Living on the Edge Hog

Investigate hedgehog habitats through poetry...

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 5mins

Curriculum Objectives: 2

Subjects: PSHE, Science

Resource Overview

With this video, your class can join poet Martin Kiszko as he investigates the plight of our poor prickly pal, the hedgehog! Children will learn about this species' struggle to survive in the city, and how the hedgehog population is in dramatic decline. Short and  snappy, it's a great accompaniment to any science lesson about living things and their habitats, as well as great inspiration for different kinds of writing. Why not challenge your class to compose their own food hedgehog poems too?

(Click the zip file to download this film in hi-definition)


Resource Assets


Living on the Edgehog (hi-definition)


Curriculum Objectives

  • Year 6 (Age 10-11)
    • Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.