Welcome to Squirrels class.
My name is Mrs Bailey and I am the class teacher. The other adults who will be working in our classroom during the week are Mrs Bluett, Mrs Farrugia, Mrs Robbins and Mrs Mattacola.
Our topic for the Spring Term is ‘Survival of the Fittest’. We will start the term by visiting Forest Schools as our hook. We will think about the type of animals who might live there and use ideas from our visit to create our own animal poems. Throughout the term we will have further hooks to include an assault/obstacle course and a Knex challenge. The focus of the topic is to learn about living things and their habitats. We will learn about the basic needs of humans and animals for survival. We will be studying the story Percy the Park Keeper and designing and making a vehicle for him. In computing we will learn about algorithms and program a farm yard race on Scratch.
Squirrels PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday so please ensure that your child wears their PE kit to school on these days.
Homework will be set at the start of the term on Seesaw. Children can upload their work to Seesaw at the end of the term or as they finish each task. If you would prefer a paper copy of the homework please contact the school to arrange this. Children will receive rewards for completed homework tasks.
It is also essential that you hear your child read daily and support them with their phonics. An R1 will be given each time your child reads at home and a raffle ticket issued for every 5 reads. Please remember to sign their link book to let us know they have read and so they can progress up the Reach for the Stars reading ladder in the classroom. You can support us by helping your child learn their times tables (2s, 5s and 10s) and practice their spelling. Children can become ‘Maths Champions’ and receive a special pencil when they know these times tables and division facts.
We look forward to an exciting and busy Spring Term filled with many engaging learning opportunities.