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  Welcome to Squirrel Class!

Year 1

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 Miss Garland is our teacher. Email Miss Garland here

 

 

 

 

Our whole school value for this term is Forgiveness and Compassion. We will focus on this value in our classes and collective worships.

Our School Values are Trust and Honesty, Aiming High, Respect, Kindness, Joy and Friendship. Along with these values our school also believes in the 3 B’s. Who do you want to become?

Some books that you and your child may enjoy…

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Keep up the excellent work on the reading at home!

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English

For the first two weeks we will be looking at the text ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ and writing our own sea creature poems. We will practice describing sea creatures to our friends and practice our rhyming skills.

For the following 4 weeks we will look at the story of ‘The Little Mermaid’. We will practice re-telling the story and look at the features of a good story. From this we will come up with our version of ‘The Little Mermaid’.

Watch this space to see how we get on!

Here is just a glimpse into Squirrel Classes superb writing!

For our first day back in Spring Term 2, Squirrel Class have been looking at, smelling, tasting, feeling listening to fruit. Have a look at our work so far!

Maths

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We will be ensuring that pupils develop confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value, number patterns, properties of numbers, calculations, measures, data handling and problem solving.

This half term we will be focusing on the following skills:  Unit 8 – Numbers to 20 – counting to 20 and number bonds.      Unit 9 – Adding and Subtracting within 20.

 Take a look into Squirrel Classes Maths work in action!

Science

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This half term we will be investigating animals including humans. We will complete a variety of activities including drawing and labelling the body, using our senses to conduct an investigation, describing animal bodies and sorting animals into groups.

 

Computing

This term we will be learning about the basics related to using a computer, and how to be safe on computers, handheld devices and over the internet. The children will find out about the uses of passwords, privacy, what is reliable over the internet and who to go to when they find something that upsets them.

 

Home Learning

Squirrels will now receive weekly spellings.

 

Spellings will be given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.

Please assist your child with learning them.

Here are a few ideas for how to practice them

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PE Kits and Swimming

Please, could you ensure that PE and Swimming kits are always in school. PE kits should include: well-fitting trainers, black shorts, black tracksuit trousers, a spare white shirt and a clean pair of socks. Swimming kits should include: a swimming costume or tight swimming trunks, a towel and swimming goggles.

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Useful Websites and Apps

An amazing handwriting app for iPad, iPod or iPhone users – it costs £2.29 but it is worth every penny!

This app is full of games and activities for helping the children practise their reading and spelling.

These websites offer a wide range of resources to assist your child.