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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 Karen Hanlon and supported by Mrs Jackie Sims, Mrs Turner, Mrs Debi Coles and Mrs Nerveraskas.


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. Please see our class rules below.


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, science, topic and art working walls which are regulary updated to help scaffold the children's learning and to ensure that all learners are challenged to suit their individual needs. Our reading chart is updated daily by our reading monitors and certificates awarded at the end of the week for children who have read up to five times at home that week.



Hedgehog Class Rules

Topic working walls




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 dojo points, house points, certificates and special mention in Collective Worship.


This term, the dojo system has changed. Children will have to achieve 20 dojos a week to receive a certificate. These points accumulate to the end of term, when the three children with the most dojo points receive presents.


Every Friday, children are given certificates and stickers for:

Hedgehog of the week;

Writer of the week;

Mathematician of the week;

Reader of the week.

These do not always reflect children who are best at, but also children who have tried hard, persevered and improved.


Year 2 Curriculum

Yearly Overview

Autumn term letter

Spring Overview

Summer Overview

Year 2 Expectations and Routines

Year 2 Home Learning Expectations

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. They are tested once a week on a Monday.
  • Maths - focusing on learning of the week. Children should also practice their Times Tables regularly.
  • English - grammar or comprehension focusing on learning of the week.
  • Topic work - voluntary work to engage and motivate children. Children then have the opportunity to share their homework with their classmates.

Homework CAN be Fun!

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.