Coppice Primary

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Hello and welcome to the class page for Hedgehogs class, formerly known as Year 2.

Miss Jephson and Mrs Deverill are the class teachers in Hedgehogs class. We also have a dedicated team of teaching assistants working with children in our class at different times during the day.  Mrs Parker will be working in class every day.  Mrs Shanley will be working with a group of children each day.  Mrs Tullett supports a small group of children every morning.

Class Teachers


Miss Jephson (Monday- Wednesday) and
Mrs Deverill (Wednesday-Friday)

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Parker Mrs Shanley
Mrs Tullett

 In a morning the gates will be open between 8.35am and 8.40am.  Please say goodbye to your children on the playground and they will walk around to enter the classroom via the cloakroom.  Parents are not allowed to accompany them from the playground.

This term’s topic;

Wheels and Wings!

Summer 2 Homework activities 

Wheels and Wings Knowledge Organiser


 PE this term is on a Tuesday and a Friday.  Please wear your PE uniform on these days and ensure that earrings are removed. 

Week 1

How has transport changed? 


We will begin by looking at what the first ever method of transport  was and how transport has changed and improved over time. We will do this by creating a transport timeline.

 Week 2

How long have we had aeroplanes?Why are aeroplanes a useful method of transport?


We will learn  about the first inventions in flight and why people wanted to fly. We will also look at early video clips of how people tried and failed at     flying.  We will then learn about  the Montgolfier brothers and their invention of the hot air balloon in 1783 and finally we will study the Wright brothers and their invention of the first aeroplane. We will discuss the differences and similarities between their aeroplane and modern day aeroplanes.

Week 3

How has the car changed through the years?


We will explore cars this week and learn about their history- when was the first car ever built? Who built the first car? What did it look like? How and why have cars changed over time? How are the first cars similar and different to cars today?

 Week 4

Who invented the train and how did it change the way people lived?


This will focus on the history of trains by looking at George Stephenson and the Rocket. We will look at how trains and the railways improved people's lives in the Victorian times and link it back to work done in year one on holidays.

Week 5

How will transport change again in the future?


 This week we will think about and discuss how transport might change in the future. How will people travel? The children will then design their own transportation vehicle that could be used in future years.

Week 6

Visit to East Midlands Airport

Where can you visit when choosing an aeroplane as your mode of transport?


Finally we will visit East Midlands airport to learn more about modern flying and also about the different transport used around the airport. We will discover how the airport is run by looking at the different jobs people do there and how airports are kept safe. We will hopefully get to meet the police and fire fighters who work at the airport too!



 This half term we will be be doing art and our art work will link with our topic in science on plants. We will be learning how to weave and will be making our own sunflowers, using our weaving skills.




 Our Science work for this half term continues to focus on plants initially - we will be planting our own seeds in our mini allotment.  We will then move on to create bug hotels and investigate food chains.


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This half term we will be looking at the unit of work on Change. We will be discussing changes in our life so far such as loosing teeth, moving houses or schools, changing classes in September. We will discuss and debate if all changes in our lives are bad or if some changes are good for us too. 


We will use Purple Mash to look at Questioning. This work will involve using and creating pictograms and binary trees, as well as investigating a non-binary database.  We will then move on to making music using ICT and effective searching.



 This half term we will be looking at how we should care for others and the world, and why does this matter. We will look at bible stories that teach this such as the Good Samaritan and we will learn about the work of Mother Teresa and Doctor Barnardo. We will also look at the Jewish idea of Tzedakah and what this is and what it teaches Jewish people. Finally we will look at the world and the Christian story of creation.


 This term we will do Outdoor Adventurous on a Tuesday and bucket rounders on a Friday with Mrs Deverill.


Don't forget to come to school in your PE uniform on these days! 


Our grammar work for this half term will focus on using apostrophes for possession and also using the past and present progressive tense.

For whole class reading and literacy we will be using texts that help to immerse us in our topic work.  We will read 'Little People, Big Dreams - Amelia Earhart', we will find out all about Amelia's ambitions and achievements and will be writing about what we find out.  We will also be writing a recount of our visit to East Midlands Airport.  Finally we will innovate the story of 'Naughty Bus' to create our own story with a different form of transport and different adventures.




Phonics - Sound and District Primary School


  We will teach phonics to the whole class together and will run same day intervention  sessions for children requiring further consolidation to help them to keep up.

Below we will attach parent information sheets which will explain the learning for each week in phonics so you can support your child at home.



Summer 2 week 1 parent information sheet

Summer 2 week 2 parent information sheet

Summer 2 week 3 parent information sheet

Summer 2 week 4 parent information sheet

Summer 2 week 5 parent information sheet 

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 In school we will listen to your child read their reading book at least once every week, please make sure that it is in school every day.  Please support your child with reading by listening to them read regularly at home.  Just a couple of pages every day makes a huge difference to their confidence.  Remember to record on the Go read app or Boom reader website every time you hear your child read as these signatures will move your child around our 'Readopoly' board.  Reading is the most important piece of homework you can do with your child at this age as reading is the key that unlocks all other areas of learning.  To be successful writers, children first have to be confident and successful readers so your support is invaluable.

Click here to read our literacy non-negotiables for year 2

Help at Home

You can help your child at home by:

  • Practising common exception words - reading and spelling.

  • Talk about what they are learning in class that week.

  • Encourage your child to read out any writing they complete at home to check it makes sense.

  • Read with your child at least 3 times a week.



In Maths the objectives we will looking at this half term are:

* Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables.

* Solve problems with multiplication and division.

* Use concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers, quantities and measures.

* Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally including:

- a 2 digit number and ones

- a 2 digit number and tens

* Solve problems with addition and subtraction. (including problems with money and giving change)

* Order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences.

* Compare and sequence intervals of time.

*Tell and write time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw hands on a clock face to show these times.

* Know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day.

* Write simple fractions for example, 1/2 of 6 =3 and recognise the equivalence of 2/4 =1/2.

* Use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise).


Help at Home

  • Talking about the learning they have done in  class.

  • Practising counting in 2's, 5's and 10's and learn them as times tables

  • Practise recalling addition and number facts to 20.

  • Encouraging your child to count - add money, count out objects, calculate how many will be left, estimate how many there are etc...

  • Practise telling the time.

Click here to read our maths non-negotiables for year 2

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Learning Log Challenges  will be given out at the beginning of term and the children can select which activities they would like to do to make a given total of points! These activities need to be returned to school by the end of the term!

Summer 2 Homework Tasks

Year 2 expectations

Coppice Values

Each week we have a new value – 12 in total.  The children will have an assembly Monday morning about how to show and give respect to others both in school and at home!  We will be expecting this to be demonstrated to all members of our Coppice community,  it is important that even when we move onto a new value, the old one isn’t lost.


Children can achieve their bronze, silver and gold awards for the core values awards throughout the year for each core value. We will of course keep you informed about how your child is getting on with this throughout the year.


Each week Mrs Seaton will send out a Newsletter that will reflect the value we are working on so that it can also be supported at home.  We look forward to seeing our children bright and early ready to embrace the new weekly challenges!

 Diary Dates


Monday 3rd June- School Opens.

Week beginning 3rd June- Year 2 parent phonic sessions all week.

(If you responded to the letter, you will have received an email with your date.)

Wednesday 12th June- Fun Run in the afternoon.

Thursday 13th June- Year 2 Fire Safety Talk by the Fire Service.

Friday 14th June- Whole School Aspiration Day

Paul Sturgess (Basketball Player) visiting school all day.

Monday 17th June- INSET Day- School Closed 

Wednesday 19th June- Class Photographs.

Wednesday 3rd July- Whole school transition day. Pupils to new classes for the day.

Thursday 11th July- Year 2 to visit East Midlands Airport.

Wednesday 17th July- Start of Well Being Week in school.

Year 2 to visit the church in the morning.

Thursday 18th July- White Post Farm, Jamie Knight and climbing wall in school all day. (Well being activities)

Friday 19th July- Sports Day.

Tuesday 23rd July- Last Day of term.

Wednesday 24th July- First day of the Summer holidays.






We want your children to be happy and enjoy coming to school and learning.  If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to speak to any of us so that we can help. Alternatively you can email using the following email addresses.