Year 1 - Hedgehogs

Welcome to the Hedgehogs (Year 1) homepage

Class Information 

  • Teacher - Mrs L Phillips
  • Teaching Assistant - Mrs J Parkin
  • Class size - 30

Dear parents/carers and children, welcome back to our 2nd term of this academic year. Our new topic for this half term will be ‘Wriggle and Crawl' where we will be learning about mini beasts and their habitats, the importance of the life cycle and how to measure and collect information accurately. This will include lots of creative activites, in particular textile work and clay modelling this half term, alongside practical learning.

Mrs L Phillips - Teacher

I am currently the year 1 teacher and this is now my fourth year at Hatfield Woodhouse, my first two years I spent teaching in FS1. I qualified in 2004 and taught in Barnsley before joining this school, which may I add, I love! My favourite subjects are art, maths and geography, I enjoy being able to teach children through practical experiences. I am 36 and have 3 daughters. There is 3 years and 3 days between the eldest and the yougest, which works well as they love spending time together and have similar interests. Olivia is currently in year 6, Jessica is in year 4and Sophie, who was born 5 weeks premature is now in year 3. I have been with my husband for 17 years and when we get the chance to spend time as a family we do enjoy going outdoors, especially in the winter, we all really do love the snow!





 Mrs J Parkin - Teaching Assisstant 

My name is Mrs Parkin, I have worked at Hatfield Woodhouse for many years as a Teaching Assistant. My favourite lessons are maths, science and anything hands on/messy! I love spending time with my husband Richard and my son Jack, when he is home from university in Cumbria. In my spare time I have a passion for dance and I attend and help teach modern jive dance classes in the local area (Sheffield and Wakefield).


Topics Year 1 will be covering this year:

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1


Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Land Ahoy



Street Detectives


Wriggle and Crawl


Towers, Tunnels and Turrets


Scented Gardens



What will Year 1 be learning about this term?


Important points:

Uniform - Please note that children are expected to wear uniform. Trainers are not acceptable footwear.

Visits - Year 1 will enjoy 3 educational visits with Year 2 during this academic year, our first trip was enjoyed by all on a wonderful day to Forest School. The next trip will be in the spring term to Conisborough Castle.

Baking money - Please remember to send in your weekly 50p baking/craft money. This money allows us to provide baking activites, extra creative resources, 'treasure' and treats and rewards for your children.

PE - Monday and Thursday.

Homework folders - Each child has been given a homework folder and planner - this should be used to hand homework in. Homework folders and planners should be brought in daily.


  • Voluntary Activites - Please find a list of activies in your homework folder that support our termly topic learning that you may enjoy doing.(You may do as many or as little of these as you would like to.)
  • Maths - Set Friday - Return Friday.
  • Topic - Throughout the term.
  • Spellings - Set Friday tested following next Friday.
  • Reading - 3 times per week minimum.

Many thanks,

Mrs Phillips and Mrs Parkin – January 2018