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Year 1 - Class 3 Hedgehog



We are a class of 29 young learners in year one.


The lucky folk who get to spend their time with us are

Mrs Hilton, Mrs Hudson and Mr Aslett.


We believe in listening to each other and being kind to each other. We know that every single person in our room brings something amazing, extraordinary and unique to the magnificent Hedgehog's experience.


Please enjoy looking at some of our stuff!!



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But first...


What is a hedgehog?

Hedgehog family in the garden

Amazing family of Hedgehogs and their life in an urban garden...

How many members of the hedgehog family can you count?


  • There are 17 species of hedgehog.

  • They are found in four of the seven continents - parts of Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania (Sometimes called Australasia!)

  • Hedgehogs are nocturnal animals. They often sleep during the day in a nest or under bushes and shrubs before coming out to feed at night.

  • Hedgehogs are not related to other spine covered creatures such as the porcupine.

  • The spines of hedgehogs are made from stiff hollow hairs, they are not poisonous.They fall out naturally when a hedgehog sheds its baby spines and grows adult ones - a process called "quilling".

  • Hedgehogs have about 5,000 to 6,500 spines at any one time.                                   ( DON'T EVER SIT ON ONE TO CHECK!)

  • Most hedgehog species will roll into a tight ball if threatened.

  • A baby hedgehog is called a hoglet.

  • Hedgehogs communicate through a combination of snuffles, grunts and squeals.

  • They live on average for 4 - 7 years in the wild.

  • Hedgehogs in colder climates such as the UK will hibernate through winter.

Do you dare take the 1 minute

mega-Hedgehog quiz??

(Get 4 questions correct in one minute and claim a prize from your proud and generous adult...hopefully!!)

Hedgehog Quiz Timer

Feel the pressure!!

Before you start, press play on the link above for your one minute timer.



Is the music making you nervous?

Yes / No



What is a baby hedgehog called?

frogleg  /   hoglet   /  puppy



   Have you already thought about pausing       the timer?

Yes   /    No   /  Already done it!



On how many of the seven continents can

you find species of hedgehog?

six   /    three    /   four



Hedgehogs often sleep during the day and are active at night.                                                                (This makes them a 'nocturnal' animal.)

True / False



In colder climates - like Margate and the UK - hedgehogs can sleep through the winter.

What is this called?

Hibernation / Celebration / Frustration



What are hedgehog's prickly spines

made of?

Bone  /   Old pencils   /  Hollow hair



In the wild - so not kept as a pet - how long

do most hedgehogs live?

1 to 3 years / 4 to 7 years / 12 to 14 years



C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!

Congratulations quiz master - you did it!

Well done!

Look at the grid below to see how you did.


0: Admit it, you rushed!

1 - 2: A good first effort - have another go...

3 - 5: Well done, you are on the way to being

a hedgehog expert.

6 - 8: You are a hedgehog-guru, a master hedgehogger, the king/queen of hedgehogging and the meastro of hedgehogginess.



Enough about Hedgehogs...

                                                                      For now.




Let's meet Claude...

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This term we are going to explore and expand our learning about

transport and cities.


We are going to link this to our fantastic text, Claude in the City.

Meet the Author - Alex T Smith

Alex T Smith talks about his influences and inspirations, why he created these excellent
books and also gives a demonstration on how to draw Claude.

Have a go at drawing the main character. His name is Claude...


He is a small, plump dog with a lovely red jumper.

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We are going to create a space in class where we can show all of your amazing

drawings of Claude.









A head full of ideas...

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