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Year 2

Welcome to Hedgehogs!

Welcome to the page of the happy, helpful and hard-working hedgehogs! On this page you will find key information about our curriculum and our classroom, as well as information on some of our learning. 

Staff in Year 2

 

Our class teacher is Mrs Need.

Our class TAs are Mrs Farragher and Mrs Moir.

On a Thursday, Miss Campbell will be teaching in the morning and Mrs Hodson will be teaching in the afternoon. 

 

Key Weekly Information

 

PE is on a Tuesday and a Thursday. 

Please ensure children come in to school wearing PE kits on these days. 

Reading and Homework

 

Please ensure that you read with your child at home and fill in their reading record. It is very important to hear if you feel that the texts are too challenging or maybe, not challenging enough! It does not only need to be their school reading book that is jotted down, we love to read about all of the different sorts of texts the children have been reading throughout the week. These could include: magazines, comic books, recipes and many more. The possibilities are endless!

Reading books will go home and we will change these in the mornings. Please ensure children keep their books and reading records in their bags, so we can read these books with them at school as well.

 

Purple Mash logins have been sent home and there are some great games and activities to practise number facts. 

 

Spellings will be sent home on ClassDojo each week. 

 

General Information

 

In the morning, the classroom door will be open from 8.45am. The school day ends at 3.15pm and the children will be dismissed from the classroom door. Please can children bring in a named water bottle. 

Curriculum

Autumn 2

In RE we will be continuing to learn about our two focus religions for the year - Christianity and Judaism. We will be learning more about the different festivals and events that are celebrated in these religions. In Maths, we will be practising our addition and subtraction and exploring money later in the term. Our Science topic this term is Living Things and Their Habitats. In Geography we will look at different areas of the United Kingdom to help build our geographical vocabulary. Our History this term will focus on historic events that are celebrated during the year and why we celebrate them, such as Guy Fawkes and Remembrance Day. 

 

The texts we will be focusing on this term are 'Last Stop on Market Street' by Matt de la Peña and 'Meerkat Mail' by Emily Gravett.

 

Autumn 1 

In Geography, we will be learning about the different continents. This year in RE, we will be exploring Christianity and Judaism. In Maths, we are building on our prior knowledge of place value and addition. Our Science topic this term is Everyday Materials, where we will be exploring the different properties of materials. In Computing, we are drawing digital pictures in different styles of Art, such as impressionism and pointillism. We are also experimenting with mixing colours in our Art lessons with Mrs Hodson.

 

The texts we are focusing on this term are 'The Twits' by Roald Dahl, 'The Last Wolf' by Mini Grey and various poems, including 'The Nut Tree' by Julia Donaldson and 'The Secret Song' by Margaret Wise Brown.

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