Welcome to Hedgehog Class
We are Year 2 children (6-7 years). There are 13 children in our class and our teacher is Mrs Howey and she is supported by Mrs Woodhead who is a higher level teaching assistant. 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. More information will follow about these.
Find out about our curriculum and long term plans in the Our Curriculum section of our website.
Autumn Term 2
In English, we are basing our English work atound the following class texts : The Rhythm of the Rain (non-fiction) and The Tunnel (fiction). In addition to these texts, we will also be using a video on The Literacy Shed ‘Something Fishy’ (a short fantasy adventure) as a visual stimulus for our English work. We are are all very engaged with this adventure and generating some fantastic vocabulary!
Our maths topic is addition and subtraction and we are learning to use a variety of strategies and concrete apparatus and visual aids to help us answer questions and solve problems.
In science, we are investigating the following question: How do we use materials? We are exploring everyday materials and discussing their properties. We will be using scientific vocabulary such as: transparent, opaque rigid, flexible, waterproof, absorbent, etc to describe their properties.
Our History topic is: How has our locality changed? We will be researching and evaluating the changes in our own locality throughout this topic.
We are developing skills in Mini Tennis in PE his half term. We are learning how to hold a racquet properly and how to hit a ball to a partner.
Autumn Term 1
During the first two weeks of this half term, we will be reading ‘Greta and the Giants’ in our English lessons. We will use this text as a stimulus for our writing tasks. This text is based on Greta Thundberg and introduces children to the problems caused by deforestation and climate change in an age-appropriate way.
In maths, we will be looking at Place Value.
Our Science Topic this half term is ‘What do Living Things Need to Survive?’ We will be investigating how to keep our bodies healthy and understand that humans have offspring that grow into adults. We will also look at the different habitats of plants and animals and how these support their needs. In addition, we will investigate food chains and begin o describe a simple food chain. Finally, we will discuss the four seasons and how daylight differs between the seasons.
In our Geography lessons we are investigating: ‘How has our town changed over the years?’ To answer this question, we will look at the key physical and human features of our local area now and in the past.
In PE we are developing our skills with games. We will be developing out running, jumpimg, throwing, catching and attacking and defending skills.