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Welcome to Hedgehog Class! 


Our topic throughout the autumn term is The Great Fire of London.

We will be learning all about London and what life was like back in 1666! In science, we will be investigating materials and finding out why the fire spread so quickly. A lot of our writing will be focused around this topic and we will have a go at writing diaries in the style of Samuel Pepys. 


Have a look at the knowledge organiser below to find out more about this topic. 



Class teacher- Miss Swallow

Class teacher (Thursdays) – Mrs Stotter

Class LSA- Mrs Farrell



Start and finish times

In Year 2, our school day starts at 8:30am and finishes at 2:50pm (please collect older siblings at their given time). 


We will be having PE outside on a Monday and Wednesday and the children need to come into school wearing their PE kit on these days. They do not need to bring uniform to change into. Please make sure your child is appropriate dressed e.g. warm tracksuit or sweatshirt.



The children will be set weekly Classroom secrets, spellings and reading homework. In addition to this, each term the children will receive topic based Nandos challenges. This homework is optional and does not need to be completed every week. You will find login details for Classroom Secrets in their homework folders.

Homework will be sent home on a Friday and must be returned for marking by the following Thursday. Please note that if homework is handed in at a later date, it will not be marked.



Children will be sent home with two reading books on a Monday and will be given the chance to change these on a Thursday. To encourage fluency, we suggest that children read their school books several times at home before changing them. Every time the children read at home, their name goes into a 'Super Reader' pot. During celebration assembly on a Friday, one name will be chosen at random and they will win a prize and their name will go on the display in the school library! 


The children will participate in whole class reading lessons three times a week and will be individually listened to once a fortnight. Once a half term, the children will complete a reading comprehension to see if they are ready to move onto the next reading colour. 



The children in KS1 receive a healthy snack in the morning. If they would like a healthy snack for afternoon break, please feel free to put one in their bag. 


Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on


Thank you,

Year 2 team 

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