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The Hodgeheg

The Hodgeheg

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Still determined to get safely across the road, he continues on his adventures until eventually he reaches the park. Dick King-Smith served in the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War, and afterwards spent twenty years as a farmer in Gloucestershire, the county of his birth.

For it was the young, adventurous and bright Max who set out on his adventures to discover a safe way for hedgehogs to cross the road safely. Max lives in the garden of 5A with ‘Pa Hedgehog’, ‘Ma Hedgehog’, and his three sisters, ‘Peony Hedgehog’, ‘Penny Hedgehog’ and ‘Petunia Hedgehog’. 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. This book plays with language brilliantly and children would find it amusing and possibly difficult to understand to begin with but after one explanation they would really enjoy this book. The length of this chapter-based story also means it is more suited to being an ongoing project children read over a number of weeks, with comprehension, reading with expression, retelling through writing and widening vocabulary being used at different stages as children progress through the book.I would recommend this book because it was very funny when Max the hedgehog got his words muddled up after he bumped his head against the kerbstone. He is determined to reach the park where there is lots of juicy food like worms so he begins to watch the humans crossing. The next day, Max observes how the lollipop lady stops all of the traffic twice a day and allows the children to cross. I quite like the Hodgeheg because Max kept trying cross the road but it wasn't the best place to cross if you were a hedgehog so Max tried to find a way.

The pictures add extra charm to the book and help the children relate to the characters in the book. 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).Now that your KS1 class knows all sorts of facts about hedgehogs, it’s time to plan their non-chronological reports! Using this Extracting Information KS1 Lesson Pack, inspired by Dick King-Smith's 'The Hodgeheg', children will briefly summarise the story and discuss what they already know about hedgehogs.

They will explore features and the purpose of these through examples of non-chronological reports, including reports on field mice and red squirrels. 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. I liked this book because it has a very curious hedgehog who wants to stop cars from running over hedgehogs. Not only does it talk about a small hedgehog family life and some family etiquette but also, educate children on the rules, precautions and safety measures to be considered before crossing the road.I know I will enjoy this tale again in the future and I would like to keep my eyes peeled for more Dick King-Smith books. 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. Your Year 2 children will need to read the information carefully and note down facts that they have learnt.

This non-chronological reports Year 2 English planning pack is inspired by the well-known story 'The Hodgeheg' by Dick King-Smith.They will form a list of sentence openers as a class that will then help to inform their report writing at a later date. This lesson pack has everything you need to support children's writing, including planning, differentiated activities, and slides for input. 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.

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