Welcome to Hedgehog Class
Welcome to Hedgehog Class. We are Year 2 children (6-7 years). There are 17 children in our class and our teacher is Mrs Shand. We are taught in our single-aged class on a morning but we merge with Rabbit Class (Year 1) across an afternoon so we also work with Mrs Williams and Miss Gardner.
We are in our final year in Key Stage 1 and are looking forward to the challenges ahead. We have the Year 2 SATs during the month of May.
Find out about our curriculum and long term plans in the Our Curriculum section of our website.
Hedgehog Academic Year 2019-2020
School Closure: COVID-19
SUMMER TERM 2020
Due to Further to the guidance issued by Central Government all schools across England are closed. With the fantastic support of our parents, our children have been able to consolidate their learning by completing activities sent home and set online.
Throughout the weeks Year 2 have been sharing their work with us via email and zoom onferences.
Victoria in Europe Day (VE Day)
Locate and name the seven continents and five oceans of the world
We were very resourceful finding resources to help with our calculating.
Design and Technology – cooking and nutrition
Making good use of maths skiils through measuring, English skills, speaking and listening and following instructions, science to make a delicious Apple Cake
We followed the recipe from our reading comprehension to make traditional lemonade
One of our children have been observing a birds nest and were excited to see the hatchlings emerging from their eggs.
For Geography we create our own coral reef.
The nation continues for another 3 week lock down but we are continuing to keep ourselves busy with lots of new activities for us to complete which will take us up to 7th May.
Leaf Hunting collecting and itentifying the leaves around us
Our Year 2s have kept themselves busy over the Spring term whilst school has remained closed.
Here are some of the photographs our children have sent in.
Keep up the hard work and stay safe.
In our zoom meeting we set a challenge of a treasure hunt – to find a yellow flower, a tree you couldn’t reach around, a deer, a green leaf and a mushroom. We found three of them.
Spring 2 2020
This half term our topic is castles. We found out who built the first castles and why they built them.
In science we began exploring materials and investigate what the most suitable material could be for making a castle. In design and technology we designed and built drawbridges
Spring 1 2020
This term our enquiry we will be exploring the United Kingdom and what it is like. Through science we will be learning more about animals and their classification.
During our enquiry curriculum we have been very busy exploring our country. We have found and identified our country within atlases and on a globe. We have identified the four countries that make up to UK and the seas that surround the UK. We have explored the four different flags and how these flags make up the Union Jack. During our sessions we have also started to explore different British artist. We have been learning about Richard Long and Antony Gormley. We have created our own work in the style of these artists.
We have completed our Winter science session whilst we had the snow at the end of this half term.
Take a look at the fun we had at Northumberland Zoo this half term too. Although it was snowing and cold we did not let it spoil our fun!
Maths will be focusing on money this term and in English we will be starting off our English theme with the Enormous Crocodile.
P.E. will be gymnastics and dance so we need to remember our indoor P.E. kits
Autumn 2 2019
This term our history and geography theme is Explorers.
This December we took part in the Gymnastic Festival.
We used our mapping skills to explore the school grounds.
Seasons – Autumn in Moorside
Autumn 1 2019
Welcome to Year two. We hope you have had a fantastic summer and are ready for a busy year ahead with lots of exciting things to discover.
We have begun our school year with a very exciting trip to Shildon Locomotive Museum for the start of our Transport topic.
In science we will be learning all about our body and how it works.
We need to remember our outdoor P.E. clothes and bring our wellies for some outdoor learning in the woods. We will also have an additional P.E. session on a Tuesday so will need our kit then.
Chemistry Stay and Play
We had fun watching the chemical reaction happen when making elephant toothpaste.
We watched it ooze out of a small spherical container and then predicted what would happen if we used a tall, narrow cylinder.
And the crystals grew…
See below for academic year 2018-19
Summer 2 2019
We enjoyed a whole school visit to Wallington Hall
This term we have been learning about the continent Africa.
Sunset over the Savannah
We can name and locate the continents and oceans of the world.
Summer term 1 2019
This is an important term for us as we prepare to sit our SATs so our homework will have a maths or reading focus.
In topic, we be investigating which toys children played with in the past.
We will be studying plants in science and exploring the landscape around us.
We are all very excited to go swimming in P.E. so don’t forget your swim kit on a Friday.
We looked in our school garden to see which wild plants we could find.
we recorded our observations in a tally chart.
Spring term 2 2019
We are continuing with our topic Fire Fire and finding out more about 1666. In science we are looking at how properties of materials change can change.
World book day
Spring Term 1 2019
This term our topic is Fire Fire. We have about learning about the Great Fire of London
In science we have been investigating materials. We tested a selection of materials and chose the most suitable to make a badge to reflect car lights in dim light.
We studied the artist Matisse. We explored ‘drawing with scissors’ to create our own pictures of the Great Fire of London.
Autumn 2 2018
Welcome back. This half term our topic is the Four Nations where we will be learning all about the United Kingdom. In science we will begin to find out more about the four seasons. Homework this term will include these themes. Hedgehog Homework
Our P.E. will continue on a Wednesday and Thursday. We will be playing ball games and learn dances from around the United kingdom such as Irish dancing so both outdoor and indoor P.E. will be needed. Sometimes our learning takes us outdoors so wellingtons will be needed.
We became puppeteers, designing and making our own puppets from around the United Kingdom
We will be continuing to develop our drumming skills in enrichment.
Autumn 1 2018
Welcome back, we hope you have had a lovely Summer.
This term our topic is all about our local area where we will be finding out all about our school, Moorside and Consett. Click on the link for our homework chart – homework aut 1
In science we will be learning about the Body Parts. During Enrichment we will be learning to play the drums.
P.E. will be on a Wednesday and Thursday. This will include outdoor invasion games and gymnastics so kit is needed for both indoor and outdoor activities.
See below for academic year 2017-18
his term we are exploring The Pacific Ocean
In P.E. we will be learning to swim and how to play tennis.
Sergeant Errington taught us how to march during aspirations week
We’re going on a bug hunt.
We can sell our names using sign language
Which container has the bigest capacit?
Some of our amazing homework
Our own penalty shoot out
We are enjoying discovering more about the Titanic this term and will carry out some fun investigations. In science we will find out about materials.
PE is on a Monday and our Enrichment is dance.
Spring 2018 2
The Titanic is our theme this term. We will travel back in history to explore what happened and in Geography we will find out more about the Atlantic Ocean.
In science we are studying plants and what they need to survive.
Friday afternoon is OPAL (outdoor play and learning) – Outdoor clothing that is both warm and waterproof will be needed along with additional footwear.
Our homework this term will be set each week to help as it will link in with mathematics and English lessons that week . Booster class will continue on a Monday and it has been great to see so many children coming.
World Book Day 2018
Multi Skills at The Louisa Sports Centre
We went on a scavenger hunt to find shapes in our school.
Spring 2018 1
This half term we are back in Europe and will be looking at changes in the United Kingdom since the Queen came to the throne.
In science we will be discovering more about animals, including humans. We will investigate the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.
Our enrichment this term is outdoor activities so warm, outdoor clothing including wellies is needed.
Complete one piece of homework from the list each week to share with the rest of the class Spring 1 Homework
We told the story of the Snow Queen though drama
Kay rode in the Snow Queen’s sleigh
After a long search, Gerda finally found Kay but his heart was frozen.
Autumn 2 2017
This half term we are exploring Antarctica.
Our homework is called Winter Wonderland.
Please complete one task each week and return on Monday so we can celebrate and share our homework together in class on the afternoon.
Click the link below to see the Winter Wonderland projects
In maths we are learning to add and subtract two digit numbers using lots of different equipment. We will be learning the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and learning what multiplication is. we will also be applying some of these skills for problem solving and reasoning.
Science, this term, will be all about stretching and bending materials.
In our science we explored rigid and flexible materials and created Arctic animals.
Autumn 1 2017
Everyone has worked really hard this term producing amazing homework and the class have enjoyed sharing it with each other in our celebrate homework time. Thank you for supporting your child with their projects.
we have studied the work of the artist David Hockney. We then created our own seasonal Autumn / Winter pictures using different mediums.
Hockney moved on to using graphic packages on I pads so we decided to try this out.
Our Story this term has been The Tunnel by Anthony Browne. We became filmmakers, creating story maps. retelling the story and filming each other.
We then became film critics and discussed what made a good storyteller and how we could improve our performance.
Then we wondered what had happened to Jack as the book didn’t reveal this. So we created and acted out our own stories called
The untold Story of Jack
We are developing our maths Skills and use a range of equipment to help us. To be super whiz mathematicians, we must continue to learn our number bonds and times tables.
We raised a lot of money for P.E. equipment by completing circuits.
We learned how Neil Armstrong navigated the Apollo 11 through Space. We had to give clear instructions to our astronaut so they could complete their journey across the classroom.
This term we will become Explorers. We will look at famous explorers from the past and develop geographical skills to create our own maps of the school grounds. We can find out more abut Hedgehogs and exploring through our homework tasks.Autumn 2017 HOMEWORK GRID
This term our P.E will be on Tuesday and during enrichment on Friday.