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Find your class homework here in the event of corona virus school closure

In the event of school closure, children are requested to complete the following work daily. If you have any queries or need support, please contact us via the message system on class dojo. Try to keep your day as follows

- A maths challenge

- An English challenge

- 15 minutes of reading 

- 15 minutes looking for and practising words with the weekly spelling rule

- A topic challenge  

- Time tables practice ( 2s,5s,10s and 3s) Don't forget to use TT rockstars

- Try a Joe Wicks daily PE lesson

Wow, what super work you have completed in these last 2 weeks, well done everyone! Thank you for sending your photos, I will keep adding them to our class dojo page for all your friends to see them! 


This week is meant to be the start of the Easter holidays, so instead of setting out work for each day, I have selected a few Easter themed activities, revision books and crafts for you to pick and choose from if you wish to continue keeping busy. 

Maths challenges for week beginning 30.3.20 

(Don't forget some daily timestable practise and the MyMaths activities)



Fitness tables

  1. Make a set of 1-9 cards and extra cards for 2, 5 and 10, kept separately
  2. Pick a card from each group, say 10 and 6. This is your multiplication question
  3. Do 10 star jumps and 6 hops (or whatever numbers are on the cards)
  4. Calculate and write down the number sentence for your multiplication question (e.g. 10 x 6 = 60)
  5. Try again using new cards, and different exercises. Continue repeating the maths and physical activities for 20 minutes.


Try different times tables, by adding a 3 and 4 to the pile with 2,5 and 10.



Practise some subtracting digit numbers. Beware of the red subtractions!! J

75-12=                43-38=

67-23=                 64-19=

49-11=                 92-29=

73-22=                74-26=

68-25=                 65-29=

Below you will find some guidance on what methods the children might use. The red subtracting will need to be completed with bar (tens) and dots (ones) as the children have not learnt to carry over a ten in the column method, see guidance below, please ask for more support if needed.


Pick 2 challenges from the challenge cards in the block below.


Sofa, so good ( multiplication)

  1. How many people can sit comfortably on your sofa?,Stand up and sit down that many times
  2. Imagine you had 5 sofas all the same as your real one. How many people would fit on all five altogether? Stand up and down that many times
  3. What about 3 sofas just the same as your real one: how many people could sit on 3 sofas like yours? Stand up and down that many times.
  4. Write these calculations into your exercise book eg 5x4=20


What if you had 4 sofas just like your real one. How many people could sit on those four sofas?


Arithmetic Test found in block below (2 choices of test- like you do with Mrs Walden, choose your test, are you going to challenge yourself?)– How many can you answer without support? (Remember guidance below on how the children might choose to answer these.)

Challenge cards (Wednesday's activity)

Arithmetic tests (Friday's activity)

English Challenges for Week beginning 30.3.20 (Don't forget to try and do some daily spellings and reading)



Read the long version of Twinkle Twinkle little star (I know… who knew it existed?) In block below

Are there any words you don’t understand, discuss it with an adult, what does each sentence mean?

Can you read it with a rhythm, practise each line?

Once you fully understand each part, I would like you to add little pictures next to each line to illustrate the poem.


Handwriting –

Write out the short version of Twinkle, twinkle little star, I have added a copy of my handwriting below if you would like to copy straight underneath mine.

Try your best to remember the formation of each letter.

-all letters (except capitals) start on the line

-caterpillar letters (a c o d q g) all start with a c

-tall letters ( l t h b k) all start by going straight up.

-try and join but remember some letters are better left not joined to their next letter…. (r  s  b  p g y)


Look back at the poem from Monday, can you find all of the rhyming pairs?

Pick a colour for each pair and highlight them eg..

Twinkle twinkle little star

How I wonder what you are

Up above the world so high

Like a diamond in the sky


After you have found all of the rhyming pairs, I would like you to think of 4 words that rhyme with moon, 4 words that rhyme with sun and 4 words that high.


Have a go a writing a new version of Twinkle Twinkle… but not about a star… this time about the moon or the sun.  

Use your rhyming words from yesterday, you can keep sentences the same and just change the end word. Keep it as short as you like or try for a long version if you want. You could make every line rhyme with the first, or try some pairs like the original poem. You can make it as silly as you like, all it needs to do is rhyme J

Share them with me on class dojo!

Example …

Glow, Glow little moon,

How I think you’re like a balloon.


Shine, shine giant sun

How I know that you’re the one


Spellings – common exception words (these are in the back of your homework books- blue sheet, if not I have put them in the spelling block)


Ask an adult to read out as many common exception words as you would like… how many can we spell correctly?


Use 5 chosen common exception words to write sentences. All sentences much include a conjunction ( and, because, but, so, or).

Topic challenges for week beginning 30.3.20




Continuing with your planet that you created last week, are there any living creatures?  You need to create an animal and a ‘person’.  Your animal could be anything (you can put 2 real animals together to create a new one) and your ‘person’ also does not have to be real.  Let your imaginations go.  Remember they must stick to the theme of your planet (if your planet was made of sweets then they must be as well).  You can label your creations. 

Creative writing: 

Write a description of your animal and person that you have found on your planet.  Tell me what they look like, what they do, if they have any powers/weaknesses.  Where do they live on the planet (in craters)?  Remember to use full sentences and try to use the conjunctions:  because, and, but, so.  Don’t forget adjectives! 😊    


Design a bug hotel.  Think of the different types of minibeasts that you would like in your hotel and what their habitat needs.  Don’t forget to label your hotel.  


Complete one or two of the Easter egg French colour pages, don’t forget to keep practising the pronunciations of the colours. Can you also remember how to say each number in French? 

(Sheets found in block below)  - numbers   - colours


Read through the Easter Journal with an adult, can you answer the questions about the story?  

PowerPoint in block below.  

Maths Challenges for week beginning 23rd March - 



Active activity  –

  1. Put a set of 1-20 number cards around the room or garden in different places
  2. Jump around the activity area and collect a card, then continue and jump to collect the card which when added to the first one will make 20
  3. Carry on playing until all 20 cards have been collected and paired up
  4. Vary the way you travel each time.
  5. (If need be only use 1-10 cards or extend it to finding pairs to 100)


Put the cards face down. Can you remember where the pairs of cards are that total 20? Jump to find each pair of cards!


Practise some adding 2 digit numbers. Beware of the red sums!! J

45+12=                43+38=

56+23=                 34+19=

37+11=                 62+29=

46+22=                36+26=

52+25=                 65+29=

Below you will find some guidance on what methods the children might use.


Star Jump maths –

Take a few objects, such as toy bricks, marbles, pebbles etc, and count them. There should be less than 10

Put them in a pile somewhere else

Repeat this twice more, so you have three small piles of a number of objects

Now add the numbers of the three piles together and note it down in a number sentence e.g. 4 +6 + 5 = 15

Do that many star jumps! Repeat with 3 different piles. How many different number sentences can you create?


Try adding a bigger pile (more than 10 objects) to a smaller pile, and doing that many star jumps as well!


Draw and measure (worksheet to be found in block below)… using a ruler and pencil draw the different length lines according to the worksheet. You do not need to print the sheet, just use the measurements.


Can you draw a square with sides of 5cm and a rectangle with the length of 5cm and the width of 3cm?


Arithmetic Test found in block below – How many can you answer without support? (Remember guidance below on how the children might choose to answer these.)


Draw and measure worksheet

Arithmetic for Friday

English for week beginning 23rd March



Reading Comprehension (please choose from the colours below depending on your child’s reading colour)


Noun hunt.

Can you find 3 nouns beginning with s, 3 nouns beginning with a and 3 nouns beginning with t somewhere around your house? If you are struggling, maybe look in your reading book, some may be in there.

 Remember a noun is an person, place or thing… we try to remember them by saying can I see it, touch it, can I put the or a in front of it? Table…. The table (works) … but skipping… The skipping (doesn’t work).. this rule obviously doesn’t work with all nouns but it can help identify most.)


Handwriting –

Practise your handwriting by picking 3 sentences in your reading book to copy out. Try your best to remember the formation of each letter.

-all letters (except capitals) start on the line

-caterpillar letters (a c o d q g) all start with a c

-tall letters ( l t h b k) all start by going straight up.

-try and join but remember some letters are better left not joined to their next letter…. (r  b  p g y)


Adjectives –

Can you find an amazing adjective and use it in 3 completely different sentences? It can be one that you have found in a book, an adult has given you or just one that you have thought of. Repeat this for 2 more adjectives.

Remember an adjective is a word that describes something.


Spelling test – how many words can you remember (and spell correctly) with the sound zh spelt with s. (See spelling rule below)


Use 3 of your correct spellings to create a silly short story.

(If you can share this with me on class dojo)


Reading comprehensions for Monday- please use Gold if your child is on gold or white, please use orange if your child is on green. The other colours should match the reading colours.

Spelling rule for Week beginning 23rd March (the sound zh spelt with an s eg in treaSure)

Topic challenges for the week beginning 23rd March- 


Internet safety  Visit to find super ideas and helpful advice. Then create a poster telling others about being safe online. 

Practise your French colours, a worksheet can be found in the block below, you can either use your computer to colour it in, print it off, or create your own version by copying it into your exercise book. listen to the song to help you with the pronunciations.  


You have discovered a new planet.  Draw a large circle.  Take your pencil for a walk (draw squiggles and curved lines without lifting your pencil up. Fill your planet!).  Then choose 3 colours and colour in the random spaces creating a pattern.     

Creative writing

 Write a brief description of the planet you discovered.  What is it made of?  Does it have a name?  Try and be as creative as you can, remember magpie ideas from other stories (I have just discovered a new planet, it is the most colourful planet you have ever seen.  When I landed on it, it was really squishy.  I bent down and noticed it was made from slime but when I walked the slime let off a beautiful smell (like candy floss).   


What do seeds need to grow?  Investigate what seeds need to grow by growing some seeds in plastic cups and cotton wool.  Make sure some have water, some don't, some have light and some don't.  Then over the next few weeks observe and record how well each one is growing.  

The seedlings can then be planted in your garden or given to a neighbour.  😊  

French Colours Worksheet

We LOVE to read!

We LOVE to read! 1
We LOVE to read! 2
We LOVE to read! 3
We LOVE to read! 4

Welcome to Hedgehog Class

Mrs Foster and Mrs Walden are the class teachers

About us

In Hedgehog class, we are all in year 2, our last year of Key Stage 1.


About us:

Our teachers are called Mrs Foster and Mrs Walden. We also have Mrs Allen-Dudley who works with us 3 mornings a week. Mrs Pearce and Mrs O’Connell work with us every day sharing mornings and afternoons.

If you need to contact us, please use the message system on class Dojo or phone through the office. 


Our topics for the year are:

Autumn term: What makes Britain Great?

Spring term: What’s up there?

Summer term: Is water everywhere?


This term we have been reading lots of space related books both fiction and non-fiction, the children have loved learning about space and seem to really enjoy books that have a link to it. 

So far we have read 'Man on the Moon', 'First steps on the moon', 'Back to Earth with a bump', 'The Iron Man', 'Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11' and lots more.

Can you find anymore Space related books that interest the children? 



Homework is obviously the best way for you to support your child at school. Reading with your child regularly, asking comprehension questions and helping with spellings are essential.  Please make sure your child reads with you at least 3 times a week.

Children will have weekly spellings, connected to their Letters and Sounds phase, which will be given out half termly in the back of their homework books. They will also receive a ‘look, say, cover, write, check’ sheet, in their homework book every week. 

At the front of their book they will have challenges to choose from for their other homework. If they wish to do more maths they can use My Maths or practise their number formation; writing numbers in words; number bonds; counting in 2’s 5’s, 10’s and 3’s.

Homework will be given out on a Friday and needs to be returned on a Wednesday. Children will be rewarded for good homework by gaining Dojo’s and team points.