Welcome to Hedgehog Class

Year 2

It is great to have happy Hedgehogs in the classroom!

Check back here regularly to see what we have been up to in school.

 

Current Knowledge Organisers

OCEAN EXPLORERS – HISTORY

OCEANS AND ISLANDS – GEOGRAPHY

LIVING THINGS AND THEIR HABITATS – SCIENCE

 

Some of the Hedgehogs have been busy working at home on activities linked to our Oceans and Islands topic. They have made some super posters to encourage others to take care of our oceans and used an encyclopedia to research interesting facts about different sea creatures. We have even had a child design and make a boat called the ‘Hedgehog Express’!

 

 

Katsushika Hokusai is our artist this term. The children explored some of his works which depict his beloved Mount Fiji.

 

 

We started the year in Hedgehog Class by exploring some of the stories in the Old Testament. We worked together to make this Noah’s Ark display for our class altar board.

 

 

Previously in Hedgehog Class…

 

The Windmill Challenge

The Hedgehogs were challenged to make a windmill. They accepted the challenge and have produced some fabulous working windmills. Well done Hedgehogs! 🦔

 

‘Out and About’ Home Learning

The Hedgehogs have been busy completing the Home Learning challenges for our topic ‘Out and About’. Look through the photographs to see what they have been up to.

 

 

The Hedgehogs have been exploring setting descriptions. They wrote their own based on the story, ‘The Bear and the Piano’ by David Litchfield.

 

 

 

Year 2 had lots of fun following the ‘Draw with Rob’ tutorials. Look at their amazing Sausage Dogs!

 

 

Remembrance Day, a day when we remember those who have died in times of conflict.

The Hedgehogs and Squirrels have worked hard to produce outdoor art of the bright, red poppies which grew on the battlefields of Northern France and Belgium.

“ We will remember them.”

 

The Hedgehogs explored Tints and Shades in art to produce artwork based on Hokusai’s ‘The Great Wave’.

 

 

Home Learning Autumn Term 2020

Well done to those Hedgehogs who have completed some of the activities from our Home Learning sheet. Scroll through the photographs to see what they have been up to.

 

Microhabitats

The Hedgehogs have been outdoors exploring the woodland area. We have been looking for microhabitats. A microhabitat is a small habitat that is different from the surrounding environment. We all had great fun and enjoyed being out in the fresh air.

“We were finding microhabitats. We found a slug underneath some wood.”

“It was fun because we got to explore the microhabitats that we found.” 

 

 

 

 

Plastic Pollution

In our Oceans and Islands topic we have been talking about plastic pollution and the damage it is doing to our beautiful oceans. The Hedgehogs have written leaflets to inform others about the problem and to suggest ways in which people can help. Great work Hedgehogs. 🦔

 

 

The Hedgehogs have been drawing hedgehogs. What great pictures, well done!

 

 

 

Documents

Please see our Year group handbook for any questions that you may have.

Year 2 Guidance sheets

SATS presentation 2020

How to help at home – Please see the curriculum overview for information on what is being covered this term

At our school we want to develop and promote ‘a love of reading’.

When sharing a book talk to your child about what he or she thinks might happen next in a story, how the story might end and then ask them to retell the story themselves. Picture books are very important to promote discussion, so look for books without any words to help your child practise this skill. Have fun acting out stories together. Your enthusiasm for a book will help your child to understand that books are exciting. Your child will receive a bookmark with their book and this should target the objectives that your child is working on.

Make reading times fun and relaxed and you will see your child’s confidence grow!

Spellings

The children will be expected to have their spelling books in school at all times as they will have the opportunity to practise during the week. Please support your child in learning their spellings.

Other useful links

English/phonics

At St. Peter’s we use Phonics as a way of teaching the children to read and write. We use the Letters and Sounds document as our basis and support it with Jolly Phonics.

Throughout Reception and KS1 the children receive a daily phonic sessions of twenty minutes. The children re-cap the sounds they have learnt and are then taught a new sound. It is practiced by taking part in a variety of phonic activities and then it is applied in their reading and writing.

Children are also taught to read and spell Tricky words, these are the words which they cannot decode.

Here are some useful websites.

EdShed Web Game – Spelling Shed and MathShed

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.letterjoin.co.uk

Maths

Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space, in their daily lives.

Help your child practise their times tables, we are working on the 2s, 5s and 10s.  There are lots of useful websites on the Maths area on our website to help you with this! Some are below:

EdShed Web Game – Spelling Shed and MathShed

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers/42875236