Welcome to Squirrels Class!
We hope you will find all the information you need relating to your child's learning.
Mrs Sykes (Tuesday - Friday)
Mrs Williamson (Monday)
Mrs Winn and Mr Aston also teach across the year groups during the week.
Monday - Year 1 Forest School. (Please bring waterproof trousers, coat and wellies).
Tuesday - Year 2 Forest School.
Wednesday - PE. (If your child has their ears pierced, please make sure they do not come to school wearing earrings on this day)
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 topic this half term is Wonderful Wilburton. The driving subjects in this topic are Geography and DT. In Geography we will be learning how Wilburton has changed in the past and how it needs to change sustainably for the future. We will carry out fieldwork to explore human and physical features. In DT we will learn about eco-friendly buildings and the materials used within them, where we will also make links to science.
In English we will be reading The Elves and the Shoemaker and writing our own versions of the story. In maths our focus will be on place value and addition and subtraction. Our RE unit this half term is exploring the question 'How can we care for our wonderful world?'
We continue to place a lot of importance on reading aloud to the children and we read a mixture of picture books and chapter books across the year. This half term our read aloud books include:
Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty
Belonging by Jeannie Baker
Mouse house by John Burningham
The Lost Homework by Richard O’Neill
The Secret Sky Garden by Linda Sarah
As part of our school values, we are going to be learning how to collaborate.
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 soon be bringing 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 class. Please listen to your child read these books and ensure they are returned to school on the following Friday.