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Welcome to Squirrels with Mrs Harrison and Mrs Latty

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Sensational Safari!!

Squirrels topic for the Spring term is going to be Sensational Safari. As part of this topic we will be learning about our local area and comparing it to Kenya in Africa. We will be creating our own animal information books, learning about food chains and animal habitats in science and also designing and making fruit smoothies. Our English texts will include the poetry anthology 'Rumble in the Jungle' and the picture book 'Lila and the Secret of Rain'. Our class text will be The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo. I am also hoping to arrange a class visit to All Things Wild. I will keep you posted about this.   

 

 

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Key Information

 

Timetable

PE

We will be doing PE on Wednesday morning and a Friday morning - please ensure PE kits are in school on this day.

 

Homework

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!

Forest School

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?

Reading

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

Spellings will be set on a Tuesday to be tested the following Tuesday. Please support your child by practising their spellings with them.

Websites

Links to websites that the children use in school which may be useful for them to access at home.

Letters

Please check here regularly for copies of any letters that may have been sent out by your child's teacher

Class Photographs

Check back here regularly for photographs of what your child has been up to.

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