WELCOME TO HEDGEHOG's CLASS
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!!
What is a hedgehog?
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
(Get 4 questions correct in one minute and claim a prize from your proud and generous adult...hopefully!!)
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
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
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...
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.
Have a go at drawing the main character. His name is Claude...
He is a small, plump dog with a lovely red jumper.
We are going to create a space in class where we can show all of your amazing
drawings of Claude.
HAVE A GO!
HAVE ANOTHER GO!