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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 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. 




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, cooking delicious African food and creating beautiful African Kente cloth. In Science, they will be exploring African animals and their food chains. Through our Music lessons, the children will learning how to play simple rhythms on the djembe drums and take part in a group performance. This term, in our PE lessons, we will be focusing on team games.  In RE, we will be exploring Islam. The children will be learning about the 5 pillars of Islam as well as Muslim beliefs.


Our Amazing Africa topic is reflected in our English lessons. We will be delving into African culture through our texts including All Aboard for the Bobo Road by Stephen Davies, and a variety of non-fiction texts. In Maths, we will begin the term by developing our problem solving skills by looking at multiplication and divisions. Then we will learning about data handling and how we can use this to collect and interpret information.


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