Hedgehog & Squirrel

Welcome to Year One Hedgehog and Squirrel Classes.  For more information please click to the links on the right hand side.

Hedgehog Class's teacher is Miss Blondell and the teaching assistants are Miss Watts (Monday-Thursday) and Miss Wadey (Friday).

Squirrel Class's teacher is Miss Matthias and the teaching assistant is Miss Young.

The Year 1 teachers are given Preparation, Planning and Assessment (PPA) time on a Wednesday afternoon.  Mrs McFarlane, Mrs Wood and Mrs Cooper teach the classes Music and Religious education at this time.

Year 1 children have access to learning both inside and outside, with a shared enclosed outdoor learning space, accessed directly from both classrooms.  There is also a dedicated reading space and role play area in the indoor shared area directly next to the classrooms.  Each classroom has a reading area, construction zone, writing table as well as a range of other resources. The children are therefore able to benefit from a wide ranging and creative curriculum, building on the skills gained during the Foundation stage while adapting to more formal styles of learning.  In this way we are able to cater for the needs of all Year 1 children.


The children participate in P.E. on Thursdays and Fridays.


(Please click on the link to the right for the topic overviews)

Autumn Term - Goodies and Baddies (Key texts: Cinderella, Traction Man)

Spring Term - On the Move (Key texts: Naughty Bus, Man on the Moon, The Snail and the Whale, Big Blue Whale)

Summer Term - Wild and Wonderful, Interesting Ifield (Key texts: One day on our Blue Planet - The Savannah, Stone Girl Bone Girl, The Lonely Beast)

Special days and school trips

During the Autumn term we have a special day linked to our Cinderella text and a celebration party for the return of Traction Man, but these are kept a surprise for the children!  In the Spring term we walk to the local bus stop as part of our learning around the story of Naughty Bus.  Our school trip takes place at the start of the Summer term, when we go to Drusillas and learn about the Maasai people and animals, linking with our geography and science themes.

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The Primary School, The Mardens, Ifield, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 0AQ

Mrs Hillman
01293 521077

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The Nursery, The Mardens, Ifield, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 0AQ

Jo Hiscock
01293 421080