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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 Mattison 

 

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

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

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.

 

 

PE

Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please can all children arrive in school wearing their PE kit on these days. 

 

 

Brilliant Branston

Our topic this term is Brilliant Branston! The children will be exploring our local area as well as Lincolnshire and the United Kingdom. They will be learning about the four countries of the UK, their capital cities and the key characteristics of each country. In Science, the children will investigate everyday materials focusing on naming different materials and describing their properties. They will then use this knowledge to help them to take part in a range of investigations where they will need to work scientifically to find the results of their experiment. Through our Music lessons, the children will use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and rhymes that originate in the British Isles. In DT, we will investigating the play equipment in Branston Park and then designing and making our own model of a piece of play equipment that could be included in the local park. This term, in our PE lessons, we will be focusing on athletic skills

 

The Brilliant Branston topic is reflected in our English lessons. We will be delving into books that's themes centre around home and local areas.  These books will fuel the children's imagination to write their own versions of traditional tales and construction based instructions. In Maths, we will begin the term by exploring place value before using this knowledge to help us to solve addition and subtraction problems.

 

In RE, we will be exploring the key question of 'What do Christians believe God is like? Through this topic children will learn how to identify a parable, study the Bible story of 'The Lost Son' and then uses this understanding to give clear, simple accounts of what the story means to Christians. The children will also think, talk and ask questions about whether they can learn anything from the story for themselves by exploring different ideas. 

 

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

 

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