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Welcome to Hedgehog Class

Hello and welcome to Hedgehog Class web page.

Hedgehogs are a Year 2 class taught by Mrs Claire Bradshaw and supported by Mrs Jackie Sims.


Our aim is to develop children holistically, through doing our best to meet their physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual needs. To that end, we have developed our class rules together, to encourage ownership of their learning and learning environment


We believe that all children have the ability to achieve their aspirations through developing a 'can do' attitude and a growth mind-set through engaging in a stimulating and challenging learning environment.  Our aim within this is for the children to become confident, resilient and self-assured learners who are proud of theirs, and others' achievements.


Within the classroom we have Maths, English and  Science working walls along with displays showing Art and the wider curriculum learning.  These are updated regularly to help scaffold the children's learning and to ensure that all learners are challenged to suit their individual needs. We have a class 'Proud Cloud' for the children to show off their extra home learning or extra curricular achievements.  The children are invited to share what they have achieved through Show and Tell sessions.







We believe it is important to recognise and reward accordingly, the efforts and achievements of our children. In Hedgehog Class, rewards take the form of house points, stickers, Headteacher/Deputy Head stickers, certificates and special mentions in our Friday Collective Worship.


Every week four children are recognised for their efforts during PE sessions and in their general learning.  Parents are invited to join us on a Friday during our whole school Collective Worship to listen to the reasons for their child being chosen and to see their child receive a certificate for their efforts. These do not always reflect children who are best at, but also children who have tried hard, worked as a team, persevered and improved.


Year 2 Curriculum



Year 2 Expectations and Routines


So that you know what is expected in Year 2 we have written the following to help you with your child's learning at home.

  • Reading - At least 5 times a week with reading record books signed by an adult.
  • Spelling - practise daily using our Look, Cover, Write, Check class method.. They are tested once a week on a Friday.
  • Maths or English - focusing on learning of the week. For Maths, children should also practice their Times Tables regularly.
  • Wider Curriculum - voluntary work to engage and motivate children. Children then have the opportunity to share their homework with their peers during Show and Tell sessions.

Our Learning so far......


Useful Websites and Resources

Here is a list of useful websites to use at home.
These links will take you to sites which are full of excellent games and activities to help your child with their learning.

Have fun!

Writing at Home


Here is a list of search engines that are appropriate for young children to use.