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Hedgehog Room - Spring Term 1

Spring Term 1: Night/Day/Space and the Solar System/Chinese New Year

Week 1: A big welcome back to all the children and parents that have moved up to the new Hedgehog preschool room, this week we will be settling into our new room and learning our new routines, and having lots of fun exploring our new surroundings and toys.

Week 2: This week we explore day and night and what we may see in the world around us at these times. 


Week 3: This week we are exploring space and the solar system looking at the planets, their order, size, and what colours they are. 


Week 4: This week the children will be learning about the Chinese (Lunar) New year. This year is the year of the rabbit.

We will be reading the legend of NIAN the story behind why it is celebrated and how it came that each year is represented by an animal in the Zodiac Story; The Great Race.

The Story of the Chinese Zodiac. As the new year approaches, each animal wants it to be named after them, but no one can agree. The Jade Emperor decides there should be a race to decide the winner, but who will win?

We will be decorating the home corner and wearing traditional clothing.

We joined squirrel class for some Chinese New Year celebrations and enjoyed using chopsticks to eat their snack of noodles and vegetables.

We will be making and decorating the lions head for the traditional lion dance.

Week 5: This week we have been exploring the moon and stars, we will be making our own telescopes and number rockets.

We all took part in a science experiment and mixed baking soda and vinegar to make our very own flying rocket.

Today we made our own galaxy painting, we talked about art and different ways it can be created. We had great fun flicking the paint onto the paper to make our stars. 

Week 6: We started this week by looking at our planet Earth, we talked about how we need to take good care of it and how we can keep it healthy. We made our own recycling centre and explored all the different materials that can be recycled.