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Branston Church of England Infant Academy

'The Best We Can Be'

Hedgehog Class


Welcome to Hedgehog Class.

Hedgehog Class is our Year 2 Class. 

Class Teacher - Miss Sneyd

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Mattison 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 Wednesday and Thursday. Please can all children arrive in school wearing their PE kit on these days. This term Group 3 will be swimming on Wednesday 9th, 16th, 23rd June. If your child is on this group, please can you ensure they also have their swimming kit on a Wednesday too.



Enchanted Woodland

Our topic this term is Enchanted Woodland! The children will be investigating what plants need to grow, naming parts of plants as well as learning the name of a variety of common plants and trees. Through our Music lessons, the children will learn how music can tell a story and create their own exciting composition to retell the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood. In Art, we will be developing our sketching and shading skills. We will also be exploring the work of the artist David Hockney and creating artwork inspired by this great artist. This term, in our PE lessons, we will be focusing on ball skills and tennis. 


Our Enchanted Woodland topic is reflected in our Whole Class Reading lessons and English lessons. We will be delving into woodland and nature themed books to fuel our imagination to write our own versions of traditional tales and nature inspired poetry. In Maths, we will begin the term by developing our problem solving skills by looking at multiplication and divisions, then we will learning about scales and capacity.


In RE, we will be exploring places of worship focusing on a church and mosque. Through this topic children will learn about why places of worships are special, how they bring a sense of belonging and the special features in each place of worship. We will think about what the objects found in a church and mosque tell us about God, humans and the world around us.


Our School Value

Our school value this term is honesty. Through our Collective Worships, we will be exploring what it means to be honest and understand why it is important that we must tell the truth. We will discuss the importance of being true to yourself and others, and that sincerity is also an important value to hold. We can show we are honest through our actions and our words. By being honest, it helps us to think clearly and moves us forwards in the correct direction. 



"Dear children, let us not love with our words or speech, but with our actions and in truth" - 1 John 3:18


Telling the truth and making someone cry is better than telling a lie and making someone smile” – Paolo Coelho