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Hedgehog Class

Welcome to Hedgehog Class

(For work during times of isolation due to Covid please look at the bottom of this page)

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 every morning.

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: Fire 🔥Fire 

Spring term: China

Summer term: The circus is in town




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.

We LOVE to read!

In Hedgehog class we work together, just like a swam of bees 🐝 This is us helping each other complete whole puzzles

Having fun in PE

For our Fire 🔥Fire topic we have been learning about the Great Fire or London, we had a great day acting out the different jobs and things people did in 1666

Take a look at these live lessons and virtual tours!

Find some home schooling activities here if you find yourselves having to isolate or if the schools have to close again.

 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 activity

- An English activity

- 15 minutes of reading (Don’t forget to use Bug club on Pearsons active learn) 

- 15 minutes looking for and practising words with the weekly spelling rule (you will find this on class dojo)

- A topic challenge  

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

- Keep active - skipping round the garden, go for a family bike ride/walk or why not try a Joe Wickes PE session...

Maths Activities

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!

English Activities

Reading Comprehension (please choose from the colours below depending on your child’s reading colour, the reading comprehension will be found in the resources below)

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.