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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. 





UK Explorers

Our topic this term is UK Explorers! We will learning about the four countries of the UK, their capital cities and seas that surround our beautiful island. We will be thinking about our big question:


What makes London our capital city?


The children will explore the geographical features of Branston before learning about England and the other three countries of the United Kingdom. They will consider what make London our capital city by looking at geographical features and the reasons for why London is seen as a central point of England.


In English, the children will be continue to develop their literacy skills by writing descriptions and stories inspired by Here We Are  by Oliver Jeffers and The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson.


Through our Maths lessons, the children will learn to add and subtract two digit numbers and then later in the term, they will explore 2D and 3D shapes.


In Science, the children will learn about survival and what animals, including humans, need in order to survive. The children will think about what it means to be alive and how we can categorise creatures/ objects into those things which are alive, no longer alive or never been alive.


The children will design and make their own moving vehicles in DT. They will first explore a range of moving vehicles and consider a design brief before designing and making their own vehicle. The children will then evaluate their model against the original specification.


Through music lessons, the children will learn about pulse and practice following the pulse in a piece of music. They will then experiment with pulse and beats in their own composition. In PE lessons, they will be learn how to defend and attack within a game by being able to control the movement of a ball.


In RE, we will be exploring the thought provoking question ‘Why is Christmas important to Christians?’ The children will consider the following aspects in our lessons:

  • The nativity story
  • The people who are key figures in the Christmas story.
  • Advent
  • What do Christians do to show that this time of year is special?
  • How to Christians show thankfulness at this time of year?
  • How do we show that we are thankful?

The children will be delving deeper into the text to achieve a better understanding of the story, recognising the impact the Christmas story it has on Christians’ lives and how we can make connections to our own lives. 



Our School Value


Our school value this term is respect. Through our Collective Worships, we will be exploring what it means to show respect and understand why it is important that we not only show respect to each other but to the wider community, nature and ourselves. We will explore the idea that respect is something which is earned and how we can develop mutual respect for each other.



"Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honour" - Romans 12:10


Treat people the way you want to be treated. Talk to people the way you want to be talked to. Respect is earned, not given” – Hussein Nishah


"Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love." - Miguel Angel Ruiz