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, after what we hope was a well deserved rest for both you and the children. Our new topic for this half term will be ‘Rio de Vida’ where we will be learning about events across the world, carnivals and rainforests. This will include lots of creative activites and practical learning.

Mrs L Phillips - Teacher

I am currently the year 1 teacher and this is now my third year at Hatfield Woodhouse, my previous 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 35 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 5, Jessica is in year 3 and Sophie, who was born 5 weeks premature is now in year 2. I have been with my husband for 16 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!






Topics Year 1 will be covering this year:

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1


Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


The Enchanted Woodland



Bright Lights, Big City


Moon Zoom


Dinosaur Planet


Paws, Claws & Whiskers


Rio de Vida

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 has now been on all their 3 visits and very much enjoyed each one. Thank you to all who supported and contributed to enable the trips to go ahead.

Baking money - Please remember to send in your weekly 50p baking/craft money.

PE - Monday and Wednesday.

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.
  • English/Topic - Set Friday - Return Friday.
  • Spellings - Set Friday tested following next Friday.
  • Reading - 3 times per week minimum.

Many thanks,

Mrs Phillips and Mrs Parkin – June 2017