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Branston Church of England Infant Academy

'The Best We Can Be'

Hedgehog Class Year Two


Welcome to Hedgehog Class.

Hedgehog Class is our Year 2 Class. 

Class Teacher - Mrs Savage

Teaching Assistants - Miss Heald and Mrs Hutton



We would like to warmly welcome you to Hedgehog Class. On our web page, you will find information about our class as well as all of our super learning.


Important Information



Reading is at the core of our learning at Branston Church of England Infant Academy. Throughout our school we promote a love of reading that will last a lifetime. Whether it be reading our class story to the whole class, the children reading to an adult or the children reading to each other, we recognise the importance of taking pleasure from a story and sharing that with our friends. Please fill in your child's Reading Record to record what they have read. We love to hear about your child's amazing reading!!



Homework will be set at the beginning of the term. There will be 9 activities for you to choose from: 3 English tasks, 3 Maths tasks and 3 topic tasks. Please choose 1 activity each week. Homework books are due in each week on Monday and will be returned to your child on Wednesday.




Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please can all children arrive in school wearing their PE kit on these days. 





Fossil Hunters

Our topic this term is Fossil Hunters!


The children will learn about Mary Anning: they will discover who she was, what she unearthed on the Lyme Regis coastline and why she is still such a leading light in science today.  


The Big Question which we will be focusing on this term is:


What did May Anning discoveries tell us about the past

and why is she still remembered today?


Our Fossil Hunters topic is reflected in our English lessons. We will be delving into seaside and nautical themed books to help the children to fuel their imagination to write stories, instructions and poems. The first text which the children will use to inspire their writing is the children’s classic story ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ by Ronda and David Armitage. We will be creating instructions to make jam tarts as well as baking them to see just how delicious they are!


In Maths, we will begin the term by developing methods and strategies to add and subtract numbers. The children will use concrete objects to help to develop their understanding as well as exploring reasoning questions to extend their problem solving skills. Later in the term, the children will learn to identify, name and describe the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.


In RE, we will be exploring the big question of ‘Who made the world?’. The children will learn about Christians’ belief that God made the world and everything that lives in it. They will also learn about how Christians thank God for the natural world and how they take care of it.


This term the children will be taking part in invasion games in PE. They will develop their attacking and defending skills as well as practice building teamwork into the games.  Through our Science lessons, the children will learn about what all animals (including humans) need to survive.


Our School Value

Our school value this term is forgiveness. Through our Collective Worships, we will be exploring what it means to forgive and understand why it is important to forgive people if they have upset us in some way. We will talk about how everyone makes mistakes and these mistakes can hurt others, or even ourselves. Then we need to forgive and accept someone’s apology. This way can forgive and make a fresh start in order to move forward.


Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you - Ephesians 4:32


If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive – Mother Theresa