Welcome to Squirrels Class!
We are a class of Year 1 and Year 2 children.
Our teachers are Mrs Williamson (Monday and Tuesday) and Mrs Sykes (Wednesday -Friday).
Mrs Atkinson and Mrs Winn also teach across the year groups during the week.
Mrs Sims is our teaching assistant.
Mrs Meikle and Mrs Bicknell also support us in our classroom.
Monday - Year 1 Forest School. (Please bring waterproof trousers, coat and wellies).
Tuesday - PE. (Please wear your PE kit to school: green t-shirt, green/black shorts or blue tracksuit, and trainers. If your child has their ears pierced, please make sure they do not come to school wearing earrings on this day)
Wednesday - Year 2 Forest School.
We try to get outside to exercise everyday, so please make sure your child has suitable foot wear and a waterproof coat in school everyday.
Our first topic is called Locally Grown. In DT, the children will be learning how to peel, cut and cook apples to make an apple crumble. In Geography, they will explore how apples and fruit orchards have been an important part of Wilburton village and learn how to plan a route around the village, using simple maps. Our RE topic looks at the Christian belief that God created the world and how Christians say thank you through harvest festivals. In English we will be rewriting the story of Handa’s Surprise, using Wilburton as our setting. In maths we will be exploring place value, and addition and subtraction.
As part of our school values, we are going to be learning how to focus.
We are really enjoying learning phonics through Read, Write Inc.
For guidance on how to pronounce the different sounds, please follow the link.
The children will bring home two books from the RWI programme, one that they have read in school and one that will be new to them. Your child should be able to read both these books with confidence, as they contain sounds and words that have been taught in lessons. Please listen to your child read these books and ensure they are returned to school on the following Friday. In addition, your child will also bring home a book of their choice, as we recognise the importance of choosing books to read for pleasure. Please note, this is not a phonics book and may contain words and sounds that the children do not recognise. It is a book to share.
Overviews of our current topics can be downloaded below.