Home Page

Maylandsea Primary School

Enjoy and Achieve


Hedgehog Class

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.


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 The Queen’s Handbag by Steve Antony. We have labelled the sneaky swan using adjectives and have been finding out about the places the Queen chases the swan during our Great Britain topic. We have also imagined what would happen if the Queen visited our school and she chased the swan around Maylandsea School! We are also reading Katie Morag stories by Mairi Hedderwick which are set on a Scottish island.

Next half term we will be reading non-fiction books about castles and books about princess and even a story about Paddington Bear meeting the Queen.


Our class book is The Magic Faraway Tree. We are enjoying hearing about all of the magical lands that Franny, Joe and Rick venture into during each chapter.

Have you read it before? Have it at home? Why not read it alongside us?



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.