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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 - 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. 




Amazing Africa

Our topic this term is Amazing Africa! The children will be learning about the African continent: they will be comparing specific places in Africa with Branston, exploring the human and physical geographical features and climate. The Big Question which we will be focusing on this term is:


Is it ever cold in Africa?


Our Amazing Africa topic is reflected in our English lessons. We will be delving into African culture through a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts so that children can develop an understanding of life in Africa through a range of sources.


In our Science lessons, the children will be learning about animals including humans. They will be learning about what animals need to survive as well as exploring different habitats.


 In Maths, our topic at the beginning of term is fractions. The children will be learning how to recognise and find half, quarter and third of objects, shapes, and quantities. They will also learn about the equivalence of two quarters and one half, as well as learning to recognise three-quarters.   


 Through our Music lessons, the children will develop their learning of improvisation. They will work with partners to improvise simple 'question and answer' phrases, to be both sung and played on untuned percussion, creating a musical conversation. The children will create a replica ‘Kente Cloth’ using mixed media of printing and weaving during their Art lessons. In Computing, they will program quizzes using their programming skills to create and debug simple programs.


This term, in our PE lessons, we will be focusing on team games especially developing striking and fielding skills.    


Our topic in RE is Community in Islam. The children will be thinking about and exploring how Muslims express their beliefs and the celebrations that they take part in. We will conclude the topic by considering what the different practices associated with these celebrations tell us about Muslim beliefs about God, people and the world.



Our School Value

Our school value this term is love. Through our Collective Worships, we will be exploring the meaning of the word ‘love’ and how the concept of love is more than just words. We will discuss how we can show the value of love to others, ourselves, and the environment around us.


Love is patient, love is kind.

It does not envy,

It does not boast,

It is not proud.

It does not dishonour others,

It is not self-seeking,

It is not easily angered,

It keeps no record of wrongs.


Love does not delight in evil

But rejoices with the truth.

It always protects,

Always trusts,

Always hopes,

Always perseveres,

Love never fails.


1 Corinthians 13:4-8