Welcome to Squirrels with Mrs Harrison and Mrs Latty
Squirrels topic for the first part of the Autumn Term will be “All Aboard”. The focus of the topic will be looking at vehicles and transport. The topic will cover many areas of National Curriculum and will give the children a cross curricular approach to their learning.
We will be doing PE on Wednesday morning and a Friday morning - please ensure PE kits are in school on this day.
Homework will be given out on a Thursday. Children will then have the opportunity on a Friday to check with me if there are any issues or misunderstandings. Monday lunchtimes will be available for pupils to complete homework if needed, and the homework will be collected in on a Tuesday. In Squirrels we will alternate between Maths and English each week, as well as spellings and reading. On the top of the homework sheet their is also a piece of Education City homework that we ask the children to complete. All children who do this will receive 2 stickers on their charts!
Squirrels will be doing forest school on a Tuesday morning with Mrs Mac and Mrs Churchard. They will need to come to school in their forest school clothes. Could you please provide wellies that will stay in school for use on forest school days?
We will be having a BIG pushing on reading this year in Squirrels. Reading regularly at home is vital to ensure children progress in their reading. Nothing beats some ‘one to one’ time with someone they love listening to them read and placing importance in their reading. With this in mind, we ask that you read every night; even if it’s just a couple of pages, with your child and record it in their reading record book. If the children have not had the opportunity to read at home, they will be given the opportunity to read during morning break with a ‘reading buddy’ from year 4.
We will change reading books on a Monday and Thursday. If you have read your book to the end, reading it again can improve fluency and understanding of the text.
Spellings will be set on a Tuesday to be tested the following Tuesday. Please support your child by practising their spellings with them.
Links to websites that the children use in school which may be useful for them to access at home.
Please check here regularly for copies of any letters that may have been sent out by your child's teacher
Check back here regularly for photographs of what your child has been up to.