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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 and Mrs Shanley is our wonderful teaching assistant. Miss Topham works with specific children in Hedgehogs class in a morning.  Mrs Gascoyne works across Ladybirds and Hedgehog classes on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon.

Class Teachers


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

Teaching Assistants




Mrs Shanley                               Miss Topham                Mrs Gascoyne

(all week)                                     (AM only)                 (Tues/Weds PM)


This term’s topic;

Take a walk on the Wild Side!

Take a walk on the wild side overview

Summer 2 Homework Tasks


 PE this term is on a Tuesday.  Please wear your PE uniform on this day and ensure that earrings are removed. Forest school is on Thursdays. Please wear suitable warm, waterproof clothes for outdoor work.

Week 1

Where is Africa? What countries can be found in Africa?


We will begin our new topic by looking at where Africa is on a world map. We will use an atlas and Digimaps to do this. We will also recap the seven continents and oceans found around the world. Finally we will identify the different countries in Africa and locate the country of Kenya.

 Week 2

What are the physical and human features in Geography? What physical human features can be found in Africa?


We will find out what is meant by physical and human features in Geography. Then we will explore and identify physical and human features in the continent of Africa.

Week 3

What is Kenya like and how is it different from Heanor and the UK?

In our topic lesson this week we will look at what life is like in the African country of Kenya and we will compare it to what it is like where we live.

 Week 4

What is the climate like in Africa? How does it compare to the climate in the UK?

We will learn what is meant by climate and then we will look at the climate in Africa and the climate in the UK. We will compare the climates and the rainfall too. How is it different? We will then learn why Africa has a different climate to the UK.

Week 5

Twycross Zoo- Which animals come from Africa? Can you name them?


We will be visiting Twycross Zoo this week to learn about the animals that inhabit Africa.

Week 6

Who are the big five? 


We will be learning what the Big Five means and which animals are the Big Five in Africa. We will then be doing our own research on these animals and recording our findings.

Week 7

Who are the marvellous Maasai?


 We will be learning who the Maasai are, where they live and find out about their culture. We will be recording our research in a non-chronological report.



This term we will be linking our artwork with the topic of Africa each week. We will be mixing primary colours to create an African sunset picture and using collage materials to create a sunset picture too. We will also be using our colour mixing skills to paint a portrait of an African animal and we will be using wax crayons, pastel and chalks to copy animal print patterns.



This half term we will create our own mini allotments and bug hotels to see which minibeasts we can attract.  We will also explore food chains.


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This half term our PSE work will be done in our Forest school sessions.



 Our work in lessons will focus on 'Effective searching' and 'Making Music.'

Our ICT work will be taught using Purple Mash. This term we will look at what a search engine is and will be using search engines to find answers to questions. We will also be creating our own music using ICT.


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How should we care for others and the world, why does it matter?

Our unit of work this half term will look at Bible stories and stories from other faiths (Jewish and Islam)  about caring for others and the world. We will talk about issues of good and bad, right and wrong arising from these stories. We will also identify ways that some people make a response to God by caring for others and the world.


 This term we will do Outdoor Adventurous games on a Tuesday with Mr Singh and Forest schools with Miss Harrison, Mrs Deverill and Mrs Shanley on a Thursday.

Please check the days your child is doing PE on. 





Year 1 



Year 2 


Thursday (Forest Schools)

Year 3 



Year 4 



Year 5 


Thursday  (Swimming)

Year 6 



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


We will begin with the book 'Meerkat Mail' - writing setting descriptions, diary entries, postcards and letters.  During well-being week we will be writing instructions and explanation texts linked with our gardening work, a recipe for happiness and a recount of an event in well being week.  We will watch the Tinga Tale 'Why Chameleon changes colour' and then will write this story in our own words.  Using 'The Ugly Five' we will be writing animal riddles.  We will end the term by learning to recite and perform some classic poetry 'The Owl and the Pussycat'.



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.

The website below offers daily letters and sounds lessons online.  If your child needs to re-take the phonics screening check in June 2022 then these lessons would be beneficial for them.



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

*  Solve problems with addition and subtraction.

* Solve problems involving multiplication and division 

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

* compare and sequence intervals of time.

* tell and write time to five minutes, including quarter past and quarter to the  hour and draw the 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 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)

*Solve simple problems in a practical context involving addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change.


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!

Homework for Autumn 1 2021

Homework for Autumn 2 2021

Homework for Spring 1 2022

Homework for Spring 2 2022

Homework for Summer 1 2022

Homework for Summer 2 2022

Reading Summer 2 homework task

Writing frame Summer 2 Homework Task

Map of Africa for Home work Task

Maths Tasks Summer 2


Year 2 expectations

Letters home

Ambassador Awards 2021-2022

This year we will continue with the Ambassador Awards that recognise children’s achievements in school and the wider community. What is expected in order for children to achieve their ’Ambassador Award’ comes under 4 headings:

  • Citizenship

  • Relationships

  • Learning

  • Behaviour and conduct

Each section has elements that underpin the values that as a school we hold dear. We believe that learning is something that continues every minute of the waking day and it is important to recognise children’s achievements not only in lessons but beyond. Adults in school will discuss each section with the children and how they can meet the criteria identified; we are hoping that the children will be able to take some ownership of the passport themselves!

Have a look at the Ambassador leaflet to find out more and look through 'Steps to Success' passport the Hedgehog children will be working through to help them achieve their Ambassador Awards!

Hedgehogs Ambassador Passport

Steps to success letter

 Diary Dates


Monday 6th June- School closed

Tuesday 7th June- First day of the Summer Term 2

Thursday 9th June- Forest school session 1

Monday 13th June- Well Being Week (No Forest School this week)

Thursday 23rd June- Class Photo's (Come to school in uniform for the photo's but with Forest School clothes in a bag)

Monday 27th June- INSET Day- School closed

Thursday 30th June - Forest School session 3

Wednesday 6th July- Year 2 to Twycross Zoo

Thursday 7th July- Forest School session 4

Friday 8th July- Transition Day to new classes

Thursday 14th July- Forest School Session 5

Thursday 21st July- Forest School  Session 6

Friday 22nd July- Last Day of Term



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.