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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 Assistant - Mrs Ainslie  


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. 




Beside the Seaside


Our topic this term is Beside the Seaside! 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 Mary Anning discover about the past?


The children will learn about Mary Anning's amazing life through our History lessons. In Science, they will classify objects according to whether they are alive, dead or have never been alive. We will look at a range of fossils and how these creatures were once alive but have been fossilised.  Due to this process, millions of years later we can see what they would have looked like.


Our Beside the Seaside topic is reflected in our English lessons. We will be delving into seaside and nautical themed books to help us to fuel our imagination to write stories, instructions and poems. In Maths, we will begin the term by continuing to explore our geometry based topic: position and direction. The children will then learn how to tell the time and how to use this knowledge to help them to solve problems which involve the time.


In Music, the children will learn to sing a variety of different sea shanties and create their own versions too. Later in the term, we will hold our annual Sports Day. In preparation for this, the children will practice their athletic skills in PE lessons.


In RE, we will be exploring Sacred Spaces. The children will consider the following key questions:

  • What makes a space special?
  • How do people use different kinds of spaces to express their beliefs?

The children will learn about a variety of different sacred spaces including a church, mosque and gurdwara.



Our School Value


Our school value this term is kindness. Through our Collective Worships, we will be exploring how we can show kindness to others, the environment and also ourselves. We will discuss how it feels when someone is kind to us and that it is important to repay that kindness to others.


Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. – The 14th Dalai Lama


Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. – Princess Diana


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