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Hedgehog Class Page - 2019- 2020
Welcome to the Hedgehog Class page. Mrs Ford is our Class Teacher and is currently planning all our home learning. School looks a little bit different right now as the majority of us are at home. Please keep yourself updated with the 'home learning' content on our website where you can see all your daily lessons and all your wonderful WOW work you have been carrying out at home. A taster of this is displayed below.
***Welcome to Term 5 - Learning from Home***
Everyone has been working really hard to carry out the Maths, English and Topic home learning planned by Mrs Ford. Here is a selection of some of the wonderful work you have been carrying out at home. Keep up the amazing work Hedgehog Class! You should all be really proud of your efforts - I know I am!
Take care and stay safe, Mrs Ford
This page will be updated regularly with news and information to inform you and your parents. We will also regularly upload photographs to show case all our learning.
This term our topic is: The Great Fire of London
This term we are learning all about the Great Fire of London, one of my personal favourite topics! We are in for such an exciting term. We will find our where and when the Great Fire started and learning about who Samuel Pepys was. Looking at his diary, we will be discovering how the fire spread so quickly and how this disaster has had such a huge impact on our lives today. As a class we will be learning about newspaper reports and how influential they are in recording events from the past. We will use all of our new knowledge to create our own newspaper reports!
In Art we will be thinking all about sculpture and how this differs to paintings and drawings. We will study the work of other famous sculptors and explore their techniques we could use in our own work. As a class we will learn about the design process, planning, making and evaluating our own sculptures.
In Science, we will be starting our learning all about everyday materials. We will be exploring the properties of different materials and their uses in every day life. As a class, we will carry out our very own experiment and applying our learning to our art project! We will be thinking about the suitability of plastic and metal for various different objects and learn about the issues with plastic and the environment.
This term, we are lucky to have Jane Douglas come in to teach us Dance on a Wednesday afternoon. We will be developing our balance and co-ordination skills and creating small sequences of movement to music. We will also be looking at key multi skills needed for small games in our Real PE sessions on a Monday. Please make sure you have your PE kit with you every day of the week. It is so important that when we practise these skills we are wearing appropriate footwear and clothing to stay safe! When the weather is warmer, sometimes we may do extra PE outside in the afternoons so it is important to have your kit with you everyday.
In our RE lessons we will be exploring what a leader is and the important roles of religious leaders around the world. We will learn the names, clothing, religious books and holy duties of religious leaders. We will also be exploring the religious symbols attached to different leaders and what these mean to those that worship the religion.
This term, we will continue our 'whole school' approach to school life developing a 'Growth Mindset.' In particular, we will focus on how certain thoughts can change our behaviour and why. We will continue to think about red and green thoughts and how we can change negative thinking into positive thinking. As a class, we will discuss how our bodies and thoughts change when we experience a particular emotion. We will carry out different relaxation strategies and mindful meditation activities to help us focus on our thoughts, making it easier to turn red ones into green ones.
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We will also be developing our knowledge of British Values and how we can apply these to our behaviour and learning in school. Can you remember some of the values that you thought about last term in class and your assemblies with Mrs. Penny?
British Values Bear who will be helping us share our ideas and thoughts during class circle times!
The above is just a taster of what we will be getting up to. As always, we will be working hard to develop our Maths and English skills. Last term, we were all so impressed with how much progress Year 2 had made in their RWI lessons. Take a look at our 'WOW' gallery to see some of the amazing work.
Wow work gallery
The 'Wow' work gallery is a space to show off your incredible learning. Over each term, we will take pictures of very special work and upload it for every one to see. Below are some examples of work last year to show how your work will be displayed. It will also give you an idea of what exciting learning you might get up to in Year 2 :)
*** 2019 - 2020 WOW WORK GALLERY ***
ARCHIVES - ***2018- 2019 Gallery
Term 3- 2019 Primary Dance Festival!
Term 3 - Colour Creations!
Look at our wonderful art work - we were studying pictures by Kandinsky and using view finders to draw our favourite part. We then coloured using oil pastels and blended to get the correct colours.
Look at these amazing Brainbuilders - what a great start to the year!
TRIP TO 3 Mobile
We had a great opportunity to create our own animation films using lego and stop motion!
Term 1 and 2
Look at our amazing pieces of writing from the last two terms. We have focused on writing narratives through a 'positive' and 'negative' lens. We have also thought about non-fiction texts and how we should lay these out.
Term 4 (2017-2018)- The Great Fire of London
Have a look at our excellent newspaper reports inspired by our topic, The Great Fire of London. We made sure we included a headline, information, a picture and a captions.
We have also been working hard to improve our descriptive writing by using adjectives and adverbs.
We thought about primary and secondary colours in our art lesson. We then tried to make different shades of secondary colours. We will apply this learning in our 'Kandinsky' final pieces!
Term 2 - Let's Celebrate (2017-2018)
Look at Taya's incredible Christmas narrative about a snowman. She has use some fabulous vocabulary and sentence starters.
Term 1 - Famous Queens
***20th October 2017 - TRIP TO WINDSOR CASTLE
Today we went to Windsor Castle to end our exciting topic on Famous Queens. We were lucky enough to dress up and act out a coronation! Look at our fabulous photographs of our learning.
**6th October 2017
Look at our amazing Harvest Festival pictures. We thought about things were thankful for in our lives and drew them adding lots of detail. We coloured them by blending with oil pastels!
Look at Taya's fabulous topic writing. She was able to explain how life was different during the Tudor times. We really liked her different sentence starters and choice of vocabulary.
Younes worked so hard on this piece of writing. He had some excellent ideas and tried really hard to make his writing interest a reader. We all agreed we wanted to read more!
Look at our brilliant self portraits. We worked really hard to make sure that we included lots of detail. Look at how carefully we looked!
26.5.17- Over the term we investigated the life cycle of a frog and observed over time how tadpoles changed into froglets and then frogs. We set them free in our pond area on the last day of term and then investigated what else was in the pond. We then used our 'pond habitat checker' to classify what the wild life was that we found. Here are some pictures from our morning!
Literacy in Year 2
NB: Any children that did not pass the Phonics Screening test in Year 1 will also get a chance to re-sit these in June 2020.
We love reading!
Star of the Day
* CLASS FUND - Each term we ask for a small voluntary contribution of £1. This goes towards extra resources, such as ingredients for cooking and arts and crafts. This contribution is so important at Christmas and Easter time when we want to make lots of arty things that can sometimes be very expensive.
*PE KITS - Everybody needs to have a full PE kit in school all week. Please could children have a pair of jogging bottoms and shorts in their bag. Some days when the weather is a little warmer we go outside. Our PE slots will be confirmed in the first week of term, however these do sometimes change, so please ensure that they are in school each day of the week.