Welcome to the Squirrels class page. We are looking forward to a busy year and we have some really exciting topics ahead. Squirrels class are lucky to have our KS1 teaching assistants working with them supporting their learning. We have lots of enthusiasm and are looking forward to the year ahead. Please feel free to come and talk to Mrs Hodgson if you have any questions.

  • Meet the Team



    Mrs Kirsten Hodgson Year 2 Class Teacher
    Mrs Becky Briggs KS1 Teaching Assistant
    Mrs Clare Holden KS1 Teaching Assistant
    Mrs Mina Panchal KS1 Teaching Assistant
    Miss Fiona Stewart KS1 Teaching Assistant
  • Our Class Routines

    In year 2 the children will be given a reading book which will be changed on Mondays and Thursdays. Please ensure that your child has their book in school every day for reading time and is reading regularly at home too.


    PE days for Squirrels are Monday and Friday.  Please could we ask that PE kits are in school from Monday to Friday each week in case PE days are changed at short notice. 


    Please see the information below for our weekly routine.



    • Reading books changed – Reading record must be signed by parents.
    • Mental maths and spelling test.
    • Indoor PE – Children need suitable PE kit as described in our uniform guidance.


    • Homework due in.
    • New mental maths and spellings sent home.


    • New homework is set.


    • Reading books changed – Reading record must be signed by parents.


    • Outdoor PE – Children need suitable PE kit as described in our uniform guidance.
  • Our Curriculum

    In year 2 our Cornerstones topics this year are:

    • Towers, Tunnels and Turrets
    • Wriggle and Crawl
    • The Scented Garden
    • Land Ahoy!
    • Muck, Mess and Mixtures


    Further information about our curriculum in year 2, including details about each unit and hints and tips to help at home can be found in our year 2 curriculum booklet, which is available from your child's class teacher or the school office.  The curriculum booklet can also be downloaded here.

  • Celebrating our Learning

    Coming soon

  • Our Home Learning

    The children receive homework every Wednesday which will support the children’s learning in class. Children are expected to hand in their homework on the following Tuesday.


    Each week the children will also receive spellings and mental maths on a Tuesday and we will assess the children on their spellings and mental maths the following Monday morning.


    Home Learning Task -





  • Parent Zone

    To support your child at home you could try the following websites:

    http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm - Phonics games and activities to make learning phonics fun.

    www.kidrex.org - Kidrex is a child-friendly version of Google which has stronger filters to protect your children when searching the internet.

    www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks - Short clips which support in developing your child’s knowledge of phonics.

    http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk - A useful website with an abundance of reference material.

    www.ictgames.co.uk - Provides a range of educational games for literacy and maths.


    Please let us know if there are any other websites or apps that you use at home. We can add these to our website for other parents and children to enjoy too.