Hedgehog (Year 1)

What do I need to bring to school everyday?

You will need:

  • A named lunchbox and water bottle. Healthy snacks are provided but you are welcome to bring your own. 
  • A waterproof coat. 
  • Reading books can be brought in a reading folder (Purchase this from reception).  

What other equipment might I need?

PE: On a Wednesday and Friday Hedgehog class will have PE. Children will need to come to school on these days in their PE kits: 

  • School jumper or cardigan (no hoodies please)
  • Red t-shirt
  • Black shorts or jogging bottoms
  • Trainers or daps

Forest School: On a Thursday, Hedgehog class will have Forest School in the afternoon. They must bring their forest school kit into school with them to change into. For forest school they must have: 

  • A long pair of trousers
  • A long sleeved t-shirt
  • Socks 
  • Wellie boots 
  • A waterproof coat
  • A pair of gloves, hat and a scarf (in the winter)

You will not need any other equipment as this will be provided for you. We are really trying to reduce the amount of items brought into school. We ask that you do not bring anything that is not on the list in.


It is an expectation at New Close that all children in Year 1 read, at least, five times a week. A comment should be left in the home/school diaries. Your child will have a decodable book suitable for their phonetical ability. They will have this book for a week and will read three times a week in school. We will teach your child to read through decoding, prosody and comprehension, and will record this with a stamp/sticker in their home/school diary. 

We have high expectations of behaviour at New Close. Everything we do is centred around our six values:

Aspire, Positivity, Pride, Resilience, Respect and Responsibility. 

When children do not follow these expectations, they will receive consequences. These consequences are outlined in our Good Behaviour Policy. 

We recognise in Year 1 that some children require a different approach to consequences and therefore may receive a different consequence usually in the form of 'time out/reflection time'.  

We encourage our children to take pride in their appearance and feel that this, in turn, shows pride in their school. Children should wear: 

  • A red jumper or cardigan with or without the school logo (No other jumpers or hoodies) 
  • A white polo shirt
  • Black/grey trousers or a black/grey skirt
  • A summer dress 
  • Black school shoes or boots (Trainers are only to be worn on a PE Day)

Extreme hairstyles are not acceptable. 

Adults in Hedgehog Class

Class teachers
Miss Williams - cw@newclose.wilts.sch.uk

Teaching Assistant
Mrs Hanney