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The Hodgeheg

The Hodgeheg

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Max is a hedgehog who lives with his family, but their house is on the wrong side of the road from the park where there is a beautiful lily pond and plenty of juicy slugs! We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. He aims to find a safe way for hedgehogs to cross the road to get to the park, however along the way he is involved in a few accidents himself and receives a bump on the head.

Although he has finally made it across the road, and to the park, he now has another problem; he does not know how to get back. The book also teaches children some valuable lessons about road safety, how to look after hedgehogs and demonstrates in some cases social skills and how the hedgehogs build a strong relationship with their neighbours.Still determined to fulfil his mission, Max discovers the best way to cross the road – with the help of the lollipop lady and some careful detective work . However poor Max sustains a bump to the head during one of his expeditions resulting in his muddled speech. Still determined to fulfil his mission, Max discovers the best way to cross the road is with the help of the lollipop lady and some careful detective work. Onto the book: I loved this book, quite a cute plot: a hedgehog wants to resolve the issue of hedgehogs getting hit while crossing the street. Children will then independently find information in extracts of the story and record what they have learnt about hedgehogs.

The complex nature of this longer text-based storybook also makes it ideal to be used to assess and increase children's reading comprehension, both in terms of gaining information directly available from the text and inferring information from what is implied. There are not many pictures in the book, but the text engages the reader and is simplistic enough that younger children in Key Stage 1 would enjoy it if it was being read aloud to them. The hero of this story is Max (full name: Victor Maximilian St George) a tenacious young hedgehog who sustains a bump to the head which causes him to mix up his words. Please be aware that, for copyright purposes, we are unable to provide the full text for this scheme of work. In this series of 6 lessons, packed with the Hodgeheg activities, your Year 2 class will look at some examples of non-chronological reports about animals including field mice and red squirrels, and explore the features of this genre of writing.

In the final lesson in this six-part series, your class will be writing non-chronological reports on hedgehogs, based on the plan they created in the previous lesson. Interaction and animation is rife throughout the book, which makes is a very fun resource not only for reading alone but also for reading aloud as part of a group.

The Hodgeheg is a children's book written by author Dick-King Smith, who specializes in animal books. This Planning a Non-chronological Report Year 2 English pack includes a detailed lesson plan, an engaging set of slides for the teaching input, and differentiated resources.It would be better to read aloud as smaller children wouldn't be able to read most words as it's mixed up speech and would be very confusing. His first attempt results in a bump on the head and Max starts to muddle up his words and loses his direction. He enjoys writing for children, meeting the children who read his books, and knowing that they get enjoyment from what he does. For the easiest access, all our suits come with a two way zip, covered at the top to protect precious faces and retractable mitts and socks to keep those fingers and toogey toes all wrapped up. This story is written in a very comical manner, and the adventures of a very determined little 'hodgeheg'.

Max's first attempt is at a zebra crossing, where he injures himself receiving a nasty bump on his head. You can't help but grow to love the main character, Max and you end up rooting for him to eventually cross the road. In this Gathering Facts KS1 Lesson Pack, children will first revisit their understanding of facts as something that is true before playing 'true or false' linked to the information they extracted from the text in the previous lesson.

There are some nice little realistic details, like the description of the difference between a juvenile and an adult hedgehog, and how noisy young hedgehogs are (it really is true). They include The Sheep-Pig, which won the Guardian Award and was filmed as the hugely successful and beloved Babe, as well as The Hodgeheg, The Queen's Nose, The Fox Busters, the Sophie stories, Daggie Dogfoot (Pigs Might Fly) and many more. Despite all of this, Max does not give up and decides that, since humans cross the road during the day, he should try this too. He wrote a great number of children’s books, including The Sheep-Pig (winner of the Guardian Award and filmed as Babe), Harry’s Mad, Noah’s Brother, The Queen’s Nose, Martin’s Mice, Ace, The Cuckoo Child and Harriet’s Hare (winner of the Children’s Book Award in 1995).



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