Squirrels

Squirrels is our Key Stage 1 class for children in years 1 and 2.

We enjoy a creative approach to our learning where all of the children’s needs are catered for.

In Squirrels class children begin to develop the skill of working independently and children are encouraged to find things out for themselves and to challenge and extend their ideas.

The children learn through a range of hands on, practical tasks as well as more formal written activities. We link our learning objectives to our high quality termly themes and the children immerse themselves in their learning.

Some important information:

Learning Logs are sent home every Friday and are due in the following Wednesday.

Spellings are sent home on a Friday. Spelling books are due back on the following Wednesday and the children are tested on the Friday using the Spelling Bee Scheme.

Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school which includes warm and sensible footwear as the weather begins to get colder. Your child also needs waterproof trousers, wellington boots and a warm coat for all outdoor learning lessons. (Thursday afternoons).

Our Spring term topic is ‘Green Planet’  This topic is geography based and the children will be learning about Global warming and how to care for the environment.  Linked to our new outdoor learning the children will be learning all about the importance of caring for the woodlands and their local environment, along with participating in the ‘The Big Bird Watch’ project at the end of January.     

During the term the children will also be learning about the environmental impact of waste on land and in the oceans. (The Plastic Tide). We will be designing and making ‘recycling machines’ using recyclable materials. 

As a ‘stunning start’ to this topic we are having a visit from ZOOLAB who will be showing the children a range of animals and insects which live in different parts of the world including the Rainforest and discussing the impact of climate change. 

Click the link to view the Spring Term Curriculum Overview:

Curriculum Overview Spring Term 2018

 

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mrs Catchpole