โญ๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธBe safe, see you soon! โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŸ




A fantastic week in Hedgehog Class! ๐Ÿฆ”โ˜บ๏ธ

Wow, what a super week we have had. Hedgehogs amazed us with so many achievements this week. We are so proud of you all! ๐Ÿ˜Š

We had an adventure in the forest on Tuesday. We climbed trees and got lots of exercise! We love getting our wellies on and going to the forest. Hedgehogs have enjoyed the fresh air and they love exploring outside. ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ


We had lots of fun making an astronaut in Hedgehog class! We worked as a team to create the astronaut. Next week we are going to decorate it and add lots of glitter! Hedgehogs have enjoyed our topic of โ€œEarth, Space, Day and Nightโ€. We have been listening to the planet song. We are fantastic at singing about our planets! ๐Ÿช๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŽ We also made some beautiful glitter stars! ๐ŸŒŸ

Our super star this week is Matilda! Matilda has grown in confidence and always tries her best, she has been doing lots of lovely talking, which is amazing. โ˜บ๏ธ Well done Matilda. We are so proud of you. โญ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ซโœจ๐ŸŒŸ



Hedgehogs update ๐Ÿฆ”โ˜บ๏ธ

Hedgehogs had a lovely week, full of lots of fun. Hedgehogs engaged in our story for the term โ€œWhatever Nextโ€. We had so much fun acting the story out! ๐Ÿ’ซ

On Tuesday we had a fantastic adventure in the forest. We explored the environment, and found lots of interesting leaves. We even found some insects! ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ›Hedgehogs had so much fun exploring, and did some lovely talking! Well done Hedgehogs, we canโ€™t wait to go back to the forest with you. โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜

Last week we celebrated โ€œChildren in Need Dayโ€. ๐Ÿปโญ๏ธThank you for all your donations! ๐Ÿ’ซ

Webmade a beautiful Pudsey Bear as a team. It looks amazing and we have put in on display in our classroom! Here are some pictures of us creating our Pudsey Bear master piece! โญ๏ธ

On Friday we had a teddy bears picnic. It was so fun! ๐Ÿ˜ We made our own jam sandwiches, all by ourselves! ๐Ÿ“Hedgehogs showed lots of independence when making their sandwiches which is fantastic! โญ๏ธ We are so proud of you Hedgehogs! ๐Ÿฆ”โญ๏ธ

We showed off our amazing fine motor skills, in a Pudsey Bear themed activity. We used our fine motor skills to pick up the pom poms. We did lots of lovely counting too! โญ๏ธ

We enjoyed our Pudsey activities. Here are some photos of our activities! We had lots of fun. โญ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ซ

We also made some Pudsey Bear head bands! ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ซ

We had a fantastic week in Hedgehog class! We are so proud of you all. โญ๏ธ Well done Hedgehogs! โ˜บ๏ธโญ๏ธ

Here is a photo of our beautiful poppy display that we created as a team. โค๏ธ

Our super star this week is Alfie. Alfie has been using his social story very well. Well done Alfie we are very proud of you! ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŸ

A lovely week for Hedgehogs! โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿฆ”

We have had a lovely week full of fun. Well done Hedgehogs. Youโ€™re all amazing.

We learnt about Remembrance Day. We made a big beautiful poppy to remember all the soldiers that fought in the war.

At 11 oโ€™clock, on the 11th day, of the 11th Month, we placed the beautiful poppies together that we had made.

We created some lovely poppies, we are so proud of them. We have made a beautiful display in our classroom, so that we can remember all those that helped in the war.

We had so much fun with spaghetti, we made a purple poppy, to remember the animals that helped in the war.

We had a fantastic time in the forest this week. It was very fun, we explored everywhere, and climbed lots of trees! ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ

After we went to the forest, we made wands with the leaves we collected. We really enjoyed this and used our fine motor skills! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚


Our Superstar this week is Hiba! Hiba has been doing lots of lovely talking and asking for help. Well done Hiba! โญ๏ธ๐Ÿฆ”

A wonderful week for Hedgehogs! ๐Ÿฆ”๐Ÿ

We had a fantastic week full of fun! ๐Ÿ˜

We had an amazing adventure in the forest, it was beautiful. We climbed trees, played in the mud kitchen and found lots of interesting leaves and twigs. We had so much fun, there was lots of lovely smiles on everyoneโ€™s faces. We can wait to go back for more adventures! ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ

We also learnt about Diwali on Thursday, the festival of light! We made some beautiful candles, we made some lovely Diwali Mehndi patterns. We had a great time. โœจ

We had a fantastic time doing messy play with spaghetti! It was so funny! Hedgehogs used their fine motor skills to twirl the spaghetti round their fingers! Well done! โญ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ

On Friday we made some firework art! We are so proud of our work, it looks amazing and it has been put up on display for everyone to see. ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡


Well done Hedgehogs. We are so proud of you all. Super work โ˜บ๏ธโญ๏ธ

Pumpkin Party and Walkathon! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฆ”๐ŸŽ‰

We had a fantastic week full of fun! ๐Ÿ˜

We did our walkathon in fancy dress! Everyone walked beautifully. โ˜บ๏ธ Thank you for your sponsor money! What a lovely autumn walk we had.๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ

We had a wonderful pumpkin party! We had so much fun. Hedgehogs certainly know how to party! ๐Ÿฆ”๐Ÿ˜ Everyone had some lovely fancy dress costumes!

We loved messy play with jelly! It was so much fun, we got the jelly everywhere! Oops ๐Ÿ˜

Trick or treat! We had a lovely time searching for treats around the classroom! Hedgehogs were encouraged to communicate using verbalisations or signing. Everyone did a fantastic job! We heard lots of lovely words and witnessed beautiful signing of โ€œthank youโ€ and โ€œpleaseโ€. We are so proud of you Hedgehogs! ๐Ÿฆ”๐Ÿ˜

We had an Oakwood pumpkin competition! We made our pumpkin into a bat! ๐Ÿ˜ We are so proud! โญ๏ธ

To finish of our fantastic pumpkin party we decorated ginger biscuits and made some yummy cakes! Hedgehogs had a great time, what a lovely way to end our half-term! Happy half-term everyone, have lots of fun. ๐Ÿ˜ We are excited for a new term with you. โ˜บ๏ธโญ๏ธ๐Ÿฆ” You are all super stars! โญ๏ธ

Next term we are going to our onsite forest! How exciting! ๐Ÿฆ”๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸThis will be every Tuesday, instead of swimming. Please bring a warm coat and suitable foot wear. ๐Ÿฅพ๐Ÿงฃ๐ŸงคWe canโ€™t wait to go on an adventure with you! We will begin this on Tuesday 2nd November. ๐Ÿ˜