Welcome to Hedgehog Class
Welcome to Hedgehog Class. We are Year 2 children (6-7 years). There are 12 children in our class and our teacher is Mrs Robson. We are taught in a ‘pod’ with Rabbit Class (Year 1) so we also work with Miss Smith and Mrs Woodhead.
We are in our final year in Key Stage 1 and are looking forward to the challenges ahead. We usually have the Year 2 SATs during the month of May, however, they have been cancelled for 2021.
Find out about our curriculum and long term plans in the Our Curriculum section of our website.
This term, we are looking forward to completing some extra tasks in school through the National Tutoring Programme. We can’t wait to develop our rugby skills in PE, learn about Buddhism in RE, find out about our local area and the U.K. in geography and continue to strengthen our coding knowledge in Computing.
We are studying The Twits by Roald Dahl in the second part of the summer and have already enjoyed some lovely texts written by The Fan Brothers, including The Antlered Ship and The Barnabus Project. We learned about Greta Thunberg’s work just after Easter through Greta and the Giants and we are all going to try harder to do our bit for the planet.
We have been completing outdoor artwork this term which has been inspired by Andy Goldsworthy and Richard Long. He we are recreating our Richard Long-inspired designs using stones:
In science, we have been learning all about materials and using specific terminology to describe them as well as sorting and classifying them based upon their physical properties.
The spring term has been another strange one for us all! Most of us have been working remotely via Teams with vulnerable and key worker children in school accessing the same work. More recently, we have looked at Chinese New Year through our activity grids and World Wildlife Day which has been very interesting! Some of us at home, had a go at making some Chinese meals which looked delicious!
Some of us have been working very hard during our live lessons. One of our favourite books from this term has been Lights on Cotton Rock by David Litchfield. Take a look at some of our story maps and a piece of writing from across this time!
Autumn Term 2
This half term, we have moved towards a more formal approach to learning. We have studied three different texts in English linked to our Recovery Curriculum: The Lion and the Mouse, Ruby’s Worry and After the Fall. We have continued to develop our phonics and maths skills, and we even took the Phonics Screening test in November that was originally planned for June! In PE lessons, we have been improving our aim and throwing skills to score maximum points during target-based games. We have grown in confidence and LOVED all of the Christmas activities, including our party!
More photographs from our Christmas party:
We have enjoyed completing mathematics and English challenges on afternoons through our continuous provision!
Autumn Term 1
This half term we have been settling back into school and recapping on what we covered when we were last here and when working from home across lockdown. We have spent a lot of time completing challenges through our different areas of continuous provision and developing or social and emotional wellbeing through a Recovery Curriculum approach. We have loved being back in school and seeing our friends!
See below for academic year 2019-20
School Closure due to COVID-19 pandemic
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.